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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
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 193 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

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."

6 people out of 11 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."

6 people out of 8 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."

13 people out of 21 found this review helpful

WHAT A BLAST TO DRIVE

By on Saturday, May 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,124

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
9/10

Pros: "it's a must have for the Sportscar lovers"

Cons: "ok - no cup holders"

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

"this is the first Porsche that I have owned and compared it to other sporty cars. I tell you, the most bang for the buck. this mid engine feel, handling and weight distribution is just awesome. Fun in the sun and very manageable in the rain. I can see how the Boxter is such a value on the pre-owned market. This is the perfect "midlife crisis" sports car"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Overall Very Durable Quality Vehicle Sporty Fast

By on Monday, April 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A PORSCHE is Like being in an Airplane Cockpit"

Cons: "Not for Ametuer Car people or Cheapskates"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car in 2000 w/ 7k miles $40K. It is now 16 years old w/ 86k & a Classic. Original Clutch, Rear Brake Disc's /Pads, Exhaust,Paint,etc. Go find that somewhere else if you can. Engine still Flawless & Original. Total Maintenence includes Front rotor's/Pads/MAF sensor/Top clutch upgrade/Water pump w/belts & pully's/ Front Tires last twice the Rear = 45k & 25k respectively . Synthetic Oil/filter every 15k miles. Thats's IT in 17 years ! I Even put on Dedicated Snow Tires & Drive it ALL WINTER ! Add up the Enjoyment Factor IT IS A TOTAL WINNER !!!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Car is in great condition exterior and interior

By on Saturday, March 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

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

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

"Car has never been driven in anything but sunshine, garage kept by myself and the previous owner, serviced at factory recommended intervals by porsche dealers, rag top is in super condition , and it runs and handles out of this world, love the car , just looking to go a few years newer"

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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