Porsche Boxster (2010 and older)

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Boxster (2010 and older) MSRP: $ 45600.00 - $ 55500.00
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Description:
The Boxster is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car, available in two trims, the Convertible and the S.

The Convertible is equipped with a standard 2.9-liter, H6, 255-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. The S is equipped with a standard 3.4-liter, H6, 310-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

Expert Review: 2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder
Expert Rating: 5 stars

"YOWZA! This rascal zips around corners like Lightning McQueen being pursued by Doc Hudson."



 
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Reviewed by:
BrianC9379


Review Date
January 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Review 1 of 62

Price Paid:  $54000.00 from Paul Miller, Parsipp

Year / Model Reviewed:
2003 Porsche/Boxster S

Strengths:
handling, acceleration, braking

Weaknesses:
The radio is somewhat "tinny" for a car in this price range.

Summary:
I'm a baby boomer who's had it with minivans and SUV's. I wanted something fun to drive. This car is like a rocket-powered go cart. This S model is extremely agile and responsive on curves. Acceleration is instantaneous; you decide where you want to go, point the wheel and then you're there.

Similar Products Used:
1983 Nissan 280-Z; 1989 Ford Mustang GT



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Reviewed by:
Chris93109



Review Date
January 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 9.00 votes

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Review 2 of 62

Price Paid:  $43000.00 from San Diego

Year / Model Reviewed:
2003 Boxster S

Strengths:
Fun factor. You just love to drive this car.....and you will wish that other people would drive faster.

Weaknesses:
Couple times a year you will wish you had a bigger car to carry stuff. Use your other car in that case.

Summary:
This is a totally fun car to drive. I have owned for over a year now and I have yet to be disappointed about driving anywhere. Give me an excuse to go somewhere please! Probably too much preformance for 99% of the people out there who just can't seem to drive. Why do you buy this car...?? Cause you want an absolutely fun car to drive. And it is a convertible! Are there more practical cars out there...well of course. Many of them. But there are only a few times a year that I wish I had a bigger car, and far more times that I can't imagine not having this car. It is really low so you you have to be careful over bumps. There is a lot of trunk space (2 of them). Once I went to Costco w/ my wife and we bought a whole cart load that was over flowing w/ stuff. Ok, have to use both trunks in that case. If you only have one car then I can see buying a BMW 3 series or a G35, but if you happen to have 2 cars in your family then go for the fun and get the porsche, especially in warm climates. Or, if you dont want a German car and want to buy American...get the new vet. Nissan 350Z...I am not into it at all. Honda S2000..maybe, but not the same league as the Porsche. But get a good price on this car as it comes kinda pricy if you buy new. I have owned trucks all my life and now that I have this car I dont think I will ever own another truck. Maybe if they made a real hybrid truck. I laugh now at those big SUVs and trucks that I fly by....

Similar Products Used:
Jeeps, Toyota trucks and lots of other test drives.



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Reviewed by:
Grantsfo



Review Date
May 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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Review 3 of 62

Price Paid:  $41100.00 from Southern Cal

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 base 2.7

Strengths:
The Boxsters handling is one of its strong suits. The chassis is very stiff. Ride quality of this car is outstanding. Seats are very comfortable.

Weaknesses:
The base 2.7 does lack low end torque, but once your in 4500+ RPM range there is plenty power. Small quality issues with paint, oil leaks and leaking AC drain plug. The car is priced well, but I would buy a used one due to resale values that have dropped.

Summary:
The Boxster is a very well balanced GT style roadster. Porsche has combined great ride quality and some comforts on a very capable chassis. They are still working small quality issues with their contract manufacturer Valmet. My car has had several small problems. None serious.

Similar Products Used:
I have driven 914's that are more true to original Porsche design from 1950 to 1980's. The 914 was 1000lbs lighter than the Boxster and feels more like a true sportscar. 914 makes transitions in corners more quickly. 914 also returned gas mileage figures around 36 MPG highway compared to the Boxster that has hard time getting anything more than low 20's. Boxster is more of a wine country cruiser that can be dragged out to a track event. 914 is easier for home mechanic to work on than the Boxster. Boxster offers much more power, better ride quality and convieniences of a modern car. However the 914 is still my favorite to drive when in the corners.



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Reviewed by:
Grantsfo



Review Date
May 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Review 4 of 62

Price Paid:  $41100.00 from Southern Cal

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 base 2.7

Strengths:
The Boxsters handling is one of its strong suits. The chassis is very stiff. Ride quality of this car is outstanding. Seats are very comfortable.

Weaknesses:
The base 2.7 does lack low end torque, but once your in 4500+ RPM range there is plenty power. Small quality issues with paint, oil leaks and leaking AC drain plug. The car is priced well, but I would buy a used one due to resale values that have dropped.

Summary:
The Boxster is a very well balanced GT style roadster. Porsche has combined great ride quality and some comforts on a very capable chassis. They are still working small quality issues with their contract manufacturer Valmet. My car has had several small problems. None serious.

Similar Products Used:
I have driven 914's that are more true to original Porsche design from 1950 to 1980's. The 914 was 1000lbs lighter than the Boxster and feels more like a true sportscar. 914 makes transitions in corners more quickly. 914 also returned gas mileage figures around 36 MPG highway compared to the Boxster that has hard time getting anything more than low 20's. Boxster is more of a wine country cruiser that can be dragged out to a track event. 914 is easier for home mechanic to work on than the Boxster. Boxster offers much more power, better ride quality and convieniences of a modern car. However the 914 is still my favorite to drive when in the corners.



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Reviewed by:
Dave croven


Review Date
June 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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2.20 of 5, 15.00 votes

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Review 5 of 62 , from england

Price Paid:  $38000.00 from porsche

Strengths:
chicks .. chicks. PETROL EX!

Weaknesses:
no weakness, however sometimes i just wanna keep on driving but petrol does run out

Summary:
Exellent car. Im 21. I got a new girl in the first 2 weeks with this. shes 16 and a babe! i have had about 8 in 1 year, thanks to porsche lol. This car is amazing. speed exellent

Similar Products Used:
Ferrari, bmw M3



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