1979 Porsche 924 2.0 from North America
Great car if you select and maintain carefully and don't like to follow the herd
Very little has gone wrong. I bought it with a newly replaced timing belt and water pump and drove it from San Diego to Canada, twice.
Have replaced the alternator, and vintage Michelin tires, have changed the oil, and coolant, and replaced the door holder mechanism.
The trim is plastic and is brittle, and the radio stopped working, but the car is solid as a rock and can cruise all day at 90 mph+.
The brakes are only adequate, so know how to downshift and don't overdrive them.
The best handling car I've ever owned. It fits the driver like nothing else. Manual steering rack and pinion is very accurate, good ride for such a small car, and about 28 MPG - pretty good for a car almost 40 years old.
If you buy a well-maintained example and drive it with some care (mellow shifting), AND like to tinker with cars you just might fall in love with these underrated little cars. Has everything one needs, with nothing you don't. More smiles per mile than cars I've owned worth 15 times as much.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2018