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    Thread: Am I crazy or is this like a crazy price for this car? (944 S2 content)

    1. Member VTECeateR's Avatar
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      08-09-2012 07:31 PM #1
      http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3156498279.html







      Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist Seller
      Time to sell my 1989 944s2

      Ill start with my background with 944's. Ive owned a 1983 944, 1986 Turbo, 1999 996 Carrera, and then this 944s2. Ive driven AT LEAST 20 944's either through pre-purchase test drives for me or my friends, or as a valet. There were only 3,000 and change 944s2 coupes made in its 3 year production, and its white color makes this one even rarer. This S2 handles far better than anything you can imagine. This car will make a turn as tightly as you can turn the wheel without a single screech from the tires. With its 3.0 liter inline 4 cylinder (still the largest production 4 cyl) It provides tons of torque along with its 208 horsepower. This car is also very light and is the perfect car for a driving enthusiast. I basically know every inch and every quirky thing about these cars, so Ill address most of them in this ad. I treat my cars as if they were my children. The car has high miles 242,000 with 3 folders of records each at least an inch thick. Records include all maintenance from 40,000 miles till now. including every oil change dated and recorded. I have receipts for EVERYTHING! These motors have been known to run upwards of 400k miles. My car is routinely inspected. Here are the specs:

      1989 944s2
      White/Black interior
      5 Speed
      Clean Title
      New tires 16/40/225's
      Rims plastidipped black but can be returned to factory silver in the matter of 20 minutes
      GT3 vinyl's (also can be removed easily)
      lowered around 2 inches, but clears every speedbump.
      Weight taken out of the rear(sound deadening/rear baby seats) but have them if desired
      Hardwired for radar detector
      alpine deck/CD player
      all windows tinted besides windshield


      Modifications:
      Autopower 4 point roll-bar
      Leda performance struts/Hypercoil fully adjustable Coilovers ($2000 setup)
      RECARO race seat
      Autopower 5-point harnesses on both seats. factory belts also installed for convenience.
      BORLA 3-inch cat-back exhaust
      Fire extinguisher installed in passenger cabin, just for some race regulations. never used of course haha!
      Fully rebuilt brakes with steel braided lines

      Much more, just too much to remember. Again, I have all receipts and records. The car had a timing belt job around 30,000 miles ago. It shifts smoothly every time. A few small hairline cracks in the dash ( an issue with EVERY 944). No separation in the rear glass to its seal. It doesn't leak any oil or fluids. I brought it to one PCA autocross in my time owning it, and was surpassing the times of most 911 turbos there. Its truly a handling dream car.
      Seems like a pretty nice car for under $5k but are these things just perpetual money pits or something? Anyways, just thought I'd share.

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      08-09-2012 07:55 PM #2
      Seems about right with 242k on it given that cherry 944's can be had for 10-15k all day long.
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      08-09-2012 08:09 PM #3
      High mileage + modified

      Price seems fair

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      08-09-2012 08:30 PM #4
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      08-10-2012 01:17 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      Seems about right with 242k on it given that cherry 944's can be had for 10-15k all day long.
      I only see Minty Turbo's selling for that price.

      Despite the high miles and probably was tracked a bit, it looks like a good condition car owned by someone who actually knows what's up. I'd be a little skeptical of using it as a sole daily but would be an awesome weekend/mountain run/track car.
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      08-10-2012 01:35 AM #6
      LOL I didn't even see the mileage. Whoops....that thing is CLEAN.

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      08-10-2012 01:06 PM #7
      From what I've heard, the S2 motor is super expensive to rebuild versus the regular motor. I'm sure Obin will chime in.

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      08-10-2012 04:00 PM #8
      Would buy and track/autocross the snot out of it and embarrass cars with twice the power.
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      08-10-2012 04:54 PM #9
      Always liked the 944 S2. Seems like a nice car for the money, though I can't believe those miles.

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      08-10-2012 05:07 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Despite the high miles and probably was tracked a bit, it looks like a good condition car owned by someone who actually knows what's up.
      those are usually the best cars to buy


      seems like a good deal to me

    11. 08-10-2012 05:14 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      those are usually the best cars to buy


      seems like a good deal to me
      I had an 85 944 same engine.. bought it for 2700 in 2010 and sold it for 2900 in 2011...

      price seems a little high to though

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      08-10-2012 05:20 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by gsvr View Post
      I had an 85 944 same engine.. bought it for 2700 in 2010 and sold it for 2900 in 2011...

      price seems a little high to though
      Er... no

      You had a 944. This is a 944 S2. Big difference.

    13. 08-10-2012 05:30 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Er... no

      You had a 944. This is a 944 S2. Big difference.
      didnt see that it was the S2 so its got the 3.0 .. yeah...

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      08-10-2012 05:42 PM #14
      Yea S2's dont have any value at all, and I don't know why.

      Every 951 owner who has driven my S2 has either bought a 3L car right after or lusted for one since.

      $3500 btw. Full adjustable koni's, Monoballs, 30mm Torsions, and huge sways. Oh and if that car wasn't on the wrong coast I would be there tonight. Someone pick this up!


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      08-10-2012 05:47 PM #15
      your crazy, that car would fetch 7k around here easily

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      08-10-2012 05:48 PM #16
      double post
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      08-10-2012 09:12 PM #17
      Every 951 owner who has driven my S2 has either bought a 3L car right after or lusted for one since.


      really? must've been some ****ty 951's then..

      for as good as the S2 is, a properly set up 951 will absolutely beat the snot out of them.

    18. 08-10-2012 10:03 PM #18
      I always listen for tire screech to tell me how a car handles.

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      08-12-2012 10:28 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanpend View Post
      Every 951 owner who has driven my S2 has either bought a 3L car right after or lusted for one since.


      really? must've been some ****ty 951's then..

      for as good as the S2 is, a properly set up 951 will absolutely beat the snot out of them.
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      08-12-2012 10:43 AM #20
      Oof, that engine is really packed in there. NICE car. Somebody should pick it up. VAD!

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      08-12-2012 10:51 AM #21
      I'm in the Bay and would pick this thing up immediately. I only wish I had more parking space!
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      08-12-2012 10:55 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by GtiGuy1 View Post
      I'm in the Bay and would pick this thing up immediately. I only wish I had more parking space!
      i've wanted one of those for a long time... too bad it on the wrong coast.

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      08-12-2012 11:38 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanpend View Post
      Every 951 owner who has driven my S2 has either bought a 3L car right after or lusted for one since.


      really? must've been some ****ty 951's then..

      for as good as the S2 is, a properly set up 951 will absolutely beat the snot out of them.
      Feel free to take it for a spin if you are ever in the area...

      and no they weren't ****ty.

    24. 08-12-2012 11:55 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dougs951 View Post
      Yea S2's dont have any value at all, and I don't know why.

      Every 951 owner who has driven my S2 has either bought a 3L car right after or lusted for one since.

      $3500 btw. Full adjustable koni's, Monoballs, 30mm Torsions, and huge sways. Oh and if that car wasn't on the wrong coast I would be there tonight. Someone pick this up!

      looks like they get all the high school girls too
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      08-12-2012 12:04 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by DrFrisker View Post
      looks like they get all the high school girls too
      you know it.

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      08-12-2012 12:20 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DrFrisker View Post
      looks like they get all the high school girls too
      problem?

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