Porsche Boxster Car Reviews

The Boxster is a sports cabriolet with traditional Porsche design that will be appealing to many buyers, but its performance and build quality will impress even more. It is looked upon highly by critics and is another example of Porsches unprecedented ability to produce superb cars.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 5/5
Great drive
Very attractive
Reasonably priced (for a Porsche)
Still expensive
Practicality
Could do with a little more space

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Porsche Boxster Overview

The newest Boxster comes with the choice of 2 different engines; the 2.9 litre straight 6 or the 3.4 litre straight 6. All of the recent Boxster models provide a fuel economy of around 30 miles per gallon making it quite costly to run.

The Boxster comes with a long list of optional features and should you have a couple of grand burning a hole in your pocket, the optional features will easily take care of that for you.

Background

The first generation Boxster (the 986) arrived on the scene in 1996 and appeared to resemble a merging of the Porsche 550 Spyder, the Speedster and the Porsche 356. The Boxster was designed very carefully, to ensure that manufacturing costs would be kept as low as possible. It had a minor facelift in 2003 where it gained a glove compartment , updated steering wheel, a new electro-mechanical hood and trunk release mechanism.  Other cosmetic changes were also made.

The second generation Boxster, known as the 987, arrived in 2005 after being introduced in 2004. Not much was changed in terms of appearance from the last model the main difference being the headlights. The interior did however get quite a few changes made, with a number of the features being made more circular. Despite the similarities in appearance between the first and second generation models, Porsche have stated that only 20% of the components are common in both models.

The 987 received a facelift in 2009 which provided the car with more power after some modifications were made to the engines. There are also three limited edition variants; the RS60 Spyder, the Porsche Design Edition 2 and the Boxster Spyder.

A third generation model is expected to go into production in 2012 that will become known as the Porsche 981.

Summary

The Boxster is more costly to purchase than most of its competitors but it also offers a lot of value for the money. The Boxster is fast and boasts a good build quality. Resale values should be high and maintenance is likely to be routine.

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