2001 Porsche Boxster consumer reviews

$42,100 starting MSRP
side view of 2001 Boxster Porsche
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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4.4

Very reliable

I bought this car new and it always puts a smile on my face whenever I get behind the wheel. Fun car to drive.

4.4

great fun car !

great value for the money, mine is Porsche red with black leather interior, i have replaced the clutch, water pump, fuel pump, IMS replacement, custom tail lights, repaint, O2 sensor replaced. I have 165,000 mi, it runs very strong with 5 speed, i love the car!

4.3

Perfect fun car

With two seats and a six speed manual transmission, the Boxster S is one of the most fun cars I've ever driven. It's perfectly balanced and light. The 250hp 3.2 liter engine is smooth through the whole RPM range but could use a few more horses. The styling is classic Porsche and even at 15 it looks like a million bucks.

4.9

Most fun car to drive

It is a pretty trouble free car that I have owned and the most fun to drive. It gets a lot of looks were-ever I go

5.0

Love it

The car is amazing. Very fast, control is amazing! Anyone looking for a sports car that you don't have to spend a ton of money on go with this one!

5.0

Porsche Boxster 2001

This car is the most fun you can have on 4 wheels. With the center engine mount, taking corners makes you feel like a race car driver with the Porsche hugging the road like the tires had super glue instead of treads. With the top down, especially here in SW Florida, or driving to the Keys, it almost has a magical quality making you feel somewhere like either a bird, perhaps eagle, or a dolphin. It's a car meant to be driven. I've had the car 7 years and put on only 4500 miles. If the car were a woman, it would have long since left me for neglect.

3.1

Don't buy it!

This car is junk.wrote a lenghty detailed review but seems this site doesn't like that so I was censored.

4.6

Dream fulfilled

Bought a used 2001 Boxster with 78000 miles. I totally love the car. Replaced coolant overflow container due to it leaking from the bottom. Then replaced water cooler due to the internal plastic impeller breaking up. Over $300 from Porsche, but my independent mechanic found a water pump online with a metal impeller for $89. The car is a blast to drive and handles like a go-cart. Top down and really pushing the engine, then you hear the beautiful sound coming from the exhaust. Takes 9.3 quarts oil which can be expensive running synthetic. Check out Pedro's garage online and he gives great info on doing repairs yourself. Even with the fear of the IMS failure, I would never trade my Boxster ever. Best decision in auto purchasing I have ever made.M

4.6

Forewarned is Forearmed

My buddy talked me into buying his 2001 Boxster with manual trans and 49.0k miles. So I sold my 2001 Saab 9.3 convertible - a total pocket rocket - with about the same mileage. Granted, there's no comparison and the Boxster is by far the faster, more fun, better handling, and cooler looking car. So now I've put 5.0k more miles on it and except for a few bulbs it's been a perfect drive. The trouble is, and an earlier reviewer here mentioned it, there's a time bomb ticking in the boot - the engine - that at some point will render itself a total and unrepairable piece of junk, and will probably do bad things to the transmission and other mechanical parts when it finally goes. So now along with the exhilaration I feel every time I drive the car, I live in fear this could be its last trip. The one and only solution is to be proactive and replace the IMS bearing...to the tune of $3,500. Yep, that much. Forewarned is forearmed and I post this not to dampen your enthusiasm, but to help balance your brain with your heart, and go into the deal with eyes wide open.

4.1

01 boxster

nice car at a good price with low miles--dealership was indifferent--yada yada yada yada xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx