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“My first car and I love it!”

Written on: 25/10/2013 by PorscheNut924 (1 review written)

I got a 1987 924S with 68,400 original miles as my first car five and a half years ago. 55,000 miles later, it's still running great, taking me on long road trips, to college with several hundred pounds of my belongings in the back, and to work every day. Fuel mileage is good, averaging around 27 if I don't push it too hard, and it's really fun to drive. Maintenance can be a little expensive, mainly the clutch, timing belts, and water pump. Working on it yourself helps a lot, and parts aren't… Read Full Review

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“Har k bt denne dejlige Porsche 924s. Bilen er...”

Written on: 01/05/2011

Har k bt denne dejlige Porsche 924s. Bilen er renoveret fra a-z og k rer som en dr m. Det er en smuk bil, som folk ser efter n r man kommer k rende.
Bilen er hurtig, lyder godt og er utrolig smuk i r d. Jeg vil sige det p denne m de- om du k ber en bil til en million, eller en Porsche sportsvogn som min, er det nu den r de Porsche folk ser efter og den st r mig kun i ca. 50,000 kr… Read Full Review

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“The Porsche 924 is a great place to enter the world of...”

Written on: 01/09/2009

The Porsche 924 is a great place to enter the world of Porsche ownership. They probably cheaper to run and maintain than any other Porsche. Don't expect Ford or Vauxhall prices for parts though. Mines done 170,000 miles and is used daily for a long commute. I get 38mpg on a run and it still pulls well to 120mph or so… Read Full Review

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“Good points about the Porsche 924 2.5s is 50/50 weight...”

Written on: 10/03/2009

Good points about the Porsche 924 2.5s is 50/50 weight distribution, with good tires it handles like a god. Decently quick off the start, pretty good top speed for a 4 cylinder but again, the handling beats almost anything on the road. Great car for the money. Not the most fun thing to work on, expensive parts (if you get OEM parts), ridiculous labor costs, and hard to find a good Porsche mechanic. If you don't know what you're doing and you have no idea how to work on them, you'll dump… Read Full Review

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“Love to drive this car, and creates so much attention,...”

Written on: 06/11/2008 by jazzak123 (1 review written)

Love to drive this car, and creates so much attention, I think every time I take her out someone asks a question about it. I had a 1984 924 lux about 9 years ago, but with the 2.0 Audi engine, it made all the right noises, but lacked grunt, now I've got a 87 924s, and the 2.5 porsche engine gives great performance (ask the plonker in the 316 compact BMW! ha ha last time he tries to out pull a Porsche!). Only thing is the breaks are useless, and need a good hard push to grind her to a stop, and… Read Full Review

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“For a great drive, get a 924S! The best combination of...”

Written on: 13/10/2008 by Steve Vincent (1 review written)

For a great drive, get a 924S! The best combination of the 924 and the 944. Makes 911s look really ugly. Mine's now done nearly 176,000 miles and still impressively fast. I bought it about 6 years ago for £1,400, have probably spent £5,000 on it but I drive it every day and do around 1000 miles per month. What a car! Turns more heads than any MX5 could and it's 21 years old!… Read Full Review

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“I drive a 1987 924S. the design for the old 924's is...”

Written on: 22/02/2008 by MarkXV (1 review written)

I drive a 1987 924S. the design for the old 924's is VW but 924S is Porsche. Its a 924 body over a PORSCHE 944 drive train. I love my car. gotta fix up some stuffs like the sunroof and headlight motor and paint but still it gets people's attention in a positive way. I plan to change the body a bit… Read Full Review

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“I'm a 20 year old trainee electrician and I fancied a...”

Written on: 08/02/2008 by wazzathegreat (1 review written)

I'm a 20 year old trainee electrician and I fancied a cheap sports car that looked good and goes pretty well I started by looking at Toyota mr2's then i fancied a bmw 325i but only found abused high milers so I turned my attention to hot hatches and after driving several Saxo vtr's and MG zr's I realised what a poorly built car they were. So i went on the auto trader and was searching for a sports car again and some how came across a red Porsche 924s. I went and test drove it I loved the car… Read Full Review

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“My Porsche 928 had been in a minor front-end...”

Written on: 29/01/2008 by chrispollard (1 review written)

My Porsche 928 had been in a minor front-end collision, and was bought by a friend of mine who had intended to restore it. His circumstances changed, so it sat idle under a tree for three years gathering dirt and mould. I took pity on it and took it on as a running restoration project. It took ages to get it clean, but after a new set of tyres, a tiny amount of welding, a new set of engine belts and a few electrical and mechanical parts, it now looks good and runs nicely. The engine feels tough… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic timeless classic. Rustproof body and...”

Written on: 03/01/2008 by jondobbin (1 review written)

Fantastic timeless classic. Rustproof body and chassis; engine good for 200K miles+, with a bit of care. Fuel consumption not too bad, if you don,t red line it too often! Very easy to drive in town and even makes motorway driving enjoyable. Very cheap insurance (£120 a year fully comp on 1,500 miles per year). Room for 4 (just), but my German Shepherd loves it. Space in the boot for full sets of golf clubs in the bags… Read Full Review

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“A great car which my wife refers to as her "old...”

Written on: 24/05/2007 by Bruxxie1 (1 review written)

A great car which my wife refers to as her "old banger" but I can't see her parting with it unless something really drastic happens.
As I said, it's very difficult to find an equivalent type of sports car with enough space to comfortably carry a large golf bag and trolley (plus, on occasions, her friend's bag & trolley on the mini back seats).

All in all, it was probably the best buy I ever made (around £18,000 back in '86) and I would bet that there's not many wives out there who have stuck… Read Full Review

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“Cant fault the Porsche 924 2.5s. I went from a MK2...”

Written on: 13/07/2006 by jmk2g40 (1 review written)

Cant fault the Porsche 924 2.5s. I went from a MK2 Golf GTI to this which is cheaper to insure and faster. It's reliable, keeps up with most modern day hot hatches, stands out from the norm. It has leccy windows PAS leccy roof and can remove it. Has heated leccy mirrors. For a car of this age, good luxury really. Galvanized and ally body so should not really rust. I change the oil every 6,000 miles to keep things going nicely… Read Full Review

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“Getting old now and very collectable as the Porsche...”

Written on: 10/06/2006 by jessica69 (1 review written)

Getting old now and very collectable as the Porsche 924S is upgradeable and with modern engine rebuilds for a fairly resonable price. When your 924S is in need of such work 400bhp is available but get the brakes done first… Read Full Review

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“This review is based on a 1981 Porsche 924 lux Sports...”

Written on: 28/11/2004 by keithrose (2 reviews written)

This review is based on a 1981 Porsche 924 lux Sports Car which I owned from 1988 to 1999. The car was passed on to my father who still drives it today.

History. (Hey, it's not a real Porsche!)
The 924 was never intended to be a Porsche but was meant to be an Audi.
Back in the 70's Audi was an independent company who decided to add a luxury sports coupe to their range of mostly VW sourced salons. Porsche were commissioned to design a modern fuel-efficient sports coupe, which could be… Read Full Review

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Chris Bevan's Response to keithrose's Review

Written on: 14/06/2006

Liked the review. But as you rightly said, the 924 put up with alot of stick with regards to the original VW sourced engine. But is it not true the the Dodge Viper sourced its engine from a truck, (the engine came first, the car was designed around it), and also, the new Ford GT has inherited its engine from the Ford F150 pick up.

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Keithrose44's Response to keithrose's Review

Written on: 18/09/2010

Just to finish this review in 2010.
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<br/>The old 924 was passed from my father to my uncle and was still on the road to mid 2009 and running well at over 100k miles whereupon it sufferd a bad dashboard fire following an after market alarm removal. :-(
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<br/>The car underwent 2 resprays and remained rust free and suffered no engine or gearbox failers.
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<br/>Now considered a classic the 2.5 ltr is still the best bunch as the 2.0 could lack some speed.
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<br/>Its been 22 years since i purchased my old 924 and i still ponder on getting an "s" or perhaps a 944 so it made an impression :-)

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Mknee's Response to keithrose's Review

Written on: 11/01/2007

Also worth noting the last year of production of the 924S they removed the de-tuning of the engine. So the 1988 cars are 165BHP instead of the standard 150BHP.
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<br/>Rumour has it that some of the very first C reg 924S had the full 165BHP as well but I don&#039;t know if that is true or not...

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“I've owned my '88 Porsche 924 2.5s sports car with the...”

Written on: 23/10/2004 by luckylarry J (1 review written)

I've owned my '88 Porsche 924 2.5s sports car with the 2.5L engine for 3 years and 35,000 miles without a problem. This thing is fun & seems bullet-proof. It loves to run all day, is comfortable & gets 33 MPG on the highway. Well engineered & built to last a long time. I would definitely buy another Porsche… Read Full Review

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“Porsche only ever made the 924 with a 2.0 and a 2.5s...”

Written on: 23/09/2004 by mHaynes (5 reviews written)

Porsche only ever made the 924 with a 2.0 and a 2.5s engine, I had the 1986 Porsche 924 2.5 'S' for 4 years and it was a fantastic car, if you fancy standing out and making a monkey of Japanese hot hatch's buy one… Read Full Review

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“Watch the Porsche 924 2.4 litre go, I mean the speed...”

Written on: 10/04/2004 by dan006 (1 review written)

Watch the Porsche 924 2.4 litre go, I mean the speed watch a tremendous lack of performannce. I bought my old girl and she was in a complete state which is not very nice is it. But I took her down to the workshop and they made her look as good as new. The handling is excellent and the relibility. the comfort is nice as well and she loves to be run (well mine does!)
IT IS A GREAT CAR… Read Full Review

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Mhaynes's Response to 150483_dan006's Review

Written on: 01/09/2004

There isn't and never has been a porsche 924 with a 2.4 litre engine, it simply doesn't exist. The car in the picture is 2.0 litre car and the only other models are the 2.0 litre turbo and the 2.5 litre 'S' which this isn't according to the photo. But one thing I will say the 2.5 car like the one I've owned for 4 years is that its the best model by far for reliability/performance, the 2.0 litre is underpowered and under braked and the turbo's are a bit frail mainly due to age.

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