2003 PORSCHE BOXSTER
Car is in mint condition for being 12 years old and only had 42,500 miles on it. Dream car at a very reasonable price.
by RON LEONARD
2000 PORSCHE BOXSTER
Love it! Expensive to repair. But what do you expect from a 15 year old car the costs upwards of $60,000 new?
1999 PORSCHE BOXSTER
This is a Dream Car with only 29K miles at time of purchase. It is fun to drive and of the two cars we own, this is the one I drive the most.
by Red Porsche Boxster
1999 PORSCHE BOXSTER
I bought this older 1999 Porsche Boxster Base - 5 speed to replace a 1990 Miata. This is 2015 so the car is 16 years old and has no squeaks no rattle. Drives amazingly well/better than a miata. This is a sport car, not a luxury car so do not expect quietness and smoothness like a Mercedes/Audi/Infiniti. I gave it 4 stars only because there are a few things that makes is imperfect: loudness, as mentioned, his high with the roof up. Clutch pedal is not as smooth as a Miata - new clutch on the Porsche. Transmission a little rougher also. But satisfied with it. Research Porsche engines before buying: they need lots of maintenance and they have issues that could destroy the engine (IMS bearing). These had been all fixed when I bought mine.
Used Porsche Boxster Information
The Boxster is a two-seat roadster of a mid-engine design. Introduced in 1996, the car has become the most popular roadster in the history of Porsche. The car's name is a combination of the "boxer" engine type and the "roadster" vehicle style.
The first Porsche Boxster generation was the 986, introduced in 1996 and built until 2004. The car varied widely during that period, however, with three engines and three transmission options as well as a size change. The changes were made in the 2000 and 2003 model years respectively. Originally, the 1996 Boxster featured a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, but in 2000, this was changed to a 2.7-liter and a 3.2-liter option (in the S trim) was made available. Transmissions changed from a five-speed automatic or manual to the same automatic or a six-speed manual. In 2003, the wheelbase and overall vehicle length diminished by two millimeters and twenty-two millimeters respectively. Width and height remained the same.
The second-generation of the Porsche Boxster (the 987) was introduced in 2005. It remained largely the same in terms of appearance, but improved many details to add aesthetics and improve driving dynamics. More slant to the oblong headlights, larger vents at the fore of the rear fenders, bigger wheel arches and wheels, and a far more thematic interior were introduced. The base 2.7L engine remained. Again, variants were introduced through this generation's build and the car once again changed in size, this time growing, midway through its cycle. In 2009, the length of the car grew by 10 millimeters and the width increased by the same while height and wheelbase remained steady throughout. New 2.9-liter and 3.4-liter engines in 2009 and 2007 respectively.
In 2012, the third-generation of the Porsche Boxster came to market. The 981 featured a 2.7-liter boxer six and a 3.4-liter boxer six option along with a 7-speed PDK or 6-speed manual transmission. Improved fuel economy, much more modern looks, and great improved road dynamics meant that this Boxster has won several awards from European and American press for its road presence and drive.
Like most Porsche vehicles, the Boxster enjoys a robust trade on the used vehicle market and a reputation for longevity in its mechanicals.