Car best suited to very narrow twisty roads - was absolutely superb when driving in the Alps. Not so good on high speed A-Roads where body roll can become apparent. Also dodgy on autobahns at 120mph+ - hood threatens to break loose, scary body roll on sweeping bends. However, excellent brakes have always kept the situation under control.
I have abused this car and all things considered it has been very reliable.
Handling (cornering) not perhaps the best, but not noticeable unless driving very hard.
Electric hood is fine by me, my wife finds it a bit tough to unlatch - no leaks so far.
Have looked into upgrading to a Boxster 2.7 or S (second-hand) but cannot justify the additional outlay.
These cars can be picked up for about 12K now which is a bargain.