Source: Pixabay The Porsche brand is one of the most iconic marques in car history. With a wide variety of models, all featuring luxurious interiors, gorgeous flowing designs, and boxer engines that can fly off the line and sound great. But Porsche only makes the most premium cars, meaning that any repairs you need will come with premium costs. Some Porsche owners have daily drivers for going to work, taking the kids to school, etc.
Source: Pixabay Car shoppers seeking the Porsche name at a lower price frequently look at the Porsche Boxster. This compact, mid-engine roadster offers Porsche driving dynamics without the expense of the legendary 911. But no car is perfect, so careful consideration is wise before putting one of these German convertibles in your driveway. With this in mind, we’ve compiled information on what Porsche Boxster years to avoid. Read on for details about the Achilles heel of early Boxsters and a generation-by-generation overview.
Source: Pixabay There’s a lot to love about Porsche, no matter what model or year you happen to own. But, as even the proudest owners will readily tell you, there is a cost to owning a Porsche. A real-world, physical cost. No, we’re not talking about your car payment or the cost of getting a custom paint job. Porsche vehicles come with higher-than-average maintenance costs too. Even things like a Porsche oil change cost more than you might expect.
Introduced in 2002, the Porsche Cayenne is one of the manufacturer’s finest, most valuable vehicles to date. This midsize luxury crossover SUV is one of Porsche’s only off-road vehicles and was given new life in 2008 when the model’s engine began featuring direct injection technology. Not all Porsche Cayenne year models have been built to last, however, and it’s CoPilot’s job to help steer you in the right direction! We’ll give you our recommendations on which year models are good to go and which ones you’ll want to avoid.
Source: Pixabay The Porsche Cayman is a very exciting car. This little beauty was introduced in 2005 as a coupe version of the 987 platform, and it’s actually quite amazing. The Cayman feels like a driver’s car due to a stiffer suspension, and it’s very well-balanced, which makes it more forgiving than something a bit more powerful like the 911. However, would this car be a good investment? Which are the Porsche Cayman years to avoid?
Source: Pixabay The Porsche 911 is an iconic design. With its sweeping profile, big round headlights, and, most importantly, that roaring boxer engine behind the backseat. Porsche has decided to change very little about their classic sports coupe throughout the years, but the biggest change came in 1998 with the 996 generation. The air cooler was replaced with a water-cooling system, the sloping lines of the body were refined and modernized, and it sits on the model’s first new chassis since its introduction.
Porsche 992 Carrera by Alexander Migl — CC BY-SA 4.0 Although the 2017 models brought the update for the twin-turbocharged engine, it took til 2018 to come up with the best year for the Porsche 911. As with a lot of new designs and setups, it takes a while to get all the bugs worked out. For the 2018 year, you get a lot of choices including 14 different trim models, 22 different configurations, and 6 different engine choices, all of which will come mated up to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Porsche Macan by Wagon Master Johnson — CC BY-SA 4.0 The Porsche Macan brings Porsche’s supreme performance and luxury to a crossover. With seating for five, a sport-tuned suspension, and four powerful engine options, the Macan is a do-it-all crossover with excellent handling, snappy acceleration, and even enough power to do some light towing. If it seems like the perfect combination of stylish and spacious, practicality and performance, then you should consider buying a pre-owned 2020 model.
2017 Porsche Macan by Vauxford — CC BY-SA 4.0 In 2014, Porsche introduced its latest five-door luxury crossover SUV to the world: the Macan. The Porsche Macan has several variants for its buyers to choose from and was designed to be more compact and sportier than the Porsche Cayenne, making it perfect for those looking to drive multiple passengers around in style. CoPilot wants to make sure you get a perfectly working Macan without any prior defects, so we’re here to tell you everything you need to look out for before buying.
Photo by Hiroyoshi Urushima on Unsplash Buying a new car is an investment, but it’s about more than just getting a fair price for a reliable and high-quality vehicle. It’s more like buying stock: you purchase a car at market cost and then watch the value of that car fluctuate as it ages. And if you choose to sell or trade-in your vehicle in the future, you have to do it at the right time in order to avoid losing too much money.