Ferrari 328 Review from UK and Ireland

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS 3.2

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 300CE

Summary:

A perfect all rounder, great looks and performance

Faults:

The 328GTS is an absolute charm. Nothing really wrong with it exccept for the slightly uncomfortable interior. The seating makes your knees bend and go weak after a long city drive.

General Comments:

This 328GTS is probably one of the most beautiful machines Ferrari has ever built. The new 348 and 355 may have more power, but the looks are a real let down. The new 360 shows some slight improvement, but the 328GTS' great looks are unbeatable.

Very good value for money and sure to appreciate over time, this is a real gem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2001

13th Aug 2001, 06:23

To be honest with you all, guys - I ain't a Ferrari fan. Truth is that among all the sports cars owners I know (some decent dozen I'd say), the Ferrari owners are always the most concerned not about how their cars look, but how THEY look sittin' in'em. I know one F355 and two F308s owners. Let's face it - the ride ain't cheap, those people are no slobs, but the way they strive to show off cruisin' is gross. Totally regardless of the unique Ferrari performance which is definitely ranked very high. They just can't drive their cars right. Sad.

Whatever. I myself drive a 944 Turbo tuned a little (around 290 HP on rear tyres). Love my car with all my heart, but perhaps one of the very few other cars I feel a very strong emotion towards is a 308/328. Its looks, its handling, and performance (tested only in a 308 QV, sadly never in a 328) is top class.

But what I miss terribly in my car having driven a Ferrari is the distinctive engine/gearbox sound. It killed me totally. I had to be removed from behind the wheel with the use of force. I should buy a tape with a 308 recorded. I HAVE NEVER HEARD A MATCH FOR IT ANYWHERE! My heart tells me it's even more thrilling than the mighty Diablo, which I've only seen on a VHS tape. God! How do they actually do it, people? Along with the 512 it's my kind of Ferrari.

The later ones appear to be just sporty kind of Rolls Royce - pointlessly expensive, and craving the attention of the more people the better. This seems to be their primary role.

Mark

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