Porsche 928 Reviews from UK and Ireland

1985 Porsche 928 S2 4.7 V8

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz CL

Summary:

One of a kind

Faults:

New ECU.

New fuel pump.

General Comments:

Well what can I say? It is 27 years old and still performs as it should.

Like Marmite; you either love it or hate it. I love it. I have had an S and an S4 in the past, but my money is very much on the S2. That is the one for me.

You get first thing in the car, and every morning a smile is on your face! What a glorious noise.

You need to know what you are doing when driving it (would not recommend it to a new driver, no offence) but once you are at ease and understand it, you are well rewarded.

Well balanced and plenty of torque is a good recipe in my book.

I drive it everyday for work and enjoy every minute of it. Had a few "scary" moments, but every time it was my fault. Very forgiving when you are not focused.

Just love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2012

1983 Porsche 928 S2 4.7L

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.7L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carPorsche 928

Summary:

It makes me happy!

Faults:

Nothing has actually gone wrong! It has taken a while to sort the existing problems. This is a combination of my hopelessness at getting it organised, and the cost of doing it.

The problems so far fixed:

Air conditioning.

Front suspension.

Timing belt.

Water pump.

Remains to be done:

Refresh the paint.

Refresh the interior.

ICE.

General Comments:

I have used the car almost as a daily driver for the last year. I love it.

The fuel economy is not so bad! Slightly better than the 4.4 BMW I also run. 28 MPG going through Germany at 3000rpm (110 mph)!!

The performance is amazing, and the handling awe inspiring.

How so much performance, quality and fun can cost so little is a wonder!

They used to say that if you are a real petrol head, you should run an Alfa once in your life.

I say if you are a real petrol head, run a 928!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2012

1988 Porsche 928 S4 5.0 V8

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carPorsche 928

Summary:

There really is no substitute

Faults:

Exhaust blowing.

Oxygen sensor.

General Comments:

Best to get to know as much as possible about the car, otherwise lack of attention to the car means big bills.

Performance and handling are sensational for the price you pay. This is after all - a Porsche. A surprisingly, very under rated car.

Lots of help available on various internet sites to tackle mechanical problems, and improve the already exhilarating performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2011

1986 Porsche 928 S4

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance71500 miles

Summary:

Brilliant, retro supercar

Faults:

I bought my example in a rare Cassis Red with a very unusual interior combo of white leather seats and carpets, with a red dash and binnacle. The guy selling it wanted a quick sale, and it was one of the best examples I had seen for that price. I was impressed that a 25 year old car still had every electrical item in fully functioning order, from the air-con to the multi way seats. The paintwork is almost unblemished and leather as new.

Roadholding is brilliant apart from the characteristic of these cars to follow contours in worn out roads. Don't worry if yours does this, they all do!

Performance is brilliant and can easily keep up with many modern sports cars. Mine is not a garage queen and I use it to go to work everyday, cars should be used its lack of use that causes problems to occur. All I would say to anybody is try and drive a few to see what a bad one feels like, and then you will realise when you find a good one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th February, 2011

1989 Porsche 928 S4 5.0 V8

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance122000 miles
Previous carBMW Z3

Summary:

A genuine supercar for £5,000

Faults:

Sump gasket.

Air con condenser.

HVAC system.

Drive shaft boot split.

Electric window fault.

Gear lever fell off.

Headlamp relay.

General Comments:

The car is superb, 20 years old, but you would not know it to drive.

It accelerates relentlessly, like an airplane on its takeoff run.

Handling is in a different league to other cars I have owned, and the brakes are incredible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2010

1991 Porsche 928 S4 5.0

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Super car, but find a good Porsche trained mechanic first

Faults:

Air conditioning didn't work

Torque tube bearings are very expensive to replace (cost approx £800)

Engine management failed (costs £1400 to replace)

General Comments:

Servicing is very expensive at main dealers.

Lancaster (UK) charged approx £997 for replacement of one seat belt, MOT plus investigation of faulty sensor!

Major services will cost approx £400-

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2003

1988 Porsche 928 s4 5.0 32v

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.0 32v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Fast big comfortable shark like

Faults:

Had bad leak from gearbox... cheap replacement though..100 pounds UK..switch and gasket...

Power steering leak... (bad)

General Comments:

A very nice looking car, for a start. It is an automatic which is nice in traffic, but the car is by far best on the open road, where it is designed for. Is a great cruise at over 100 mph vehicle... although its illegal so prepare to get points on your license.

Handles very well, gearbox is in the rear more and the balance is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews