1989 Porsche 928

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quick, with torque not a rubber burner by A CarPoint Consumer on 10/03/2001. Trim: 1989 Porsche 928 S4, Owned less than 1 year.
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Overall review: lots of extras, luxurious. A little heavy, but handles a tight turn w/ no problem. Fast, but in a torque fast type way. It's not going to peel out at the stoplight, but after 5 mph it flies. It is a large car for a Porsche, but in some ways that's nice. If you're looking for a rocket go-cart, get a 911. This car is quick, but it's really a luxury touring car/sports car. Also some people don't like the design. It's personal pref. though.
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Nice Ride by cali4sun on 05/16/2009. Trim: 1989 Porsche 928 S4, Owned more than 10 years.
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Pros: Nice V8, best as faster speeds, looks great for a 20 year old car. You do not see them to often....Very, Very comfortable.....
Cons: nothing to dislike.....
Overall review: Buy the best example you can afford. Good service history is a must, otherwise if you buy a late model make sure timing belt/waterpump replaced. Make sure everything works...Plan on setting money aside for maintenance. I'd recommend buying 1989 to later models.... Unless you likethe early year styling....
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Porsche's Flagship Car by Dr. Bob in Glendale, California on 12/11/2007. Trim: 1989 Porsche 928 S4, Owned 10 years.
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Pros: The styling is rather timeless, looks modern even today almost 20 years later. The performance is deceiving. Some suggest that it's a 'heavy' car, but at about 3500 lbs it's hardly bloated. It's comparable to the weight of a current 996/997, for instance. Driving is optimised for higher speeds, so the steering assist may seem too little at low speeds. The throttle is a long-throw pedal, so the neck-snapping performance is a little further down than one might be used to. Acceleration seems sluggish until you look at the speedo, and see that you've calmly rocketed past any posted limit without breaking a sweat. It's amazing performance all together in one package.
Cons: It's tough to find a good mechanic in small markets. Most of the factory-trained dealer 928 mechanics have retired or forgotten them. Because the costs of maintaining a $80-90k haven't changed much even though the cars can be found for a LOT less, some folks resort to using local non-specialists, which in the end makes costs of ownership even higher. Many cars show up at "bargain" prices. Eager buyers snap them up, and only then discover the deferred maintenance required. They get pidgeon-holed for a while, or they come back on the market again right away. It will be a few years before the car make the transition from used car to collector status. Again, good for buyers though.
Overall review: I've owned the car for over 10 years, and I'm very happy with it New buyers should plan on a thorough PPI, as with any 'interesting' car. Find the best one your budget will allow, and plan on spending a bit in the frist year or two catching up on things that may have been neglected. The car is an absolute joy to drive. Triple digits roll onto the speedo in seconds. The brakes are excellent for 160 mph touring, and are amazing at US-legal speeds. The handling is neutral, and forgiving of driver foibles. There are none of the tail-happy handling quirks that plagued early 911 cars. Instead, a 50-50 balance allows you to drive to limits you would not expect, and with total comfort all day. It's intoxicating, to say the least. The 1989 modle brings a more aggressive rear axle ratio, a digital dash display for the first time, and is the last 928 year in the US without airbags standard. This is also the last year for the clutch-type limited slip unit. 4-wheel ABS is standard.
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One of the Best Sports Cars Ever Built by RR Fan in Dallas on 01/17/2006. Trim: 1989 Porsche 928 S4, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Fast!! Looks great. Gets a lot of looks.
Cons: Can be very pricey to repair.
Overall review: One of the best sports cars ever built.
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Best Unknow Porsche Value by Blake on 12/23/2003. Trim: 1989 Porsche 928 S4, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Performance and handling are outstanding for the price! Very stable, not much oversteer on high speed turns. Other vehicles in this price range do not come close, except perhaps the Mitsubishi GT 3000 VR4. But for overall quality, nothing comes close.
Cons: Inability to stay within the posted speed limits.
Overall review: Great car. Buy it, if you can find one.
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