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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 217 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Porsche Boxster

  • An indication of just how capable and desirable this car is: the fact that Porsche can get away with charging outrageous prices for its options, such as up to $4,000 for wheels.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supreme handling characteristics, plenty of power in Boxster S format, two large cargo areas, long list of features and custom trim.

  • Cons

    Plastic rear window, regular Boxster's power is only adequate, price can become high when lots of options are ordered.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Boxster stands pat for '02.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Finally bought one- 2002 boxster

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

This is my 4th Porsche. It's been about 6 years and 2 motorcycles since my last one. I've owned a 76' 911 Targa, and 2- 914's. My "new" Boxster is the best of both worlds. Power of my 70's 911 and mid engine handling of the 914. Every time I think I might be pushing too hard on it, it hunkers right down and just goes! At some point when the right S model comes along I'll trade this for one, but for now, it's just a fun responsive exhilarating ride!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Proud owner

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

This car is the funnest car that I have ever driven. So balanced that it reminds me of the racing carts I had when I was in my teens. The only problem I have had with it is the ignition switch had to be replaced (factory recall or something). Car is reliable, high performance, and certainly lives up to the Porsche reputation. Have driven some friends 911's and the Boxster definitely handles better.

Our first anniversary gift to

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

My DH and I decided to buy something very unnecessary for our one year anniversary, so glad we did! We had been looking at the 2006 Mustang gt, but those are a dime a dozen now. We picked up our new toy for $16K in excellent condition. We love the comfort, handling, and speed. Yeah baby! We actually fight over who gets to drive! On our test drive, we got it up to 120 mph and it was barely over 3000 rpm ! Need I say more! This is one fun ride! It's a dream to drive in town as well as on the open road. Don't hesitate to buy this car!

Great car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I've had this car since 2003, and to this day I still love it. I was one who used to change cars every few years, I've owned a BMW 5 series, Z3, 323i convertible, and a 318. I've also owned a clk430, c320 and a 1999 beetle. So as you can tell I love cars(!) and this so far has been my favorite one. It's never given me any mechanical problems, everything still works, nothing is broken. Wait... the only thing that did tear was the convertible top window, it came unstitched. Aside from that everything works fine. To anyone thinking of buying a car like this one, you won't be disappointed. If possible get one with the upgraded Porsche exhaust... it makes this puppy purrrrr.

Every day fun in the

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I drive the Boxster every chance I get (except in the snow). It's great on long trips and holds enough luggage for two people for a week's travel. I have had no problems and everyone wants to drive it. It is the best car I have ever owned.

Fun, fun, fun

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I just bought my Boxster used with the assumption this car was a detuned, poor man's Porsche. Boy was I wrong. This car is a race bread performer! All I can say is, "pinch me" to make sure that I'm not dreaming, when actually I'm ," living the dream." Enjoy.

Full 2002 Porsche Boxster Review

What's New for 2002

The Boxster stands pat for '02.

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 25
  • highway
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