2006 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

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2006 Porsche Boxster
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Porsche 2006 - Exceeds expectations

by from MA on November 15, 2011

This summer I bought the Boxter S. I debated this, vs. the Caymen, and an older 911. I am very glad I went with the Boxter S. For the money, extremely powerful, built very well, and it turns a lot of ...
This summer I bought the Boxter S. I debated this, vs. the Caymen, and an older 911. I am very glad I went with the Boxter S. For the money, extremely powerful, built very well, and it turns a lot of heads. I am amazed at the craftsmanship of this vehicle. The power top runs flawlessly, the doors, seals, and joints are all very tight and perfect. Performance is excellent. Surprisingly I find it a little noisier with the top up, vs. down. I drive with it down way more than I expected as the wind is very well displaced over the top. Awesome car!
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Great Sports Car that's livable Every Day

by from Hamilton, NJ on June 11, 2012

I love the car and always wanted one. Bought from a top flight Porsche dealer Certified with 2 years of warranty, it's met all my expectations and is useable as daily driver. Granted, I only have to t...
I love the car and always wanted one. Bought from a top flight Porsche dealer Certified with 2 years of warranty, it's met all my expectations and is useable as daily driver. Granted, I only have to travel 1 day a week to work, but it is in center city Phila and the drive is more fun going to work then I've ever had. I put my golf clubs in, my wife and I take trips to the beach and all fit with some careful packing and somewhat smaller beach chairs, but it works and I get the best of both worlds. Top down motoring to the shore and a day at the beach. It's small inside and storage is limited, but it's a sports car and you learn to do things a certain way. My BMW 328i coupe I traded was more comfortable and user friendly with more features, space etc., but I never felt connected to the road and the driving experience, which is why I finally made the move. It's been worth it as i smile everytime I drive the car and look at in my garage.
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Incredible handling

by from on May 20, 2012

I loved my 2006 Boxster. After the redesign in 2005 this car is completely worthy of the Porsche marque. Not as as much power as the S, but very strong acceleration. Lots of mid range torque. The hand...
I loved my 2006 Boxster. After the redesign in 2005 this car is completely worthy of the Porsche marque. Not as as much power as the S, but very strong acceleration. Lots of mid range torque. The handling is amazing, surpassing that of the 911. The mid-engine balance allows very high cornering limits. The car was the most reliable I ever owned. Tires are expensive, but the Michelin PS2 tires I used were the best I've ever used. I got 25K on rears and 50k on the fronts. This car makes a great daily driver. Gas mileage is surprisingly good, consistently besting my Miata.
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Summer car

by from Toronto, ontario, Canada on June 4, 2011

I purchase my first summer car this spring. Driving a Boxster S, is fun even considering that speeding is illegal. I am not saying that I do indulge in speeding, the fun is the acceleration you get wi...
I purchase my first summer car this spring. Driving a Boxster S, is fun even considering that speeding is illegal. I am not saying that I do indulge in speeding, the fun is the acceleration you get with this mid engine vehicle. Driving it in city is even more fun, as one get to accelerate every corner! I realized that it is going to cost me on rubber shoes, but for the first summer at least I will indulge. No bad feeling anout anything yet, the boxster behave like a super charged go-cart, is is small, responsive to both accelerations and turn requests. I must say that I was a bit surprise at the stifness of the steering, but looking back, i think that it helps for a better control.
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Pure and Simple.....the BEST

by from Columbia, Maryland on September 24, 2010

Have owned 3 Porsches and this Boxster S (Basalt Black/Sand) is simply the best....performs like a champ, looks like every design decision was spot on, interior feels like I wish all my furniture look...
Have owned 3 Porsches and this Boxster S (Basalt Black/Sand) is simply the best....performs like a champ, looks like every design decision was spot on, interior feels like I wish all my furniture looked and felt, economical, flip top in an instant with lots of visual appeal in the process, and did I say....fast!!! This is the car I could live with indefinitely. It just does everything right and looks so good doing it. Thanks Porsche!!! Sandbox
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Boxster S - a small convertible pkg of PURE JOY!

by from Daphne, AL on March 9, 2011

I purchased my Boxster S with 14000 miles from our local Porsche dealer. It's cobalt blue with a grey top and that combination with 19" alloys and the red brake calipers...nice. I drove both the base...
I purchased my Boxster S with 14000 miles from our local Porsche dealer. It's cobalt blue with a grey top and that combination with 19" alloys and the red brake calipers...nice. I drove both the base version and the S model...there is just no comparison. The base model is under-powered and sluggish. Great if all you want is a roadster, but the S handles like a completely different automobile...like a sports car. There are certainly faster cars on the market, but the Boxster S is a lot of fun packed into a small convertible package!
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It'll make a Porschephile of you...

by from Boston, MA on November 30, 2006

Past cars: Toyota Supra Turbo, Audi A4 conv., Honda Insight My favoriate car ever. I wasn't going to even consider it, based on price vs. perceived performance, but boy was I wrong! This is a car y...
Past cars: Toyota Supra Turbo, Audi A4 conv., Honda Insight My favoriate car ever. I wasn't going to even consider it, based on price vs. perceived performance, but boy was I wrong! This is a car you MUST test drive to appreciate. Best handling, steering, braking car you can buy for the money, and coming in under 3000 lbs the performance will be more than you expect. I got a tiptronic which I love, and let me explain a bit about why the tiptronic has such reduced 0-60 times vs. 5/6-speeds. These cars start in 2nd gear normally, and have gear ratio's closer to a 4-speed design (though for fast take off it does start in the very short 1st gear). My wife wants this over her A4 now, so I might wait until Tiptronic is updated to 6 speeds (one day?) and buy a second one. The top can be lowered at up to 31mph (and I think the 2007 up to 40mph?). Put that together with the windshield (not as effective as a 911 or A4) and heated seats, and you'll be happy with the top down as low as 55-F (In an A4 with windows up you can be comfortable down to 45-F with the top down). The other aspect of this car that I didn't expect is of the strong owners community. I imagine it's not like any other group... the "PCA" has hundreds of "drivers education" events at a very reasonable cost in most every good race track in the country, year 'round, and membership is only 42/yr. Although I was unaware of this when I bought it, it's really one of the stronger reasons to own a porsche... to learn how to performance drive on a track with a supportive, instructor-based education.
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Best car so far.

by from Houston, TX on January 20, 2010

Over the past 10 years, I drove BMW 750IL, Lexus GS350, 01 Boxster, Infinity Q45, and BMW Z4. 06 Boxster outperforms every one of these cars by a mile. I know it is not fair to compare Boxster to luxu...
Over the past 10 years, I drove BMW 750IL, Lexus GS350, 01 Boxster, Infinity Q45, and BMW Z4. 06 Boxster outperforms every one of these cars by a mile. I know it is not fair to compare Boxster to luxury cars like BMW, Lexus and Infinity, but I am talking about having fun in a car. Excellent handling and acceleration (even better than V8 BMW). I drive this car almost everyday and have no complaints except for some wind noise at high speed. Everything is solid as a rock and had no mechanical problems so far. Consumer Report states that 06 Boxster is the most reliable Boxster model so far. I don't know why, but it sure sounds true to me.
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A Real Sports Car...

by from Oakland, California on November 25, 2006

I've owned 12 new cars over the past 15 years...including a new '04 Boxster...but the new '06 Boxster out performs every car I've owned! Exceptional handling, decent power, smooth ride, outstanding br...
I've owned 12 new cars over the past 15 years...including a new '04 Boxster...but the new '06 Boxster out performs every car I've owned! Exceptional handling, decent power, smooth ride, outstanding braking capabilities are just some of its best features. While there is limited room for my 240 lb 6.4 in body, for most people, this car would be fine. I am disapointed however, with this new BOSE sound system it has. The BOSE system in my previous Boxster was far superior. Other than that, the new '06 Boxster is a sports car for anyone who wants to be in touch with the road in a way no other car can provide. Driving anything else.....is just basic transportation!
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Boxster S The Most Fun to Drive

by from Boynton Beach, FL on February 28, 2011

Super handling and ample power. Safe reliable performance in a great looking package. Mine is Guards Red with Tan leather.... mmmm good! I also have Carrera S wheels and Tiptronic, which is a great tr...
Super handling and ample power. Safe reliable performance in a great looking package. Mine is Guards Red with Tan leather.... mmmm good! I also have Carrera S wheels and Tiptronic, which is a great transmission and well matched to the power and torque curve of the 3.2 liter boxer engine.
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