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Review I recently bought a 2004 S model. It is a really great performing roadster and by far the most comfortable sports car I've owned, and I've owned a dozen of various makes. This car is way faster than most people need and handles like it is on the proverbial rails. The quality of the fit and finish is very high. I'm posting here mainly to advise folks considering one to remember the reason they have depreciated so much from their original price: a successful class action lawsuit against Porsche. The mechanical failure rate of the engine in this model may be as high as 8%. The main thing that causes the engine to be destroyed is the Intermediate Shaft Bearing, which has several design flaws. It frequently fails without warning. The cost of a rebuilt motor, installed, is between $15,000 and $19,000; equal to or more than the car is worth. Fortunately, the bearing can be replaced for about $1,600, or about $2,600 with a new clutch at the same time. If you're going to buy this model Porsche, plan on making the repair soon after the purchase.
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What options are available on the 2004 Porsche Boxster?
Available Porsche Boxster 2004 Submodel Types: Convertible
Available Trims: Base, S, Spyder, GTS
Exterior Colors: Black, Arctic Silver Metallic, Guards Red, Carrara White, Ocean Blue Metallic, Polar Silver Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Slate Grey Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, Basalt Black Metallic, Carrera White Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Lapis Blue Metallic, Meteor Grey Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Speed Yellow, White, Arctic Silver, Carmon Red Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Exterior Paint to Sample Non-Metallic, Glacier White, Jet Black Metallic, Macadamia Metallic, Platinum Silver Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Seal Grey Metallic, Zenith Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black leather, Black, Black , Sand Beige leather, Black premium leather, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Grey premium leather, Sea Blue leather, Black Leather, Brown, Brown premium leather, Carrera Red premium leather, Garnet Red/Black leather/sueded microfiber, Graphite Gray, Graphite Grey Leather, Platinum Grey leather
Popular Features: Soft Top, Leather Seats, Power Driver Seat, Alarm, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Auto Climate Control, Bluetooth, Aux Audio Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Automatic Emergency Braking, Heated seats