Porsche 968 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Porsche 968 Sport 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

Excellent car that is not too costly to run - great performance and handling

Faults:

Water pump broke at 63,000 miles. Replaced by an independent specialist, not a main dealer.

General Comments:

This car drives superbly, the 968 Sport is a great combination of practicality and performance. It has a reasonable sized boot for the type of car, my daughter can sit in the car seat in the rear whilst the handling is excellent. It has great torque and just keeps on accelerating.

On rough roads you really feel the bumps, but this is worth putting up with for the handling.

Surprisingly economical - I have never had less than 20 mile per gallon and approach 30 on long journeys!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2001

1991 Porsche 968 Coupe 3.0 petrol from Germany

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10

Faults:

The engine was broken from the time I bought it. High oil consumption, little torque, little power, max power of 220 HP at 5600 revs, engine sometimes stalled when driving with gear inserted. As I had bought the car from a Porsche dealer and he did not want to fix it under warranty , I gave it back after 8 months.

General Comments:

The car is the best handling car I have ever driven, I am currently looking for another one. The fuel consumption is very low. Porsche dealers don't want to work on the car.

Conclusion: The ideal high performance car for daily use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 1999

1993 Porsche 968 Coupe 3 liter gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3 liter gasoline
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10

Faults:

Manual transmission had over tightened bearings from factory and transmission bearings were replaced.

Clutch and flywheel replaced at 39,000 miles. Flywheel is a Dual Mass type and very expensive!

Rear hatch window is separating from window frame. It is a wide spread problem throughout the 944/968 Porsche line.

General Comments:

Wonderful handling car. Engine is extremely powerful for its size even though it is not turbocharged. Engine winds to red line easily. Probably one of the most beautiful Porsches.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 1998

17th Sep 2004, 12:44

This is a great car. However some of the interior plastic parts seem rather fragile and break easily for a luxury sports car. The car moves.

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10

Faults:

New rear/mid silencer @ 40,000 miles.

New clutch @ 32,000 miles.

Headlamp mechanism failed.

Rear discs cracked.

Front calipers required rebuild @ 35,000 miles.

General Comments:

Dealers are terrible and you get the feeling they just replace parts rather than find and repair small faults.

The 968 CS is, however, the best car I've ever driven. My car has the LSD and sports suspension which makes it even better than standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 1998

1993 Porsche 968 CS 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

1) Battery needing replacement within 2yrs.

2) Water leak into wheelarch.

3) A/C housing working lose.

4) Indicator stalk falling off!

General Comments:

Dealers very unhelpfull.

Both local companies being owned by same company, both useless.

Specialist garage much better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 1997

1993 Porsche 968 Sport 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Balance belt snapped, thermostat seized, sunroof drive-wheel broke.

General Comments:

Superb performance, especially above 3K revs, hard ride, brilliant handling, main dealers inefficient and expensive - use specialists instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1997

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 15 reviews