1998 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.5


Value for money in the Australian market. An all time classic


Haven't had it long. Got it as a birthday gift from my wife.

Looking at service history paperwork:

Spark plug fault.

Alarm system fault.

Rain got in under the seat, and water logged the main control unit.

Replaced soft top. Some low life cut the soft top with a hunting knife.

General Comments:

All I can say is wow. A dream come true. An all time classic with modern technology. Smooth lines and endless heritage. Boxer motor sounds excellent, 10 out of 10.

Leather seats are quality, plus I am 6 foot 3, and feel it has great head space and leg room.

RPM in the middle is just like true sports car.

Shares 90% of its parts with its big brother 911 (996).

Boot (trunk) space is excellent front and rear. Great for a weekend getaway.

Very cool sports car. If you're a very shy person, don't get one. You will be getting a lot of attention. Cool :☺

Life is too short; buy a Boxster. If you live in England, it's £2500 for a Boxster; they're as cheap as chips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2016

16th Jan 2016, 17:15

Totally agree with your review, these are excellent cars. Great value for money at just a few thousand as well. I remember when these first came out, they were laughed at by some as "what you buy if you cant afford a 911", but nowadays they are respected by those in the know as a genuine sports car in every way.

2007 Porsche Boxster S 3.4


It's worth it


Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Handling is sublime. A great blend of sportiness & comfort, although it can be a little firm on some road surfaces. Traction in corners is superb.

Solid / planted feel on the road in the rain or in the dry. Steering feel is brilliant. Six speed gearbox is a joy to use; the light clutch & powerful brakes have great feel to them.

A great all round sports car, hard to fault. Some may say it's a "soft" Porsche, but once you've lived with one & driven it hard, you will see why it's so widely acclaimed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2014

1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5


Buy one. Life is too short to dream


Brakes stopped working at 100,000km.

Needed new discs and pads all around.

Tiptonic box needed new oil (service).

Seat worn on driver's side.

Factory radio stop working at 40,000km.

Needed new roof at 80,000km. Seals went on motor, in QLD on holidays. I was told it was from the hot weather. Keep eye on that.

Oil got into spark plugs from cover gasket. Done at 100,000km service.

General Comments:

10 out of 10 marks... excellent sports car. When you're out on open roads, it comes to life the way German sports cars do. After a hard day at the office, just get into the Boxster, go for long drive, and hit the freeway just clear my head. Always take the long way home :)

Parts are cheap if you know where to shop.

Wherever I turn up to a BBQ with friends and family, people always ask me "still got that Boxster?".

The note of the motor is excellent; you can never get sick of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2012

2000 Porsche Boxster


Almost perfect sportscar


1 wheel bearing at 60,000k.

1 engine mount at 60,000k.

Oil leaks at 140,000k.

Plugs and leads at 140,000k.

General Comments:

Handling is excellent.

Performance is good, but it's not a seriously fast car.

Very reliable, has never left me stranded in 5 years of ownership.

Overall driving experience is excellent, and it still makes me smile after 5 years.

Dealer servicing and parts are both expensive.

Insurance is not too bad (Allianz) $900 per year.

Can go through tyres very quickly (12,000km).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2011

1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5


As they say, "Porsche, there is no substitute"


L shape plastic under tray has cracks, trailing arms front and rear slightly worn and supposedly noisy, minor body marks, left rear brake globe blown, actuator in passenger window sometimes squeaks when window used and the engine mount has small cracks.

However these faults were detected in pre-purchase inspection. Otherwise the car is great, and just needs a really good polish and detail.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is excellent, considering 11 years old and one owner, with full service history. I had an inspection completed by a Porsche dealer and could live with the listed repairs, which were not immediate required repairs.

Considering I had everything done via the phone or Internet, then flew from Adelaide to Sydney, viewed and test drove the car and handed over the cash, then drove nearly non stop home, the car felt absolutely reliable.

The drive home was just under 1600 kms, and the car performed perfectly. Left the top down from sydney till I reached the South Australian border, brilliant.

The tiptronic is magic and gear changes very quick. I would doubt I would go back to manual, providing Porsche continue to leave the tiptronic gear change buttons on the steering wheel. In conclusion, just excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2008

26th Nov 2009, 16:39

I have now had the Boxster 20 months and it's still a great car to drive. Minor things have required replacing, but overall, happy considering the age of the vehicle. The distance travelled is now 79,000, so coming up to the dreaded 80,000km service, which can be rather expensive.

Have incorporated some modifications: front and rear strut braces, new performance muffler, K & N air filter, simmons wheels, heavy duty battery, LED lights and car bra.

The top needs to be replaced, mainly due to the plastic window cracking, but will replace with a glass window top.

Overall, the car is really good to drive and the economy is still excellent, 650 out of a tank with average driving.