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to nice
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By joseph henain
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2003 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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this vehicle is a porsche it maintience is not cheap no this before buying. i owned pleanty of cars like bmw z4 and nissan 350z and a toyota mr2 and when i was coming back from school my mom was with the boxster. it was my gift. i was excited to drive it i drove it. no car was ever the same . you can feel the car downshifting and upshifting strong it is very powerful and i drove the base there is a huge diffrence between them the s is just a lot faster


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Tiptronic S
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Raphael Gergi
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2003 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I first bought a boxster 1997 2.5L and was absolutely sad about the performance however sold it and got my Boxster S 2003 3.2L, reliable car yes however been finding some difficulties with the transmission (solenoid, Valve Body etc.), i also feel that the car needed a slight increase in the power.


Best Features

Sound of the exhaust and handling !


Worst Features

Interior could've been better for a 2003 Model


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Think Again!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By tulsajack
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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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My dream to own a Porsche. After 2 years & less than 57,000 miles, the engine self-destructed due to a design flaw - a GM alternator bearing used on the intermediate shaft failed and completely trashed the engine. Of course, Porsche lawyers admitted no fault on court documents when they settled, but somehow agreed to pay about 25% of owners' expenses totaling millions. I fell outside the terms of the settlement, so it's tough luck and $0. The repair will cost at least $7K, up to $12K with used parts. This flaw affects 911's also. Because this is a possible outcome, I will never buy another Porsche. Buy a Honda!
Upadate 7/16: I wonder what a lawyer would be able to do with this. Everybody at Porsche had an excuse why I couldn't possibly be considered for any compensation. Live & learn. Get a legally binding powertrain warranty or run the risk of near-total loss. Once fooled, shame on you. Twice fooled, shame on me!


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Easy to drive quickly
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By soccercoach99
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2003 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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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 Features

handling, balance, brakes, top (quick down , quiet up), basic sold feel even at embarrassing speeds!


Worst Features

looking for a good non-dealer mechanic to get away from exorbitant hourly rates and practices at "luxury" dealer -- just because we like fine cars we still deserve good service at a fair price.


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best of the sports convertibles
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By GF
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2003 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Styling, handling, easy to drive, lots of presence. Two trunks very practical & roomy for a small car.


Worst Features

Bose stereo sub-par for the option price.


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