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 Post subject: Re: Porsche 924 advice to noobs, opinions on ownership, etc
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:00 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:52 am 
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JeremyB wrote:
I agree, should definately have a sticky in the noobs section under, "what current club members think about their 924's"


Pete moves faster than a speeding bullet ! Look at the heading, he's already switched Rich's thread into 'Welcome New Owners' so it's the first thing they see ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Porsche 924 advice to noobs, opinions on ownership, etc
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:09 am 
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Model: 924
Why do you own a 924?

Had one when i was in my early 20s and it makes me feel young again!

What do you love about it?

Today it confuses people- I came back to the car the other day and some kids were convincing their
dad it was a classic Ferrari! It's silver too not red. A guy at my work thought it was an old Lamborghini,
when i said Porsche he said 'what's it worth 20k?' Not sure what other car for £1500 gets those reactions!


What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?

Have other classics, have owned 911s 912 914 etc (actually I put it at over 70 classics) change my classic cars more than my socks

What does the driving experience feel like?

Kind of nice to be in as it sums up what I like- it's my daily driver yet it's from the 70s.

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

The long bonnet, the seats and the glass hatch

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

I have a 944 too but for a daily driver I thought it may be cheaper running costs as a daily

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

Join the club, be thick skinned (if you have a Porsche someone will always say their favourite Porsche
is the one faster than yours and enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Porsche 924 advice to noobs, opinions on ownership, etc
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:01 pm 
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Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Model: 924 n/a
Why do you own a 924?

I can recall repairing a 924 not long after they had first been produced. I knew there was something exceptional about this vehicle when I took it out on a road test. The car fitted me to perfection. All controls fell directly to hand. The handling was superb. The feel of the car more than made up for slightly disappointing performance. Nearly forty years on I am proud to say I now own one of these wonderful cars and it still fits perfectly.

What do you love about it?

I love to drive the 924.

I love to mend the 924.

I love to think I am driving a car that genuinely deserves a place in motoring history. From the original idea between Porsche and V A G, to the cars that followed due to the creative thinking behind the 924 design.

What other classic cars did you consider?

One of the original Lotus Elans

A Lotus 7.

What does the driving experience feel like?

To drive a 924 is like rolling back the years. Modern cars are functional, comfortable, more fuel efficient, and very reliable. Modern cars brake for you if you leave braking a little late, they will not allow you to accelerate around a bend if this makes the car unstable, they will not allow you to lock the wheels under heavy braking, they turn on the lights and wipers as and when required, they will even park themselves if the driver is incapable. This list is by no means complete with the fully autonomous car being a thing not to far into the future. If you like a car that takes control, modern cars are great. If you like to be in control and love to drive, then you need a 924.

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

The driving position and the position of the controls.

The almost perfect balance of the car.

The consideration given to safety in an accident. This was in the days before vehicle safety became fashionable and a major sales factor.

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

I choose a 924 N / A because this was the original 924. I have never driven any other 924. I am sure I would love them all equally but for slightly different reasons.

Why did you choose a 924?

The 924 is affordable to buy and to run.

The 924 is practical to use as a daily car.

If my 924 breaks I can mend it, with out the need of specialist diagnostic equipment.

I love to drive the 924. If you removed the badges I would still own one.

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

Do not expect the experience of driving a 924 to be the same as driving a modern car.

To get the most out of owning a 924 be willing to get your hands dirty. If you are experienced in car repair enjoy getting back to basics. If you have little or no mechanical experience, have a go at a repair, it is a great way of learning.

If you do not love driving do NOT buy a 924 (give someone else the opportunity ).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Hi all I have just joind I own two 924's a A reg auto , which is off road just ran out off mot , Also
Own a B reg manual she is lovely bit poorly as got wet inside rotted floor out as the last person put a aftermarket
Sunroof in , getting welding done and new starter moter and fuel pump relay full service, milage is very low 24,000 original miles on her she been looked after at some point then left to rot but i bought her she drives lovely though mot fails on welding, hand brake cable side light its crazy for her age


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Model: NA 924
Why do you own a 924? - I fell in love with these cars back in the 1980's, first car I drove on the road.

What do you love about it? - This one came up for restoration so had to take it.

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead? - Sorry don't do 'instead' I have a couple of other classics. Not Porsche

What does the driving experience feel like? - Been such a long time that I don't recall. Loved racing them in the PDA Lodge Championships back in the early millennium.

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car? - Simple, elegant and fun. So easy to own

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others? - This one came up for restoration so that was it. I would take a Turbo or an S.

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership? Buy one, drive one and then get another...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Location: Cardiff
Model: 924
Why do you own a 924?
Having retired I realised I didn't have a proper hobby so after getting fed up of decorating, gardening etc I tried golf but decided it wasn't for me. I thought about classic car ownership and went to the NEC last year where I knew I had to have a go. Meeting members on the club stand I instantly decided that my classic would be a 924.
What do you love about it?
It's renewed my interest in messing with a car.
What other classics did you consider?
I like many different models and marques but in the end I decided at the NEC.
What does the driving experience feel like?
I had my first 924 in 1977, my second in 1987 and both were wonderful to drive. They were fast, had good road holding and were easy to drive. Unfortunately, my third, a 1982 model like my second, does seem a little slow by comparison with modern cars but I still enjoy the experience. Once I've got my present one to the standard I feel happy with I may look for an S for that extra power.
What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car?
I love the shape, it's balance and it just seems so right, even now so long after it was designed.
Why did you choose a 924?
I first had one in my early twenties as a single man, I had my second as a married man with two young children so as a retired man I thought I would relive a little of my past!
What three bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership?
Decide what you want one for, the restoration project, the driving experience or the pride of ownership. Then just buy one and enjoyed it. Life's too short to think about these things too much.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:24 am 
Why do you own a 924?

It started out just being local and a great deal to replaced my old car after an accident, but now I love it.

What do you love about it?

While mine is still in the process of restoration, I can say I love the interior, the gauges for sure. I love the pop-up headlights, and the overall design with the engine and gearbox for the weight distribution.

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead?

1986 Toyota Pickup, 1980's Mazda RX7, MG Midget with a s10 v6, 1990's Toyota Celica (if 90's count)

What does the driving experience feel like?

The handling is amazing. It has amazing speed and acceleration for a four cylinder. Out of all the cars me and my parents own (I just turned 18), it has the best turn radius.

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

Like I said, the engine, gearbox layout. I also love the hatchback design, I can fit so much stuff in the car, and the sunroof on mine is not working, but I remove it when I go out on nice days.

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

I chose the S model for many reasons. It was local, I like the power and feel of the 944, but I'm not crazy about the widebody look, and the parts are easy to find at tons of junk yards here, just look for a 924 for interior and 944 for engine.

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

1. Do not miss maintenance, the car will run poorly if you don't take care of it.
2. Study the different models before making a final derision.
3. Always keep original parts if you put aftermarket parts in, it is really hard and getting harder to find original parts.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:20 pm 
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Location: Northampton
Model: 1980 Tutbo S1
Why do you own a 924? Existing Porsche owner and fancied adding to the collection.

What do you love about it? Genuine , Honest car. Great fun to drive.

What other classic cars did you consider owning instead? Currently own 2002 996 C4S, 1993 968 Cab & 1996 XK8 Cab

What does the driving experience feel like? As much fun as the other cars but in a different way. All my other cars are Automatics so this is a proper drivers car

What do you consider to be the best 3 things about the design of the car? Stability, Looks (inside & out) & fun factor :-)

Why did you choose a 924 n/a or 924 turbo or 924S over the others? Colour- Bronze !! & it was available at a sensible price.

What 3 bits of advice would you give to someone who's interested in 924 ownership? Drive it, work on it, join the club.

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


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:03 pm
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Location: North East Wales
Model: 924 2.0 n/a
Thanks for the thread, it makes interesting reading.

I'm new. In fact I've not even bought a Porsche yet, the reason I am here is that I noticed one in the local car yard. It just kind of caught my eye as I was passing.

The guy wants £900 for it and I though it was a good idea. My research brought me to this forum, I can see that there is a wealth of info and friendly help here.

Thanks, I'm sure you'll hear from me soon!

Tim.


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