I have owned my Cabriolet for 3 years now. Apart from general servicing (including new brake discs and pads), the only thing that has gone wrong is that the differential had its internals destroyed when a bearing inside broke. This was fixed under manufacturers warranty. These cars are extremely reliable if properly maintained and serviced, don't skimp or it'll really hurt your pocket.
A true Porsche in every sense, don't worry about comparisons to the 924, people don't know unless they have driven one and let's face it, most people have never even SAT in a Porsche so comments should be treated with the respect they deserve. The Cabriolet model is different to the Coupe in that not only does the top drop electrically (no pun intended!), but the rear styling is completely different with a classically designed flat & square back end, in fact many times passers-by have commented on the nice Ferrari they think I'm driving past in, I really don't mind the car being mistaken for a Ferrari even though I love Porsches!! This car is fast, it can beat 911's (non-turbo) which are older than about 1987 so performance is very respectable. Not only that but the weight distribution is 50/50 making it one of the best handling cars of all time - important when you consider that prohibitive speed limits in the UK mean that top-speed isn't really exploitable (if you want to keep your license that is!). Every time I drive this car I get a big stupid grin on my face - not many cars can have that effect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th December, 1999