Hello everyone. Why can't ferrari have that kind of build quality? They look great and sound great, but what is it about them that makes them unreliable?
Hello and welcome this is a terrific site with a lot of info that you will need to make a proper decision.
Answer to your question, it's not that they are unreliable it's that the owners are fanatical meaning that they usually go the extra mile to protect there dream, like getting the major completed more frequently then necessary.
Like you I also own a Porsche cabriolet and it is very reliable but if you do some research on some Porsche forums you will see nothing but troubled stories as well. That's what you usually will read on these forums they are here to help people like you and me out in a crisis situation and they usually solve or have the solution to most problems.
That is why they seem to be unreliable but they are just like any other car something will go wrong at one point in time but if you are diligent in maintenance your % of something going wrong is greatly reduced. There is also the higher cost of owning a Ferrari but that comes with the territory like owning your car for instance I'm sure you realize that if something major went on your Porsche it will cost a bit more than your average car but that didn't stop you from buying one and taking the risk.
Remember nothing is a guarantee as they say if owning a Ferrari is going to break you than don't buy a Ferrari but if you are a true car fanatic like most of us here than you will take the plunge.
They say Mercedes is known for luxury Porsche is known for engineering and Ferrari for the passion,
question is do you have passion?