1998 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

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1998 Porsche Boxster
4.2
Average based on 13 reviews
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Absolutely a blast to drive!!

by from TN on May 18, 2010

This is one of the most exciting cars to drive that I have ever owned. It is not the most powerful, or high speed car by any means, however, for a car that gets driven by the average person on average...
This is one of the most exciting cars to drive that I have ever owned. It is not the most powerful, or high speed car by any means, however, for a car that gets driven by the average person on average roads this car is amazing. The mid-engine makes the car hug the road and gives it unmatched cornering capabilities. The Boxster's light weight and dual-overhead cam engine gives it great HP at high RPM's which makes for a fun drive on back roads. The styling is a classic Porsche design which cannot be mistaken anywhere and gives this car a very elegant and exotic look. Top notch car especially for the price!!
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boxter heaven

by from nothern minnesota on February 6, 2011

number one- pay a little more and buy low miles, you get what you pay for. Other than that these cars are great! you cannot beat a mid engine sports car, handling is unmatched for the price. It looks ...
number one- pay a little more and buy low miles, you get what you pay for. Other than that these cars are great! you cannot beat a mid engine sports car, handling is unmatched for the price. It looks better than a 911 cabrio , every where it is parked I catch by- standers looking at it. It's fast ,feels very solid,wonderful brakes, shifts great, feels like it's on rails, the engine starts to sing at about 5000 rpm it is hard not to floor it every time, it is the sound of music. love this car but it is not for every one, it is best used as a second car
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advanced road machine

by from Santa Fe, NM on November 14, 2011

Plenty of pep and styling make this car an experience of being completely in touch with the road, acceleration, and the enviroment. Never had a car respond like this one to a drivers demands.
Plenty of pep and styling make this car an experience of being completely in touch with the road, acceleration, and the enviroment. Never had a car respond like this one to a drivers demands.
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As Promised

by from Dalton, MA on August 13, 2013

Car was exactly as promised and expected. Make sure you get the ISB replaced upon purchase so that you do not have a bigger issue later on. That is what I did and have comfort the engine will last for...
Car was exactly as promised and expected. Make sure you get the ISB replaced upon purchase so that you do not have a bigger issue later on. That is what I did and have comfort the engine will last for years.
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Fun Car!

by from Cookeville TN on November 28, 2013

The Boxster with 73k miles is fun to drive. It sticks to curves like glue. It is definitely a 2-person car with very little storage in interior. I'm sure that it has an engine, but I have not yet seen...
The Boxster with 73k miles is fun to drive. It sticks to curves like glue. It is definitely a 2-person car with very little storage in interior. I'm sure that it has an engine, but I have not yet seen it, although I have seen the place to add oil, if that ever becomes necessary.
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1999 Boxster 37K miles - No substitute!

by from St. George, Utah on June 4, 2014

This car is great fun to drive. Performance and handling are excellent as this card hugs the road at any speed. Has many safety and maintenance features as you can check oil etc. from the dash. Not fo...
This car is great fun to drive. Performance and handling are excellent as this card hugs the road at any speed. Has many safety and maintenance features as you can check oil etc. from the dash. Not for taller people. About 6'2" is it for comfort. Also expect some sticker shock for repairs/oil changes, etc. Reading the owners manual is a must as there are features that are not obvious and controls do not work exactly as most american cars. Only negative on this purchase experience was the usual sales 101 pitch and info from the salesman that we consumers have come to expect. I purchased from another state and had it delivered. I was told they did a "thorough" xxx point inspection so I could purchase with confidence and the car was in "excellent" shape. It cost $4500 to bring it to excellent shape. Bottom line is now I have an excellent, fun to drive, convertible - it just cost me more than I expected.
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good fun weekend car

by from California on June 5, 2013

I'm a Chevy power person but I was impressed whit the power my bosxter have I like it so much it has come to be my replacement for my muscle car
I'm a Chevy power person but I was impressed whit the power my bosxter have I like it so much it has come to be my replacement for my muscle car
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Porsche Maintenance

by from Canada on November 14, 2013

If buying used make sure the intermediate shaft bearing is updated if not invest the $2,500 or face catastrophic engine failure at a cost of $10-$18,000
If buying used make sure the intermediate shaft bearing is updated if not invest the $2,500 or face catastrophic engine failure at a cost of $10-$18,000
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a great car

by from Boston, MA on October 14, 2006

This is such a wonderful car. I wanted a 911 but i am glad I got one of these. The value for the money to performance is amazing. It really is a great car. COuld use a couple more interior features no...
This is such a wonderful car. I wanted a 911 but i am glad I got one of these. The value for the money to performance is amazing. It really is a great car. COuld use a couple more interior features not much to do rather than listen to radio. But if you are looking for a cheper Porsche definetly get this car.
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Bang For Your Buck!!!!

by from Fairfax, VA -New York, NY- Miami, FL on September 14, 2010

I've owned many cars in my life and have yet to experience a vehicle like this. Sure it has it's downs but all is forgotten on the open road. Ask any owner and the frist thing out of there mouths is, ...
I've owned many cars in my life and have yet to experience a vehicle like this. Sure it has it's downs but all is forgotten on the open road. Ask any owner and the frist thing out of there mouths is, "its slow". Not!! With the right set up, you can keep up with most cars out there, including a 911. Yeah I said it and I can too, because I own two 911's. People forget how heavy the 996's are. This car is lighter, better handling and far more interesting. Over all, it's so much fun to drive even at 167mph you feel full control; at least I did ;-)
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