2006 Porsche Boxster User Reviews

2006 Porsche Boxster Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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parimal_joshi writes:
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5

Pros

Sporty looking car from Porsche.

Cons

None that I can tell

parimal_joshi
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Great Working Car — Once you ride in this car you will never want to drive any other car, the Top down is fun and easy at a click of a botton. The ride is smooth, engine performance is good, fuel economy on highway is good. easy to maintain

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BoxsterBoy writes:
2006 Porsche Boxster S Review
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BoxsterBoy
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A Fantastic Mid-engine Sports Car. — I owned an 04 Boxster and liked it, but I did not like the interior as it was dated especially with the new 911 interiors being released. I picked up a used 06 Boxster S last fall with only 4K miles on it. It is GT silver with a cocoa interior. It really does not have any bells and whistles, but as far as I am concerned it is meant for driving. The overall handling is fantastic, much better than the 911 in my opinion. It is like having a car on rails. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1. Visibility is poor when the roof is up, but fine when it is down. 2. They eat oil. The 911 did and so does this beast. The last thing: there are not enough corners around to truly have fun. This is a definite track car.

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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987s writes:
2006 Porsche Boxster S Review
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On road performance is second to none. Makes you look like a better driver than you are.

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Cost, but when you consider the high level of engineering and design this car is priced right.

987s
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You Can Drive It Every Day Or Take It To The Track Without Voiding Your Warranty — The car can be driven every day in confort and with ease through traffic, but when in open roads reaching pass 3,000 rpm the exhaust sound changes and it accelerates with ease to 6,500 rpm in each gear. This car makes you look for twisting roads and the long way to get anywhere. This is an absolute drivers car that never fights the driver and behaves entirely predictibly. The acceleration is not neck snapping, but it is very satisfying at 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, but more importantly when you get to a corner you can stop on a dime or more importantly you can come up to a turn an litteraly break just at the turn then you can power through the turn and exit at roughly twice the posted speed of any mountain road in California. I would have never done this with my previous Mustang with a supercharged V8. It would be absolutely scarry to accelarate through a turn. The build quality is excellent, interior and exterior trim is without rattles and they feel solid. The styling is pure Porsche, clean, simple, timeless. The top can be operated at slow speeds in 2nd gear. The cost of owning this car for 4 years has been less than the cost of owning a Honda Accord or Infiniti for the same miles and years. Two full synthetic oil changes, two brake fluid changes, one new battery and new rear tires. Tires is the most expensive cost of driving this car. If you drive it the way it begs to be driven you will spend money on tires, but you will be happy to spend the money because it will put a smile on your face each time you drive it. The fun starts the moment you wash it which you can do quickly and be on the road to your nearest mountain road diner or you local Costco (Two trunks). No matter your destination it simply will make you enjoy your drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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A2CarGuy writes:
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A real, award-winning, contemporary sports car, that is great fun, yet practical (e.s., two trunks) and comfortable for long road trips, top down or up.

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No real negatives here. Though they're not exactly cheap to buy or own, they're worth every penny in smiles per mile.

A2CarGuy
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Great Sports Car — The fine overall balance of performance, handling, acceleration and braking. Great, fun car for getting groceries or a long road trip (preferably on winding back roads). Comfortable, with great, no-pain seats. Beautiful, yet functional interior. The feel of the manual gear change. The sounds, especially on acceleration. Great looking, inside and out - especially in its black & warm beige colors. Is it fun to drive? Hell, yes!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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shaunoxster writes:
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The handling and performance if amazing.  

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The price of the car is no longer reasonable with so many other makes including more options and engine performance.  

shaunoxster
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Porsche...there Is No Substitute — I love my 2006 Porsche Boxster. It has been a truly reliable and fun car to own over the past eight years. While I know Porsche fetches a higher price tag than most, it is ridiculous how much the new model is going for; in excess of $65k. It is just no longer reasonable to spend the money when there are now so many reliable and fully-loaded competitors.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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sshanny writes:
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sshanny
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Fanatastic Car — This is my brothers car but who cares a blast to drive. Classic steering feedback more than enough power, great build quality. Damn near perfect.

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Chris writes:
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Looks

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Orgasmic — Great car to drive, excellent road handling and performance.Love the exterior look with the hood down and the german quality build.Fuel and maintenance is a bit on the high side, but the thrill of driving this car is worth every penny.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Howard writes:
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The power, the sounds, the responsiveness

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Can't think of any right now

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Just A Great Car. — I moved into this car from a 16 year old Miata. I bought this as a Certified Pre-Owned with 18,000 miles. It is warranted like a new car and looks like one too. The Boxster is way more powerful and easier to live with. It is as responsive as the Miata to steering and a great deal more stable and fun to drive. Braking is dead on, solid and strong. Even though it is a base model, acceleration is quite lively especially considering the previous car. It is a great car for long trips and for winding country roads. Uses premium fuel but gets 30mpg on a trip. Some economy car!

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Dan writes:
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Relatively fast, great interior

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Expensive for the level of performance

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Fastest Car I've Driven So Far — Interior was great, love the gauges and display. Very driver oriented. Quick acceleration, really fun to toss into curves. Wish I owned it...

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1997 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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1998 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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1999 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Awesome By porscheboxster1999tx

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Greatest Convertible Starter Porsche By porscheboxster1999tx

love the motor and handle. a great way to get started with the world's best sports car...until you can afford a 911. easier to slide into corners with the mid-engine. everyone looks. hard but it's... Read More

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2000 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Love This Car - But Just A Little Bit Less Than My Old '92 911 By Boxsters911

it's amazing that you can buy a car with 20,000 miles, for less than $20,000 when it cost almost 3 times that much new. The S is definitely worth the extra cost, and the 2000 and up models are better ... Read More

A Great Car …a Unique Color! By DaveCee

I have loved this car for 11 years. It is the fourth Porsche I have owned and is one of my favorites because of the style, handling and power. The unique color is also a major plus which made me fal... Read More

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2001 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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One of the best sports cars I have ever owned or driven, especially when it comes to the "bang for the buck" aspect. The handling on the Boxster S is impecable, especially curbing, with the torque and... Read More

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It's a porsche, you can't go wrong here. Fun, Sporty (understatement) highly reliable. I know you think of sports cars as needing alot of maintenance, but this car is rearely in the shop unless you c... Read More

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