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Porsche Boxster vs. BMW Z3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Porsche Boxster   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Boxsters, 6.7 months of data per Boxster, average 2000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Porsche Boxster   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Boxsters, 7.7 months of data per Boxster, average 6800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Porsche Boxster 27
40.2857142857% 40.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Boxsters, 9.3 months of data per Boxster, average 15600 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2013 Porsche Boxster 26
29.802955665% 29.802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Boxsters, 10.3 months of data per Boxster, average 17400 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2009 Porsche Boxster   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Boxsters, 10.1 months of data per Boxster, average 44200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Porsche Boxster 49
32.4175824176% 32.4175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Boxsters, 9.0 months of data per Boxster, average 44800 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2007 Porsche Boxster 37
14.406779661% 14.406779661% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Boxsters, 10.4 months of data per Boxster, average 55000 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2006 Porsche Boxster 31
10.7792207792% 10.7792207792% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Boxsters, 9.9 months of data per Boxster, average 57900 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2005 Porsche Boxster 44
16.0980810235% 16.0980810235% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Boxsters, 9.6 months of data per Boxster, average 70200 miles

Redesigned. Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2004 Porsche Boxster   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Boxsters, 11.1 months of data per Boxster, average 56400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Porsche Boxster 58
20.5244122966% 20.5244122966% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Boxsters, 8.8 months of data per Boxster, average 74700 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2002 Porsche Boxster   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Boxsters, 10.1 months of data per Boxster, average 76600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 BMW Z3 44
12.0952380952% 12.0952380952% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Z3s, 9.2 months of data per Z3, average 88700 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.
2001 Porsche Boxster 54
19.7142857143% 19.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Boxsters, 10.2 months of data per Boxster, average 88800 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

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