Best Bet
  • (4.7) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,245$39,141
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 245-hp, 2.7-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2008 Porsche Boxster

Our Take on the 2008 Porsche Boxster

Our Take

Porsche redesigned its Boxster and Boxster S roadsters for 2005, and for 2007 it gave both models more power and torque. Both Boxsters got Porsche's VarioCam Plus system, which provides variable intake valve timing and lift control. For 2008, the Boxster continues a series of yearly tweaks w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 245- or 295-hp engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Head-protection airbags
  • New seat option for 2008


Our Expert Reviews

So much has changed in sports car racing in the past 50 years or so that it's a nice connection to the heritage to find something that hasn't: In 1960, the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race was every bit the critical warm-up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans that it is now, considered comparably stressful on driver and machinery due to the brutally rough Sebring road course, fashioned in pa... Read full review for the 2008 Porsche Boxster

Consumer Reviews


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porsche boxter s 08

by pete c from new jersey on April 11, 2009

this car rocks solid ride handles the road like you were on a railroad track.threr are no dead spots in power even at 100 mpo.

5 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Porsche Boxster.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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