When I got this Box 2 1/2 years ago, I had just finished driving a 1994 Honda Civic 220,000 miles from brand new. It was time for a new car. I love my Boxster. It's not the fastest car around but it drools every time we find a twisty back road. This car sticks like glue and I never feel out of control even in forced slides on wet pavement. (Hey, gotta have some fun some times!) I've taken it on long trips (over 600 miles in a day) and I have no back ache even though I'm 6'2". If you're thinking about getting one, do your research and get one now! I'm sorry I waited so long to do it myself.
Handling! Easy to maintain. I've done all repairs on the car except replacing a seat cover and the plastic rear window. Oil change - $75 (9 quarts of synthetic). Brakes about $100 per set. Spark plugs - $50 and doable but kind of a pain. Headlight bulb - $10 and done in 5 min. Tires - $335 set.