Used 2006 Porsche Boxster

2006 Porsche Boxster
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2006 Porsche Boxster

Pros

  • Supreme handling characteristics, pinpoint steering, plenty of usable power especially in "S" model, usable cargo compartment, fast power-top operation.

Cons

  • Options are costly, interior controls are a little busy.

Used 2006 Porsche Boxster for Sale

Porsche Boxster 2006 S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)
69,195 miles
Used 2006
Porsche Boxster
S
List$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Dealer Notes
280 Horsepower 2006 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. Black On Black Leather, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, BOSE Sound System, CD Audio, Cruise Control, Front Seat Heaters, Leather Seats,6 Speed Manual Transmission, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Rear Spoiler, Side Airbags, Soft Top, Traction Control, Clean Carfax.
Porsche Boxster 2006 S 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)
32,962 miles
Used 2006
Porsche Boxster
S
Manheim Imports
97 mi away
List$24,898
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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Dealer Notes
2006 Porsche Boxster S 6 Speed, Heated Front Seats, Leather 3 Spoke Leather Steering Wheel, 19" Carerra S Wheels, Bose Surround Sound! --Call or email our sales team today to see and hear more about this 2006 Porsche Boxster S 6 Speed! We Love trades! Financing and extended warranties available! Manheim Imports Service Department and Auto Body Repair NOW OPEN for all your service and body needs! CALL TODAY
Porsche Boxster 2006 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
41 miles
Used 2006
Porsche Boxster
Base
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A midengine design and classic Porsche styling, not to mention sublime steering and brakes, give the 2006 Porsche Boxster appeal that's hard to ignore.

vehicle overview

Although the 911 has been the staple of Porsche's lineup for over three decades, the debut of the Boxster in 1997 ushered in a new era of the more affordable Porsche convertible. With its compact, midengine layout and formidable handling prowess, the flat-six-powered Porsche Boxster quickly became one of the best-selling cars in the luxury roadster segment.

Although many of its competitors had equally prestigious names, the Boxster's thrilling driving experience was often enough to keep buyers from looking any further. The year 2000 saw the introduction of the more powerful "S" version, which boasted more power -- 250 horsepower compared to the standard Boxster's 217 ponies -- along with upgraded brakes and suspension. Although the S is more expensive than the regular Boxster, it bridges the performance and financial gap between the base Boxster and the 911 Cabriolet. In 2003, both Porsche Boxster models received minor upgrades to keep them relevant in the face of faster, more refined rivals. More power is always nice, and the upgrades to the Boxster's variable valve timing system (called VarioCam) netted eight more horsepower on each engine, for a total of 225 in the base car and 258 in the S.

For 2005, Porsche made its most significant revisions yet. The Boxster's 2.7-liter flat six-cylinder increased its horsepower rating from 225 to 240, and the S's 3.2-liter six moved from 258 to 280 hp. As a result, both models increased their top speeds -- 159 miles per hour for the Boxster and 166 mph for the Boxster S. Corresponding 0-60 times are 5.9 and 5.2 seconds. Also new was the addition of head airbags that complement the current side airbag system. The head airbags deploy from door window side rails. In addition, Porsche tweaked the brakes for improved performance and added its stability control system to the standard equipment list. Now in its 10th year of production, the captivating 2006 Porsche Boxster remains a purpose-built sports car that's 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.

Trim levels & features

This midengine, two-seat Porsche convertible comes as either the Boxster or the Boxster S. The standard equipment list on both models includes such features as leather-trimmed seats with power recline; a leather-covered steering wheel, gearshift knob, armrests and handbrake handle; a seven-speaker CD stereo; and a power top. Optional equipment includes items like full leather power seating, automatic climate control, a Bose digital sound system, bi-HID headlights, rear parking assist, a three-piece wind deflector, heated seats, a navigation system and a removable aluminum hardtop. Porsche's active suspension management system is also optional on both models, and ordering it specifies a 10mm lower ride height. The standard Boxster comes with 17-inch wheels, while the S wears 18-inch wheels; 19s are optional on both.

2006 Highlights

Changes for the Boxster this year include a new optional tire-pressure monitor and a 19-inch Carrera Sport wheel design. The navigation system has been improved, and an available electronic logbook function has been integrated with the communication management system.

Performance & mpg

Both models use a horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. In the standard Porsche Boxster, it displaces 2.7 liters and produces 240 horsepower. The Boxster S uses a 3.2-liter version of the same engine with 280 hp. A five-speed manual transmission is fitted to the Boxster, while the Boxster S gets a six-speed unit. An automatic, Porsche's five-speed Tiptronic S automanual, is also available for either car. Other Boxster S upgrades include higher-rate springs and shocks, longer control arms and standard lightweight 18-inch wheels. Porsche claims that the standard Boxster will sprint to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, while the S accomplishes the same feat in just 5.2 ticks of the watch.

Safety

Side airbags, traction control and four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard on all Boxsters. Electronic stability control, dubbed PSM, is also standard, and a tire-pressure monitoring system is optional. The side airbag system includes head-protecting airbags that deploy from the door window sills. To date, no crash tests of the Porsche Boxster have been conducted.

Driving

As a commuter vehicle, the Boxster's tight steering, brakes and clutch can make it a chore around town. Buy a BMW Z4 or Mercedes SLK if your primary driving environment resembles the mega-mall parking lot. Rather, the 2006 Porsche Boxster shines as a weekend-getaway vehicle, providing comfort and space for two adults and their luggage with driving characteristics that are thoroughly enjoyable at speed.

Interior

The Boxster's seats are firm and supportive, and substantial bolstering holds occupants in place on tight turns. Like the 911, the Boxster's cabin is good-looking but a little confusing at first glance. The gauge cluster is well laid out, but the climate and radio controls can be hard to decipher. Materials quality has been improved over the years, so at least now you feel like you're in a high-dollar sports car. With two cargo areas (one up front and one in back), there is ample cargo space available.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Porsche Boxster.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

First impressions
Cricket,02/18/2010
Just drove the car 1700 miles in 3 days, so here's my first impression: This car is a blast to drive. I have a couple pet-peeves already, but I have no regrets about my purchase!
Exceeding my Expectations, Former BMW Guy
Mikeebear,11/30/2006
I just got mine a few days over a BMW X4 si. It is a true dream to drive - its smooth shifting and hydraulic clutch make it easy in traffic. The steering is precise and responsive. Its handling is excellent. It's not eye-poppingly fast but still very quick and inspiring. The brakes are powerful. This car has a LOT of trunk space. One in the back and one in the front, you can use it for groceries even! It's a little cramped inside but I am 6'2" and I fit fine. The interior is just right. I strongly suggest the full leather option. Power seats are not necessary for this car. The build quality is excellent, as Porsche uses only high quality parts which equates to low maintenance. I got it for only $40,000 and it has a $52,000 MSRP. Get one NOW!
All round Porsche
keith,05/25/2009
Excellent all around car. Fun to drive. Great performance with good gas mileage. No maintenance issues whatsoever in three years of ownership.
Too little, for too much
B L,05/17/2009
I traded in my Audi A4 for a Porsche Boxter. I got an automatic with the sport package along with the premium package. It has been a fun car to have but the oil changes are $700.00 every 20,000 miles, and the Bridgestone tires wore out in 18,00 miles which were $1,500 dollars to replace. The interior is cheap for a Porsche, but the sounds system is awesome (Bose).
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed manual
Gas
240 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Used 2006 Porsche Boxster Overview

The Used 2006 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).

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Price comparisons for Used 2006 Porsche Boxster trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Porsche Boxster S is priced between $21,995 and$24,898 with odometer readings between 32962 and69195 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 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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