2004 Porsche Boxster User Reviews

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    2004 Porsche Boxster Base Review
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    Buyer Be Informed. — The car is great for running around and enjoying. Before purchasing please search the IMS class action lawsuit against Porsche. I would not buy this vehicle again and Porsche will not do the right thing when it comes to your interest. Dealership wanted $27,000.00 to fix my 2004 car. I found Eurowise of Charlotte, NC that repaired the issue for $4,600.00. Verify that the IMS has been upgraded before you purchase the car. My vehicle has 6,700 miles when this failed and the Charlotte, NC did not help with my case with Porsche. Sad customer service and I have all major car dealerships to compare service against.

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

    Pros: Great looking car and well engineered.

    Cons: 2001-2004 IMS Bearing Class Action Lawsuit.  This will cause you to purchase a new engine.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Porsche Boxster S Review
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    Fabulous "true" Sports Car. — I love everything about this car. To drive this car is like an extension of yourself. Just point it in any direction and it goes there. Acceleration is great and handling and braking are even better. "One of the best cars in the world" as written by Road & Track magazine.

    Pros: Great acceleration, handling and braking.  Looks fabulous. Automatic convertible top.  Awesome Bose stereo system.

    Cons: Small amount of luggage space.  Because of mid engine design the seats do not recline back very far.

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    A Pure Sports Car — The Boxster lives up to its' reputation - it handles well, is a joy to drive with the top down, and for me at least, has delivered excellent reliability and decent fuel economy. At the same time, it is reasonably quiet and comfortable. In sum, all of the benefits of a sports car without most of the drawbacks.

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

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: More power would be nice

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    2004 Porsche Boxster S Special Edition Review
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    If The Batmobile Were Comfortable And Didn't Need Armor Or Guns, It Would Be This Car. — 265 horse, 3.2-liter ( flat-six: 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. Top track speed of 165. Handling is incredible with its suspension beefed up, 5 mm wheel spacers all the way around, standard 18-inch Carrera wheels with massive slotted discs, 15% shorter shift travel in the six-speed manual transmission. . There's nothing like a Porsche, the Boxster is a mid-engine dream, and the Special Edition Boxster is truly one-of-a-kind.

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

    Pros: Absolutely gorgeous, perfect comfort, all the bells and whistles. Neck-snapping acceleration: 40-60 in one second (2nd gear, of course). Out-handles just about everything else on the road - including most 911s!

    Cons: Porsches are expensive!

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    Buy One, Enjoy It — Fun car to drive, amazingly forgiving on a race track, quite reliable and so far no rattles or squeaks. It needs more power, though. We compete against much more powerful cars and it has shown it's tailights to a lot of them.

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

    Pros: handling, style, open air motoring

    Cons: If you live in polar regions.

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    Gotta Drive One — I love the way it takes the tight turns and quick accelaration. Of course the fact that it's a convertible makes it a perfect car for driving around California. Fun car to drive withour a doubt and plenty of juice

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

    Pros: Stylish

    Cons: If you can't afford it

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    Boxster Joy — During the 2 day session at Nelson Ledges race track with the Porsche Club I was amazed at how this mid engine car with relatively low torque ran with then pushed much more powerful cars, including turbos. Two cars spun out ahead of my trying to stay ahead. Only the radiio was below my expectations. So, I replaced it with a superb system from Alpine with a 500 watt amp, new speakers all around (four behind the seats) added SIRIS Sat stealth and the system is now world class (like the car).

    Pros: Superb room for two and luggage

    Cons: Not cheap

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    2004 Porsche Boxster S Special Edition Review
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    Custom Porsche — The Boxter is the most stable configuration of any of the Porsche I have driven. Mid engine weighting is fantastic on twisty roads. The finish is impeccable. The only issue is acceleration. My BMW M Roadster had more streight line acceleration, but didn't handle as well. I also had SpeedArt custom nose and side skirts so it looked like a 911 from the door sill forward and a boxter from the back. The best of both worlds.

    Pros: handling finish and trunk space

    Cons: too low to the ground and expensive to maintain

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    Roadster Heaven! — great handling, super steering, fab engine...only reliability let it down, too many niggly faults...mine was a manual and the gearbox was great.

    Pros: engine, handling, sterring

    Cons: reliability issues, easily marked hood

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    Funnest Car To Drive With The Sky At Your Fingertips. — The 18" wheels are sharp on this car, the upgrades with this year include colored Porsche crest on the steering wheel and a glass window in the soft top. The engine sound and handling are great. Auto-Climate control is nice. I just love this car!

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

    Pros: Great handling with a nice balance of power and gas mileage. Seats are comfortable even on long trips and hold you in nicely.

    Cons: None

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Porsche Boxster Reviews

    Loving The New Boxster By shaunoxster

    I traded my 2006 Boxster for a 2013 Boxster S. It is fully loaded with Platinum Silver, AC/heated seats, etc. I love the new look of the Boxster and they really did a great job of redesigning it. T... Read More

    Fantastic, Wonderful, Practical Sports Car By shortdesertguy

    There is very little that I dislike about this car. It's comfortable, sounds awesome, quick, is beautiful, reliable, has a ton of cargo space for this type of car. It's Air Conditioning easily handl... Read More

    2012 Porsche Boxster Reviews

    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

    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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