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2003 Porsche Boxster Convertible

 
 

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Porsche Boxster Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 258 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Porsche Boxster

  • A midengine design and classic Porsche styling, not to mention sublime steering and brakes, give the Boxster a unique combination of traits that few cars can match at this price point.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Supreme handling characteristics, plenty of power in "S" format, relatively generous cargo capacity, fast power top operation.

  • Cons

    Price can quickly escalate due to costly options, some cheap interior trim.

  • What's New for 2003

    Minor visual updates, including revised front and rear fascias and gray (versus the previous yellow) tint for the turn signal lenses,…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (77 total reviews)


Easy to drive quickly

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

We have seven cars, including a Honda S2000, Jaguar XJ8, and the American muscle classic 96 Impala SS. The Boxster is amazingly balanced, and really easy to drive quickly -- with the tiptronic, it's my wife's favorite drive now, and she goes "top down" on all suitable days. I like the Jag for traveling, and enjoy the motorcycle like qualities of the S2000, but have to marvel at Porsche's little roadster!




Best of the sports convertibles

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

Owned it from new; only car I kept this long (7+ years), it works fine as a daily driver not just for weekends. Can be expensive to own in terms of dealer maintenance costs and out or warranty work. Delivers on the promised fun quotient and design aged very well, still very current vs. 2010 model. True sports convertible, not just for boulevard.




Xlnt sports convertible

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

Great choice for sports car convertible; very pricey new (keep options list down !) but worth the xtra money in the long run. More comfortable and useful size than it looks. Bought mine new and have used it as daily driver/only car for a number of years. Out of warranty repairs expenses can be high, but maintenance is just once a year for low mileage cars. Hard to give this car up, makes for a great 2nd car keeper once its past its prime.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2003 Porsche Boxster Review

What's New for 2003

Minor visual updates, including revised front and rear fascias and gray (versus the previous yellow) tint for the turn signal lenses, along with a boost in output keep the Boxster relevant in the face of faster, more refined rivals.

Talk About The 2003 Boxster

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designman
designman
03-16-2004
As far as I know (and that's not a lot) there are no Boxster Ss to stay away from. The S came out in 2000 and any issues I have heard are about early non-S Boxsters....


markdonnelly1
markdonnelly1
10-11-2013
I changes the battery in my 2003 boxster S to a Super Start® Extreme - Battery (Part # 48EXTJ) from O'Reilly....


balap
balap
02-01-2005
I am taking the last few careful steps before I own a Porsche. I am debating between a 2005 Boxster Conv and 2003 911(996) Carrera cab(RWD). My heart is for the latter (cant afford a new 911 though). ...



 

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