Sorry to see it go
October 20, 2013
I have owned my 1989 Porsche 928 S4 Auto for 4 years, but it's time to let it go. To someone who has never driven one, you're in for a treat. The power is seamless and so is the torque. It's smooth but with a deep V8 rumble. The styling is to die for. You'll either love it or hate it. The S4 and later GTS models are timeless to look at, especially if the wheels have been tastefully upgraded to a more modern size.
This is a world-class Grand Tourer (GT) car. I've driven from Las Vegas to beyond Phoenix for a 1 hour appointment and then driven straight back (11 hours). When I got home, I could have done it again. Masterful design. For a 1980s car, the features are ahead of their time: digital computer giving mpg, spds, temperature, range to empty etc.; 8-way power seats, 3 memory settings for seats and mirrors; aluminum body panels, and automatic climate control.
Gas mileage is as expected for a 5.0L V8, I averaged 17-18 mpg in mostly highway-biased driving.
There are plenty of parts (new and used) still available and huge amounts of support and knowledge on the internet forums (particularly Rennlist).
Beware of buying a cheap one (there are plenty). It can eat you out of house and home if there are electrical problems or if you don't maintain it properly. Always get it inspected by someone who knows 928s, not just a Porsche guy, before you part with any money. Don't worry about high mileage as cars that have been driven regularly are usually better mechanically than ones that have been stored for years.