1997 Porsche Boxster - Consumer Reviews

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Great Roadster by Porsche
By Legion on 04/07/07 21:11 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

I have had my 1997 Boxster for 5 years, I have a blast with this car, the engine note is music to anyone lucky enough to hear it. This car has been very reliable, this was the first year for this car and it was made in Germany, newer ones are made out of the country and still have great quailty and reliability. This car is great for a get away weekend or a nice sunday drive. This car also functions well as a daily driver. Two trunks give you plenty of room for shopping and getaways! On the track this car comes alive, with it's mid engine design, it gives even the most basic driver's a sure footed feel. The best roadster of the bunch, this car is very well regarded in Europe.
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Great Car that's Fun to Drive
By GMc on 03/15/07 14:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

I have totally enjoyed the car for six months now. Other than the classic ignition switch falling apart (which took 15 minutes to get fixed), this car has been a pleasure to own. Buy one if you can find a very clean low miles car.
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Love This Car
By Pete on 12/04/06 09:21 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

I have read horrors about the Porsche Boxster after I purchased mine, but it seems the problem are mostly on newer models manufactured in Finland (check driver side sticker). Mine is a 1997 Porsche Boxster with 101,120 miles, made in Germany and it is running GREAT! The only problem I am having is that the clock stopped working (digital clock) and I can't find which fuse (if it is the fuse) is out. Other than that, this is a great car.
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Fun, When It Runs
By Michael on 09/01/06 00:10 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

This car has a terrible engine design. The shafts explode on the inside of the engine and cost thousands of dollars a piece. Porsche just installs new engines at $20,000 plus labor a piece, so they don't mind. It is NOT UNCOMMON for a Boxster, of ANY year to blow an engine before 80,000 miles. The problem is that Porsche recommends changing the oil only once every 15,000 miles. Unfortunately, most people who drive these cars aren't mechanically inclined and actually believe Porsche and then wait 15,000 miles. Problem is, if this is a weekend car, it takes two or three YEARS before they do their next oil change. The engine is practically shot by that time. If you've bought a Boxster, change your oil. If you haven't, don't.
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FUN CAR
By NICE CAR on 12/01/05 20:28 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

i just bought a 97 boxster with 54k. i must say, boxster always cought my eye and after reading the reviews, i just had to have one. i have 20" rims on mine. triple black. i love this car, its pretty fast and tight. the girls dig it, and you look like a movie star in it. over all, its fun to drive and nice style.
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7 year old Boxster
By 60 yr old gear-head on 08/29/05 23:44 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

waited 11 months after placing pre- production order for 1st year Boxter. I drove it to work everyday for 4 years and just as a fun 2nd car for the last 3 years: hence, the very low milage. very reliable, had a freaky problem with the folding top after warranty expired. Bill was $2,000. Porsche Corp. was actually embarrased and paid it in full! Impressive!
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I love my Boxster
By Chef John on 05/15/05 00:57 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

It is a 1997, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks it is more than three years old. I used to drive a Mazda Miata. The Boxster turns heads on every drive. People think that I am rich or something. Get one that has been loved. Have it checked by an independant mechanic. Look for oil leaks. Mine is dry as a bone. Be aware that the Boxster is a "gateway" Porsche. You will move on to the next level.
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not only snob appeal
By sam kalter on 01/21/05 23:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

Bought certified used when prices were still firm (high). Not the case w/2-seaters today; makes this car ,or better an "S",great value for the money. This car is a pleasure to live with...notwithstanding the high costs when something does go wrong...it just makes me feel good to get in it...I still stare back at it after almost (5) years but thats how it is with Porsches-and yes, this a real Porsche .p.s.Even w/T.C.,useless in snow p.p.s.go for the full leather interior,a major difference on early models.
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Love the Boxster
By blueboxsterlover on 10/11/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

Great car! Very fun to drive and handles beautifully. It's hard to drive my SUV after driving the Boxster--I have to slow down for the corners in the SUV. Easy to drive and maintain. It's a very classic car also--the body style has remained basically the same and it's beauty is timeless. Lots of admiring looks when I drive this car around town.
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Fun to Drive
By Bill77 on 06/15/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Review

There is nothing better for a car lover than red, lots of power, no top and no back seat. I can't help but smile when driving this car. This was worth every cent.
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