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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 250 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Porsche Boxster

  • An indication of just how good and desirable this car is: the fact that Porsche can get away with charging obscene prices for its options, such as up to $4,000 for wheels.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supreme handling characteristics, plenty of power in Boxster S format, two large cargo areas, long list of features and custom trim.

  • Cons

    Plastic rear window, regular Boxster's power is only adequate, price can become high when lots of options are ordered.

  • What's New for 2001

    Minor interior changes are in store for 2001. The Boxster S' thicker roof lining has migrated to the regular Boxster. Both cars now…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (37 total reviews)


No regrets - love my

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I bought this car almost 4 years ago with 36,000 miles; I was concerned given the age but I've wanted a Porsche my entire life and couldn't resist the deal. I did buy a 3yr warranty but canceled it after learning most everything I was concerned about was not covered and considered maintenance items - I was refunded $3000.00 and best thing I ever did. My Boxster just hit 45,000 miles and I still smile from ear to ear when I drive her. No major problems outside of routine maintenance and yes, they are expensive to maintain but your driving a Porsche guys, not a Chevy.... Just had the 45K service done, costed $1400.00 but I had all the pulley's replaced because 1 was squeaking. BUY ONE




East texas at high speeds

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

All I can say is wow! I purchased a used Porsche Boxster for 10k in Feb/Mar 2010, and could not have been happier. The car now has over 108,000 miles on it, and runs like a champ. It easily got up to 122 mph while passing cars driving down that middle lane* (stupid thing to do, but it was just too easy) without realizing how fast the car was going. Driving country roads in East Texas at high speeds (90 mph around 40 mph curves and 120 mph ++ on straight-aways) is a breeze.* apparently there are 2 radiators and it holds 7 gallons of coolant. My water pump went out while I was on the freeway and all that extra fluid saved my motor. *I no longer drive like I mentioned above, but had to share



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Weeeeeeeeeee!

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

When I got this Box 2 1/2 years ago, I had just finished driving a 1994 Honda Civic 220,000 miles from brand new. It was time for a new car. I love my Boxster. It's not the fastest car around but it drools every time we find a twisty back road. This car sticks like glue and I never feel out of control even in forced slides on wet pavement. (Hey, gotta have some fun some times!) I've taken it on long trips (over 600 miles in a day) and I have no back ache even though I'm 6'2". If you're thinking about getting one, do your research and get one now! I'm sorry I waited so long to do it myself.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2001 Porsche Boxster Review

What's New for 2001

Minor interior changes are in store for 2001. The Boxster S' thicker roof lining has migrated to the regular Boxster. Both cars now feature a hidden cell phone antenna, a gauge cluster design similar to the 911's, improved interior lighting and better dashboard material quality. Porsche has also added a new button to the ignition key to control the driver seat and outside memory function. In terms of optional equipment, the sophisticated Porsche Stability Management system is now available for the Boxster and Boxster S.

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seanbeck
seanbeck
03-07-2013
I am glad you were able to get rid of it before it got worse...I am sure the dealer you've traded it in can rebuild and upgrade Boxster and sell it at hefty profit :-) ..if that makes you feel any bet...


habitat1
habitat1
05-17-2005
Yes, I agree an S2000 is cheaper to maintain than a Boxster, but then it's a cheaper car, isn't it?...


habitat1
habitat1
05-12-2005
I don't disagree with you that the Boxster S and S2000 go about there business in very different ways. Frankly, I would have thought you, the far more discerning definer of "sports car" mig...