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1998 Porsche Boxster - Consumer Reviews

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Water Leaks
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By CrPlater
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Vehicle

1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Best Features

Performance, Handling.


Worst Features

Better drain tube setup or no drains. I have had a lot of convertibles and never heard of such a thing.


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Porsche - There Is No Substitute
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Schnellman
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Vehicle

1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Best Features

Styling. Handling.


Worst Features

More cowbell -- er, I mean more horsepower.


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One of the funnest cars at any price
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lordblood
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Vehicle

1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible


Review

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!


Best Features

Fun! No matter what, it puts a smile on your face. The comfort is amazing considering this is a sports car, you can get one with heated seats and all Boxsters come with climate control standard. Practicality! There are 2 trunks!


Worst Features

Repairs are a bit pricey, but nobody said owning a Porsche is cheap.


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All-Around Performer
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Tim Stoops
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Vehicle

1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible


Review

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!


Best Features

The performance, reliability, and utility (for a sports car).


Worst Features

Better switches.


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Great overall car with minor flaws
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By in2deep
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks & Styling. Luggage storage.


Worst Features

Clutch. Cost of servicing. Ergonomics. Radio.


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