1980 Porsche 924 932 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
A wolf set loose...
Not much... yet.
Any 30 year old sports car will carry 30+ years of possible love/neglect.
Gearbox is a little tired.
For a lot of people, the measure of a great car is often the sense of occasion one gets when using it. A 924 requires one to slide into low slung seats... feet low and forward. In front of you is an array of dials and gauges, that with the seating, makes one feel that this could well be a fighter jet of yesteryear, The wheel is almost vertical, and the gear stick short and in line with one's elbow, giving a sense of good function and ergonomics... This is a sports car.
Turn the key and a snarling tractor tone rumbles out the rear. Reverse out with good visibility, hook first left & down, and you're off! No smooth Nippon usage here, just sour disgruntlement from the engine at 3000 RPM... Foot flat, and now you know what purpose your day job serves.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2012