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2001 Porsche Boxster

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 25/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.7 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2001 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 196 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

An absolute blast to drive!

By on Monday, August 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "It's a Porsche, what else need be said?"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned my 2003 for just over 1 year and have put about 11k miles on it. I was very concerned about all the hype on the IMS failures with these engines but do your research. The failure rate on the 2003 or newer is less than 20% and most of those are on cars with low mileage due to not being driven regularly. Parts can be expensive but there are options for online OEM parts and if you find a good independent qualified mechanic that will help lower costs. As with any Porsche be sure to get a good Pre-purchase inspection done by a dealership or qualified mechanic familiar with Porsches or the Boxster specifically. Driving the car is a blast! They handle like nothing else out there that is affordable. Surprising amount of space for a small 2 seater and very comfortable on long trips. Have done trips of 9+ hrs per day and no complaints from my wife! Gas mileage is surprisingly good. On long road trips in ND and MN I have averaged 28 to 31 mpg at speeds of 75-80 mph on the interstate."

Most fun ever to drive

By on Saturday, August 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"No way would I ever let this go for 12 grand. All the updates and stainless exhaust alone make it worth at least 15 k . I think I will keep it."

Best true sports car for the $. most for for $

By on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun, quick, affordable sports car"

Cons: "defective IMS can be catastrophic engine failure"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great values on these cars now, but IMS could make it a very expensive paperweight. Shop around, make sure you find one with regular maintenance that has been driven regularly. The ones that have had the IMS retrofit are worth A LOT more, no ticking time bomb inside."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Boxster S perhaps the finest example of Porsche

By on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Superb Drivers car"

Cons: "Porsche believe its cars are to b driven not dinin"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Porsche Boxster S is as finely engineered a mass production automobile as a company can design and build. It is almost bullet-proof and is environmentally responsible. If driven properly with a 6 speed manual it can get near 30 MPG and still be able to pass other vehicles going uphill. Its only limitations are interior space, MAP upgrades for the 16bit Nav system and it wears out rear tires 2X faster than front tires."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great sport roadster

By on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, great cost of ownership, reliable"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 2001 Boxster is a whole lot of fun without the high cost usually assumed. The look, handling, and performance are awesome. No complaints after 3+ years of ownership."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Poorly designed junk

By on Saturday, May 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,040

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Gets you on first name terms with your mechanic"

Cons: "Potentially serious design flaws??"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Before you consider buying one of these, go online and type in "IMS Failure". Porsche will never admit they have a flawed design, but there are a suspiciously large number of these failures and can result in a major engine rebuild (think over $10k) if you're lucky, more like $16k for a new engine. Also phenomenally poor design decisions like a cruise control module that fails buried and irremovable from a $2k dashboard and (should a spring fail) in a cupholder a complete new unit for $370. These are expensive cars and the bills will be similarly so, however the poor design on these vehicles is inexcusable and means more trips to the mechanic than is justifiable. Bluntly if you're going to put up with this level of poor engineering at least buy a Jag or some other brand that actually has character. Save your money and if you really must have a Porsche look at the last of the air cooled 911s as their initial liquid cooled flat six products appear to have been designed to keep Porsche accountants happy rather than the end-customer."

16 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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