2003 Porsche Boxster Top Comparisons

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2003 Porsche BoxsterReview
Boclark1952 writes:
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Liked car, clean for its age, price high for me, but within reason

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Jock writes:
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The acceleration is exciting. The styling is classic. Great entry product for a Porsche.

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Guru94SHVH writes:
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I always enjoy driving sporty, high performance cars; I actually prefer older cars, provided that they are in good mechanical condition and have not been involved in accidents.

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2003 Porsche BoxsterReview
Draken writes:
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I think that a Porsche Boxster is a really high quality car. The price that it is listed at is insane. I have a boxster and it is such a good car. I love it and would recommend it to anyone who likes quality workmanship.

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GuruFWKNH writes:
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This was an excellent low mileage car. The seller was wonderful and this was a great experience. Thank you for providing a service that resulted in a win/win situation for both buyer and seller.

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2003 Porsche Boxster Review
Antonio says:
super fast
vs2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
david writes:
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Fast Fun Affordable — Fun Fun Fun car to drive! Surprisingly great low cost to purchase a used Boxster. Easy to work on yourself. Handles great and looks great. 26 MPG and 155 MPH which is a great combination! Looking for a Boxster S now.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Handling, fuel economy.

Cons: People see Porsche and think you are rich.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
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Porsche Boxters 2003 — I love this car. But I wish it would hold 4 people. It is an eye catcher. Definitely get a lot of attention with it. If well maintained...it will last long. Well built. Definitely recommend. I would recommend to anyone.

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

Pros: Handles well on road.

Cons: two seater

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
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Great Looking, Fun To Drive Sports Car —

The Boxster is two cars; with the top down, this is a fun sports car - the perfect summer car. With the top up, it's just okay. I love my Boxster! I've owned a Porsche 911 (996) which was a lot more fun to drive, but the 996 isn't a daily driver. I found myself driving the 996 much harder and faster - it's a blast to drive, but not a good daily driver. My Boxster can be driven as a daily driver. It has enough power to have fun, but not so much that you want to drive it hard. The handling on the Boxster is phenomenal. The mid engine layout gives you so much balance. This car rotates so well through corners. Great confidence builder. The steering in so communicative - you know what the tires are doing. I've pushed my car to over 125 in fairly heavy rain and it did well. The car is that good. Now for the problems. I had and IMS problem at 23K miles and engine did go. Porsche covered it 100% under warranty, but it left me with a feeling that I could have the problem arise again (this time without a warranty). They say that I just need to listen for the "death rattle". There have also been quite a few small problems - more than I'd like to see. I've had the stereo replaced twice, the seat belt replaced, the ignition cylinder replaced and there are a few squeaks and rattles. I found out that my car was built in Finland, not Germany. The Boxster S is made in Germany and it feels like a better built car. Even though my car has had some issues, I still love it. When we purchased our Boxster, we looked at a few competitors; Miata Speed, Crossfire, Z4, SLK, Z350, 996 Cab, S2000 and TT. We chose the Porsche, because compared to the others, the Boxster simply feels better, looks better, has more space (two trunks) and fit our needs. I'd recommend a Boxster to anyone looking for a fun to drive high end sports car.

Pros: It's a Porsche!  Power is good, looks great, handles well, sharp responsive steering, great feedback. mid engine, so car is incredibly balanced, rotates amazingly, comfortable, very nice seats, great flat 6 sound, warranty did work, nice light weight, fun to drive, easy to drive, tires last a long time.

Cons: IMS problem (engine blew at 23K mi), battery tough to get to when it dies (hood pull is electric), has had more than normal amount of problems, build quality isn't as good as Boxster S (regular Boxster not built in Germany), stereo system is not very good.

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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
Don writes:
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My Second One! — My second great Porsche (especially as it now has a glass heated rear window); great German design; great stability on the road; great for touring with enough space for cases, other luggage and purchases; great fun. It also has a great hard top.

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

Pros: A great allrounder

Cons: Not a lot

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