Used car review Porsche 928 1977-1994 |

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enthusiasts rejected the 928 because it true to Porsche tradition its water-cooled front-mounted engine resale value on the used car today.Used Porsche 928 prices to hover around the mid-$20,000 the front-engine Porsche supercar is a buy.

The 928 first appeared on the in 1977, when it was a shock to traditionalists who refused to accept a car with a water-cooled engine in the front for heaven’s sake carry the Stuttgart sports car badge.

Porsches had always had engines mounted in the back, and the inadequacies of that layout, quirky handling as a result of the effect caused by the mass of the hanging way out behind the rear Porsche fans would it no other way.

So adamant were they Porsche eventually admitted and returned to its roots with a and in the case of the Boxster, a mid-engined

If you were prepared to ignore the you’d find that the 928 was a supercar, and one that has few peers today.

With a 4.5-litre overhead camshaft all-alloy V8 out 176 kW mounted under the alloy driving through a three-speed or five-speed manual gearbox, the 928 accelerate from standstill to 100 in less than seven and reach a top speed well in of 220 km/h.

Underneath the sleek body was independent suspension and rear, the rear boasting a self-steering feature that a significant contribution to the 928’s road manners.

the original 928 gave way to the 928S in which can be readily identified by its and rear spoilers, and 16-inch Other improvements under the saw the engine grow to 4.7 litres and to 221 kW, while slotted front rotors and air ducting provided much needed improvement to the which had come in for criticism on the 928.

A four-speed auto the earlier three-speed in 1984 to it a more lively car off the line, and in the manual was updated to a much user-friendly five-speed unit.

A new overhead camshaft 5.0-litre was fitted from 1986. to run on low-octane unleaded fuel its dropped to 212 kW. At the same time further upgraded the 928’s with four-piston callipers all and ABS for the first time.

The 928S4 in 1987 with a more shape and a separate hinged spoiler. The front spoiler had deleted and if you cared to look you’d discover ground panelling.

Power was back to 221 kW, the brakes again upgraded with front callipers and wider, wheels were fitted to the

The 928GT was released in 1989 and climbed to 242 kW among a raft of Porsche’s acclaimed PSD Porsche Diff was fitted from

The final fling before … off the 928 in 1995 was the GTS, was launched in 1992. By the time it from Porsche showrooms the was a mighty 257 kW, it had huge brakes, and about every feature you imagine.

In its final guise the 928 accelerate to 100 km/h in less six seconds, and reach a top speed of 270 It was a supercar in all senses of the term.

Porsche imported a total of 928s in the 14 years the car was sold Because it was a Grand Tourer in most were sold the automatic transmission.

Early 928 models can be found for less $15,000. Spend $25-$35,000 and find a nice S4 from the which is probably the pick of the If you’ve got a bundle of cash a hole in your pocket you can up to a 1994 GTS for $60-$70,000.

The 928 was a techno d’force, a true supercar will deliver exhilarating but while it now comes at a quite purchase price there is a in the tail, and that is the cost of Regular servicing is a must, and not cheap.

The engine itself is bulletproof, it will last without wearing out, but the ancillaries require regular

The camshaft belt requires every 40,000 km; if you don’t you run the of it breaking and when that you’re likely to do considerable to the engine’s internals.

Porsche 928

Oil leaks are a and can be expensive to fix. The most from the engine are from the cam the front and rear camshaft and the crankshaft seal. Oil leaks the power steering rack are common.

Brake wear can be high. Replacement of pads 10,000 km is not uncommon, and discs replacing at around 20-30,000 km on how hard you work them.

cars, which had K-Jetronic injection up to 1983, suffered the accumulation of deposits on the inlet and poor cold running will require the removal of the manifold and the blasting of the valves.

Gearboxes, diffs and the chassis are much trouble free, as is the which was a combination of alloy and galvanised main structure so it suffer from rust.

switches and controls, like controls, tend to be unreliable and can regular replacement.

Check records as many owners pay the price of ownership, and be aware some owners get their serviced at reputable service just to get their book and don’t always have all the done that they As a result there are some out there that need a lot of spent on them.

• road performance

• handling and road manners

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