2000 Porsche Boxster 2.7L


It laughs at curves!


Retractable roof is slow to close. I bought it that way though.

General Comments:

Acceleration is brisk, handling is sharp and the auto tiptronic transmission is a blast to drive. Curves are what this car eats for breakfast.

A Boxster with an active maintenance is crucial before you buy one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2017

2000 Porsche Boxster 2.7L


Awesome ride, best sports car in its class


Leaking main engine seal at 97,000 km.

Leaking spark plug seal at 97,000 km.

Replaced spark plugs, ceramic covers and plug coils at 97,000 km.

New clutch at 97,000 km.

General Comments:

Besides a few problems that occurred as a result of improper maintenance by the previous owners, the car runs like a dream.

The power and handling of this car with the 2.7 L 217 HP engine is amazing. The engine note at high RPM is very unique and makes a Porsche what it is.

Braking is very quick and responsive.

Manual 5 speed transmission is smooth shifting and the clutch transition is seamless.

The seats are very comfortable, the interior dash controls are well placed and all work as they should.

Coffee cup holder would have been nice, but it is a Porsche.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2009

29th Nov 2009, 16:32

Can I ask how much all those repairs cost? (the ones at 97,000km)

9th Apr 2011, 00:47

I'm in Australia, and these are the costs I have been quoted:

Rear main seal, clutch kit, fly wheel, bolts and labour = $3000.

IMS bearing replacement with an LN Engineering part + labour = $1700.

Water pump and engine bearing = $1400.

Oil change + magnetic sump plug = $400.

Brakes (rotors & pads all 4 corners using OE parts) + labour = $1200.

New key, supplied, cut and programmed = $325.

2000 Porsche Boxster 217 hp


Anti-locks and airbags didn't work for me. Read on about how I drove off a cliff



Right rear anti-lock equipped brake locked up on a braking right turn on a mountain road and almost killed me.

Car rear slid out and I went off a 50' embankment and was fortunately caught in some tall pines, where I fell to the ground upright.

No airbags deployed. The pickup truck behind me made the turn, and braked to a stop. The Porsche is in the canyon, the pickup is parked next to my crash site, what's wrong with this picture?

My $50,000 Porsche is sitting is a wreckers yard in NC. waiting for the adjuster. I'm real curious about the rear wheel lock and no bags.

I'm going to do 6 weeks off work for this broken rib. I'm not a happy camper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2001

5th Aug 2001, 17:30

Slamming on the brakes in a turn is inadvisable in any car.

6th Aug 2001, 07:57

I find it highly unlikely that the events described can be attributed to a faulty ABS system. In the first place, the Boxster ABS works on wheel pairs (it is incapable of braking the wheels individually). Porsche does have a system called Porsche Stability Management (PSM) that can modulate brakes on individual wheels. This system is available on later (2001 on) Boxsters as an option. PSM generally activates when it detects a situation where incipient loss of control exists - the beginnings of a skid, for example, and it acts to counteract the problem by individually braking the appropriate wheel (s) and by momentarily reducing engine power (irrespective of throttle position). I've driven PSM equipped cars on the track at high speeds, and generally never noticed it. It only activates if the driver does something WRONG (like trying to take a corner at a speed higher than the frictional forces at the tires can accommodate). When it does activate, you can detect it by the momentary power loss and the fact that your car stayed on the road instead of sliding off the track. As good as it is, PSM cannot overcome the basic laws of physics - someone who is going much faster than they should be in a curve can still slide off the road - it is just more difficult. Having owned and driven a Boxster for the past 3 years and 40,000 miles, and having driven the new Porsche models on the track, I find it much more likely that this gentleman was driving faster than his skills would allow, and the car slid off the road.