2006 Porsche Boxster Overview

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2006 Porsche Boxster Overview

Having redesigned its popular Boxster mid-engined roadster the previous year, Porsche added only a few upgrades to the 2006 models, as well as a few new items to the options list, such as a tire pressure monitoring system, advanced two-stage airbags, and a number of add-ons to the optional navigation system. The open-top Boxster was available in two models for 2006. The base convertible received a 2.7-liter, flat six-cylinder engine that produced 240 horsepower, while the Boxster S was powered by a 3.2-liter six-cylinder that produced 280 horsepower. Both engines were located behind the passenger compartment but ahead of the rear axle, hence the mid-engine designation. The base Boxster came with a standard five-speed manual transmission, while the Boxster S was equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. A five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, with a gate for manual shifting, was available as an option for both models. Standard features for the base Boxster included air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power door locks, leather seats (power adjustable in the front), a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a tilt/telescoping column, a trip computer, power heated exterior mirrors, an anti-theft alarm system, cruise control, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, Macpherson struts, and 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires were also part of the package. In addition, the Boxster was equipped with a lightweight, sound-insulating convertible top with a heated glass rear window. Among the Boxster's assets, as noted by drivers, were its responsive handling, its ability to hug the road at high speeds, the easy-to-read instrument panel and dials, the sports-car exterior design, and the interior styling. Some drivers were less than impressed with the Boxster's stereo system, however. And drivers noted that while storage space in the vehicle was limited, it could be adequate with a little creativity when packing.

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    Dave Langley
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    Porsche Boxster Seat Vibration

    My car has a vibration when idle which you can see because the seat vibrates. It is a Porsche Boxster 2006 plate. Is this notmal

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    Rybka
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    I am thinking of purchasing a Boxster 2006 with 60k on the clock, it really looks good, however on googling I see there are potential problems with IMS failure, has anyone experience in this regard?

    606 views with 3 answers (last answer 8 months ago)
    MMNYC
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    Check Engine Visit Workshop Light Came On. What May Be The Problem?

    My 2006 porsche boxster was just repaired with new water pump, brakes and 80k mile check up. Check engine light visit workshop light came on. What may be the problem and should I have it towed to th...

    186 views with 3 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
    Yosaif Solove
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