Most fun you can have with your clothes on
This vehicle is an absolute pleasure to drive, and gets a lot of looks. It must be maintained and serviced. If a Porsche dealership is utilized, deep pockets are a must. Unless you spend mega bucks, it is the best of the best.
There are many owner support groups via the Internet that save owners, and many parts suppliers other than dealers available on the web. In the years that I have operated mine, I have found it to be super reliable, and the ultimate for long trips with 2 people.
The largest item of concern is the timing belt that should be replaced every 40,000 miles or so. Average cost is $1500 - $2,000.
Some cracks in the leather dash are normal, and can be repaired.
The car is very quick above 80 mph. Very little wind noise, and one of the best handling and predictable vehicles I have driven. 18 mpg should be expected. I have found that most owners get over 80% of their money back after years of ownership.
I would not purchase one for a teenager.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2011