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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 266 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 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 usable power in "S" format, relatively generous cargo capacity, fast power top operation.

  • Cons

    Costly options push price up quickly, interior not all that impressive considering the price.

  • What's New for 2004

    For 2004, the Boxster S adds a sports exhaust system to the options list. The Boxster and Boxster S are also available in two new colors -- Atlas Gray and Carmon Red.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Amazing car to drive

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I've had a Mitsubishi GS, SRT, Turbo charged Passat among others. Even though the others were brand new or close to it when bought, I traded my 2008 Passat for a 2004 Boxster S and cannot be happier. It is a blast to drive, super super fast. Not as fast as the M3 or Vette I test drove, but way more of a head turner. Top down is sick. It's quite the pick and the engine sounds sweet. It is quite the head turner, a blast to drive, and my daily driver. Just could not drive a 4 door to work anymore.




I love my 2004 boxster!

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

I have owned multiple foreign and domestic sports cars and have never owned a vehicle that gives me such pleasure to drive as my carrara white 2004 Porsche Boxster! This car was designed as a modern version of the Porsche 550 Spyder of the 1950s and it is a blast to drive as I'm sure that car was/is. It has the technology to make even long drives comfortable and the Bose sound system is the best I have ever heard (home or in a car. It even beats my 2007 BMW 335i Harmon Kardon system). This car gets looks everywhere I go and rightly so-It is a beauty. I would strongly encourage anyone to purchase this car-you won't regret it!



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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

This car has been very reliable. It is very quick and handles like it is on tracks. This has to be one of the best cars out there for the money. The quality of the car is excellent. The Bose stereo system sounds great as well as the sound of the engine. I'm very happy with this car and will not but any other brand than Porsche.




This car can't miss....

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

If it's the best sports car convertible for the money you are looking for...the Boxster is the car to get. It out handles most every other automobile on the road...including some exotics! While the "S" model is the one to own if extra horsepower is what you want...the standard Boxster has plenty of power to dust off most wanna be sports cars....like their marketing campaign says...Porsche..there is no substitute!




Porsche boxster

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

My Boxster handles great and drives better on the highway than my wife's CLK 320 convertible. 3rd gear moves the car very quickly. Few cars can keep up with this car around corners or open road. Test drove the SL 500, 911, & Corvette before buying this car. Overall, this car is better than any of the other three. It has the power, handling and it is a blast to drive.




Mid-life love

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

My 2004 Porsche Boxster has been a treat to drive. I never understood the whole sports car thing. It was a gift from my boss which my wife quickly claimed as hers. We both drive it and could not be happier with anything else. We are now looking at getting the Porsche SUV because of how this car has behaved. In addition, the dealership has been beyond wonderful. If all Porsche dealerships are like this all other dealers should shut their doors and go home. I love the car! Can you say "wind in my hair"? Can you say "officer I am 50 and this is my first ticket-ever!"? Can you say "listen to that exhaust note"? Can you say "why did I wait this long"?



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Full 2004 Porsche Boxster Review

What's New for 2004

For 2004, the Boxster S adds a sports exhaust system to the options list. The Boxster and Boxster S are also available in two new colors -- Atlas Gray and Carmon Red.

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Talk About The 2004 Boxster

2004 Porsche Boxster Discussions See all Started By

Mr_Shiftright
Mr_Shiftright
01-21-2013
Also, on a Boxster you can pretty much count on clutch failure around 80,000 miles. In fact, you should budget for it....


visor
visor
03-01-2005
This is my first experience with buying a porsche. I have got 3 options below from a WA dealer. Since the prices are in the same range, I am leaning towards the boxster S....


chrmdome
chrmdome
02-17-2007
Butt Ugly headlights...( style mistake ? ).. the 996 was shadowed by the Boxster by those damn things, now thier SUV dumb! Tradition.. yes round ones! Have you ever wondered why, when you looked in ...



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