Very Special Car
September 12, 2010
I owned a 1974 Porsche 914 for about 7 years. The only improvement Porsche should have made was the placement of the battery. (The owner of this 914 was wise to move it to the front trunk.) Once got 40 miles to the gallon while touring the flat roads of southern Florida. Never got less than 24 mile per gallon on any fill up. The car was a joy to drive and very comfortable even on a long trip. One night I was behaving myself when a mustang zipped past me while I was doing 65. I put the pedal to the floor and felt a steady pressure as my back was gently pressed into my bucket seat. I finally came to my senses as the 914 easily slipped by 120 MPH showing no indication that I had reached anything near the cars top end. A german mechanic had told me that these cars were capable of 140 plus but I never believed it before that night. Buy this car if you have the money for the perfect sports car.