2002 Porsche Boxster Top Comparisons

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2002 Porsche BoxsterReview
Cara writes:
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I think that it is much more beautiful on the outside than the inside. It’s older which I expect but maybe the one I saw was just not taken care of well to meet my standards.

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nice sexy appeal nice endless money pits would recommend this car for broke people

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2002 Porsche BoxsterReview
James writes:
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The Porsche Boxster is a great handling and styled sports car for summer driving fun. The older models are slightly smaller in size, but offer a good value for the price. Other comparable models would be the BMW Z3 Z4 models & Mercedes-Benz SLK 230.

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2002 Porsche BoxsterReview
Guru9V6TN7 writes:
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Cars features are appropriate but have to be able confirm situation on the IMS bearing.

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GuruYNBRM writes:
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The S version is the only one that’s interesting.

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2002 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
magas1948 writes:
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Classic Sports Car — The vehicle has nice handling, acceleration and driving feel. A very sexy automobile and a joy to drive. Sophisticated eye catching ride. You are able to travel at 70+ with the top down no problem. Smooth ride with independent suspension.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Beautiful design, great workmanship, quality machine.

Cons: Repairs can be expensive

22 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Porsche Boxster Review
Mike says:
vs2002 BMW 3 Series
2002 Porsche Boxster winning categories:
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  • Family Car
  • Value
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Back Seats Ranked 2002 BMW 3 Series better.
"None"
Value Ranked 2002 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Looks"
2002 Porsche Boxster SReview
Mark writes:
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Porsche Boxster S Not Worth It! —

I went 13,000 miles in my 2002 Porsche Boxster S before the IMS bearing gave way and tore the engine apart! Poor design! How can Porsche advertize "Perfection"? This car is junk and the manufacturer should be ashamed and bear financial and mechanical responsibility for their failures to their customers! I had wanted a Porsche all my life and had saved to make that dream a reality. Except it was a more of a nightmare! The car costs more for everything - since it is mid-engine car (great handling tho) you will be handing the repair techs your wallet! A new engine costs almost as much as the car. No wonder this car has gone down in value....STAY AWAY! This car cost me over $20k used and I lost 100% of that (except a few hundred $$$ for scrap). DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!! RUN, DON'T WALK as far away from Porsche products as you can get. I was the Co-Chairman of the North Texas Boxster Enthusiasts - and MY CAR DIED! You have 2 options: 1). Stick your head in the sand and pretend it was "something I did to cause this"; or 2). Heed my warning, buy another car and live happily ever after. Here's what I did....I bought a 2008 Corvette - it is faster, better handling, parts are cheaper...and reliable! I have done nothing but oil changes!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling
Cool Factor

Cons: Poor Quality
Poor IMS Design - causes the engine to tear itself apart.

33 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Porsche Boxster SReview
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New Porsche Owner. Now I Know What It's All About — This car is really fun to drive. It's the best handling vehicle I've owned. The styling is timeless. The acceleration is great. Most of all, I love the fact that it's a convertible. I would recommend the Boxster to anyone looking for a really fun car to drive.

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

Pros: Best handling car I've owned, like driving on rails

Cons: Maintenance is not cheap

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2002 Porsche Boxster SReview
dodycortner writes:
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I Am So Glad I Bought My First Porsche Boxster S That I Decided To Buy Another One! — I love the look and styling. It is so much fun to drive with the manual transmission. The top is easy to put up and down and never stays up! Not even in the winter months. It's been a great Sunday driver and keeps its shape well.

Pros: A fantastic drive, especially with manual transmission and control in the curves!

Cons: It's a Porsche, so you will pay for any maintenance.

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Reviews From Other Years

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2015 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2014 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Kirk

I am trilled with this car. I now own 3 Porsche’s this is my favorite. Read More

Review By Iain1069

Pristine condition and was given a thorough review by a qualified mechanic and given a clean bill of health. Runs great. Read More

2013 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Guru9BLQX7

It was $3500 over priced and I did not want a Green porsche Read More

Review By MitchM67

A beautiful and nicely equipped model. Minor collision damage noted on Carfax has substantially lowered the perceived value. Could make a nice driver for someone willing to get a PPI performed on it ... Read More

2012 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Steve

Fantastic and fun. Great performance and value if you can get a low mileage well maintained one. Read More

Fantastic All Around Sports Car By jkinnell

The Boxster Spyder is light, fast, nimble and perfectly balanced - everything you would want in a sports car. Porsche quality is also exceptional. This is a near perfect sports car for the enthusiast.... Read More

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