Long term tests

Porsche Boxster S

Recently, and in the space of a month, the Boxster's hood failed - three times - and on a long journey home, fourth became the gear of choice. The only choice, in fact. Two of these failures forced me to use the services of Porsche Assistance and the third roof failure led to a pretty Fawlty-esque tantrum from yours truly. You might reasonably assume that I'm hugely relieved to be waving goodbye to the 'S', but that's most emphatically not the case. In fact, with the exception of my much-missed Clio V6, I c

Running Costs

Date acquiredJune 2003
Total mileage14,725
Duration of test15 months
Average MPG27.2mpg
Servicing costs£305
Extra costs£0
Price new£43,998
Trade in value£35,000


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