2000 Porsche Boxster from Australia and New Zealand


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

2000 Porsche Boxster 2.7L from North America


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 S 3.2 petrol from UK and Ireland


A great car let down by low quality parts


Reversing light switch failed.

Air conditioning failed twice.

Brake discs corroded at 15,000 miles new discs x4 and pads.

Silencer heat shield came loose at 21,000 miles.

Both front lower ball joints failed at 24,000 miles.

General Comments:

Porsche Boxster S Aug 2000 Mileage only 25,000.

The car is a superb piece of engineering and terrific to own. My car needed new brake discs and pads after 15,000 miles and the dealer said they were not covered by warranty. The car now needs both front lower ball joints replacing. I have asked Porsche GB why these problems have occurred and I have received a patronising reply. Has anyone else had the same problems with these parts? I cannot believe it is just me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st May, 2006

19th Apr 2009, 21:11

Is this car driven in the city? If it is driven in the city with a lot of stop and go traffic, then I'd expect your brakes to wear out very quickly, although it is still pretty low mileage to change rotors... but may be your dealer just wanted to make extra $$$ and took advantage of you.

If you are one of those drivers who constantly tail gate other people and use your brakes a lot, then that could be a reason why your brakes wear out prematurely.

If you drive on bad roads - the suspension will wear out prematurely. These things are kinda obvious, but many people fail to "connect the dots" if you know what I mean.

12th Jun 2009, 20:05

On many luxury german cars it's common to see brake pads that last for 15-20,000 miles and suspension parts that you would not expect to be wear items (which are not covered by warranty) to wear out. All of this depends on your usual driving conditions.

2000 Porsche Boxster S 3.2 from UK and Ireland


Sweet handling, lovely sound and good power


1 radiator fan not working, passenger seat electric not working, coolant filler/tank cracked (!)

General Comments:

Handles great, the most balanced car I have driven so far, the power is very good though not mind-blowing.

As I have very long legs unfortunately all journeys longer than 30 minutes were pain due to unsymmetrical position - left leg had too little room and the right one too much so was hanging...

Otherwise good seats and really quiet even at higher speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th May, 2006