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 Post subject: Porsche 924 advice to noobs, opinions on ownership, etc
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:18 pm 
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Hi Folks,
I hope this isn't going over old ground too much, but I thought it might be useful to gather thoughts, opinions and quotes from members about their 924.
If you could please provide answers to some, any or all of these questions I'm sure prospective owners doing a bit of pre-purchase research would be very grateful.
Cheers,
Richard

Why do you own a 924?

What do you love about it?

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?

What does the driving experience feel like?

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?

And feel free to pose other questions to the membership I may have overlooked!

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[Note: I've edited the wording of the first line of this post to make more sense of the thread since it's been moved to 'welcome new owner' bit.]

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Location: Lancashire
Model: Martini
richardb wrote:
Why do you own a 924?

Always loved the shape and used to drive one as a 21 year old

What do you love about it?

Shape, making driving an event, easy and cheap maintenance

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?

911 and x19

What does the driving experience feel like?

Epic, even sat in traffic

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?

Shape, performance, how it makes me feel

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?

Never considered anything but a turbo

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?

Buy a turbo, ignore Stan's comments, join the 924 owners club

And feel free to pose other questions to the membership I may have overlooked!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:12 pm 
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richardb wrote:

Why do you own a 924?
Love the looks, something a bit different, you arent likely to bump into many others on the road

What do you love about it?
Its a Porsche! From the seventies...it doesnt get cooler than that

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
Cortina, Capri, MGB

What does the driving experience feel like?
Cant stop smiling, and you get to say, Im just taking the Porsche out.

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
what Pete said, shape, how it drives, how it makes you feel

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
simplicity of the NA, wanted one from the seventies

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
Join the club, read this forum and ask questions. Dont be afraid to get stuck in

And feel free to pose other questions to the membership I may have overlooked!
Ask yourself what other classic cars are as practical, useable everyday, such good value for money, look at the build quality. Just because it says Porsche, it doesnt have to be expensive

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:22 pm 
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Location: Markinch, Fife
Model: 924S
Why do you own a 924?
I wanted a classic that was affordable, cool and good fun

What do you love about it?
It gets a lot of attention, The owners club :beer:

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
Ford Capri, Jensen Interceptor, 944, MG Edit: I don't know why I said Jensen Interceptor when I meant Reliant Scimitar. Interceptor is way out of my budget :lol:

What does the driving experience feel like?
Amazing. It holds the road like glue, has power when you want it

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
Durability, Practicality, Shape. It's reliable for it's age, I can get a tonne of stuff in the boot and it has the distinct 70's/80's sports car look.

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
I chose my S as the seller was nearby and the car was in good condition. Had it been a N/A or Turbo, I would have probably still chose it.

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
1.Although pretty cheap to run, make sure you can keep up with maintenance.
2. Drive it, don't chuck it in a garage
3. Join the owners club :beer:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:41 pm 
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pete wrote:
[Buy a turbo, ignore Stan's comments, join the 924 owners club


I have never recommended not joining the 924 OC :shock: :whistle:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:56 pm 
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scm924s wrote:
pete wrote:
[Buy a turbo, ignore Stan's comments, join the 924 owners club


I have never recommended not joining the 924 OC :shock: :whistle:

:lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:32 pm 
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Location: North West Essex
Model: 924 Turbo S1
richardb wrote:
Hi Folks,
Why do you own a 924?
They're cool, interesting and relatively rare.

What do you love about it?
Driving position, looks, pascha, pop up lights, its different and has character

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
I didnt.

What does the driving experience feel like?
Never driven one - cant wait to find out.

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
Driving position, interior space for such a compact car, clever positioning of the engine to keep the car low (b*gg*r to work on though!)

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
I also only considered a turbo - wanted something rare and that bit more special (to me - just my opinion - not suggesting other models aren't special)

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
Drive it (don't just polish it), join this club and try and get your hands dirty working on it as much as possible to learn how it works etc (this is very rewarding).

And feel free to pose other questions to the membership I may have overlooked!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:29 pm 
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Location: Europe > Romania
Model: 924
Why do you own a 924?
I love them !
Its the best classic car you can have and drive at the moment.
Its a classic, but it still keeps up with the modern world if you are not too exigent.

What do you love about it?
The fact that they dont rust, are reliable, look special and pretty and they handle great.

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
Hmm..i'd like an MK1 golf.

What does the driving experience feel like?
Perfectly balanced. Its a Porsche so its properly designed to take on roads. The weights of the controls are just right.

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
Durability, Practicality, Shape.

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
Started with the 924NA because thats all i could find and afford many years ago, moved to the 924 turbo when needed more power, and now thinking to get a NA once again.

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
1. Make sure you really can afford one.
2. dont expect from it what it cant deliver.
3. Join this owners club


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Why do you own a 924?
Having owned and restored classics from the 20's to the 50's, wanted something I could drive rather than restore.
What do you love about it?
Fairly simple.
What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
Proper Alfa Spider or Merc SL
What does the driving experience feel like?
Forgiving
What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
Practical, good looking and fairly timeless
Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
Started of with a late S which I loved, wanted an early n/a and got the Martini, wanted a late n/a to see what they were like, and now wish I hadn't sold the S!
What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
If you are not accustomed to old cars, be prepared for problems and avoid garages if at all possible. Rely on the good advice here
And feel free to pose other questions to the membership I may have overlooked

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2004 Toyota MR2 Roadster Red Edition-Lock down project.
1984 924 N/A Ruby Red Metallic - 924 of the Show, National 2018
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1986 924S Guards Red - sold
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1980 924 LE MANS#1 - sold
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Location: Coulsdon
Model: 924 n/a
Why do you own a 924?
A good friend and I decided to see if we could each buy a Porsche for under £1000 and drive it to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and back (we go next Thursday - with me luck). My car was in budget (after a very hard negotiation) and I couldn't find a reason not to buy it.

What do you love about it?
Endlessly tinkerable, improvable and fixable for modest cost. Hours of hobby fun already had for the price paid.

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?
None

What does the driving experience feel like?
Improving after every little job that I do on the car. Not like modern cars, but when driven with mechanical sympathy: rewarding and enjoyable.

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
The clean prettiness of the exterior shape. The mechanical simplicity and the transaxle layout.

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others?
Price

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
1. Get your hands dirty.
2. Join the owners club
3. Make sure you buy one with the correct interior (Pascha of course)

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