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Porsche Boxster 2.7 (245bhp) 2d (2006/56) - Owner Review

Can use it every day (apart from snow - can get messy then).
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Porsche Boxster (04-11)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm a hairdresser?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not sure - driving wise no question, would have another tomorrow - but reliability wise probably not, far to many issues for a 'premium' brand for a car that has done less than 30k in 6.5 years.

What are you likely to buy next?
CLK AMG or TTS.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£39,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
No - Porsche restrict the number of cars each dealership can order - therefore they don't need to discount or barter - they also wouldn't take a part-exchange!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Went out to buy a TT, ended up with a Boxster.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent for Sales, beyond Poor for Servicing.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Stunning, fun, like it's on rails in the dry, more interesting in the wet, avoid snow if you can.

What's it like to park?
Easy in terms of size but do go for the parking sensors option - will save you no end of times as the rear visibility when the top is up is terrible.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The list is long and none too glorious, lots and lots of silly issues - switch on the clutch pedal worn (car won't start), water pump given up (car won't start), water temp gauge (car won't start), exhaust bolts fail (starts but LOUD) etc etc - you get the picture.

What's most practical about your car?
Can use it every day (apart from snow - can get messy then).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Drop-top - feels and looks so much better with the top down.

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