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what are the pros and cons of each of these? I'm very interested in them, love the shape, but i don't really know anything about porsches, can someone fill me in and give me some opinions? (obin)

please post some nice pics too, I think the 968 has a sexier front, but the 928 has a sexier bum so it's 50/50 in the looks departament.
actually lets make a poll to get some absolutely useless information for good times sake
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (dj_wawa)

You're talking about 2 very different cars here.
928 - front mounted 32V V8 (5.4 Liters in the last version), rear mounted transaxle.
968 - evolution of the 944. Front mounted 16V 3.0L 4 cylinder with Variocam variable valve timing. Rear mounted transaxle.
I like both of these cars very much, my favorite 928 being the GTS model. I always liked the 968 from the first time a saw it. It's too bad we didn't get the 968 Turbo S in North America.


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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (AudiVwMeister)

Kind of different types of cars. A 928 is more of a straight out GT cruiser. Gobs of torque, really cumfy, smooooth, and noticably bigger and heavier than the 968s. I've driven more 928s than 968s, but 968s are very nice cars. I really like the deisgn of the 968s, but also like the later 928s. The 968 feels smaller, more tossible, and more high end power with the 3L I4. The 968 feels more 944ish. I'd rather have a nice 968 as a daily driver, with a 928 to take trips in...

EDIT: had to switch a 2 for a 6...


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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (dj_wawa)

quote:[HR][/HR]yeah I should have added, which one is most livable on a day to day basis? and is it ridiculous to have one as a daily driver?[HR][/HR]​
I used my '86 928 as a daily driver for 3 years(97-00). It is a comfy cruiser, but also is very fast and handles like a racier E36(I owned a 325, but have never driven a M3). The 928 has a sophisticated suspension design that is very forgiving, and even with the 50/50 weight distribution, the rear-end will not bite you if braking hard in a turn. Mild oversteer rules the day. All of the controls are very heavy feeling, but the car is not slow to react.
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (blkaudicq)

quote:[HR][/HR]. The 928 feels smaller, more tossible, and more high end power with the 3L I4. The 968 feels more 944ish. I'd rather have a nice 968 as a daily driver, with a 928 to take trips in...
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The 928 has an I4? The 928 is more tossable than the 944? Hrmph?
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (SuperGroove)

a 928 is a V8, but good luck finding a manual transmission version.
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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (l5gcw0b)

Yum. If you can find a 5 spd, and are good at troubleshooting electrical issues, go find yourself an S4. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif





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quote:[HR][/HR]Yum. If you can find a 5 spd, and are good at troubleshooting electrical issues[HR][/HR]​
All my electrical issues cleared up with a new battery!! I am behind the move to 42V electric systems because of this experience. I have heard of this (new batterry "fixing" electrical problems) in other cars (even vw's).
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (sirhc)

Nice S4s can be had now for the low teens ($12-14k) and even useable ones can be had for closer to 10k. These are true supercars. Speed per dollar can't really be beat. With good records, you will know if it's a daily driver or a pronblem child. I know a lot of PCA members who use the '85-up 928S as daily drivers AND weekend track cars, often logging over 300k miles on them. The manual trans cars are rugged, but clutches are expensive as there are two. The automatics were meade by Mercedes, and very durable. They were also well matched to the engine, and still very quick.
Older single cam 928s are still relatively quick, quite cheap, but more likely to be beat up. I'd stay away from them unless a really good deal on a known car comes up.
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (Dan337)

928s have always had my favorite porsche design. So for no reason at all I'd browse through classifieds for 928s and I've yet to see a manual one. It's been close to 2 years.
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (dj_wawa)

I voted 928 since it has that ugly duckling appeal to me.

I like them all, the 928, 93x(? -- there was one in here somwhere wasn't there?), 944, 964, 968...
But the 928 has that grandesque GT feel to it. The 944 is decent too, and might make a slightly more practical daily driver (maintenance, fuel, parts). I'm with ChrisV on the Auto tranny.
I've seen a few at PCA events (one guy even had NAWZ wired into it and would squirt a little on the straights). All the ones I've seen were Auto, and eating Boxsters and 911's like cheetos

My uncle had a silver 928 back in the day. When I first saw it I thought it was the most beautiful machine in the world. Then he showed me a poster for the 959

A google search turned this up:
http://www.tower-mt.com/my928.html
which led to this:
Black 1988 928S4 5 speed for sale (as of 4/2002)
http://www.tower-mt.com/pics/black88/black88.html
Also check out the links below the pic. Lots of nice 928s in there.
 

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Re: !!928 vs. 968 (dj_wawa)

both very awesome rides, 928's of the same vintage are more expensive then 968's. so it all depends on your budget. if you can afford it, a 928 GTS is one bad ass machine. 350HP, 370LBS/Ft. the both have 50/50 weight distr. with RWD. i would rather a 968 over an older 928...why..well 968s are dead reliable for one. older 928's have many electrical gremlins and in general manual 928's are very rare...i wouldnt buy one in auto. a neighbor of mine has a Black/Black 95 928 GTS 5-Speed...that is one Porsche i would give body parts for. so HOT. other then having more power, the GTS models have tear-drop sideviews instead of Flag sideviews, they also have fender flares and a couple other styling cues that tell them apart from older S4 & GT models.
someone said 968's run mid 14's, yeah a tiptronic 968 may run mid 14's, but 6-Speed 968's run low 14's, or high 13's if you have an MO30 Equip sport model..which also has bigger wheels/brakes and a more aggresive differential. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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