Porsche 924 Review from Jordan

1984 Porsche 924 Non-Turbo Manual

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Previous carLexus LS400

Summary:

Fast and Furious, number 1; 25 year ago! and still out-beats the 2005 cars

Faults:

I had problems fixing the headlights mechanism due to a bump in the front, they still operate badly.

I had electrical problems all throughout due to the many switches and few experienced mechanics.

One major problem was the accuracy of the speedometer and the mileage meter never worked, I never knew how fast and how far I was going :), I got those fixed recently.

The seats wear out and were changed twice and the dash board cracked so often along with the steering wheel.

I recently, had to work the body and interiors.

I did not face any major mecahnical problems, only the usual service and maintenance work.

General Comments:

All in all, this car is like a dream and very fun to drive. We had it from generation to generation, and finally I got my ride. Every time I drive it, it is like a new drive. Recently, I fully refurbished it's looks from the outside and inside, it just looks great now. Though, I misplaced the sticker with the word PORSCHE at the back, I would need to place it right with the same original font/ size and colors. Could you offer your assistance.

Many thanks and have a fun 924 ride!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2005

6th Mar 2005, 05:37

Which 2005 cars are you talking about? it's just a Volkswagen with Porsche stickers.

7th Mar 2005, 14:42

You say it out-beats the 2005 cars, but you only rated performance and reliability at 6 and 7, respectively?

How is that possible?

27th Apr 2005, 20:12

OK, if you posers knew anything about what you are talking about you would know that even if it is made with VW parts, it was designed and built by Porsche - the original Porsche- the 356 was also made of VW parts. And to be totally correct, many of them are actually Audi parts. So if you are going to call a Porsche a VW, you had better be calling that Audi TT a VW, that Hummer a GM, and the Saturn's GM, and all the Mazda pickups are Fords. Oh, and who makes the McLaren - hmm, so it's just a BMW - what's so special about it then? Cars are not always good because of the parts that make them up, but also the way those parts are put together, and with what they are put together. I bet your 2005 will not be in as good a shape 21 years from now as an '84 Porsche is today.

As for beating todays cars, not everything is about straight line speed - anyone can go fast in a straight line - that takes no skill or balance, just a fat wallet. A good driving and HANDLING car must have a good balance, the 924 has almost perfect balance at 51/49%. You find me another car not made by Porsche even from 2005 that can give you that. Take the stock 924 to the track, (A REAL TRACK - not a straight line) and it will out-corner most stock street cars from 2005 - it is light nimble and very well balanced.

So before you accuse someone of being a poser, make sure you know what you are talking about and not being a poser yourself... - have you driven one?

PORSCHE - There is NO substitute.

BTW, I do not own an '84 924 - but I have driven a few cars (including 924's) in my life - and I do own an 80's Porche

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review