2003 Porsche Boxster Top Comparisons

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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
dic_camarillo writes:
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Awesome Little Porsche — I bought this car with 8K miles on it. From day one, I've loved this car. Easy to drive, good power and incredible brakes. This car corners like its on rails and I can do silly things like taking a corner at 60 mph - just turn the wheel hard and she goes. I did have to change the original Michelin PS after 30K miles (18's). I put on a set of Dunlop Direzzas which hold well, but don't have the same feel as the Michelins. I once did 125mph in the rain with the Michelins and I felt in total control. I like how these cars are geared and how easy the engine revs. I have an automatic in mine, which isn't my #1 choice, but it works well. I've had her up to 155 mph with the top down and she runs great. This is a car you can drive very fast and feel comfortable or cruise on the freeway at 65 all day long.

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

Pros: Exceptional handling, great road feel, good acceleration, great looking car, good gas mileage (for a sports car), easy to drive, fun to drive, great brakes - make that incredible brakes, comfortable, lot of car for the money, lots of space for a weekend trip.  Best of all, its a modern sports car with character.

Cons: I had a intermediate shaft blow through the side of the block at 23K miles.  Porsche put a new engine in under warranty.  I hear that Porsche doesn't have a fix for this and the shaft can go at any time.  Also, the dealer wanted $721 for the first maintenance at 15K miles.  I took it to my regular mechanic instead.

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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Own One Before You Die! — This car accelerates like a scalded cat, corners like it is on rails, and lives up to its name in every way. If you want one it will cost you but it is not hard to work on with basic tools.

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

Pros: A blast to drive, the honeys' love it too.

Cons: Outrageous dealer prices for repairs and maintenance, DIY!

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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
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Most Fun Car That I Have Ever Owned! — Car is a blast to drive and fast! Head over heels above BMW, Audi and Mercedes. I would buy another or maybe a Cayman---Porsche is a quality company!

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

Pros: Beautiful and solid

Cons: Seat a little uncomfortable on long trips

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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
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Amazing — Awesome never felt something like it. Fast and Furious however it is not a women magnet it is more a homeless magnet every time I go for gas some homeless guy come and asks me for some change. But that does not bother me much.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance

Cons: none

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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Porsche Boxster — Its a porsche you figure it out. insane accelaration handling. Drifting was smooth comfortable bucket seat. the engine is behind you when you drive so you have a great driving experience you can feel the engine roar behind you. Accelaration is incredible with loads of torque. No doubt about it unless you live you in florida or europe its really the car that the cops wont try and follow if your pushing 180 or soo.

Pros: Great handling awesome accelaration and brakes sleek appearence automatic accelarometer

Cons: the roof is quiite so if your over 5,10'' your probably going to hit your head.  the engine behing you really warms up the car. :(

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2003 Porsche Boxster BaseReview
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My Autocross/rallye Car — What's not to like?

Pros: Handling, horsepower, transmission and sexy wheels.

Cons: Um, it's a Porsche.  There ARE no cons.

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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Car Is Amazing In The Twistys And On The Highway, Not A Red Light Race Champ. — I spent a couple days wringing this thing out and it was a lot of fun. Back roads are this cars bread and butter. no body role what so ever. the streering in precise and the shifting smooth. When it gets to around 4 grand all you can hear is the intake roaring and it really gets you goin. a great weekend toy.

Pros: Its a porsche, handles and stops amazing

Cons: its the bottom of the line porsche, could use about 100 more hp

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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There Is No Substitute — Even with a problem stereo, I would not trade for any other Roadster. Except for a Carrera GT.

Pros: unbeleivable handling, braking, and good power. Head turner

Cons: cheap becker stereo dissapoints

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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Good But Prefer The 911 — Had one for a couple of days in the summer, roof off is great and it does turn heads. Makes a lovely noise over 4k rpm

Pros: Nice power delivery, grips like anything, traction control is a life saver

Cons: Loose gearbox on the manual, corners = slow in and fast out, extras cost a fortune, only 2 seats.

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2003 Porsche Boxster SReview
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Best Driving Experience I've Had, Useless Car — This is the first and only Porsche I have driven and it delivered. The steering was amazing, I have never driven something that absolutely no play in the wheel. The suspension was superb and the acceleration was a lot of fun. Even with the roof down I could carry on a normal conversation with the person next to me. However, there is nothing, I repeat nothing, utilitarian about this car. If you pick some up from the airport and they have a large suitcase they will be carrying it on their lap because there is no room in either of the trunks. Having said that I almost bought it anyway because they drive was so much fun

Pros: Handling is incredible, acceleration is incredible, the best looking two seater convertible in my opinion

Cons: no trunk space, not at all utilitarian, not designed for anyone over 6 feet tall

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