19th Nov 2008, 19:00

I am currently in the market to buy a 1986 928's. I already have my eyes set on it, and now my girlfriend is afraid of this purchase. The looks, the lines, the attitude of this car just screams CLASSSSS!!! And yes, I can imagine it parked in the front of a restaurant or night club. "WHATS MY NAME"!!

Have fun for those who already have one! Hope to join you on the road soon.

7th Jul 2009, 08:19

I own a flawless 1986 928S with only 41,000 miles. Yes, it is expensive to maintain regardless of miles per year. It eats fuses and things "happen" even when it is sitting in the garage, but it is awsome!

Lars Graff.

29th May 2010, 09:27

I have had my 928s for 3 years. Purchased for $8000; have put another $8000 in repairs, maintenance and upgrades (wheels and tires). Love this car for its looks and performance! Even the Auto Trans is fantastic. Only advise, if you are in the market to buy one, get it checked out by a QUALIFIED mechanic.

2nd Sep 2010, 12:21

Very interesting review... am sorely tempted.

Probably not cheap to service etc. But Porsches are top quality cars.

The 928 is a true classic and ludicrous bargain... I want one!

14th Dec 2010, 12:14

I have had an 84 928S. It was an outstanding car. I sold it and bought an 85 Corvette. That lasted 5 weeks. I hated the Vette, sold it 5 weeks later, and just bought a 86 928S and am very pleased.

Either the 928 or the 944 offers fun and performance, and demands attention at any stoplight. My suggestions to anyone looking to buy a Porsche. 1st question. When was the timing belt changed? You want very recent. The 944s need to be done every 2 years or 60k miles or sooner. If it breaks it is cheaper to buy another car. The 928 isn't as bad, but you do want a recent belt job.

Also Porsches do not have "actual miles" as people try to state in their for sale ads. Take that with a grain of salt.

And finally, the best advice... "A cheap Porsche will be the most expensive car you will own". See ya on the road!

14th Jul 2011, 15:18

Contrary to the previous comment, 944 timing belts are safe for 5-6 years or 30k miles. I would change the 928 belts using the same time interval.