Haven't owned one in a few years, but when I did it cost me a thousand dollars to fix anything that broke. One of the problems is that they are so fast and handle so well you've always got your foot in it, which makes parts wear out faster. My wallet likes the stately acceleration and style of my Mercedes and my S3 Jag a lot better.
No they just break a lot because they are fragile in many ways. I have owned cars I abused beyond belief, it is amazing what a car can take. Amazing. Go thrash a rental car and get back to me on your findings. I'm talking bouncing off the red line nonstop, full suspension travel and smashing the bump stops, reverse speed limiters, parking brake spins, bumper bashing and pushing other cars, etc. Reliability is either engineered in when the car is designed or left to chance. Period.
Porsche and Ferrari have deftly built up this mystique that what they offer no one else can match in terms of performance and refinement. Bullshit. I can only imagine the angst Mercedes, Lexus, and Cadillac (just to name a few) have when people say how much better the competition is than them even though they go to far greater lengths to ensure reliability/durability. It is time to see through the ruse, it is long past time to find more experienced automobile critics. The inexperience of the average automobile rag critic has got to be recognized. Ask a few old mechanics their opinions and you will get a far more realistic view of cars than a rag critic.
I can think of no greater example than the '74 V12 e type I owned and the '62 vette. The e type drove far, far, better when it ran. The body structure was fairly stiff and the ergonomics decent. This was great when it ran, but you could not keep it running for more than 50 miles even though it had a genuine #1 restoration with money as no object. The old '62 vette is far faster but drives like crap. It shakes, shudders, rattles, but it starts. It starts every time, I wouldn't be afraid to drive it several hundred miles even. So in all the older vette wins just for being reliable even though it is nowhere near the refinement level of the e type. That is what we have to get past and what the car critics never focus upon. Refinement does not mean reliability. 99.5% of the people drive their cars and they need reliability over refinement. Is it any wonder Ferrari's and exotics basically never get high miles while the "disposable" daily driver Acura get abused and neglected. No wonder we get the gov't we have, we cannot tolerate being treated well.