1997 Porsche Boxster User Reviews

1997 Porsche Boxster Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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StuggartorBust writes:
1997 Porsche Boxster Review
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4

Pros

Handling

Cons

Power due to age, but still hauls %@#

StuggartorBust
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It's A Porsche, The First Year Of The 968 With Removable Hard Top! — I Love my Baby. Very rare due to the sport package it has. Have not seen any on the road of the year with that package. Was my starter and now I have two more, well not to include the Porsche designed V-rod by Harley Davidson, which I have two of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NitaB writes:
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Looks, runs and handles great for a 16 year old car.  Two trunks make packing for trips a breeze.

Cons

Manual transmission.  

NitaB
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16 Years Of Fun — Great car, fun to drive, Still in style and looks great. Porsche's power, handling and braking are a great package in the Boxster. An easy car to fall in love with and want to drive everywhere. Long trips are fun with loads of trunk space.

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Clemson writes:
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4

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Getting a used one is pretty cheap

Cons

None

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I Would Love To Race This Car — I got this 1997 Boxster base model 2.5L for track fun and future race in the SpecBoxster race series. The acceleration, braking and handling are very good after the weight reduction. The mid-engine layout is excellent forthe high speed fun. Yeah! The Spec Boxster in PCA is called SPBOX, and in SCCA and NASA is called BSR.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joshua writes:
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5

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It has very powerful grunty engine that it is a very fast car to drive.

Cons

Unfortunetly it,s too high in price and was expensive to own because it was a sports car for upper class people

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It Could Be Worth The Money To Own And Drive If It Wasn,t Too High In Price For Classy Sports Car. — The handling in this ugly looking frog car is superb around bendy sharp corners because of its sharp under steering and it,s very grunty powerful engine that quickly rockets it from standing start in less than 10 seconds which places it amongst other elitie sports cars such as bmw,s Z3

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
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The performance

Cons

The cost of running it.

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The Engine Noise Is Awesome — A serious car to drive. It is not a fun car. My MG is more fun.

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Chris writes:
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Flashy Look

Cons

Rather high horizon view from the drivers seat

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1997 Porsche Boxter — I drove this car as part of a contest about 10 years ago. I am by no means a Porsche fan and would choose a nicely tuned Subaru WRX Sti over this any day of the week, sleet or snow.

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Kimmo writes:
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Handling in high speeds were awesome at dry conditions. Lowering so much was not a good idea.

Cons

Nothing really.

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My First Real Car. Fantastic Cabrio. — After Supra, i bought this 'che. Everything was amazing in this car, except '80-look interior. Only modifications were 18" Eta-Beta wheels and -40mm H&R springs.

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1998 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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1999 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2000 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2001 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2002 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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