Porsche Boxster roadster owner reviews

"The entry-level Porsche Boxster is arguably the best all-rounder in the range. It remains one of the best-handling cars money can buy."

Carbuyer Rating

4.7 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 case)
  • Other (10 cases)
  • Electrics (10 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 case)
  • Suspension (4 cases)
  • Engine (6 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 case)
  • Electrics, Suspension (1 case)
  • Brakes, Other (1 case)

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4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.7

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Beautiful to drive but 2 issues: intermittent "jumping" of front end on full lock whilst reversing or slow turn ( dealer says this is normal); reverse gear selection requires high force to pass stop. Earlier 2002 model exhibited excessive "jumping". 2008 model was fine. Expected 2013 to be free of this annoying issue.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's an older car. So issues are to be expected.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's failed outright once, but has had a few problems but still driveable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing has gone wrong
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
No major issues in three years of ownership. Annual service and MOT (no advisories) only
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems as yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good but air conditioning condensers needed replacement
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Standard 2.7 Tiptronic S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Awesome brand, excellent quality, brilliant resale and a joy to own and drive. There's a reason porsche drivers have a smile on their face!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not suitable for my lifestyle. Wife hates it (noisy, claustrophobic). Changing to jaguar xf. Undoubtedly a fantastic car if you have the driving opportunity, but not a good motorway commuter.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car of my dreams i absolutely love it it does everything i expected of it and more and the performance is unbelievable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great performance & handling with enough loadspace for continental trips. So far, faultless.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good roadholding, no blindspots, ideal small twoseater car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Does everything your would expect of this make
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great handling, great fun, great fuel bill !!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A brilliant car - far more practical than any other 2 seat sports car i've seen, in part due to the dual boots. Quick, very rewarding when pushed, but also easy to drive round town. Our next car will be a newer boxster s.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car but you would not expect to have to replace the engine with only 25,000 miles on the clock and a full service history!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

standard, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A fantastic drivers' car with very few faults. Wish i'd bought one years ago!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

s, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great fun
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

s, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant car, great fun and excellent to use every day!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great performance and practicality for a 2 door convertible, can take 2 large suitcases plus more. Great handling and power for fun loving party people.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Basic, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Basic, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fun and practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Overall i'm pleased. However, i was expecting build quality to be better. Lots and lots of squeaks and rattles.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?
0

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb in all respects considering its cc
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
One of the best 2 seater roadsters money can buy
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3.4 litre S

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Tell us what you think about your car?
Done 22,000 miles over 3 years. Fantastic sport car. docile in traffic. turns into an animal when on open roads. engine changes from being almost nothing to a roar. low centre of gravity and mid-engine makes cornering magical. firm suspension but comfortable. chose manual for more direct control. reasonable economical. but watch your right foot. feel special in the cabin with luxury environment. wind noise not too bad with top down but more buffeting than my mini. very reliable save an annoying rattle from the dash on rough roads. Glad I got the 6 pots engine rather than the upcoming 4.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32.2
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Tell us what you think about your car?
Was fine until last week when fault occurred with gears
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned the car for just one year, my first Porsche, and up to press it has been 100 per cent reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
fantastic
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not a single issue or problem from new
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
very reliable, never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
New car & only 2100 miles so far but most enjoyable, sublime car I have owned - & I have owned over 30 cars; other Porsches, Maseratis ......
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
left stranded on 2 occasions by faulty battery. computer glitch recall because of clutch problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
Air/oil seperator and headlight switch have needed replacing in the last year.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic performance, handling and noise. Suprisingly comfortable given type of car and wheel combination. Plenty of space for a sports car. Overall brilliant value for money!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A pleasure, if maybe an indulgence!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

s, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Boxster, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A fantastic ride for the money.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Makes me smile every time i drive it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol,

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic - excellent driving dynamics, road holding, comfort and performance. Cannot fault it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.7 2014 pdk

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Car is FANTASTIC as a motorway cruiser, but would not use it as a "shopping trolley", too thirsty. I have an issue with the invoice (regarding spec shown but Porsche will sort this out i am sure). Bought car second-hand (one month old) from specialist who relied on the original invoice to advertise the car on Autotrader. No pvts fitted. (and what else is missing?) Will keep you informed...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Tell us what you think about your car?
Normally very reliable, horrendously expensive when it goes wrong!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2001

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
A few teethig problems due to cars age when first purchased, but once sorted, have had no problems at all.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have found the car to be reliable other than burning oil & corroded brake discs after 2 yrs
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect balance of performance, brand, handling, comfort, enjoyment, practicality
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely love it. Reliable, surprisingly practical, stunning handling. Could do with a bit more power especially lower in the rev band.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
My 2009 2.9 boxster provides a car that has unrivalled build quality, great performance and a fantastic ownership experience. What’s more, and i never thought id hear myself say this about a car dealer; but the service and professionalism of porsche centre in leeds (both pre and post purchase) was/is brilliant – 5 stars.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

None specified, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great performance, poor ride quality but excellent handling!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Boxster, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Living the dream !!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Utterly fabulous car. Had one issue with shock absorbers failing prematurely, but does not detract from incredible driving experience.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fun, reliable and practical (for a sports car)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

BOXSTER, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great fun, looks great, sounds great, handles great
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car, super performance.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?