1988 Porsche 924 Reviews from North America

1988 Porsche 924 924S M030 Club Sport 2.5 Gas

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 Gas Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

Great car, great mileage

Faults:

Cracked #1 cylinder due to owner/driver error.

Replaced the AC Compressor with a rotary compressor.

Seats have some wear, front seats need to be recovered.

General Comments:

I have owned many of these cars, and race one in SCCA. Great cars, great value, but you need to be able to do your own work on them. Paying someone else to do maintenance and fix what ails them is almost prohibitive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2010

1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5 Gas

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carAustin Healey Sprite

Summary:

Bury me in it

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong. I replaced the fuel pump relay module and am currently tracking issues with the cruise control. The car seems solid.

General Comments:

Really like it. It doesn't really compare to the Sprite for driveability. The Porsche being far superior.

Great acceleration and braking, not quite on rails, but handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2010

1988 Porsche 924 S 2.5

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired187000 miles
Most recent distance192000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Porsche fun for under $4,000

Faults:

It had a front engine seal leak at 189,000. It should've cost $300 to repair, but cost $1900 after taking it to the wrong mechanic. Apparently, not all Porsche mechanics know how to work on the 924.

The clutch master cylinder needed to be replaced at 190,000.

Had the wheels aligned at 190,000.

General Comments:

Overall, this car has the looks and the feel of a 924 with the heart of a 160hp 944. In other words, it's quick, handles great, has a spacious and comfortable cabin, and a good amount of cargo room. The manual gearbox is a little stiff for my tastes, and the slim fenders have limited my options for wider rims and tires, but the car has otherwise been a dream to own... especially when you consider the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2003

28th May 2010, 19:40

You can use certain 16" 944 wheels (23.3 offset) and put 7" on the front and 8" on the rear, tucking some great rubber under the fenders.

2nd Jun 2010, 22:57

The 16" wheels and tires from the 968 are a perfect fit on the 924. Fill the fender wells nicely and look great on the 924 body. Perfect tire width for looks and performance.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews