1999 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

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1999 Porsche Boxster
4.5
Average based on 17 reviews
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No regrets

by from Myrtle Beach, SC on June 13, 2010

I have owned sports cars most of my adult life. The Boxster far surpasses the overall enjoyment of the British models I loved to drive. The handling is unmatched. The performance is spirited. The desi...
I have owned sports cars most of my adult life. The Boxster far surpasses the overall enjoyment of the British models I loved to drive. The handling is unmatched. The performance is spirited. The design beautiful. Heads turn whenever you pass a car enthusiast. The wife many times has asked for an evening cruise. (never happened with my other sports cars) At the office the Boxster is proof of my mid-life crisis. If I ever have any mechanical problems it will be expensive but a lot less trouble than a women on the side.
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1999 boxster

by from medford nj on August 4, 2010

I bought my 1999 boxster new. Great fun after 11 years. Always garaged. I wish I could have afforded a 911, but I think for 1999 the boxster was better looking than a 1999 911. Reliability is very goo...
I bought my 1999 boxster new. Great fun after 11 years. Always garaged. I wish I could have afforded a 911, but I think for 1999 the boxster was better looking than a 1999 911. Reliability is very good. in all my 11 years I had to replace ignition switch, some kind of air mass sensor, tires and add rear speakers. The sound system was terrible. I added a short-shift linkage, BIG help. I would guess I spent around $4,000.00 in all my 11 years of ownership repairing, changing oil,tires, plugs, coils, etc. 43,000 mi. so far.
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great car

by from Fort Lauderdale Fl on April 2, 2009

Boxsters are just about the best handling cars on the road today, they stick to the road like glue. The quickness around turns is awesome.Top speed isnt to bad either at around 170. Driving this vehic...
Boxsters are just about the best handling cars on the road today, they stick to the road like glue. The quickness around turns is awesome.Top speed isnt to bad either at around 170. Driving this vehicle with the top down is a real head-turner, especially at the beach,everyone loves this car. Tire wear is something porsche owners just put up with,and its worth it.
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Value For The $

by from Milwaukee, WI on August 19, 2009

I purchase my Boxster used a few months ago and have not been disapointed. It handles great, is nicely appointed and it is a head turner. I had driven other cars in the two seat convertible class and ...
I purchase my Boxster used a few months ago and have not been disapointed. It handles great, is nicely appointed and it is a head turner. I had driven other cars in the two seat convertible class and when I drove the Boxster I was sold. The car is at it's best when the top is down. What a great way to travel!
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Unexpected pleasure

by from Las Vegas, on March 18, 2016

I have owned 4 Corvettes, 2 Mercedes sport coupes, and a couple of Japanese sports cars. Bought the Boxster with 84000 miles, and it now has 113000. It is the best handling car I have owned. The on...
I have owned 4 Corvettes, 2 Mercedes sport coupes, and a couple of Japanese sports cars. Bought the Boxster with 84000 miles, and it now has 113000. It is the best handling car I have owned. The only caveat is the repair cost can be hefty. If you buy one drive it don't let it set in the garage. Driving it is very enjoyable and it will not let you down.
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Best value going for a sports car..

by from western ny on June 30, 2016

I bought a 1999 Porsche Boxster w/ 85K on it. The car is beautiful. Runs like a dream. The shifting is flawless. The motor sound great. Has kind of pitch through acceleration that you would expect fro...
I bought a 1999 Porsche Boxster w/ 85K on it. The car is beautiful. Runs like a dream. The shifting is flawless. The motor sound great. Has kind of pitch through acceleration that you would expect from a very high end sports car. The horizontal 6 does not disappoint. Gas mileage is good. Down side, have to run 93 octane. Wish I had done this sooner..
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Great fun

by from Dallas, TX on November 3, 2010

I got mine 1999 (auto) from the salvage yard with 75K miles and small damage to the front. Fixed it myself and now own a piece of automotive excitement. Note to owners: this car is really easy to work...
I got mine 1999 (auto) from the salvage yard with 75K miles and small damage to the front. Fixed it myself and now own a piece of automotive excitement. Note to owners: this car is really easy to work on. Basic maintenance can be done by anyone that can turn a wrench. The car drives like a dream. It takes few days of driving to really appreciate this thing. Dealer test drive does not do it justice. This is my secondary car but it is comfy enough to use as a primary car (I owned Miata for years which is a different story). 2 seat convertibles are blast to drive but with Boxter you get refinement and sporty drive. My automatic works great. Don't be afraid of it. Manuals are great but for daily drives my auto works perfectly. What a car!!
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What a blast!

by from Pennsylvania Furnace, PA on December 3, 2006

I purchased this car used with 46,000 mile. Joined the porsche club and had the pleasure of testing the limits of the german engineering at watkin glen. It's been two years and I still can't stop smil...
I purchased this car used with 46,000 mile. Joined the porsche club and had the pleasure of testing the limits of the german engineering at watkin glen. It's been two years and I still can't stop smiling. The seatbelt sensor has been a problem and it eats tires every 7000 to 10000 miles. It sticks to the road like glue and replacing the tires is just part deal.
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Beauty but Costly

by from Fairfax, Va on April 12, 2009

Excellent design and handling although the interior is just horrible. Offers nothing compared to other famous imports.
Excellent design and handling although the interior is just horrible. Offers nothing compared to other famous imports.
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Fun for summer!

by from South Burlington, VT on May 22, 2009

Great car for the money lots of fun can be expensive to repair, handles like no other car costing twice the money but has alot of road noise with top up!
Great car for the money lots of fun can be expensive to repair, handles like no other car costing twice the money but has alot of road noise with top up!
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