by CrPlater on Aug 31, 2009 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.
by Schnellman on Nov 8, 2008 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.
by Lordblood on Oct 6, 2008 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!
by Tim Stoops on Jan 11, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible
I bought my 1998 Porsche Boxster used with 45,000 miles and sold it recently with nearly 110,000. It was a wonderful car. So good, that we bought another newer one. The Boxster provides excellent performance and sophisticated engineering that can be easily used as a reliable daily driver. I needed to perform very little service on it. It only needed one pricey repair, an a/c evaporator. Buy one and startle the non-car people with the two trunks!
by in2deep on Jul 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible
Pros: Great looking car. Drives well.
Tons of storage space.
Cons: Thank God for the warranty. I
couldn't afford the car without it.
Ergonomics need improvement. Why even
have a mechanical speedometer when it's
unusable. Replace with oil and battery
gauge. For a high end car, the radio
is mediocre at best. Clutch is clunky.
by SADinGermany on Jun 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible
Yeah a Porsche, I thought I was getting
a great deal with a 98 and less then
25k miles. Thank goodness I didn't pay
that much, because the first trip to
the dealer for a tuneup set me back
$1500 and was told that I would need a
new starter soon. Then a week later, I
was putting the roof down and the back
window split down the middle. The
Porsche dealer said it was my fault for
putting down the roof in cold weather-
it was 10C. This is a great little
car really fun to drive! But had I
known that the quality of the parts
were that crappy I never would have
bought it. I would have gone for the
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