924/944/968 Articles In Excellence – Reviews Of The 944


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This page lists articles about the factory versions of the 944 and 944 Turbo (951):

Title:

Tech Forum: Porsche's Other Turbo: The 951

Issue:

#73, November 1997, page 131

Author:

Jim Pasha

Length:

3-pages (2½-pages of text, ½-page of photos)

Synopsis:

Pasha looks back at the 944 Turbo and comments on some of the major areas such as the clutch, suspension, etc. He provides a list of gear ratios, maximum wheel sizes and brake rotor sizes.


Title:

Porsche's Latest Collectable: 944 Turbo Cabriolet

Issue:

#29, October 1991, page 54

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

4-pages (includes 2-pages of photos)

Synopsis:

Sloniger reviews the 944 Turbo Cabriolet in Germany. This model was the swan-song for the 944, before the introduction of the 968 in 1992. The review provides his driving impressions, but doesn't provide much technical detail.


Title:

1990 Porsche 944 S2 Cabriolet

Issue:

#24, December 1990, page 94

Author:

Dave Colman

Length:

5-pages (2½-pages of text, the rest are photos)

Synopsis:

Colman provides a detailed review of the 944 S2 Cabriolet in California. He really liked the car's aesthetics, but discovered some quality-control problems with the car. He also noted that the rear shocks were inadequately valved, leading to not-so-great handling.


Title:

944 S2 Cabrio: Adult Toy

Issue:

#17, October 1989, page 46

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

5-pages (a little over 1-page of text, the rest is photos)

Synopsis:

Sloniger reviews the 944 S2 Cabriolet in Europe. Not a very detailed review, but plenty of photos.


Title:

944 Turbo Update

Issue:

#15, June 1989, page 58

Author:

David Colman

Length:

7-pages (3½-pages of text, the rest are photos)

Synopsis:

Colman provides an update on the 1987 944 Turbo he purchased in issue #2. He documents his suspension and tire upgrades to compete in SCCA autocrossing, where he claims that his car was “uncatachable in Class D Stock in West Coast events.” He also tells of his unsuccessful attempt to get his clutch repaired under warranty after only 5,800 miles.


Title:

Porsche 944S - Proud Heir

Issue:

#10, August 1988, page 44

Author:

David Colman

Length:

8-pages (3½-pages of text, the rest are photos)

Synopsis:

Colman provides a full review of the 16v 944S.


Title:

Porsche 944 Turbo: An Exercise In Zuffenhausen Nostalgia

Issue:

#7, February 1988, page 36

Author:

Jerry Sloniger

Length:

4-pages (3-pages are photos)

Synopsis:

Overview of the (then) new 944 Turbo S. Sloniger lists the new features and comments on a brief test drive.


Title:

Stalking the 951

Issue:

#2, March 1987, page 12

Author:

David Colman

Length:

5-pages (2½ are photos)

Synopsis:

Colman recounts his experience of purchasing a new 1987 944 Turbo (951). Bewildering options, duplicitous dealers and lousy trade in values on his 944S are all recounted in gory detail.