1980 Porsche 928 Reviews

1980 Porsche 928 S Euro 4.7 liter gas from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7 liter gas Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Chevelle

Summary:

Eur versions blow USA versions away, AWESOME

Faults:

New clutch assembly every 20000, new tie rods every 30,000.

General Comments:

I have owned this 928S EUR since 85. I purchased it from a man that had just imported it into the USA.

Although maintenance cost are higher than most American cars, most high performance cars cost more to drive and the thrill of driving it far out weighs the cost of driving it. This year and model was extremely fast as it weighs only 3190lbs and packs 300HP and 385 LBS of torque. Comfort wise it blows the vette away and will give even the late models fits on short curvy tracks.

Mine is used sparingly, it would take a lot of $ to get this one away from me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2007

18th Mar 2011, 09:54

I have a 1980 euro 928s. This car is amazing. It has the 300 hp with stainless steel exhaust; it sounds like a muscle car. I have HRE racing wheels, and though very costly, they look amazing.

Repairs are costly, mainly the parts; you want to play, you got to pay! If you live near Stockton NJ, there's an awesome mechanic who has a 928s and loves to work on them. I think he knows more about 928s than Porsche does, I'm serious! He's located on rt 29 at the 523 split. Tell him Gary sent you, you won't be disappointed.

The 928 makes a Corvette seem like a piece of crap; believe me, I had one.

7th Aug 2011, 12:09

Do you have a phone number of the mechanic? My email is armandrom@hotmail.com

Thanks,

Armand.

1980 Porsche 928 4.5 from Malaysia

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired283000 kilometres
Most recent distance305400 kilometres
Previous cardatsun 280ZX turbo

Summary:

One of the best performance bargains of the new century

Faults:

Torque tube had to be replaced when the bearings started to make a noise.

Air-conditioning compressor clutch failed. Had it replaced with a NipponDenso unit adapted to the original brackets.

General Comments:

This car still looks good after over 20 years. Styling is really unique and one of a kind.

Car's performance is acceptable by today's standard, but can still hold its own against most sedans and lesser sports cars on the road.

The sweet soundtrack of the V8 engine is something I always look forward to listening every time I hop into this car and drive it. In a sea of four and the occasional six cylinder cars, the V8 is truly unique in architecture and sound.

A couple of glitches, but overall a reliable car. The fact that its 26 years old and has very few problems says a lot about its build quality.

I take this car over the 911 anytime. The 911 may do a better job of being a sports car, but the 928 is really the only one you could live with everyday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2006

1980 Porsche 928 4.5 from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

The best bang for the buck in a super sports car today, bar none

Faults:

Automatic door locks malfunctioned.

Headlights constantly mis-aligned.

Muffler rotted out.

General Comments:

A heavy powerful GT type of car best suited to the open road rather than city driving.

Long doors and low roof making entrance and exit a bit annoying.

Twin-disk clutch on the early 928s fights you like a bear.

1980 is a great year because you don't have the problems of the 78-79 models and yet you don't have the interference fit problems with the timing belt of the later car.

You'd better find someone who knows and likes to work on these cars before you buy one. Average Porsche dealer is clueless, and average foreign car garage is even more clueless.

Sucks gas in the city but is quite respectable on the highway, as high as 23 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2004

4th Jul 2010, 21:44

I've found the way to enter my 928S is to first sit in the car then bring your legs in. Works well for me.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews