Used 2002 Porsche Boxster

2002 Porsche Boxster
List price range
$6,981 - $10,554
2002 Porsche Boxster


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


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

Used 2002 Porsche Boxster for Sale

Porsche Boxster 2002 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
68,245 miles
Used 2002
Porsche Boxster
Direct Auto Access
15 mi away
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Porsche Boxster 2002 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
104,883 miles
Used 2002
Porsche Boxster
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Porsche Boxster 2002 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
73,929 miles
Used 2002
Porsche Boxster
Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis
53.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $216/mo
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$290 Below Market
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Porsche Boxster 2002 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
130,715 miles
Used 2002
Porsche Boxster
Luck Chevrolet
88.8 mi away
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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.

vehicle overview

Entering its sixth year of production, Porsche's captivating Boxster is a purpose-built sports car for people who love a challenge, designed to go fast and provide optimum feedback while demanding the driver's undivided attention. It rewards skilled pilots with an unparalleled thrill ride and an unrivaled exhaust note.

There are two models available: the Boxster and the Boxster S. The regular Boxster is equipped with a 2.7-liter flat six engine that produces 217 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 192 foot-pounds of torque at 4,750 rpm. While adequate, the Boxster is a bit short on power compared to cars like the BMW M Coupe and Honda S2000.

Pop the extra $9,000 for a Boxster S and you get a half-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 3.2-liter also makes 33 more foot-pounds of torque, endowing the German roadster with a decidedly forceful personality. The S model comes with 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 and more standard equipment. There is still plenty of optional equipment left to order, though, and doing so can quickly jack up the price to Porsche 911 territory. Certainly worth considering is the Porsche Stability Management system, a stability control system that helps to prevent dangerous skids and spins.

Two adults fit just fine in the Boxster, and the supple leather seats are mighty comfortable for most folks. Substantial bolstering holds occupants in place on tight turns, and nicely sculpted door panels provide a great spot to rest an arm while driving. Wind protection isn't great, so prepare to have your hair tousled even with the windows up and the wind blocker in place. On the plus side, cowl shake is nearly non-existent, with only slight amounts of shimmy evident, and there is an ample 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space available.

As a daily driver, the Porsche isn't well equipped to deal with the realities of ever-changing weather conditions, multi-tasking behind the steering wheel, and low-speed traffic situations. Its delicately balanced chassis, confounding interior ergonomics, lack of a cupholder and stiff steering, brakes and clutch conspire to make it a chore around town. Buy a Mercedes SLK320 or Audi TT Roadster if your primary driving environment resembles the Disneyland parking lot.

Rather, the Porsche Boxster shines as a weekend getaway vehicle, providing comfort and space for two adults and their belongings with driving characteristics improving at speed. Take the long way, running hard on as many twisty two-lane roads as you can find with someone who loves road trips just as much as you do, and you'll immensely enjoy one of the most memorable overnight vacations you've had in years.

2002 Highlights

The Boxster stands pat for '02.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Poor Reliability of the Boxster "S"
Peter Pattison,12/12/2005
My Boxster "S" purchased new by me in October 2001 has been the single most unreliable car that I have ever owned.The attitude of Porsche Cars GB Ltd and the Porsche Centre Reading has been and is one of unhurried indifference towards their customers.This is my fourth and LAST Porsche. It is little wonder that they rate much lower than Skoda on the J.D.Power survey. The car has had continual warranty problems from day one culminating in the failure or the intermediate gear and bearing, cost to me £3344.79 the parts of £873.71 supplied grudgingly by Porsche Cars GB F.O.C as this is a well documented design fault with this model. Porsche need to take some lessons from Lexus.
So much fun...
nola mike,07/21/2007
Bought the car with 40k miles. Had been looking at a few other cars, Honda S2000 was close, and on paper seems better for the $$ (xenon, glass rear, reliability, great shifter), but I couldn't get myself to like it more. I was a little worried because this model didn't have PSM (stability control), but the handling is so good, and so neutral, that I haven't had a problem. You can kick the rear out with ease, but it's very easy to control. People have lots of complaints about the interior, but I'm not sure why.
There is no substitute!!
I've owned more sports cars over the past 40 years than I care to remember including Corvettes, "Z" and even a Firebird 400. None come close to as much fun to drive as my 02 S Boxster. The acceleration and handling are as much as I need at this point in my life. I've wanted a Porsche for as long as long they have been producing the 911 but never could justify the cost. The Boxster fit my budget and has given me everything I could have wanted in roadster. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a really fun car to drive.
A Blast!
I bought my red Boxster w/55k miles for weekend fun. The problem is I can't keep my hands off of it. I find myself looking for excuses to run an errand just so I can take it out for a spin. The most fun car I have ever owned. Handling, engine note, brakes, styling are all incredible.
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Features & Specs

17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
217 hp @ 6400 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
250 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Used 2002 Porsche Boxster Overview

The Used 2002 Porsche Boxster is offered in the following submodels: Boxster Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M), and S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 Porsche Boxster?

Save up to $290 on one of 3 Used 2002 Porsche Boxster for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,981 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2002 Porsche Boxster trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 Porsche Boxster Base is priced between $6,981 and$10,554 with odometer readings between 68245 and104883 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2002 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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