Gone wrong you ask? Well if you ask me nothing has ever gone wrong with the car. But I have had to repair and replace a few parts from wear and tear. Remember nothing truly last forever on a car.
First thing to ever be repaired was the engine management computer. Just due to time and nature, I had to have one made for the car. There are very few replacement parts for the true Euro Porsche cars available, so my friend had to have one made for me.
Next thing to be repaired was the transmission. This was a big job to take on. After being rebuilt 3 times it was just replaced. Be it true or not I think the only thing to go wrong was there venture with Mercedes in making this 3 speed. But once working it is the best thing in a Porsche 928. Any true owner knows the 928 was made for and with a 3 or 4 speed, depending on model and year, automatic transmission.
Replaced the tires for z rated ones for better handling and safety at high speeds.
And of course like any older car I have replaced instead of repairing the leather seats. I am still working on idea for the dash and pod right now.
The example stated when typing this review said it best. “This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails."
I would like to dispel a few comments I have seen on this site mostly about the Euro models. First; in the USA there has been no difference in insuring this car or any of my other Porsche cars that are euro spec to date for me. This car is not made out of completely aluminum, but there is about 15% made out of galvanized steel. The rest is mainly aluminum and or course all the normal trim of leather and plastics.
I can only speak on behalf of the Euro spec 928 as my US spec 928 is only for autocross and I do not feel it would fall under normal conversation of the 928. My 928 with VIN# WPOZZZ92ZDS840672 (for all you guys that like to look it up) is simply put as a beast of a super car. It is not an American or Japanese car claiming to be a sports car for a few reasons. You cannot simply jump in and take off racing every thing out there. You must know and understand cars and mostly powerful cars to drive it. It takes skill, knowledge and practice to handle a car like this. But once you have a little you will see why this car was made for the road with no speed limit. I have cruised at over 140+, with a passenger, and still the car wanted to move. It was pure magic, it is like the car is part of you as corny as that sounds.
If you’re looking to buy a 928 study is what I would tell you. As I am sure you have already seen numerous times, get ready to work on it. I was raised right outside of Stuttgart Germany so I was lucky enough to be around them often. I do a lot of the work myself saving only the ether safety or large jobs to my friends at GPS International here in El Paso, TX. I would buy the shop manuals with no doubt as my first purchase once I got my 928 home. They will cost you, but will save countless amounts of time and money if doing the work yourself.
In closing seems I have become long winded, so sorry for that. If you should have any questions or want any help finding information on the 928 please email me @ Porsche928euros@hotmail.com.
Good luck and be safe out there.