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Old 12-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Here Owned a 928?

For whatever reason (JD says I have a Risky Business / Tom Cruise fetish) I can't stop watching / looking up the FS ads and find myself browsing their forums regularly. My Question:

Have any of you guys ever owned a Porsche 928? If so what year, miles, mods and your general thoughts?

P.S. PLEASE do not respond explaining to me what you've heard about them, your neighbor's tales of woe nor your cousin Guido's sexual conquests with them. I too have heard all the stories regarding their "issues", just looking for some direct experience.

P.S. P.S. I have been lurking in their forums as mentioned above, great guys but far from objective so IMO pointless to ask them.

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Old 12-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Funny I've been looking over the past few days on FS ads on the 928s as well!
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've talked to 3 guys about theirs that are for sale in the past 2 weeks. From what I've gathered, service history is paramount. I am looking for an S4 with low miles and proof of upkeep, prefer a stick but an auto would be fine too (which then presents potential thrust bearing issues).
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Did you try contacting Tom Cruise on Twitter ?
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:18 AM   #5
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Couldn't get past the Scientology / Dianetics debate. Apparently he's a 993 fan also:

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Old 12-09-2013, 03:06 AM   #6
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Yes, I did. Your right about the 928 Forum, the best Porsche fanatics of all.
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They are very expensive to maintain, and mechanics are not common place, but a very unique car, and definitely made before their time. Lots of electronic issues, and oil blowback problems and leaks. The picture is my old 1978, and was always asked if that was the new Porsche?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:14 AM   #7
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Yes, I did. Your right about the 928 Forum, the best Porsche fanatics of all.
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They are very expensive to maintain, and mechanics are not common place, but a very unique car, and definitely made before their time. Lots of electronic issues, and oil blowback problems and leaks. The picture is my old 1978, and was always asked if that was the new Porsche?
Beautiful Car!! I'm finding the more I lurk, the more skeptical I become on these beauties.

And you're correct on the Rennlist Forum for 928's, great bunch of guys very willing to help out BUT MAAAAANNNN there seem to be a crap-ton of issues with all manners of things on those cars. Like any forum section dedicated to a model those guys are blindly in love and smitten which is why I don't ask them directly. Probably just one of the classic cases of a very complex car getting old.
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Yep, had one for many years. Biggest problem with the car is you usually run out of road before you run out of throttle! The 928 forum is fantastic and the amount of support you can find for the 928 is close to what you can find for the Boxster.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:01 AM   #9
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My dad had one and I drove it a lot when I was in college. It was an 81 non S, automatic.
He didn't have many problems at all way back then. He bought it in 85 or 86 and had it for abt 3-4 years. The only thing I remember having fixed was a water pump.
Nice car, but if it was mine I would at least get the stick and the S model. Its more of a "GT" car than a true sports car.
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they look terrible... why bother?
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they look terrible... why bother?
BOOOOOOOOOO.

Just kidding - But I really love the look myself.
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they look terrible... why bother?
Exactly the sort of well thought out coherent comment I was hoping for. Thanks for your incredible insight.

Adding another to the ignore list..........
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I owned an '86S automatic some years ago and loved the car. It was a gas to drive; a good combination of performance and luxury. Looked great and felt solid as a brick. Not what you'd call nimble because of the weight, but handled respectably with lots of power. However, it cost me an arm and a leg to maintain. At the time I owned it there was a Porsche dealer a block away from my office; I'd drop it off in the morning on the way to work and then hoof it back over at the end of the day to get it. The convenience made the maint. expense acceptable at the time; when the dealer relocated 5 miles away I sold the car. I'd still like to have another....
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they look terrible... why bother?
Agreed. Not a big fan of this style.

You going to put me on ignore as well for having a different viewpoint as yours too, OP?
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Agreed. Not a big fan of this style.

You going to put me on ignore as well for having a different viewpoint as yours too, OP?
Done, my loss I'm sure.
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Ok, we have 2 ppl who made slightly rude comments and 1 person who is a little too sensitive.

The 928 is a nice highway car. It will cruise all day long comfortably and smoothly at high speeds.
The steering is quick and the feel is good, but it doesn't handle like the smaller Porsches.
It is still a unique car and slightly "iconish."
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Truly decades ahead of it's time. If I had the money...
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Ok, we have 2 ppl who made slightly rude comments and 1 person who is a little too sensitive.

The 928 is a nice highway car. It will cruise all day long comfortably and smoothly at high speeds.
The steering is quick and the feel is good, but it doesn't handle like the smaller Porsches.
It is still a unique car and slightly "iconish."

Not really that sensitive, I'd say it's my general intolerance of those unable to read. Please refer to the initial post, apparently even Bold Text doesn't help some.

That will fire them up lol.......................
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Not really that sensitive, I'd say it's my general intolerance of those unable to read. Please refer to the initial post, apparently even Bold Text doesn't help some.

That will fire them up lol.......................
WEll I hate to tell ya......
I reread your post and read your bold text especially careful.
You made no mention to people that they should refrain on their opinions of the cars aesthetics. I would have found their comments ruder if you were posting a picture of YOUR 928 and they said that.
I wouldn't let them bother you. If you put people on the ignore list that easy you will run out of people.


Let us know how the 928 search goes

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