Used Porsche Boxster (1996 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014
4.5
This is most people's introduction to the world of Porsche. You won't be surprised to learn that Porsche have tried hard to make ownership an addictive proposition.
Porsche Boxster (96-04)
Affordable for a Porsche, excellent handling, stylish looks
Standard kit isn't generous

New price range:

£31,475 - £43,497

Used price range:

£2,420 - £7,486

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

This is most people's introduction to the world of Porsche. You won't be surprised to learn that Porsche have tried hard to make ownership an addictive proposition. It's not the fastest thing you can buy for your money, but it sets levels of expectation in build quality and engineering that make it difficult to be satisfied with anything else. Most aspects of its dynamics are so well resolved that our complaint would be that good drivers need not apply - the Boxster can look good with anyone behind the wheel.

The other problem is jealousy - no other car in this price bracket will earn you such resentment from other drivers.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Much more space than people think, two boots, rear fits golf clubs, front will swallow a 18in / 255 profile rear wheel.  

5 out of 5

J B ,   29 Mar 2015    ... read more

 It's not what you would neccessarily class as a practical car, but that depends on your needs. Since is just me is perfectly practical.  

4 out of 5

Natalie York ,   02 Jul 2012    ... read more

 Great seats means long distance is a pleasure. Great luggage space as well.  

5 out of 5

dick & mary hutton ,   27 Apr 2011    ... read more

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