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Customer Review Summary for Porsche Boxster

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(87 Reviews)

2008 Porsche Boxster S

2008 Porsche Boxster Porsche Owner - Houston, TX 11/29/2011

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...

Best sport car for your money

2002 Porsche Boxster Jimgreat - NC 11/19/2010

Other than pricey parts at times, this is almost a perfect car. Porsche has a good following of fans on the internet, so i can almost get answer to any problems with this car. I had many porsches in the past, including 928...etc. this car actually drive the best, but may not be the most powerful one. With five speed and know how to work the stick, you can actually get about 27 mpg on this little speedster. Make sure you check the underbody impact lining on this car, if you see any impact damage, go to the next one because the plastic under cover panels are expensive and after markert parts are hard to come by. buy a boxster s if you want more power

Great roadster with speed, cornering, and storage

2007 Porsche Boxster Dennis - Valley View, TX 07/11/2014

It's beautiful, has two trunks when other roadsters have one with little space. Oil changes at 10k miles. Good speed and incredible cornering; a pleasure to drive

Porsche Boxster Overview

The Porsche Boxster is a convertible that serves as Porsche's entry-level luxury roadster. Porsche worked to make each consecutive Boxster model year more appealing than the last. Though even its oldest models may be a bit pricy, the feature-rich Porsche Boxster is a compelling option for anyone looking to buy a used convertible.

Porsche Boxster History

  • Porsche introduced the Boxster in 1997.
  • After three years, Porsche introduced the Boxster S trim level with a more powerful engine.
  • In 2003, all Boxster trim levels received a styling and engine output refresh.
  • Porsche later unveiled a more powerful second-generation Boxster in 2005.
  • In 2009, the Boxster received another cosmetic refresh, with further increases to performance.
  • The third-generation Boxster was later revealed in the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

How It Drives

It's no surprise that the Porsche Boxster is a delight to drive. Comfort and features have remained at the heart of the Porsche Boxster's priorities throughout the years. Few other vehicles are able to drive as smoothly as the Boxster, even on older roads. Its superior handling and responsive steering keep the Boxster fun on tight turns. Porsche built each iteration of the Boxster with powerful engines, and they really come in handy for long stretches of road that give you a chance to cruise with the hood down.

Used Porsche Boxster Value

The Porsche Boxster is one of the first entry-level luxury convertibles. It's one of the more affordable Porsche vehicles too, and it balances style and performance well. The value it brings to the table is why the car became extremely successful on the road and in the hands of consumers. Though older models may require more maintenance, used Boxsters also cost roughly the same amount as a newly-released economy car.

This early success has caused competition to increase in the entry-level luxury car segment. As a result, Porsche regularly tweaks the Boxster to better compete with many of its rivals like the Mazda Miata or the Chevrolet Corvette. This means that discrepancies between model years matter a bit more for the Boxster than other car brands; more modern model years are more likely to have the most cutting-edge technology.

Design & Performance

The two-seat Porsche Boxster has been tweaked often to become more compatible with newer cabin technology and adopt modern design trends. All Boxster models are equipped with rear-wheel drive by design. The Boxster only has three trim levels, including:

  • The base Boxster model, with a feature-rich cabin and quick acceleration.
  • The higher-trim Boxster S model: This version is Porsche's more performance-oriented vehicle, and is released each year alongside the base Boxster. It generally comes with more powerful engines.
  • In 2011, the Boxster Spyder was introduced - a lightweight model that also had fewer features, like the sound system, air conditioning, and power-operated top. What it gained in return was more horsepower and sharper handling.

Powertrain & Engine

Throughout its production, the Porsche Boxster was frequently updated to have more powerful engines in all iterations of the vehicle.

  • The Boxster came with a 2.5L V6 engine initially. The base engine was later upgraded - in 2003, a 2.7L V6 engine became standard across base models.
  • The Boxster S was built for higher performance; it has a 3.2L V6 engine providing all the power in the vehicle.
  • In 2007, both engines received a power-up in the VarioCam Plus. It adjusts valve timing for optimal performance, increasing the horsepower significantly for both engines.

In earlier years, a five-speed manual transmission was standard for the Boxster. A five-speed automatic transmission was optional with a configuration to shift gears manually as well.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The Porsche Boxster is an angular and stylish convertible. Its many features and accessories make it unique, and recent iterations of the vehicle have a crisp style.

  • Though the Boxster can only seat two people comfortably, the seats and cabin are extremely spacious.
  • The Boxster's seats strike a good balance between upholstery quality and strong support.
  • The cabin is typically equipped with the latest features for the corresponding model year.
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