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1998 Porsche Boxster Convertible


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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 201 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Porsche Boxster

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Great fun at Porsche's entry-level price.

  • Cons

    Weak stereo.

  • What's New for 1998

    Side airbags are standard for 1998.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (10 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Water leaks

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

Lots of fun to drive but, water leaks into the area underneath the seats. Electronic control box is there and expensive to replace. Once it gets wet its shot. There are drain tubes that have to be kept clean - and even then, a heaving rain will still leak in.

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Porsche - there is no

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

While living in Germany I owned a 924, then a 944 and then a 911 Carrera. I left them in Germany because I felt it wouldn't be fun to drive a Porsche in the States. I was wrong. I bought a Boxster as a second car and love every minute of driving it. Porsche quality and Porsche ownership can not be beat. The twisty roads around my house have become my playground. I've owned Z's, an RX-7, a Lancia and a Quattro. But I'll say it again Porsche - there is no substitute.

One of the funnest cars

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

I got this car 2 months ago, and so far it's been absolutely amazing. I upgraded from Nissan Altima's and Toyota Camry's, so I know reliability. The only thing that went wrong with my Boxster is that the left window regulator is broken, but that happened before I bought it. It is a bit pricey to run, you do have pay well out of your pocket for small repairs. But it is one of the funnest cars you can buy, no matter what price level you look at. It's mid engined, so it is perfectly balanced and provides for fun in every corner. It's a bit underpowered, mine produces around 215 HP because of a better exhaust, but 0-60 in around 6.7 seconds is pretty brisk. Worth buying!

Gas Mileage


  • 17
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  • 24
  • highway
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What's New for 1998

Side airbags are standard for 1998.

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