Used 2000 Porsche Boxster

2000 Porsche Boxster
List price range
$7,999 - $10,989
2000 Porsche Boxster

Pros

  • Increased horsepower, excellent handling and steering, suited for almost any driving situation.

Cons

  • Plastic rear window, expensive base price and options.
Porsche Boxster years

Used 2000 Porsche Boxster for Sale

Porsche Boxster 2000 S 2dr Convertible
84,525 miles
Used 2000
Porsche Boxster
S
Dream Auto Group
32.1 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Porsche Boxster 2000 2dr Convertible
85,595 miles
Used 2000
Porsche Boxster
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Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
List$10,989
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2000 Porsche Boxster is Carfax certified with no damage history. Its in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection where we completed an oil and filter change, replaced the wiper blades, and completed a four wheel alignment. Its well equipped with power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control plus so much more! Certification Program Details: JONES CERTIFIED USED CAR DETAILS: � Qualifies for Jones for Lifetime Program � 30 day/ 1000 mile Limited Warranty with $0 Deductible � Free Carfax report � 155 Point Inspection � Jones Inspection Exceeds Maryland�s Minimum Requirements � Thorough Interior & Exterior Detail � Factory Trained Technician � Checked Factory Recalls � Clean Title Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law. Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESKIA.COM, or come by today at 2001 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21014.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With the new Boxster S, Porsche's junior sports car moves up another level in performance...and price.

vehicle overview

Entering its fourth year of production, the 2000 Boxster is Porsche's competitor in the mid-priced sports car market. Considerably cheaper than Porsche's legendary 911, the mid-engine Boxster has successfully wooed back buyers left out in the cold after the departure of the 944 and the undesirable 968.

The Boxster's strengths lie in its handling and driver comfort, but its horsepower has always been considered rather average. Recent competition (the BMW M Roadster and the Honda S2000) has made the deficit even more noticeable. Good thing for Porsche the new Boxster S has arrived.

The Boxster S offers a higher level of performance and standard features. A wider bore increases engine displacement to 3.2 liters. With power-boosting technologies like a dual-resonance air intake and variable valve timing, the Boxster S produces 250 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 225 foot-pounds of torque at 4,500 rpm. Porsche says the engine produces 85 percent of its peak torque at just 2,000 rpm. Porsche also equips the car with larger brakes and a stiffer suspension.

The Boxster also makes gains for 2000, now producing 217 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. It still features a five-speed manual transmission, but the Boxster S comes with a six-speed manual transmission derived from the 911. Both cars can be ordered with a five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The Tiptronic S allows drivers the option to manually select transmission gears via steering wheel-mounted thumb switches. If left in "D," the Tiptronic S still monitors driver inputs and road conditions, and adjusts shift points accordingly. For 2000, the Tiptronic's manual mode can be activated by using the thumb switches, even if the shift lever is in the "D" position.

Both versions continue to have one of the best cockpits in this market segment. With the top lowered, the Boxster offers more cargo space than any of its competitors. The car's mid-engine layout allows two trunks, which combine to provide an impressive 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Besides cargo, the Boxster's cockpit has a good deal of space for two occupants and features wonderful, cradling seats. For 2000, the Boxster gains a new soft-touch grain instrument panel and other upgraded interior trim. The shifter, door handles, and hand brake lever now have an aluminum-like finish.

For safety, front and side airbags are standard, and roll bars are built in behind the seats. High-intensity gas-discharge headlights are an option, and so is a GPS navigation system. Finally, the Boxster has a fast-closing automatic top, going from completely open to completely closed in a scant 12 seconds -- perfect for those unexpected rain showers.

The new Boxster S should put Porsche back on top of the mid-level sports car market in terms of pure performance. However, the Boxster has never been cheap, and at just under $50,000, the Boxster S is almost $18,000 more than the Honda S2000. That's a pretty big pill to swallow.

2000 Highlights

The big news for 2000 is the Boxster S. This more powerful version of the Boxster features a bigger engine that generates 250 horsepower. The regular Boxster (if you can call it that) also gets a horsepower boost in 2000, going from 201 to 217. Both models feature upgraded interior materials and new exterior colors.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Excellence in Motion
layedbak1,01/02/2014
Have driven and owned many cars in my life, and this little Boxster is by far the most fun to drive. The only one I have driven that comes close was a 1965 Jag XKE coupe. The only negative was the IMS bearing issue that I noticed before it became a catastrophe, and had replaced with a LN Engineering ceramic ball bearing IMS bearing. Worth every penny. There's nothing like the growl of that boxster engine at 5500 rpms, or the handling on turns. You haven't experienced the pleasure of real driving until you take one of theses babies out for a spin.
Fun Machine
Cory,07/06/2005
I purchased a used 2000 Boxster S several years ago with low mileage. Everything has been fantastic including the dealer service in Palm Beach FL. I made due with the cup holder that latches onto the driver vent as well....
No Regrets
Danielle,01/03/2007
Owning a Boxster has been everything I thought it would be and more. Nothing beats cruising around with the top down on a beautiful day! I drive my car every day, rain or shine (it's my primary vehicle), and still get psyched each time I see it (it's really mine!) and get inside and start driving. I would recommend definitely getting the car checked out by an independent (not affiliated with the dealer/seller) mechanic before you buy. Although the Boxster is a great car, it's not cheap to own, and you want to make sure the one that you buy is in good shape. I haven't had any major problems with mine, although the top did get stuck in the down position, but was easy and relatively cheap to fix.
One of the world's best sports cars
boxstar,05/01/2010
This is one of the world's greatest sports cars. The handling is both confident and communicative. The steering feedback is fantastic. The chassis is extremely stiff, especially for a convertible. The engine note is intoxicating and the power, although not amazing, is still very strong. More than enough to get you into trouble. It's relatively light compared to it's contemporaries (and the 911). I love this car. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 0
6-speed manual
Gas
250 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
217 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0

More about the 2000 Porsche Boxster
More About This Model

Let's get something straight right off the bat: I want one of these cars. Now, before you file this statement as standard moto-weenie hyperbole (like when the engineering nerds from Carriage and Rider take the incredibly unique position of wanting a Ferrari F40) let me explain. I've chosen the color. I've gone through all 98 options and even written down which ones I want. I am now ready to place my order at my local Porsche dealer. If it wasn't for that annoying mortgage/wife/toddler/impending newborn thing, I would have already scraped together any available funds and put my heretofore-shining credit record to its greatest test yet. I have regular daydreams featuring me and my Speed Yellow Boxster S with matching yellow roll hoops and seatbelts, the value-packed sport package, 18-inch Sport Design Rad Wheels, and, of course, headlight washers (Hey, don't laugh. At this price point, what's another $225 to be able to clean the headlights from the comfort of the driver's seat?)

Anyway, the point is that these road tests are supposed to be about the featured car and how that car relates to you, the Edmunds.com reader, as a vehicle worth considering. I just felt it was necessary to warn all interested parties that my relationship with the Boxster S is not purely platonic. In fact, it's most certainly crossed that delicate border which would keep the Boxster S and I from sharing office space. As such, my ability to be the voice of unbiased reason when discussing this car may be compromised. Ah, I feel much better now (See Mr. Clinton, it's not so bad if you just face the truth at the outset). Shall we begin?

The Boxster S comes on the heels of a boost in power for the standard-issue Boxster. Bumped from its anemic 201 horsepower to a slightly more entertaining 217 for the 2000 model year, the Boxster is trying to keep pace with upstarts like Honda's S2000 and Audi's TT. Even more troubling for the lowest rung Porsche is news that next year's Mercedes-Benz SLK320 and BMW Z3 Roadster will see a considerable bump in engine displacement and power, leaving the Boxster near the bottom of the horsepower race in this segment. Truth be told, for as much as I adore the Boxster S, I rather dislike this lowlier, poor man's version-primarily because even poor men still can't buy one. For this price range, the S2000 is the choice for ultimate fun and value in an easy carry-all package.

Pop the extra $9,000 for a Boxster S and you get a 0.5-liter increase in engine displacement and 33 more horsepower, for a total of 250, to adequately fling the car through your favorite set of S-turns. The horizontally opposed 3.2-liter flat six also makes 33 more foot-pounds of torque, bringing that number to 225 and endowing the German roadster with a decidedly forceful personality. The S model also gets a six-speed, short-throw manual transmission (as opposed to the Boxster's five-speed), a larger radiator, a revised suspension, 17-inch (up from 16-inch) wheels, remote keyless entry, a power trunk release, a security system, variable intermittent wipers with heated jets, a sun visor strip, a full cloth headliner, and colored front windshield moldings.

As one might guess, it's the drivetrain changes that truly separate the Boxster S from its progenitor. While the Boxster can feel lethargic in terms of power delivery and shift duty, the S model rockets away from stoplights and out of corners with authority and has a soothing engine tone that could make psychotherapy obsolete. Echoing off the canyon walls that snake away from the Pacific Ocean just north of Los Angeles, the flat six's exhaust note is one of the most inspiring sounds you'll hear for under $100,000. Those 225 foot-pounds of torque peak at a user-friendly 4,500 rpm and combine with the broad band of useable power. We found ourselves leaving the Boxster in third gear for much of our twisty work while the throttle pedal acted like a mellifluous volume knob, gently caressing those six organ pipes located just aft of the passenger cabin.

Not that shifting was in any way a chore. From the enticing placement and shape of the shifter to the positive "snick-snick" we felt with every gear swap, it was obvious that this was no standard Boxster transmission. Specifically, it's the same six-speed found in the 911, and yet another answer to the question, "Should I buy that more expensive, rear-engine Porsche?" Progressive clutch take-up further adds to the experience, taking much of the sting out of Los Angeles stop-and-go driving.

While stop-and-go driving is livable, it takes an open road with a combination of flat-out straights, high-speed sweepers, and rapid left-right transitions to fully realize what this machine is all about. Fortunately, we have a healthy collection of such roads in the SoCal area, making the real estate prices, gang shootings, occasional earthquakes, and so-called public school system almost forgivable…almost. Guide the Porsche with its leather-wrapped steering wheel and it obeys every directional nuance faster than you can say "intuition." Weighting is on the heavy side, but the payoff in feedback convinces you to never question the engineers' philosophy. For Edmunds.com to rate a car's steering as "better than BMW" takes an almost otherworldly level of refinement, feel and suppleness. The Boxster S' steering is better than any BMW's.

The brakes aren't bad, either, but this was the one area that we felt the M Roadster might have the upper hand. We were fortunate enough to have BMW's direct competitor on loan for an afternoon of back-to-back comparisons with our Boxster S. In terms of pure sensory stimulation, the Porsche wins with its lower seating position, superior steering feel, dynamic suspension, lighter, more proficient transmission, and, of course, symphonious exhaust note. The brakes, however, brought about some debate as to which vehicle stopped better. Performance testing backed this up when the Boxster S used 122 feet of tarmac to haul itself down from 60 mph. Certainly not a deplorable number, but M Roadsters often accomplish this task in less than 115 feet. We found the Porsche to have a bit of brake pedal movement before the binders bit down and the pedal stiffened up. Once past this small "dead zone" the Boxster S stopped straight and hard, but pedal feel was never as progressive as in the BMW.

Braking debate aside, the Boxster S is simply a more capable vehicle than the M Roadster—at least in terms of pure performance. The four-wheel independent suspension, utilizing coil springs and backed up by anti-roll bars, is perfectly matched to the vehicle's mid-engine layout, keeping the car planted and unflappable under all but the most extreme—or bone-headed—circumstances. The M Roadster, by comparison, was quicker to step out of line because of its wandering rear end that undulated excessively during rapid transitions. This, combined with the balkier five-speed transmission (remember, the S has six speeds) and higher seating position, conspire to make the BMW feel more like a formerly friendly convertible with a tarted-up drivetrain rather than a purpose-built sports car—like the S.

The Boxster S is not without its faults, however. When placed in direct comparison to cars like the M Roadster, items like interior switchgear and center stack layout go in the Bimmer's win column. Porsche has chosen a highly organic theme for the Boxster and Boxster S. Oval dash vents and glossy climate control/stereo buttons, with confusing pictograms, are the order of the day. We did like the brushed aluminum levers for fuel, trunk, and front hatch release, with this same material covering the interior door handles and shifter. Leather seat and dash covers, a large, centrally located tachometer, plus a big, fat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, further add to the Boxster's pleasant and purposeful ambiance.

Perhaps the Porsche's biggest advantage over just about any sports car sold in America is the multitude of options one can choose from to personalize their Boxster S. You want an interior trimmed in dark maple wood? No problem. But not the entire interior—no, that would be downright pretentious—just the lower part of the dash and around the central air vents. The upper part you want in leather, with just a hint of carbon fiber thrown in on the shifter and emergency brake handle; just to, you know, keep things colorful. You can have all this, along with a park assist system, traction control, and auto dimming mirrors…for a price. That base price of $50,000 can easily turn into $60,000 with two or three carefully chosen option packages. And if you want the $6,225 Aero Kit, plus you want the whole car painted Cobalt Blue Metallic, you've just crossed the $70,000 mark. And you haven't even checked off the headlight washers yet.

But anyone considering a Boxster S knows that price isn't the focus of this car. If it is, you're shopping in the wrong vehicle category. Here's a car that relays exotic car levels of passion while exhibiting solid German engineering and possessing not one, but two, fully functional storage areas. At just over nine cubic feet of luggage capacity, the Boxster S can carry almost as many belongings for a weekend getaway as a BMW 3 Series sedan, even with the top down.

That top drops in a scant 12 seconds once you release the single latch at the center of the windshield cowl. Wind buffeting at high speeds was actually less than when the car dropped below 40 mph. With the side windows up and the windblocker ($365) in place, we, uh…have heard that speeds up to 100 mph are not unpleasant in terms of hair mussing.

Our particular test model had an alignment problem with its top that required some slight guidance in order to line up the latching mechanism properly when closing it. We also noticed a loose ignition switch that jiggled in the dash and a rubber fender guard in the driver's side rear wheel well that was coming apart. Other nitpicks include an overly stiff headlight switch and a multitude of tiny stereo buttons that took some effort to understand and were never easy to use while driving. But the real problem with this $50,000-plus roadster is the foggy plastic rear window that was already hard to see through at 10,200 miles. Come on, Porsche, the $22,000 Toyota MR2 has a glass rear window, with defroster! We should note that the M Roadster suffers from this same type of inexcusable and blatant cost cutting, so it made up no points on the Boxster S in this category.

Most people looking to buy a Boxster S probably aren't going to consider another vehicle seriously, with the possible exception of a 911. When loaded with goodies, the Boxster S creeps into the 911's price range without offering those 300 horsepower or legendary image (though from the front it can be hard to tell the two cars apart). Those wanting the balance of a mid-engine design have few choices in the current automotive pantheon. For less than half the price you can get Toyota's MR2 and for close to double there's Acura's NSX. Neither car is likely to appeal to Porschephiles, leaving the Boxster and Boxster S pretty much in a class by themselves.

If you're like most sports car fans, a final purchase decision can't be made on cost, value, or practicality (but if those were the criteria, a strong argument for the Boxster S could still be made). The vehicle that wins your dollar must also win your heart, and move you in ways that can't be charted on a spreadsheet, or even on twisting pavement. If you're like me, that car is the Boxster S.

Now it's time for more happy thoughts. I think in this one I'll be in Sequoia National Park as the sun sets, creating orange-colored clouds that reflect off the Boxster S' gently sloping Speed Yellow hood…

Used 2000 Porsche Boxster Overview

The Used 2000 Porsche Boxster is offered in the following submodels: Boxster Convertible. Available styles include S 2dr Convertible, and 2dr Convertible.

What's a good price on a Used 2000 Porsche Boxster?

Price comparisons for Used 2000 Porsche Boxster trim styles:

  • The Used 2000 Porsche Boxster Base is priced between $10,989 and$10,989 with odometer readings between 85595 and85595 miles.
  • The Used 2000 Porsche Boxster S is priced between $7,999 and$7,999 with odometer readings between 84525 and84525 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2000 Porsche Boxster?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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