1983 Porsche 924 LUX 2.0 from UK and Ireland


A great cheap entry to Porsche virtues


Car bought as a restoration project. Items replaced are typical for any car this age:

Drivers seat torn (now repaired)

Dashboard cracked - normal.

Heavy clutch.

Welded inner wings.

All new brake lines.

New Rear suspension.

New HT leads and plugs.

2 rusty front wings- now replaced.

Faded paint - now T-cut back.

Fuel leak - now repaired.

Replaced starter motor - quite common problem.

General Comments:

Great looking car - especially in Guards Red.

Handles very well.

Great balance on corners.

Power is OK - could handle more, but reasonably brisk beyond 3,000 rpm.

Still in good shape thanks to galavanized body (buy post 81!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2003

1983 Porsche 924 Turbo 2.0 turbo from South Africa


An affordable speeder that turns heads


The exhaust system was not well looked after, and I have had to replace the silencers and the gaskets due to driving on gravel roads.

My car has also recently started smoking rather heavily, probably due to worn valve stems or (at worst) a leak in the turbocharger.

On a cosmetic level, the seats (semi-leather) have torn in some places, and the plastic front grille has cracked.

General Comments:

I love this car. As everyone says, it is the cheapest way to own a Porsche, and it is well worth it.

The mantainance is costly, but no more than for a standard BMW or even VW Golf 4. My car is currently in the shop having its exhaust repaired, and I really can't wait to get it back!

The aerodynamics of the 924 are famous, and this shows in its quick pace. Not many cars can keep up on the highway.

I love the interior. With bold badging on the doors and dash, you know you are in a Porsche.

So, even with the repairs, and the smoke, I would rather be driving this car than any other anywhere near it's price bracket.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

1983 Porsche 924 Targa 2.0 from Germany


Perfect beginner Porsche for low money


The exhaust broke (too much rust). Costs about 350 Euro.

General Comments:

Fun to drive.

Running costs are not too high if you have got a katalysator.

Fuel consumption is about 10 litres (when driven fast).

Be sure to buy a Targa! When it gets to summer, you will know why!

No people above 1.65m on the rear seats!

The car should have no rust!

Bad seats are standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2001