1986 Porsche 928 S 32 valve 5 speed 5.0 from North America
A lot of car for the money. A true classic
When I got the car, she had 150,000 miles and was still running great except for the tired clutch, so to be on the safe side and familiar with auto mechanics, I went ahead and replaced the clutch, timing belt, all belts, fuel pressure, fuel and oil filter, coils, spark plugs, brake pads, CD, tires, fuse and relays.
My original Bosch alternator went bad around 170,000 miles, and I got it rebuilt for $100.
I drive the car on holidays, and every time I drive it, it's like a kid trying a new toy feeling. Best car I have ever driven. If you drive a Porsche, you can't go back. Don't buy one unless you know how to work on it. Dealer charges you an arm and a leg, and the majority are not familiar with the 928.
In my opinion the 1986-1986.5 Porsche 928 32 valve 5 speed is the best bang for your money. The car is lighter than a S4, the rear does not look like a Lexus, and the 5 speed gear box can shave a second off your 0-60 or 1/4 mile. With a little modification, it can go as fast as the newer Boxster and 911 Porsches.
The 1987-88 ECU (DME) has shown to be not as reliable as the 1986 ECU (DME). A 1986 Porsche 928 5 speed is a quicker car than a 1987-1988 automatic, and does come with a LSD and ABS. The 1980-1984 are not worth buying unless you find one in a show condition with low miles.
The 1995 GTS 5 speed is the one to collect, and the best 928 ever made. Smart people drive Porsches and the rich drive Ferraris. Guess what Bill Gates drives? A 1985 Porsche 959.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2007