I have owned 2 Boxsters, the first was a 2.5 1999, keep it 4 years and covered 33k miles, never went back to the dealer except for servicing.
Only problem was when I came to trade-in for a 'facelifted' model in 2003. I paid 43k for it in 1999 and got 23k trade-in, big loss.
Got the facelifted 2.7 model in 2003, some mods the previous model, biggest improvement the glass rear screen. I keep this car for just under 3 years, again trouble free, only got 16k miles on the clock so shouldn't have any problems.
Spoke to the dealer about a trade-in price for the 'New' model' and they did not want to give me one and I was not going to order blind not knowing how much I would have to find. After thinking about it and what I had lost on the last Boxster I decided to just sell it, but did not want to sell privately due to working away from home. So I call Porsche GB and they sent round they 'Buyer'. I had paid 38k for it new, they would not go above 23k. What as happen to Porsches good residual values???? I have since bought a Cooper S and it's just as much fun for less cash. Also I don't seem to get bad reaction from jealous onlookers the Porsche owners get.
Generally pleased - certainly got the buzz with owning and driving a Porsche although when you look in to it deeply they are not so far removed from the real world.
Porsche need to come clean and sort out their RMS problem and reliability of the engine before I would go back to another.
Main dealers 'rule the roost' which is how the world is when you have invested x£s to become one, whereas Independents are kept in the dark with regards to what goes on 'under the bonnet'.
This is my 3rd Boxster and Porsche have managed to improve the Boxster ride quality, handling to almost perfect. Build quality is excellent as usual and very robust. I'am now looking forward to my new Cayman S model, which I have on ordered. Still the market leader.
The car is far better than its previous model, however they have released the car without perfecting the window seals - so the windows leak.
The Hands Free Unit on the car sees your voice as the secondary noise and the road surface noise as the primary noise. Subsequently you cannot be heard on the phone if driving faster than 25 mph!
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!