2002 Porsche Boxster

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Super fun and problem-free car! by Fairmeadowfarm on 06/23/2003. Trim: 2002 Porsche Boxster Base, Owned 2 years.
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Overall review: I've owned pretty much everything, from BMW to Mercedes to Jaguar. For a fun auto, the Boxster can't be beat. It's problem free. I love it!
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Just Lovin' It by Shooter808 on 05/26/2009. Trim: 2002 Porsche Boxster S, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Gobs of space in the bonnet and boot, something you can't get in the Mercedes, Audi, or BMW. Handles like a go-kart with more than adequate power. The 6 speed is just plain fun, smooth shifting without any problems finding the gears. In a straight line the car will accelerates like a motorcycle. The car really shines in the turns and esses - the result of nearly perfect weight distribution. The exhaust tone is just intoxicating!
Cons: As you would expect from a German sports car, repairs are expensive.
Overall review: I've driven sports cars from Europe (BMW) Japan (Z, Supra) and the U.S. (Vettes, Z28) and those are like "grocery getters" compared to the Boxster S. I've owned mine for a little less than a year and I always look forward to the weekends when I can drive around Oahu with the top down. Though the car is 7 years old, people still walk up to me to admire the car and the timeless styling still turns heads as I cruise around town. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Boxster S to anyone looking for the ultimate roadster.
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No Really... by Michael on 10/01/2002. Trim: 2002 Porsche Boxster S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Styling is excellent. Still a head turner after 6 years with little change in styling. Handling is pure Porsche. The connection the driver feels with the road is unparalleled. Braking is phenomenal. 6-Speed geerbox feels great. Controls well placed, finally a cup holder. Dash gauges are perfectly designed and positioned. I have found the quality to very good, especially fit and finish. Good warranty.
Cons: Granted a Boxster would be a dream come true with about 320 horsepower. Porsche options pricing makes the Boxster expensive. Adding some must haves add up quick. Would have got a tiptronic if it had paddle shifters. The thumb rockers are not efficient.
Overall review: This is a daily driver. First off, I seriously doubt the people have given this car really low marks actually own one, especially those who promote purchasing some other model, most likely their favorite. If you are looking for a true sports car, that performs well, and is truly a pleasure to drive, I suggest you take one for a spin. Personally talk to some owners, get their opinion. It is not the fastest, or the cheapest sports car, but it is an incredible balance of performance, and styling. If you like to drive you will love driving this car.
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Why is everyone so enamored with this car? by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/02/2014. Trim: 2002 Porsche Boxster Base.
Pros: Great handling and absolutely beautiful exterior styling
Cons: Cheap dash. Lots of vibrations and rattles. Potentially huge repair bills. Vague, rubbery feeling gearbox. They burn through expensive tires. Isn't really fast until you flog it. IMS / RMS concerns. Removeable hardtop very difficult to get and very expensive (why didn't more buyers opt for this at purchase??).
Overall review: I've test driven several 986 Boxsters and one 987 Boxsters. If you MUST have a Boxster, get the 987. The 986's I've driven were uninspiring to say the least. The 987 was better, but not enough for me to buy. I've owned two Minis, and both were tighter and more fun to drive than the Boxsters I've driven. Not as fast, but much more fun. The Boxster dash is really cheap looking. Maybe it was just the used examples I've driven, but this doesn't feel like a high quality German car. One had a squeeking, rattling steering column. One smoked badly on startup (only 37K on that one!). On all the 986's, the gearbox was rubbery and vague - the 987 was much better.
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a piece of automotive art that infatuates and infuriates!! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/28/2006. Trim: 2002 Porsche Boxster S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: alot more trunk space than you would expect.
Cons: very early motor failure
Overall review: an amazing car that you love one day and hate the next!!
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