11 reviews
2004 Porsche Boxster
2004 Porsche Boxster
Available Price Range $8,525-$21,345 Trims3 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2004 Porsche Boxster

Our Take

Porsche’s lower-priced mid-engine sports car got some major aerodynamic and appearance modifications in 2003. Wind-tunnel testing resulted in a sharper front end. More prominent outer edges on the Boxster’s front air intakes boosted airflow. The engines didn’t change in size, bu... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cargo space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Difficult entry and exit

Notable Features

  • Available S and S Anniversary Edition trims
  • 225-hp, 258-hp or 264-hp midmounted engine
  • Manual or Tiptronic transmission
  • Optional removable hardtop
  • Choice of tire sizes


Our Expert Reviews

Sports car earns respect Boxster S is the performance version of Porsche's entry-level roadster. Porsche's entry-level sports cars get no respect. From the little 914 of the 1970s, through the front-engine 924 and 944, to today's Boxster, the pecking order ranks them as something less than a real Porsche. In other words, not up to the standards of a racy 911. That's... Read full review for the 2004 Porsche Boxster

Consumer Reviews


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A Rocket On Wheels

by Porsche Enthusiast from California to Colorado on November 13, 2010

The 2004 Porsche Boxster "S" model engine has a very deep growl and has boosted horse power (258 HP) vs. the non-S model. With the variable camshaft control (dual cam) you can feel the surge of power ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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