2008 Porsche Boxster

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11 reviews
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Available Price Range $13,038-$43,742 Trims5 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 2

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 variab... 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

Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

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 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.


Crash-Test Reports


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

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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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