2004 Porsche Boxster Overview


Looking for a Used Boxster in your area?

CarGurus has 1,514 nationwide Boxster listings starting at $4,000.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $16,785
Avg. Price: $20,435
S Special Edition
1 national listing

Porsche Boxster Experts

#1 littlehorn
Reputation 120
#2 Andy Dickens
Andy Dickens
Reputation 90
#3 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 80
View All

Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Boxster Joy by Rob
 — During the 2 day session at Nelson Ledges race track with the Porsche Club I was amazed at how this mid engine car with relatively low torque ran with then pushed much more powerful cars, including tu... Read More
Custom Porsche by John
 — The Boxter is the most stable configuration of any of the Porsche I have driven. Mid engine weighting is fantastic on twisty roads. The finish is impeccable. The only issue is acceleration. My BMW M R... Read More
If The Batmobile Were Comfortable And Didn't Need Armor Or Guns, It Would Be This Car. by John
 — 265 horse, 3.2-liter ( flat-six: 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. Top track speed of 165. Handling is incredible with its suspension beefed up, 5 mm wheel spacers all the way around, standard 18-inch Carrera w... Read More

2004 Porsche Boxster Overview

Overall User Score

4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.45

Based on 10 reviews

2004 Porsche Boxster

The two-seat, mid-engined Porsche Boxster was available in three models for 2004. The base-model Boxster was equipped with a 2.7-liter horizontally opposed (or boxer-style) six-cylinder engine that produced 228 horsepower, while the Boxster S was powered by a 3.2-liter horizontal six-cylinder that generated 258 horspower.
New for 2004 was the limited-edition Boxster S Anniversary Edition, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 550 Spyder, which influenced the design of the Boxster. It received a 3.2-liter horizontal six-cylinder that produced 264 horsepower.
A five-speed manual overdrive transmission was standard on the base Boxster, while the Boxster S and Boxster S Anniversary Edition received a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A five-speed automatic transmission, with a gate for manual shifting, was optional.
Standard features for the Boxster included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual front and side airbags, leather seats, power heated mirrors, a keyless entry system, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo system with an in-dash CD player.
The Boxster also came with a rear spoiler, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and a power convertible top.
One of the few upgrades for 2004 was the addition of a sports exhaust system to the list of options.
Drivers thought the Boxster flew the Porsche flag well, even though it was the automaker's entry-level vehicle. They praised its quickness, handling, reliability, suspension, and even its stereo system. Though most Boxster drivers found little to complain about, some would have liked to have a little more legroom and storage space.


What's your take on the 2004 Porsche Boxster?

People researching a 2004 Porsche Boxster contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2004 Porsche Boxster, exterior
Porsche Boxster
56% of the time
12% of the time
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
7% of the time
Ford Mustang
7% of the time
Looking for a Used Boxster in your area?
CarGurus has 1,514 nationwide Boxster listings starting at $4,000.

Porsche Boxster Questions


1997 Boxter

What is the TC switch on the dash for? My son's first Porsche. Don't have an owners manual.

285 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

My 04 Boxster Wont Respond To Keyless Entry, Soft Top And Rear Trunk

86 views with 7 answers (last answer 7 months ago)
Rob Buskens

Current Value Of A 2004 Bolster S 50th Anniversary Edition

current value of a 2004 bolster S 50th anniversary edition. silver with dark red interior. about 15000 miles. I'm looking for an estimate only not detailed. a range is fine. Thanks.

953 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)

I'm Looking For A Boxster S 986 Since Few Weeks. Is That Kind Of Car Price...

35 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

How To Change From Mph To Km

573 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)