The 1st generation of the Boxster has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.21. That can be compared against other Porsche generations. Shopping for a Porsche? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 1997–2004 Boxster model years have sent in 23 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (47%) followed by the electrical (17%) and the cooling system (8%).