2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7 from UK and Ireland
Unreliable junk for people with more money than sense
The engine blew up at 42k miles, causing a huge bill of up to £11,000 GBP!
Electric top struts snapped.
Rear body module failed.
Window seals leak.
Some things about this car are quite nice, it sounds lovely for example, but it is of terrible quality.
Interior plastics are pretty cheap for a more expensive car.
Sound system jumps and skips, even with brand new CDs.
Porsche is supposed to be a manufacturer of reliable and high quality sports cars. This isn't really the case, this car has been properly serviced, but the engine failed very prematurely. Dealers response was 'well it's a sports car'.
Staggering in my opinion.
The car was bought as a weekend vehicle. At the time our other cars were all high mileage, 162k miles Rover 618 (still own), 158k mile BMW 520i and 172k mile Toyota Celica. All still running, the Celica in particular got thrashed on track days and loved it. The Boxster was simply used on normal roads, at normal speeds, for cruising around.
Totally unacceptable in my opinion, and the dealers are disinterested, rude and inflexible, on top of other quality issues such as failure of the convertible top, and the module that controls the rear half of the car.
Will never ever touch a Porker again. A great shame they aren't what they used to be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th December, 2011