This Boxster is the most enjoyable car ever owned (which includes a Lexus 400 SL, an MG and a '36 Ford Roadster street rod). Fabulous to drive.... handling out of this world. I was very fortunate to find one with such low mileage and in such great condition. Porsche dealers didn't come close for the price.
If you are into electronic gadgets and fancy features, go buy a BMW or a Mercedes. If you are into an absolutely thrilling ride, a ridiculous amount of power, and amazing handling, then the Porsche Boxster S is the way to go. The Porsche Boxster S offers all of these in a beautiful package that will be sure to turn heads wherever you go, and it is amazingly easy to drive to boot. I previously owned a 2004 Nissan 350Z Touring and a 2008 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro and the Porsche Boxster S blows both of those cars away. The Audi had a bunch of great gadgets and offered a much more comfortable ride, and the 3.5-liter V6 in the 350Z offered a much better torque band, but overall the Boxster S offers a much more exhilirating ride. On the down side, the stereo is unimpressive (even with the Bose package) and I can't fit my golf clubs anywhere except the passenger seat...
I have owned my 2002 Porsche since September 2008 and I did a lot of research before deciding to buy a Porsche Boxster. The main thing that sold me was the looks. I wanted a real sports car that felt like a sports car and the Porsche was it and I knew it from the first test drive. My older brother had a Jaguiar XKE and the Porsche Boxster felt similar in handling and power but much better on the turns and more comfortable and I loved the way the engine purrs and growls. I get a lot of comments from people saying mostly...nice car. That never happened to me before in all the cars I have owned. I suggest you get the extended warranty, it will pay for itself and give you piece of mind. I look at it as an HMO for cars with a copay. I have had my Porsche Boxster into the shop for "check engine light" and key stuck in ignition. I am sure there will be more issues but the car is worth it. It's fun to drive gets decent milage and it's a Porsche what more do you need to know? Enjoy