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Title:

Market Update: 924, 944, 968

Issue:

#145, April 2006, page 119

Author:

Bruce Anderson

Length:

4½-pages of text and tables

Synopsis:

In each issue of Excellence, Anderson provides a sales price survey for a specific Porsche model during the last year. This issue contained the most recent 924/944/968 survey.


Title:

How Not to Own a 944

Issue:

#145, April 2006, page 133

Author:

Dom Miliano

Length:

5-pages (3½-pages of text, 1½-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Miliano provides a follow up to the 944 he purchased in issue #128 (see below). While having the car checked out in preparation for a track day, he discover to his dismay that there were a lot of problems with the car. I'm guessing he regrets not having a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) done before buying the car.


Title:

Tech Forum: Questions and Answers

Issue:

#132, October 2004, page 170

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

1-page

Synopsis:

Pasha provides an update on the Porsche 968 he bought 2-years earlier (see #112 below). Some issues aside, the car has given good service and is a pleasure to drive. His two main gripes are that there is only 4-gears with the Tiptronic transmission (and are thus too widely spaced) and the poor wear of the Marble Gray vinyl panels used in the interior (resulting in color fading).


Title:

How Not to Buy a 944

Issue:

#128, May 2004, page 125

Author:

Dom Miliano

Length:

6-pages (3-pages of text, 3-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Buying any older Porsche usually requires careful inspection of any candidate cars. Miliano purchased his 944 without any of those checks – he tells his story. In addition, see issue #145 above for an update on this car 2-years later.


Title:

How To Buy A Used Porsche

Issue:

#112, August 2002, page 147

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

6½-pages

Synopsis:

Pasha gives advise on the process for finding, inspecting and evaluating used Porsches. He uses his own experience of purchasing Porsche 968 Tiptronic as an example. See issue #132 above for an update on this car 2-years later.


Title:

Well Kept Secret

Issue:

#95, August 2000, page 131

Author:

Rick Glesner

Length:

6-pages (3½-pages of text, the remainder is photos)

Synopsis:

Glesner searches for a 924S, purchases a 1987 model and then performs a complete restoration.


Title:

Finding the Right 944

Issue:

#91, February 2000, page 91

Author:

Gerry Burger

Length:

7-pages (4-pages of text, 3-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Burger recounts his efforts at purchasing a 944 with plans for using it in club driving events. He provides a good checklist for anyone purchasing a 944. Eventually he purchased a 1989 2.7-liter 944. This car was later used for a number of DIY articles published in Excellence.


Title:

Buying a Pre-Owned, Entry-Level Porsche: The 924S

Issue:

#48, October 1994, page 97

Author:

Ernest J. Porter

Length:

4-pages (3-pages of text, 1-page of photos)

Synopsis:

Porter recounts his experiences buying a used 924S. Then he summarizes the following 2-years of ownership, including all repair and maintenance costs.


Title:

So You Want To Buy A Water-Cooled Porsche

Issue:

#43, February 1994, page 100

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

4½-pages (3½ are text, the rest photos)

Synopsis:

Pasha discusses the topic of buying a used 924/944/968 or 928.


Title:

Solid Value: Buying A Used 944

Issue:

#38, April 1993, page 83

Author:

Bob Beebe

Length:

4-pages (2½ are text and tables, the rest photos)

Synopsis:

Beebe provides guidance on buying a used Porsche 944. He discusses the evolution of the model, common problems, the buying process and common upgrades.