Porsche Boxster

2004 Porsche Boxster

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  • (4.9) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,962$21,026
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 225-hp, 2.7-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2004 Porsche Boxster

Our Take on the 2004 Porsche Boxster

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

2004 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Cars.com 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 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2004 Porsche Boxster trim comparison will help you decide.

2004 Porsche Boxster Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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