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Porsche Boxster 3.2 S 2d (2005/05) - Owner Review

Twin boots. You can get a surprising amount of luggage in it.
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Review submitted by
Andrew Ramsden on

Porsche Boxster (04-11)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Cut hair for a living? That I can't afford a 911? More likely that I'm very luck that my wife let me have a fun car when we might have had two sensible ones for family duties.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My wife's not that keen as it won't fit the dogs and baby in but otherwise responses have been very good. I don't think people realise how comparatively cheap they are to buy and run once they're a few years old.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, it's just great fun to drive and own.

What are you likely to buy next?
Really not sure. I can't see me giving up this one any time soon.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£14,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Car was a part ex with another german manufacturer and seemed to have been hanging around. The deal was reasonable and the price a good one. It also had some nice extras I was after that weren't mentioned in their adverising.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Very very good, great service and not pushy. They even brought the car over to me one evening for the test drive.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fantastic - great steering, huge grip and probably more power than is needed on public roads. It also rides very comfortably on the standard 18" wheels.

What's it like to park?
Mine has rear park assist and so it's pretty good, wouldn't want to try without it.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No failures but have had someone reverse into it in a car park.

What's most practical about your car?
Twin boots. You can get a surprising amount of luggage in it.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The folding roof and the sound if the flat six engine when it's down and the button to pop the rear spoiler up without having to break the law.

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