Based on 186 Ratings for the 1997 - 2004 models.Review this car
By Jamana on Monday, March 10, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "A driver's car."
Cons: "very small cup holders"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"With trunk and boot, more storage than one would think. Super comfortable seats."
By footner on Saturday, March 08, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
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"
By Topshot on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I owned and sold this car
Reason: Maintenance costs
Pros: "Performance, styling"
Cons: "Reliability, cost of ownership, fuel consumption"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I recently traded my Boxster S in for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the rear axles broke and the repair bill was over $5,000. Then there was the constant check engine light warnings. No sooner would I have a problem fixed than the light would pop back on for something else. I finally gave up after repair and maintenance bills totaling over $10,000 for a six week period. On the upside, the car handles well, it's responsive in steering, breaking and accelerating, and looks great. If you are independently wealthy (you'd need to be for the maintenance costs), and you want a beautiful car that feels at home on a track or the public roads, the Porsche Boxster could be a viable option, but it just wasn't for me."
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Homeboy981 on Monday, December 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great Handling….when it runs!"
Cons: "ENGINE IS BAD Porsche knew it….Now YOU KNOW TOO!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I wish SOMEONE had told me about HOW BAD this car was BEFORE I bought it! The IMS (Intermediate Shaft Bearing) is a HUGE PROBLEM! My WHOLE ENGINE is TOAST after having this engine part fail! Porsche does NOT stand behind their cars. Porsche KNEW this was a problem and settled a lawsuit for EXACT problem with engine failures! High number of engine failures reported! Car is great when it works but I spent thousands in repairs and THEN HAD the ENGINE FAIL! All those saying, "It won't happen to me!" You're WRONG - IT WILL! It is NOT IF BUT WHEN the engine will fail. Very few Boxster have high mileage on them….why? The car is NOT reliable! It is a piece of junk! I lost my shirt on this car and cared for it better than I treat most people! I would rate it LOWER than 1, but this won't let me. The car was financed and I now have a repossession on my credit….thanks to Porsche! Buy ONE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Don't say you have not been WARNED! The model years for BAD 911s AND 986s is 1997-2004, some problems still existed into 2007….that is how poor Porsche's are made! I wanted one of these MY WHOLE LIFE! Now I FEEL ROBBED! Save yourself! This car is garbage! I would not recommend them to a friend. If you have to have one…good luck! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!"
10 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Steve on Saturday, November 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,500overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great handling, ride and pretty well built."
Cons: "Interior is dated (plastic)."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchased this car 7 yrs ago as something to have some fun with for a summer. I never imagined I would keep it this long. It's a fair weather car for me and I love driving it. I had the clutch replaced at 50k miles (preventative) and complete the RMS update and some other recommended maintenance at that time. It has never left me stranded and I drive it like the good doctor intended. I am amazed at how much fun this car is to push to its limits. I've taken it to DE events and had a blast driving it for all it's worth. Everything has held up well and while it's a cheap Porsche, I didn;t pay that much to begin with so it's been a great deal for me."
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful