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    Bad experiences with first model year Porsches?

    Just wondering who made frequent trips to the dealership for minor glitches with first model year Porsche products... whether it's the 986, 993, 996, or Cayenne... would it be risky to get the first model year 997?

    Re: Bad experiences with first model year Porsches?

    I had the very first 986 boxster 2.5 in EU.
    and sadly the error list was long.
    The pre-fun (3years since introduction)) was better then the reall thing.
    After 3 months the car was crashed (I belief the first total loss boxter too, a sad record) on a ... Porsche boxster event!
    And yes, I bought immed. again a boxster, witch model was
    now 6 months on the road
    and I still own this car :-) not one problem in almost 7y btw.
    However my wife bought also a boxster last year and the difference clear.
    The new boxster is much more smooth in every way.

    I bought myself a few months ago a new c4s and
    the car seems to be a no-problem car too

    danny (Belgium)

    Re: Bad experiences with first model year Porsches?

    Great cars you have there, why the same color?

    J.Seven

    Re: Bad experiences with first model year Porsches?

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    daddymac said:
    Just wondering who made frequent trips to the dealership for minor glitches with first model year Porsche products... whether it's the 986, 993, 996, or Cayenne... would it be risky to get the first model year 997?



    I would definetely not buy a 996 or 986 from the first two years of production. The cars after the facelift (996) and the power increase (986) are actually the most reliable and provide a very good quality.
    I don't think it'll be the same with the 997, I got one of the first 996 Turbo in Bavaria (my dealer's first car) and I was very satisfied with quality. The 986 and the 996 were completely new cars (change from air cooled to water cooled, 986 was something really new for Porsche) and they were affected by Porsche's bad financial situation back in 1996/1997, one reason why there have been quality issues at the beginning.
    Look at the Cayenne: there have been minor flaws in the first year of production but they're pretty reliable cars.

    Re: Bad experiences with first model year Porsches?

    Why both silver?
    Actually I wanted a black one this time.
    but a c4s is showing better his typical shape in silver.
    and... silver is so easy to keep clean.

    ps: I owned a few other colors too =>http://hobbystage.net/porsche/dfga0001/

     
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