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Old 12-17-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Buying a '97, 98, or 99 Boxster, any comments?

I just wanted to know what any of you think about buying a 97, 98, or 99 Boxster. It might have around 50-85K miles. What would the maintenance be like, etc.? Would any of you recommend getting one? Am I worrying too much. I would use it that hard, maintain it all the time as a daily ddriving car.

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Old 12-17-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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get at least a 2000, lots of changes to the engine that year. Do a search of this forum and you'll see plenty of info. Also always try to find a Boxster with low mileage, repairs and maintenance on this car is expensive.
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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As the owner of a 97 with high mileage, I'd recommend you save up and buy one that's a 2000 or younger, 2003 would be my choice. I know they're a lot more money, but if it's going to be a daily driver, you want a dependable car to get to work and you don't want to be fiddling with repairs, right?

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Old 12-17-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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As others noted Porsche made improvements to the boxster throughout it's 7yr run. A 2000 model will give you a 2.7L with E-gas plus a handful of other improvements so try to get the newest one you can that is in reasonable shape.
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Old 12-17-2005, 02:13 PM   #5
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I would do a search here for the subject of how to buy a used Boxster. There is some very very good information there as to the proper process to use to avoid regretting your purchase.

A used Box can be a wonderful purchase but as in all things, BE PREPARED.

Good luck.

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