Review 3 of 62|
from Southern Cal
Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 base 2.7
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.
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.
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.
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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.