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Marc, I wasn't able to find anything that would meet your needs.
Jim, thanks for checking. It turns out that my girlfriend's Subaru was in need of new tires and it uses 205-55-16. I grabbed one of the old ones today as Schwabs put the new tires on her car. I'll mount that old tire on a Fuchs and do my test fitting with it. 205-55-16 will work for my needs to determine if there is rubbing up high inside the rear fender well. If there is rubbing then I'll go with 205-50-16 (Toyo R1R) when it's time to purchase tires.

From initial testing there seems to be plenty of clearance and suspension bump travel for either size tire with 2' to 2.5' degrees of camber.

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I did see that 944. I shop every day, but I just don't know what I want to do next. My first Pcar was an '88 944 n/a, which I loved. I think about the S2s for their 208hp and cleaner look without the complexity of the Turbo.

I'm not sure what NADA has them at, but I see them all over the board in terms of pricing. Usually over $10k, with most in the $12k - $15k range. But some get close to $30k. So compared to those, a $7500 car seems like a deal.

Here's one in Boring... https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/porsche-944-s2/6274592628.html

And at the top end... https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-1991-Porsche-944-S2-Hatchback-Seattle-t9803_L37788#listing=179760316
I just got a line on a 968 for 15k, not a cab either. lmk if you want to be put in touch. maybe more than youre looking for, but value will only go up in a 968!
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I just got a line on a 968 for 15k, not a cab either. lmk if you want to be put in touch. maybe more than youre looking for, but value will only go up in a 968!
Thanks for thinking of me! I'm still uncertain what I want to do next. Right now I'm thinking one of two general directions...either really "cheap" or saving for a 981. 968's come up rarely, so it's a hard one to pass up on, but...I think I'm going to hold off for now. Might be a mistake...
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jim and I still have the new motor, new clutch, new suspension 84. just needs love.
and I still have my other 84 that is high mileage but still has good AC and I rebuilt the top end in a few years ago. you've seen that one. good interior and pretty good exterior
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jim and I still have the new motor, new clutch, new suspension 84. just needs love.
and I still have my other 84 that is high mileage but still has good AC and I rebuilt the top end in a few years ago. you've seen that one. good interior and pretty good exterior
Yep, still on my list of possibilities..
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Ah yes, I didn't think about insurance as well...I would have to check on that.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/89-porsche-944-s2/6260535610.html
Under the category of slowest developing story ever...I called my insurance peeps today, and they say that a car with a rebuilt title will likely be more to insure than a car without...it's considered a "higher risk". So it's not just a matter of they wouldn't pay enough to repair it (if it were to be damaged), but the actual insurance for it will (likely) cost more. Hmm...

She did say the only way to really know if it would cost more would be to get them the VIN and they would do a quote, which we could also look to see how much more I'd be paying on a car with a rebuilt title vs the same car if it were a clean title.

So...interesting info I thought I'd pass along...

And no, I still don't know what the next Pcar is going to be.
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Well, it's "that' time of the month again. I am planning on coming. Not sure which at yet.

(psssst Doug, you want to try the Z4 as an alternative to them P-cars?)
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Well, it's "that' time of the month again. I am planning on coming. Not sure which at yet.

(psssst Doug, you want to try the Z4 as an alternative to them P-cars?)
I'm definitely keeping an open mind about the next car...but Harry, what will I do with all of these Porsche models if I don't buy another Porsche?!?



I don't think I'm going to make this month...Ma flew into town today and we're either going to be at the coast or on St. Helens tomorrow.

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Well, it's "that' time of the month again. I am planning on coming. Not sure which at yet.

(psssst Doug, you want to try the Z4 as an alternative to them P-cars?)
z cars... might as well be driving a Miata! explains "that time of the month" I guess...
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z cars... might as well be driving a Miata! explains "that time of the month" I guess...
Phttttttt!
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Phttttttt!
scuse you ol' guy, couldn't hold it in huh?
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scuse you ol' guy, couldn't hold it in huh?
No...that was a quick stab in the back ala Caesar. Pfttttt
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I'm afraid I'm out too- just had a timecert installed in my upper jaw today at lunch- clear liquid diet for the next two days (and sadly, that clear liquid can't contain alcohol)
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z cars... might as well be driving a Miata! explains "that time of the month" I guess...
LOL! I think you must be thinking of a z3... which the Miata was a blatant rip-off of (and yes, I get that the z3 was a blatant rip-off of any number of old british cars!)

And man, that z3 is fun!
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944 peeps...thoughts and opinions on the 944S? I know 4v/cyl, 188hp, but didn't they have a flat spot in the power curve that made them feel slower than a NA 944 in average driving? i.e. real peaky hp? This one seems pretty clean...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/d/1987-porsche-944s-5-speed-one/6299879460.html
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944 peeps...thoughts and opinions on the 944S? I know 4v/cyl, 188hp, but didn't they have a flat spot in the power curve that made them feel slower than a NA 944 in average driving? i.e. real peaky hp? This one seems pretty clean...

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/d/1987-porsche-944s-5-speed-one/6299879460.html
They don't say what their idea of "low miles" is, but it looks pretty clean! I adored my 85.5 944 even with 30 less HP than this one, but then when I had mine, I wasn't used to having a 911 with appreciably more grunt... at that price, you could get Ryan to help you plop a turbo into that engine bay...

...but those wheels have GOT to go...
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Yep....how many miles is a good place to start.
Looks very clean though and with only one owner family, could possibly have been taken well care of.
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I think a previous advert had the miles listed...I want to say either 85k or 115k. When they first listed it, they wanted almost $10k!

I kinda like the wheels... But a good set of D90s would look a lot better.
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I think a previous advert had the miles listed...I want to say either 85k or 115k. When they first listed it, they wanted almost $10k!

I kinda like the wheels... But a good set of D90s would look a lot better.
With those Alusil cylinders, combined with how great the interior of the car looks, I wouldn't be too concerned about 115k miles... the ad says they have extensive service records- they should show two sets of timing belt changes... if the clutch is original, pay attention to how it feels (and whether or not it seems like it may be slipping in4th and 5th gear- there obviously shouldn't be any slipping, and actuation should feel totally smooth at the pedal... ideally they've replaced the clutch once too). Oh, and be sure to check the coolant overflow tank for signs of oil... the seals in the heat exchanger are a real pain-in-the-arse to change.

And really Doug? d90 wheels?? ;-)
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