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Splendid —

This is the best car I've driven. The Porsche dealer invited me back in 2002 to drive a brand new Boxster 2.7 with 228bhp. I took it for a drive of a few hours on a hot and sunny summer day. With the top open, I became hopelessly addicted to that marvellous boxer engine just behind your right ear. Especially when downshifting with a blip, the sound is really really really beautiful. I wonder why there is actually a stereo in this car. Toss it out, you won't need it. Being a Porsche, the performance is respectable. Not the fastest, but fast enough to hold of any GTI driver that thinks that a Boxster "is not a real Porsche". Think again. The ride is especially worthwhile mentioning. It is incredible how comfortable this car is on even the worst surfaces (Belgium remember?). The car's reactions are always smooth and efficient without becoming cheesy. On the other hand, the handling is sublime. With the engine in the middle, it has almost as much traction as a 911, but it has a better weight distribution. Unfortunately it has no limited slip differential available (Ordnung muss sein, says big brother 911). The cost of ownership is reasonable considering the resale value of the car reducing greatly the amortisation. A French speaking Belgian journalist once summarized it: "Une petite Porsche, c'est déjà une grande voiture."

Pros: Porsche, fast, handling

Cons: none

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Valkyrie, My Porsche Boxster — This car still brings a smile to my face when I start it. Still pretty new with only 23,000 miles on it. Of course it is garaged all winter. Love taking highway exits without braking. It might not have as much horsepower as a 911 but I like the way it handles better than a 911. I averaged 21 mpg this weekend. Not too far off my RAV but much better ride!!

Pros: Beautiful

Cons: None I can think of.........

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Fun, Sporty, Fast — Love this car, it's fun to drive and handles like a dream. Maintenance is a bit costly, but does not require oil changes as frequently as many cars. The stock stereo system could use some inprovements. It's a great car to take out on weekends - definitely catches other driver's attention!

Pros: Handles like  dream

Cons: Stereo

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The Best Fun You Can Have With Your Roof Down. — J Clarkson has this one wrong. Being the faster version of the market entry model for the Porsche brand, and now having to live with uprated newer peers, might to some be a bit like being fifth in line to the throne and dropping with every new birth. But that is missing the point - this car has top quality breeding and it shows. A 911 cab just does not look right - it was designed to be a hard top. This car was designed to have its roof down at any available opportunity. And if you've driven a 911 round country bends you know where the engine is. A mid-engined Boxster had wonderful balance and handling. Whilst I might be tempted to trade up to clear lights - I still prefer the older styling Boxster. For me, the newer versions are given an aggression not needed for a car with such finesse.

Pros: Handling is superb. Build quality.

Cons: One day I might replace the window with the glass version found in
the facelift model. In the meantime - keep the roof down! 996 is no
contest for looks.. but a 993 would win.

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2002 Porsche Boxster Review
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vs2008 Scion tC Base
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Handling Ranked 2008 Scion tC Base worse.
"The engine in the Boxster is in the middle of the car allowing it to evenly spread the weight of the car."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Scion tC Base better.
"The Scion tC has more cargo capacity as it has backseats and you are able to put the backseats down to extend the trunk."
2002 Porsche Boxster Base Review
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vs2003 BMW Z4 3.0i
2002 Porsche Boxster Base winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2003 BMW Z4 3.0i worse.
"Great"
Back Seats Ranked 2003 BMW Z4 3.0i worse.
"none"
2002 Porsche Boxster S Review
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Back Seats Ranked 2001 Porsche Boxster Base worse.
"None"
Value Ranked 2001 Porsche Boxster Base worse.
"For more $$$$ its well worth it"
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2012 Porsche Boxster Reviews

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2011 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Fun To Drive! By Jimbo999

The Boxster is a great roadster for the weekend but can also be a reliable daily driver. Although the base stereo is not great, I prefer to listen to that classic Porsche engine sound. I love a manua... Read More

Attention-getting Set Of Wheels By Stemline

Everywhere I take this car, people stare at it. Frequently, they say something to me, and we can start a conversation. I love the way it handles on curves; one of the Porsche standout features is ho... Read More

2010 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Awesome To Drive! By dodycortner

I love the styling and ride. The looks are amazing with the top down! The ride holds curves at amazing speeds. The 7 speed shifter PDK is a breeze to use although the gas mileage is better in auto.j ... Read More

You Drive This Car - It Is Not A Ride By richard656car

I have driven a lot of cars in 52 years: 8 Porsches, 5 Volvos, 3 BMWs, 3 VWs and a couple of Chevy trucks and drove them over million miles, averaging 30,000 miles per year most of the time due to bus... Read More

2009 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Outstanding Driving Pleasure By MCDAPO

Amazing car for what it is designed for: driving pleasure. This is a focused, driving pleasure machine. Expect the standard cons -- this is obviously not a family hauler. The ride is very good, preci... Read More

Ultimate Sportscar By Ton

One of the best cars to enjoy driving with the roof down. PDK auto gearbox is increadibly fast. Shame about the speed limits... Sounds raw like no other car... Only drawback is the cockpit is somewha... Read More

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