Yeah a Porsche, I thought I was getting
a great deal with a 98 and less then
25k miles. Thank goodness I didn't pay
that much, because the first trip to
the dealer for a tuneup set me back
$1500 and was told that I would need a
new starter soon. Then a week later, I
was putting the roof down and the back
window split down the middle. The
Porsche dealer said it was my fault for
putting down the roof in cold weather-
it was 10C. This is a great little
car really fun to drive! But had I
known that the quality of the parts
were that crappy I never would have
bought it. I would have gone for the
I was so excited when I got my Porsche
Boxter, but my excitement soon turned
into disgust. Yes, there is no
argument that this is a fun car to
drive, not to mention it looks great.
It's the high & frequent repair bills I
can do without. The repairs are small,
but their price ticket is over the
top. I paid $750 for a spring for the
roof, and $3K and all I got for my buck
was 2 front tires, brakes, and a repair
to a small oil leak. According to the
tech at the dealership, this is not
unusual. The scheduled maintenance
will run you hundreds for your fluids
and belts to be checked. Love the
look, but no thank you. This is my
1stand last Boxter!
I bought my 1998 Porsche Boxster used with 45,000 miles and sold it recently with nearly 110,000. It was a wonderful car. So good, that we bought another newer one. The Boxster provides excellent performance and sophisticated engineering that can be easily used as a reliable daily driver. I needed to perform very little service on it. It only needed one pricey repair, an a/c evaporator. Buy one and startle the non-car people with the two trunks!
Lots of fun to drive but, water leaks into the area underneath the seats. Electronic control box is there and expensive to replace. Once it gets wet its shot. There are drain tubes that have to be kept clean - and even then, a heaving rain will still leak in.
While living in Germany I owned a 924, then a 944 and then a 911 Carrera. I left them in Germany because I felt it wouldn't be fun to drive a Porsche in the States. I was wrong. I bought a Boxster as a second car and love every minute of driving it. Porsche quality and Porsche ownership can not be beat. The twisty roads around my house have become my playground. I've owned Z's, an RX-7, a Lancia and a Quattro. But I'll say it again Porsche - there is no substitute.