Compare Porsche Vehicles

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Porsche generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 1st Generation Porsche Boxster

From 1997 to 2004, the Boxster accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 3.21. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 21 Porsche generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
21st Boxster Gen 1 1997—2004
3.21
20th Cayenne Gen 2 2011—2018
3.01
19th Cayenne Gen 1 2003—2010
2.55