1999 Porsche Boxster User Reviews

1999 Porsche Boxster Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"reliable car" 3 reviews
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"fuel economy" 3 reviews
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Stephen writes:
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3

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Nice handling. Great brakes. Very smooth power band.

Cons

Unreliable.  This was a special order and they still didn't give me the options I asked for.

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On A Flat Bed 3 Times In 10 Months — Engine died with 3000 miles on it. Just stopped dead on the highway pulling out of a toll booth. Another time it died with the motor fine, but unable to move - broken CV joint or something. Last time on a flat bed was a shift cable falling off so I couldn't get the car in gear.

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NUDNIK writes:
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A BLAST TO DRIVE EVERY DAY EVERY WHERE

Cons

NONE

NUDNIK
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Unpretentious Good Reliable Fun Sports Car: Porsche's Miata — This is Porsche's version of a Miata. Solid,responsive,fun to drive, makes you look forward to driving to work. Easily used as a daily driver with a remarkable amount of storage space between the front and rear trunks --which will easily accommodate golf clubs. This car is not driven for its speed (which is actually quite good)but for it's handling ability. Handles well in the rain but you live for those sunny top down days. Gas mileage is good and maintenance costs are less than the other Porsches. All Porsches seem to have their various vintage and model related idiosyncracies but none detract from the pleasure and quality of the Boxster. Of the four Porsches I have owned, the Boxster is THE BEST PORSCHE of all because it remains a wind-in-your-hair SPORTS CAR.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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blacktattoo3 writes:
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Fun in the summer, let the top down and go

Cons

Not a family car, 2 seats comfortable

blacktattoo3
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Title In Hand — Handles the road very well, has all the bells and whistles, and very fast. Just getting old and don't need the speed. Easy to install the hard top. Takes 2 to place the top on. Come out and see it and take it for a ride

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

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Clemson writes:
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Fun for street, autocross, and track

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none

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I Love This Car. — It is a truely fun car. I can use it open top and close top. In California everyone should own a convertible. I bought this car to turn in for the Spec Boxster race. And I decided to keep this as a street since the condition of the car is really nice. I used it for commuting to work, autocrossing with Porsche club, and doing Driver Ed (DE) at the big track. It is an excellent multi-function fun car. Since I bought another Boxster for track, this car is back to the street trim. And enjoying it for the tours on the California back country road with fellow Porsche owners in the weekends.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PorscheKid writes:
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5

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Hated the fact that the battery would go dead in a short time - four weeks of inactivity - and then only a dealer could fix the situation for hundreds of dollars (opening the front hood requires electricity, and that's lacking if the battery is dead - duh.  And Porsche still puts out cars with the same issue even now, eight years later).

PorscheKid
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Gorgeous — Hated selling mine, but it was time. Great handling car, incredibly fun to drive, better-than-anticipated trunk space (front and back!), people notice you. Mileage nothing special (about 24 mpg highway), tires need to be replaced every four years or so.

Owner for 7 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:6,000

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mutlow writes:
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Super reliable and balanced car.  Excellent gas mileage, neutral handling.

Cons

could have more power

mutlow
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One Of The Best Sports Cars For The Money — Best first Porsche. Suitable for everybody from beginner to expert drivers. The chassis is stiff for a convertible. Inexpensive to operate both on fuel and maintenance and repairs. Styling is excellent compliment to efficient design. Plenty of storage because of the 2 trunks.

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

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FHOC writes:
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great looks for little money

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automatic gear, tiptronic

FHOC
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Stunning — fell in lve right away..allright this is one of the best headturning vehicles , the engine is strong and most parts are made by audi , one of the greatest german carmakers , although porsche salesmen don't tell you. overall this is a exotic car for a domestic price !

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

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Sander writes:
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Handling

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Nothing

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Just A Great Sports Car — Just a great car to drive. It handles like a dream and just around 5,000 rpm it sounds amazing. You shouldn't worry too much about the cost because the fun you get out of it makes it all worth it.

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

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Joel writes:
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5

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speed, agility, looks, quality

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repair, tires

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Awesome Car — Wish I had never Wrecked it. Greatest vehicle I have ever owned. Never had a major problem. The only downside is that it should not be used as a daily driver, but a weekend/fun car only. Also not that comfortable on long trips, but then again it is a porsche, I'd still buy another one.

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Clayton writes:
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AMAZING handling.  Turns heads.  Fun + 1.  Convertible.

Cons

Needs a few more hp.

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It's A Porsche. — An awesome car. The most fun I have had with just 200 Horsepower. Beautiful exhaust note. Crisp handling.

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