1994 Porsche 928 Review

1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5.4 petrol from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Expensive, but super comfort, performance and looks

Faults:

Needed some electrical switch clean-up when I got it (just switch cleaner), although the driver's side mirror memory still doesn't work.

New clutch at 40,000.

Front wheel alignment vastly improved the handling & tire wear.

Fix engine oil leak/drip at 41,000.

General Comments:

Great car! Best of all the 928's, huge engine output, great handling, beautiful & really comfortable too.

I had always wanted one - but it took ~4 years to find a late model in good condition with a manual transmission (one of <100 imported that year, with probably < 1/3rd being manuals).

Great driving experience, but a complex car with lots to go wrong (power everything) & anything that needs to be replaced/repaired is expensive.

Fuel consumption at about 14 MPG (US) makes this expensive as a daily driver (Europe!!), but it's so much fun it's hard to resist.

My dealer in Phoenix is actually very good - even with 928's - but still very expensive. Mostly I use good local specialist shops.

Part of the fun of owning one is joining the Porsche Club (of America), and getting together with other owners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2001

6th Jan 2003, 20:16

I bet you noticed the difference after jumping out of a Honda Prelude!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review