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2007 Porsche Boxster

2007 Porsche Boxster

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$12,060 — $39,192 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
24-27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling and control
  • Braking response
  • Pedigree
  • Overall driving pleasure

The Bad

  • Top-up visibility
  • Rough ride on harsh pavement
  • Price, when options are chosen

What to Know

about the 2007 Porsche Boxster
  • 245- or 295-hp engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Head-protection airbags

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2007 Porsche Boxster Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Porsche redesigned its Boxster and Boxster S roadsters in 2005, and for 2007 it gives both models more power and torque. Both Boxsters get Porsche’s VarioCam Plus system, which provides both variable intake valve timing and lift control.

Variable-ratio power steering was new for 2005, and the Boxster’s track width increased. By eliminating the spare tire, cargo space grew slightly.

For 2006, the passenger seat got weight sensors that disable the front airbags when a child-safety seat is detected. In 2007, Boxster and Boxster S buyers have the option of 19-inch, two-tone, forged-aluminum wheels developed for the new Porsche 911 Turbo.

Rivals include the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Honda S2000 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Exterior
The front and side air intakes were enlarged for 2005. The headlights and taillamps were new, and the side windows were enlarged. For 2007, Porsche was content to concentrate on beefing up the Boxster’s performance. The only new appearance option is the 19-inch wheels.

Standard alloy wheels on the Boxster S hold 18-inch tires, while the base model gets 17-inch wheels. The Boxster S has a firmer sport suspension.

Interior
Two occupants enjoy leather-upholstered body-hugging bucket seats. The driver faces a trio of gauges in a hooded cluster. Seat heaters, sport seats, Bose surround sound, Park Assist and a navigation system are available. Cargo compartments at both ends offer a total of 9.9 cubic feet of space.

In a move you don...

Vehicle Overview
Porsche redesigned its Boxster and Boxster S roadsters in 2005, and for 2007 it gives both models more power and torque. Both Boxsters get Porsche’s VarioCam Plus system, which provides both variable intake valve timing and lift control.

Variable-ratio power steering was new for 2005, and the Boxster’s track width increased. By eliminating the spare tire, cargo space grew slightly.

For 2006, the passenger seat got weight sensors that disable the front airbags when a child-safety seat is detected. In 2007, Boxster and Boxster S buyers have the option of 19-inch, two-tone, forged-aluminum wheels developed for the new Porsche 911 Turbo.

Rivals include the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Honda S2000 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Exterior
The front and side air intakes were enlarged for 2005. The headlights and taillamps were new, and the side windows were enlarged. For 2007, Porsche was content to concentrate on beefing up the Boxster’s performance. The only new appearance option is the 19-inch wheels.

Standard alloy wheels on the Boxster S hold 18-inch tires, while the base model gets 17-inch wheels. The Boxster S has a firmer sport suspension.

Interior
Two occupants enjoy leather-upholstered body-hugging bucket seats. The driver faces a trio of gauges in a hooded cluster. Seat heaters, sport seats, Bose surround sound, Park Assist and a navigation system are available. Cargo compartments at both ends offer a total of 9.9 cubic feet of space.

In a move you don’t often see from automakers, Porsche has moved the coolant and engine-oil filler caps in order to make them easier for technicians (or handy owners) to access. Porsche says this also improves the usability of the trunk.

Under the Hood
The Boxster’s 2.7-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder gains 5 horsepower (to 245), and its torque grows by 2 pounds-feet (to 201). Torque for that engine peaks 100 rpm earlier than the previous engine. It also gains VarioCam Plus for variable valve timing and lift control.

The Boxster S also gets a new, bigger engine, also with VarioCam Plus. The six-cylinder in that model grows from 3.2 to 3.4 liters and turns out 15 more hp, up to 295. Torque increases to 251 pounds-feet, an increase of 15 pounds-feet.

For drivers not interested in working a clutch pedal, Porsche has also tweaked its Tiptronic S automatic transmission system. Porsche says new hydraulics and electronics make the system quicker to respond to driver inputs. The transmission also offers variable shift patterns, ranging from Economy to Sport. In Sport mode, for instance, up- and downshifts are only made at revs greater than 3,000 rpm and downshifts will be made at higher engine speeds to utilize engine braking.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes, side-impact and head-protection airbags and an electronic stability system are standard. For 2007, Porsche adds a standard tire pressure monitoring system.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
21 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

5th Porsche so far, just amazing cars

by BoxStockS from New Bern, NC on February 22, 2020

It really depends on the individual: 911 vs. Boxster vs. Cayman. They're all awesome performers. The 911 is definitely more luxurious and 'calm' even in ridiculous circumstances but the Boxster feels ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best Roadster in the World

by MikeyB from Columbus, GA on January 5, 2020

I chose a used boxster after spending several years reviewing every roadster out there. Everyone you can think of. This car was designed by a genius Harm Lagaay. This is the car that saved Porsche. I ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Porsche Boxster currently has 0 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Boxster received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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