2008 Porsche Boxster User Reviews

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    2008 Porsche Boxster S Review
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    35

    Manny Pacquiao - With A Brain — Neutral at the limit, easy throttle on steering, everyday livability - more useable space than a 911 at half the cost and more fun. Buy a Porsche Certified 2009 and you will have everything a guy could want - bluetooth, Nav, Sat, 320HP awesomeness in a beautiful roadster

    Pros: Seriously the best overall sports car available at any cost

    Cons: Won't tow a jet ski

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    2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition Review
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    My Narcotic, Antidepressant, Cheaper Than Therapy Fix Is Called A Boxster Limited Edition — I have owned numerous Autos throughout the years (i'm 54) from Japanese imports, German imports, High HP/TQ American Muscle (currently own 1986 Mercedes 560SL, 2006 Dodge Daytona Charger ,1986 Toyota MR2, 2000 Camaro Z28 (custom built 383 stroker 615 HP/440 TQ) and the Prize Jewel in my stable is the 2008 Boxster LE. I did not believe that I could find the thrill with a car with 245 HP after playing with my Camaro z28, boy was I wrong. Porsche lives up to its reputation with this car. This is one of the most well balanced, great looking cars I have EVER owned. If your looking for a drag car this is not it (even though it could be at times). This is a car that delivers on precision driving and can easily be driven on a track (or elsewhere ;) ) due to its forgiving nature with the Porsche Stability Management in the ON position if you are not an experienced driver. Did I mention that the braking system is nothing short of phenomenal. Driven with restraint, fuel economy is good and offers a very comfortable well mannered ride. Good visibility with the top down and acceptable with the top up. The sport Mode offers a different animal with aggressive handling, acceleration and aggressive exhaust note (oh yeah). What are you waiting for, go get it!

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

    Pros: Exponential fun factor.Head turning looks, awesome handling, braking, balanced power at a price that can't be rivaled. What more can you ask for?! Driving gloves optional, grin on face, nearly permanent when in the vicinity of the car or behind the wheel.

    Cons: If your looking for a practical car to transport family, groceries, and be an absolute law abiding citizen when driving then your looking at the wrong car.

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    2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S Review
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    Porsche Rocks! — This car will put a smile on your face no matter what your doing with it. This car demonstrates fantastic handling, acceleration, elasticity, and braking. One of the best exotic cars for the city! Parts are extremely expensive though. Porsche runs the show.

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

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Labour and Parts

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    2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S Review
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    Porsche Boxster S 2008 — This is probably one of the best roadsters on the market for its price..great handling, pickup is awesome and one of the best braking systems in its class. It is absolutely a lot of fun to drive and a lot of power to go with it. always get the S version. The styling is great too and its definitely a head turner.

    Pros: fast, great looks, superior handling, safe, powerful, its a Porsche

    Cons: none

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    2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S Review
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    I Have One And I Freaking Love It! — I'm in my thirties and when I saw this Boxster, I thought of the orange and black Carreras of the 70's. I've always wanted a Porsche since those days and this is the one I could not pass up. It is my weekend car and I love the way it looks, it sounds and especially the way it drives. People stare and give thumbs up! This color is not for everyone, but once you see it, you can't take your eyes off of it!

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    2008 Porsche Boxster S Review
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    There Is One Thing You Cannot Do While Driving This Car... — I would never have supported Porsche's "gouge-first, ask-questions-later" policy, but getting the limited edition with 6K on it 2.5 years ago at a bargain price was the best purchase I've made ever. If you're the shy, I-don't-want-to-be-noticed-type person, this is not your vehicle. But if you want to turn heads (alas, mostly MEN!), this is the car for you (I'm talking about the numbered vehicles, 250 of them only in the S trim, in GT3-RS orange). I don't know about driving it every day, but for special occasions, run around town with the top-down, it can't be beat! All the 911 owners treat Boxster (and Cayman) owners like we're pretenders, when the fact is they pay a hell of a lot more money for less car. Mid-engine is the key - you only have to have a passing knowledge of physics to know that this will handle as well as any Carrera at twice the price. But that wiping-grin-off challenge can be daunting... (UPDATE: JULY/2013) I was driving in Atlanta when a 2013 981 passed me. This one was in an unbelievably dull and dreadful indescribable shade that will insult the word 'color', but STILL it was so gosh-darned beautiful that we goo-goo and ga-ga'd over it. So if you can stomach Porsche pricing for options, or want to get a plain jane with no options, go for the 981.

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

    Pros: I have the orange/black limited edition (S trim, #143).  I have to warn you - there is one thing you CANNOT do while driving this car, and that is to wipe that grin off your face (well, outward maybe you don't become the Chesire cat, but inside, it's like one big continuous happy face).

    Cons: For such a small car SUCKS gas, and there's been an electric problem or two due to water intrusion into the interior - if you live in a wet climate, and if you park it outside without a cover, LOOK OUT, especially if it's out of warranty.

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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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