1997 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

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1997 Porsche Boxster
4.2
Average based on 5 reviews
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1-5 of 5 reviews

Highly recommended!

by from Boston on March 1, 2008

I bought a 1997 Boxster in 2001 with 21K miles on it. It is now 2008 and it has 130K miles on it. One thing about these cars is that you really need to keep up with the maintenance to keep it running ...
I bought a 1997 Boxster in 2001 with 21K miles on it. It is now 2008 and it has 130K miles on it. One thing about these cars is that you really need to keep up with the maintenance to keep it running properly. Dealers charge ridiculous amounts for maintenance, but the Boxster is a very easy car to work on, even if you have no mechanical experience at all. The oil change interval on these cars is 15K miles, due to the fact that there is 9 quarts of (synthetic) oil in the car, compared to a 'regular' car's 4. Changing the oil is the best preventive maintenance that you can do. There are some items on Boxsters that fail quite frequently. The Air/Oil Separator, the Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF), the convertible top cables. But if you can turn a wrench, then you can afford to fix this car. They are unbelievable cars: well-balanced, superb handling, good mileage, and a TON of fun!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Great Roadster

by from Chicago, IL on November 17, 2006

The 97 is a great car, I know the S is now the big dog but the 97 is still got alot of get up and go. Still rated to top out at 149mph. This car is great from moving from speeds to 30 to 100. Fu...
The 97 is a great car, I know the S is now the big dog but the 97 is still got alot of get up and go. Still rated to top out at 149mph. This car is great from moving from speeds to 30 to 100. Fun car to just go out an drive.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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The first Boxster, the Best?

by from Wisconsin on March 9, 2010

Well, the only Boxs I've ever owned, but I've driven several. This has everything the Porsche offers outside some cabin outfittings, but great drive-train and more stares-per capita in any city. It si...
Well, the only Boxs I've ever owned, but I've driven several. This has everything the Porsche offers outside some cabin outfittings, but great drive-train and more stares-per capita in any city. It simply purrs. The first gear is picky, but on curves it keeps up with same-age 911s. It wants to be driven hard!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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My First Car

by from Charlottesville,VA on August 30, 2012

Great to own and drive on a regular basis and i have 45,000 miles on it i hope to get it to 100,000 miles
Great to own and drive on a regular basis and i have 45,000 miles on it i hope to get it to 100,000 miles
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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junky ride

by from illinois on October 31, 2010

horrible piece of junk.This is a piece of junk. the car was pon off on me as a good car.im stuck with a piece of junk that cant pass the emission test.they in deed saw me coming.
horrible piece of junk.This is a piece of junk. the car was pon off on me as a good car.im stuck with a piece of junk that cant pass the emission test.they in deed saw me coming.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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