The power windows can slow up with age as can the sunroof which may leak , plus the exterior door handles tighten up. The 928 was purposely shaped for a strengthened roof and high level of crush resistance. Even at high cornering speeds the 928S4 feels absolutely settled, asking for more acceleration to squirt from the exit of the bend, which can be fed in with complete confidence in the traction available. The contract with Audi to build the front-engine Porsche expired in April 1991, and production ceased. Is your Porsche 928 squealing or whining? But it may hardly be called a dinosaur.
Yeah, both cars are quick. It misses out on an additional point because it lacks standard automatic emergency braking. The outgoing, normally aspirated 944S2 of 1989 managed only a few mph less, with only fractions of seconds longer to 60mph. As the revolutions build inexorably once more, the whine of the many accessory belts reaches a crescendo as your speed nears 140 mph in fourth cog. Amongst the 8-valve cars, the later 2. This would be a great first car for Henry Ford or Enzo Ferrari, both of whom would enjoy constantly rebuilding and improving it.
Its attractive price coupled with special features such as the M030 sport package, Recaro bucket seats and painted Cup wheels meant sales should have been boosted. Lift up the boot mat to inspect for water leaks and ensure that the space-saver spare and air compressor are still sitting where they should be while you are there. This article applies to the Porsche 928 1978-1995. And it never will be as long as it is rear-engined. The 928 appears almost stark by comparison, not helped by the lurid trim designs early models endured. For some reason, my wife thinks that if I've read an article once, I'm done with it.
For example German, Swedish and French Car Parts produces a special brochure for Porsches. Paint-to-match colors inside and out, leather everywhere, and myriad customization options define Porsche—bring an iron stomach. So in between other projects, Porsche engineers began to conceive and develop the Typ 928. Originally manufactured with aluminum then replaced with steel, they are generally not serviceable and must be replaced with control arms. Even though their 0-62mph times are identical, at precisely 6.
But contrary to appearances, the 928, even with the so-called Competition Group, is a mannerly device lacking all the frenzy that characterizes rearengined Porsches. That makes this five-speed dogleg manual-equipped car a rarity—and shifting slightly more complicated. What was needed was an increase in capacity, which came in 1989 when a new longstroke crankshaft, along with the pistons of the 2. Ask us how we know. The 6-speed manual combines a positive clutch feel with sharp shifts, too. While the 911 was a handful that would send you spinning if you lifted mid-corner, the 928 is the complete opposite. It is a fine compromise in function with no compromise in execution — a hatchback with luggage space which will quarter Europe in a day and provide immense satisfaction while running rings around many another sports aspirant.
For now, the 718 is perfect. It gets a 9 out of 10. And finding parts will be a full time occupation. Originally developed to replace the Porsche 911, the 928 practically remained in the shadow of the 911 during its entire run even though most car magazines had given it outstanding reviews. Driven hard, it all but matches the M635 for sheer entertainment and the Mercedes for refinement. The Porsche 928 uses a unique combination of belts. It goes without saying that the late model 944S2 commands most money.
Since the 928 helps define the automotive cliché of once being well ahead of its time, it also feels that way from behind the wheel, hardly resembling something originating from almost four decades ago. The other improvement was a tire-pressure monitoring system. Exterior and Body The 928 rarely has body issues as aluminum was used for the hood, doors, and front fenders with galvanized steel being used for the rest of the body. But just 1,538 cars were sold; a fraction of the 11,241 968s produced. If the lacklustre, but hugely important after all, it did save Porsche from bankruptcy , 924 lacked anything befi tting a wearer of the famous Stuttgart badge it was performance. By the end of its ten-year run the 944 was able to run the iconic 911 pretty close.
What is a fair price for a used one? While it never held a place at the sharp end of the sales statistics, it does hold a place in the hearts of many Porsche enthusiasts. We considered turning the stereo on but decided that would be sacrilegious; after all, this was serious stuff blasting along here at 170 mph on the high banking, and we should be paying attention. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman start with a 2. Dual-overhead cams and four-valves per cylinder increased power again in the 928S4 models for 1987. Find out how to get rid of that vibration in your Porsche 928. Ill-fitting rear hatches often caused by over-enthusiastic slamming and poorly replaced front screens sometimes cause problems, and sunroofs are notorious leak-points. We give the 718 points above average for its infotainment system and customizability.
Likely places for seepage are the joints between the balance shaft housings and the block, the plugs at the rear of each balance shaft housing, and the crankshaft and camshaft front seals. All roadsters and convertibles are equipped with front, side, and thorax airbags in addition to stability and traction control systems. Power was there, torque was little better than the eight-valve engine 160lbft compared with 155lbft and overall performance was, uninspiring. The Porsche 928S name was revived for 1990, taking over from the 928S 4 designation, but there was no backsliding on the sleek coupe's contents or performance. The coupés drive much better than the convertibles, he claims. As a first car for your son, I agree with others, there are few choices that would be worse.