Ferrari 328 Review from North America

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS 3.2 V8

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 kilometres
Most recent distance52500 kilometres
Previous carPorsche 924

Summary:

A classic piece of automotive art

Faults:

I continue to have a problem with the battery draining. I have replaced the battery and the wiring has been thoroughly checked, but the problem remains a mystery.

General Comments:

This vehicle is visually stunning. It appears to be moving quickly even at standstill. Sitting behind the wheel gives you the impression that you are part of the car.

Performance is better than I expected from (by North American standards) a small V8 and the handling is outstanding with exceptional braking capabilities.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2004

15th Jan 2005, 15:11

I have owned a 1989 328 GTS for seven years. Having raced 15 years I enjoy hammering this car on the track. The weight to hp ratio is not efficiant. I would call this car a luxury liner. The Dino 246 has a great wt. to hp ratio. Hammer this car and feel Ferrari's racing heritage. The 308 GT/4 in right hands can dust a 328 on a short track. The targa style top on the 246 and 8's leak and create wind noise and makes a perfectly beautiful car suffer. Purchase a Berinetta and drive the car... You only have one chance in life... Don't park it... The 328 is a very costly fox of a car. The Daytona is by far the best...

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review