Porsche 928 The Porsche 928 was made from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was Porsche's most expensive model.

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Old 05-02-2006, 12:12 AM
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I am considering buying a 928 to be driven daily.And would like to know what common problems this car has?Also what kind of maintanance cost am I looking at?I would do the labor myself.
 
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The 928 is a very expensive car to maintain. Labor rates (hours it takes to do a job) are very high on these cars due to their design. They are good cars if you can find a nice example of a well taken car, but you can bury yourself very quickly if you are not careful.
 
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I am considering buying a 928 to be driven daily.And would like to know what common problems this car has?Also what kind of maintanance cost am I looking at?I would do the labor myself.
Yeah, a 944 would be a better choice if you want to maintain it yourself! 928s are fine cars, but they don't like not being used![sm=smiley23.gif]
 
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I am considering buying a 928 to be driven daily.And would like to know what common problems this car has?Also what kind of maintanance cost am I looking at?I would do the labor myself.
You don't say what year 928 you are looking at. I have a 95 928GTS with over 100k kms. It has only ever had one problem and that was an ignition coil. It is not cheap to maintain, depends on what you can and are willing to do yourself.

Parts for the 928 made a significant drop in the early 90's.

Contrary to another post, mine does like to be DRIVEN hard, but with out abuse, and it is still as solid as a bank vault!!
 
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:01 AM
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I have an '89 5-speed, and it has treated me well -- I love it. I would not buy one unless I could at least say the following:

- I love 928s and must have one (this is critical)
- I have a trusted, competent, and affordable mechanic (928 expertise *can* be acquired)
- The 928 I'm looking at has factory wiring (no hack alarms or irreversible stereo surgeryin that mile of wiring)
- The 928 I'm looking at has had documented, timely, and correct repair work (especially the timing belt)
- I understand that I am not buying a new car, and know that even a Camry would also likely need significant work if it were 11 to 28 years old, driven or not
- I can budget at least $2K per year for maintenance/upgrades without crying (you could spend less if you're smart)
- I have another car I can drive in bad weather (928 spoilers are low & vulnerable)
- The rest of the 928 I'm looking at checks out (rust/accident repairs/salvage title/odometer/etc.)

I agree with Phoenix44 -- 928s are solid cars that are built to last, if you're up for it.

-Robert
http://www.928registry.org/1989-928S4-1141.htm
 
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Default Porsche 928 GEMBALLA any real ones left ?

I have a 1984 Porsche 928 Gemballa Wide Body

This kit was produced in the 80's and at the time it was worth over $18,000.00 just for the body panels.

Is there anyone out there that still has one as I would like to network with those owners of Gemballa 928's

Mine sports BBS Gold Spoke wheels with 330-30-17 Tires

I am redoing the suspension and paint so here are some pics of the process if I am allowed to post since i just joined this site today.

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