Awesome (but so far at a price)
Front disks/pads replaced at 18000 miles.
Rear nearside wheel bearing replaced at 22000 miles.
This car lives up to all expectations.
Performance, handling and looks are truly awesome.
We managed to buy the car from a family friend with only 16000 miles on and full Porsche main dealer history, so I am quite happy that it is genuine.
The price I paid reflected the fact that the car was due a major service and full set of tires.
This work was all completed at (I think) reasonable cost.
During the service I was informed that new front disks and pads were required due to corrosion on the inside of the disks. Pads are 'consumables' and obviously wear which is expected. I am no mechanic and not in a position to question a Porsche trained mechanic!
We've just returned from a 3000 mile trip across Europe where the Boxster was an absolute dream. Surprisingly, the car offers loads of luggage space for two people.
However, on our return journey, the back end developed a whine which has now been diagnosed as a wheel bearing and is going to cost a tidy amount to replace. Is this amount of ongoing maintenance/repair costs to be expected.
I am now starting to panic that I have bought a car (as good as it is!) that I simply can't afford to own.
Any comments? (or reassurance)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th July, 2005