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Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

About Porsche Boxster

Even in its final year before an all-new version arrives, the 2016 Porsche Boxster remains an excellent-driving convertible. At just over $50,000, the Boxster is also the least expensive drop-top from the legendary German sports-car maker. As the last of the current-gen models to come standard with a 6-cylinder engine, the 2016 Boxster goes out on a high note with the Spyder, powered by a 911-derived 3.8-liter. But even a base Boxster is a dynamic machine that's as adept at screaming around corners as it is loafing top-down. The Boxster doesn't offer the practicality and security of a retracting hardtop like the Mercedes-Benz SLK and BMW Z4, or the all-wheel-drive traction of an Audi TT, but it hits the sport/comfort equation as only Porsche can.

2016 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2016?
2016 Porsche Boxster

In the final year of its current generation, the Porsche Boxster is available as a Spyder. Boasting a 375-horsepower engine and $83,000 price tag, it is fast and exclusive. Also new is the Boxster Black Edition, with dark accents, 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels and amenities like heated seats, navigation system and upgraded audio system.

2015 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2015?
2015 Porsche Boxster

The 2015 Porsche Boxster convertible adds a new GTS trim offering 15 more horsepower than the S model. Also onboard are 20-inch Carrera S wheels, sport seats and the Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM). Rear parking sensors and a rearview monitor are now standard on all trims.

2014 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2014?
2014 Porsche Boxster

With the Boxster all new for the previous model year, there are no significant changes for 2014.

2013 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2013?
2013 Porsche Boxster

The 2013 Porsche Boxster is all-new.

2012 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2012?
2012 Porsche Boxster

With an all-new 2013 model on the horizon, the Porsche Boxster receives minimal changes for the 2012 model year.

2011 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2011?
2011 Porsche Boxster

For 2011, the Boxster and Boxster S offer more standard features, such as Bluetooth capability and a universal audio interface that provides MP3 connectivity. Popular equipment packages are also available – Convenience, Infotainment, Design and Design Sport – that group attractive options together at a value (rather than purchasing individual options separately).

2010 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2010?
2010 Porsche Boxster

After a thorough refresh last year, the 2010 Boxster carries over largely unchanged.

2009 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2009?
2009 Porsche Boxster

The Boxster receives a new 2.9-liter boxer engine, while the Boxster S receives an upgraded 3.4-liter engine, both providing more horsepower and improved fuel economy over last year's units. A new PDK (Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) double clutch auto-manual transmission replaces the Tiptronic-S, while a six-speed manual gearbox is now standard on the base Boxster. LED daytime running lights occupy the space previously reserved for the Boxster's fog lights.

2008 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2008?
2008 Porsche Boxster

Lightweight sport seats with adjustable backrests are a new option, while Boxsters equipped with leather add Carrera Red to the interior color palette. Oil-change intervals are extended to 12,000 miles and spark-plug replacement to 36,000 miles.

2007 Porsche Boxster
What's new for 2007?
2007 Porsche Boxster

Although the Cayman, by virtue of the added rigidity of its hardtop, maintains the ultimate edge in handling, away from the race track for most drivers the Boxster provides comparable performance excitement with the added allure of a convertible top, a bit more comfort and definitely more available storage via two roomy trunks.

Consumer Reviews

constantly being complimented

By on Thursday, September 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "looks and driving experience"

Cons: "hard to get in and out of as I age"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned numerous luxury, sports and performance cars but none that draw the attention of this car. when out driving it is always complimented. Taking it on Wisconsin's rural roads is exhilarating. You don't have to go top end to have a ball driving this car. Taking corners and accelerating from them is fabulous. Make sure you have everything set before heading out as you will soon be in total attention mode. The car needs you to keep it on track."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

The best

By on Monday, October 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Trilled by the entire package"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I traded a 2010 Boxster for a 2013 Boxster base. THe new car is superior in every way. The ride has improved immensely and the body structure is unbelievably solid. I live on North Michigan Ave in Chicago and drive in a lot of heavy traffic and the stop start function is incredible. The other feature of the PDK which is incredible is that it coasts on the highway when you back off your speed. the engine reves go to 1200 rpm and when you accelerate the car engine react instantaneously. The sport position on the transmission quicken acceleration response. Every little detail has been improved, e.i quality of the turning lever, the cup holders, interior design and quality. and last but not least the handling has been measurably improved. the car is a sublime driving experience!"

63 people out of 72 found this review helpful

Excellent fun to drive car

By on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "No place to hang or store a hat. Pricey"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Traded in a 2006 Boxster for 2013. Car is a completely different animal. Much faster, tighter and more fun to drive. It is very comfortable. I drove the car from New York to Florida and had no road fatigue or back discomfort. Living in Florida, the top is hardly ever up, but when those quick rains come, 9 seconds to put the top down on the fly is nice. The car is a real head turner. Only 3 negatives. The 2006 had a solid plexiglass windscreen which filtered out noise so well that you could talk on a bluetooth going 80 mph without the other person hearing wind noise. The 2013 boxster has a mesh windscreen which is extremely noisy and cold at night. 2nd negative is the slide to move the seat forward had the hook facing upward so you could hang a hat on it. The 2013 has the hook going down so there is no place to put a hat. 3rd negative. They removed the storage cabinet behind the driver. I would highly recommend the car. In my opinion the straight boxster is plenty fast so the "S" for $10k extra is not needed. If you get the car enjoy it. It is an everyday driver for me. I have a six speed and the clutch is light and the throw is short and tight. You will love this car."

35 people out of 41 found this review helpful

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