Fantastic introduction to Porsche driving experience
Nothing other than fair wear and tear.
Head gasket died in its sleep at or about the normal time in the expected place - between cyl 4 and the water jacket.
Dash board cracks, shocks replaced, brakes, discs batteries etc etc. Nothing significant.
In fact I changed most things just for fun. Rebuilt the brakes front and rear, shocks and inserts front and rear.
The later 924, from 1982-1983 onwards is a fantastic car and is a real pleasure to drive. Build quality is fantastic, and things work for a long time.
My car was 21 years old when I bought it. I threw my previous one into a ditch at speed and wrote it off, and immediately went out and bought another, even better.
I rebuilt a lot of the important safety elements eg brakes and suspension, as well as doing a lot of work on the engine, alternator and starter motor. Generally I have more fun with cars underneath them than in them. (I am like that with boats as well. I prefer them on dry land!) Anyway the Porsche is very easy to work on for the DIY mechanic.
Can't find any fault with it. Anything that went wrong was due to age and wear and tear. I would recommend the 924 to anyone who wanted to experience owning a Porsche. To be honest, most people don't recognise it so don't get one to impress anyone.
When I was a teenager, I could recognise one by the sound and lusted after all the 924s and 944s I saw out on the streets. Nowadays, kids will drool over a Toyota Starlet Glanza and wouldn't recognise a Porsche if they were hit by one.
Anyway, if you want to have some fun driving, then it is definitely worth a go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2010