In Reply to: Re: I'm getting a Boxster if the steering problem posted by Jim on April 18, 1999 at 16:46:23:
: Be sure to read the long term wrap-up of the Boxster in C & D April issue...7 unscheduled stops; clutch failure; all sorts of top problems; first maintenance service at 15,000 miles: $479. The first sign of trouble began at 846 miles. Performance had slid slightly by 40,000 miles. I think I'll stick with BMW.
That the C&D folks were idiots. They ran a convertible car through a brush-having car wash, and wondered why they had problems with the roof. And other things. I am planning on buying a Boxster, and the reasons that the C&D things don't bother me are that: 1. They were probably given the car, so they could care less what they did to it, while I would take GREAT care of it.
2. They got a 97 model. The first year that the Boxster had ever existed, so OF COURSE it had problems. I am getting a Y2K model, and I expect all the bugs to be ironed out by then.
3. Clutch failure, if you drive a stick like a buffoon, you can fry a clutch in no time. If I remember properly, there was a guy on here that had his E46 clutch fail in less than 3K. He was generally branded as an idiot who couldn't drive a stick.
You guys know that I have an E46, and I love it! It is great for taking the family and still having fun. I want a 2-seat sports car. It's that simple. I don't fit in a Z3, I tried while at the dealer, with the top up, I have to bend my neck to sit upright. I fit in the Boxster. I know that some of my responses in this post may be borderline flame-bait, but I assure you it is unintended, and ask that you review my rabid defense, and stated love of the E46 before jumping down my throat.