928 ownership is not a
I purchased this car used from a dealer without knowledge of this marque or any pre purchase inspection. There were several iteams which needed attention when purchased. These were:
Air Conditioning: New AC Clutch.
Loose drivers side mirror: Re thread and mount.
Cracked Dash: Fill and redye.
Dry Leather Seats: Reconditioned and redye.
With a little work and NO dealership visits, I have made the car into a top ranking Concours show car and a great car to run at the track.
For a car that cost 30% more than the next model and depreciated 30% faster than the other models of this manufacturer, it is one great steal.
Parts are expensive and one should either be well versed in mechanics or have a 928 knowledgeable shop do the work. Shop around for parts, do not use the dealership when possible.
Keep the timing belt tensioned properly and this car can last for many many hundred thousand miles.
I have restored many Jaguars in the past and have since given up the hobby because the 928 was 2000 times easier to work on. Parts are cheaper and reliability is unquestionable in comparison.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2002