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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, along with a boost in output keep the Boxster relevant in the face of faster, more refined rivals.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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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.




First porsche

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

This is my first Porsche and a dream come true. I love every minute of driving it, washing it, and detailing it. I was afraid of getting a Porsche for all the horror stories you hear; expensive, costly maintenance, costly parts, unreliable etc. I bought it used with a 3/36,000 premium warranty and only 24K miles at under $28k! You can't get an average Japanese or American car for that price. After checking Consumer Reports and JD Power and Associates ratings, I decided to get it. Get it and you won't regret it. Life is too short not to have fun. Just cover your basis with a warranty, low mileage, and Carfax, then live life!



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There is no better

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

The car is the closest to perfection there is out there. The Boxster will outhandle anything out there now. Road and Track did a slalom run in which it blasted the Enzo's (the Ferrari guy costing $700K) record. True it does not have an overabundance of hp's but once you pounce on the accelarator you get usable power with unmatch driving dymamics. With a top speed of close to 170 mph I think it is fast enough.




Now this is a car

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

I’ve now had this car for a couple of months and have put on about 1200 miles. I love this car, it handles great stops on a dime and all and all is one terrific sports car. I drove just about every sports car in this price range and I kept coming back to the Boxter S, in my opinion you can’t go wrong with this car.




Is this heaven?

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

Haven't had my Boxster S long, but I can't imagine a better first impression. Handles unbelievably, has excellent power and torque, is absolutely gorgeous to look at, has an excellent amount of storage for its class, is pretty roomy inside, and provides about 95% of the thrills of a 911 cabrio for at least $30K less. And for me, it is an absolutely livable everyday driver, whereas the S2000 (the other car I considered) is not. If you're thinking about the Boxster, just do it - you won't regret it!



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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