G'evening. Kind of a lurker here, but trying to get more into the euro car scene out here. To start..well I am in need of a daily driver. On the list of possible cars, is the Porsche 944. Now I know Porsche is the "reliable super car" or something like that, Sports car that can be driven daily, etc. I have come across a couple 944's that a company called Comeau Racing rebuilt. I shot them an e-mail in hopes to take a look at learn me some 944 knowledge. Beforehand, I would like to get some input from here. And if the guy at Comeau is on here, then bonus!
First off, are they worth dailying?
This will be my primary car to drive to work and wherever, in the traffic, highways, city roads, mountains roads etc. I have done some research, the various models of the 944, 8v, 16v, turbo, all that fun stuff. I'm a little hesitant when it comes to turbo, more so the reliability of them, and 16v's cause of exploding heads. (timing belt failures and such) All my tools and such are still at home in Colorado, so I can't really start with a problem car.
Secondly, what are some known common issues with the 944, with all models, the 8v, 16v, turbo. What should I keep my eye out for (minus the obvious stuff)?
Lastly, is there another Porsche option other than the 944 for a good daily? I drove a 928 back home for about a week, and loved every aspect except it drank fuel like it was a :insert witty comparison here:.
(I'm not looking specifically for a Porsche to daily, but I have always wanted one)
Thanks for the assistance!