2002 Porsche Boxster
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Porsche Makes Cars That Stay on the Road

by from on June 9, 2017

Porsche has the highest percentage of cars still on the road in the past 40 years. They are an incredible sports car, with high reliability. If you are looking in that market, Porsche is the way to ...
Porsche has the highest percentage of cars still on the road in the past 40 years. They are an incredible sports car, with high reliability. If you are looking in that market, Porsche is the way to go.
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from roof leaking, to .... very bad experie

by from columnbia sc on May 22, 2017

i was station in Germany and drove many European cars. came back home and this was a mistake buying this car. Its only good for few miles and then better get a second mortgage. The interior is imitati...
i was station in Germany and drove many European cars. came back home and this was a mistake buying this car. Its only good for few miles and then better get a second mortgage. The interior is imitation skin? to work on the engine in major surgery even for simple things. get rid of the car before it bites you. Have your sister marry the mechanic.
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Does not recommend this car

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Affordable German Convertable

by from on April 28, 2017

The first generation Boxster is a good affordable option if your looking for a 2-door sport convertible. The mid-engine makes the handling great. Keep in mind it is a Porsche so parts and labor will ...
The first generation Boxster is a good affordable option if your looking for a 2-door sport convertible. The mid-engine makes the handling great. Keep in mind it is a Porsche so parts and labor will be expensive.
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geat car

by from on June 19, 2014

Just bought 2002 with 40k miles for just over $12k. delighted with the car. I've never driven a better handeling car and I'm on my 7th BMW. Top goes up and down effortlessly. I can't speak to reliabil...
Just bought 2002 with 40k miles for just over $12k. delighted with the car. I've never driven a better handeling car and I'm on my 7th BMW. Top goes up and down effortlessly. I can't speak to reliability issues as I've not had it long enough. Love the car, recommend you get one. It's a blast to drive.
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Fun to drive but expensive to repair

by from San Diego, CA on May 31, 2013

I bought by 2002 back in 2005 and it has been great fun to drive but it's just ok when it comes to repair issues. I started off replacing the brakes and rotors which cost $2k but I figured that was th...
I bought by 2002 back in 2005 and it has been great fun to drive but it's just ok when it comes to repair issues. I started off replacing the brakes and rotors which cost $2k but I figured that was the price of buying the car used. Then in the first year I had a couple small problems: the ignition key refused to work and then the window would not work. Both of these costs $500 each to fix. Then I was good for a couple years and now I just spent $3k in repairs. The main issue is the Intermediate shaft bearing. Google it and you will find out that this part fails after 10 years and when it does it can kill the whole engine. I was sort of lucky in that my AOS broke and my mechanic convinced me to replace the ISB while it was in the shop. It was a tough decision since it cost $1,000 more but I'm glad I did because the ISB showed signs of wearing out and there were small metal pieces in the oil trap. In any case now that I've spent the money I'm going to keep the car a few more years as it is fun to drive and looks great.
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Great sports car

by from Mandeville, louisiana on March 23, 2013

I bought a 2002 boxster with 33,000 miles and in excellent condition. It is fast and fun to drive. Most people believe I spent a fortune but got it for less than 16k. My wife and I love this gem of a ...
I bought a 2002 boxster with 33,000 miles and in excellent condition. It is fast and fun to drive. Most people believe I spent a fortune but got it for less than 16k. My wife and I love this gem of a car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Drive a Boxster and You Will Be Smiling

by from Austin, TX on February 7, 2013

I bought a 2002 Porsche Boxster with 48k miles on it. The car was clean and priced well so I had to look at it. I was not in the market for a Boxster but after driving it I had to have it. The car was...
I bought a 2002 Porsche Boxster with 48k miles on it. The car was clean and priced well so I had to look at it. I was not in the market for a Boxster but after driving it I had to have it. The car was a certified used car and I was able to get a factory warranty from Porsche for around $1k a year for 3 years. I was interested in a newer corvette or a new Camaro but then I found this gem. I have a classic 1978 Corvette and was thinking of adding another. The car was at a local dealer that was on my way home and I couldn't believe that a 2002 still looked better than a 2011 Camaro SS sitting right next to it. I am 6'3 and can fit so the car is roomy enough for a sport car. I took it out for the night from the dealer since they were about to close and had it all Day Sunday before gonig back. The car just feels good when you drive it. It handles like it is on rails, yes I have heard this before but never said it about a vehicle, and the take off is great. What really impressed me is that I took it up to 103 and it didn't take any effort at all. Having the top down and enjoying a nice day made this car even better. I drove a newer one about two years ago and have always thought of getting one, but the price was always more then I want to spend. The only reason I could see negative reviews on the car is that people didn't do their homework. Check the caps for a mayo covering if so walk away. Try to find one without high mileage and make sure it is certified. Get the warranty incase anything goes wrong from your local Porsche dealership. A new engine is over $10k and a tranmission is $3k. Good -Comfortable for the type of car. -Outstanding performance. -Still is as sharp as the day it came out. - Convertible. Bad -Can be expensive if you don't know cars and it breaks down. -Accessories are expensive. Overall buy this car!!!!!
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by from Phila on October 2, 2012

the best! a ton of fun at a great price. If you want a sporty car and have some fun the Porsche Boxster can't be beat for the money.
the best! a ton of fun at a great price. If you want a sporty car and have some fun the Porsche Boxster can't be beat for the money.
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Best sports car

by from Boise, ID on September 6, 2012

The Boxster S is one of the finest driving cars made. Well balanced, responsive, and feels wonderful to drive through the twisty roads.
The Boxster S is one of the finest driving cars made. Well balanced, responsive, and feels wonderful to drive through the twisty roads.
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No compromise!

by from Northeast Texas on August 26, 2012

I got in the market to buy a car and started looking at my dream car, the 911. Soon realized that the cost to run one would probably push me out of my price range. I started looking at Boxsters, per r...
I got in the market to buy a car and started looking at my dream car, the 911. Soon realized that the cost to run one would probably push me out of my price range. I started looking at Boxsters, per recommendation from my father, with some skepticism. I didn't think it would be anywhere near as sporty as the 911. Couldn't have been more wrong! I bought a 2002 base model Boxster, with that small 2.7L engine, and it'll run from 0-60 in just under 6 seconds, ridiculous performance and still gets around 25 mpg. And if you'd think that you'd have to give up practicality for sportiness, think again. The Boxster easily has the largest trunk space in it's class, mostly because it has 2 trunks. You can put about 4 good sized suitcases between the two trunks, and I also take it grocery shopping. Have had it for about 3 years, and put 40k miles on it without a single mechanical problem. Only thing to change on it was the tires, ran on factory standards for 73k miles, and brakes. I traded out of a 2004 infiniti g35 coupe. So far the Boxster is faster, more reliable, more fuel efficient, cooler, amazingly less expensive(cost much less in fuel, priced $8000 less than the G). Nothing beats that rush of outrunning the rednecks in their supe'd up mustangs and camaros. It'll also get 20mpg at 100 mph all day without any fuss at all. If you want the best valued sports car around, look no further!!!
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