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2010 Porsche Boxster

2010 Porsche Boxster

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$17,896 — $34,884 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
22-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Braking
  • Dual-clutch automated-manual transmission

The Bad

  • Requires premium gas
2010 Porsche Boxster exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Porsche Boxster
  • Choice of six-cylinder engines
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • LED taillights standard

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2010 Porsche Boxster Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Porsche’s mid-engine roadster, the Boxster, and its coupe counterpart, the Cayman, serve as the German brand’s entry-level sports cars. The Boxster competes with the Audi TT roadster, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The styling was tweaked for 2009 to distinguish the Boxster from its hardtop Cayman cousin. The Boxster incorporates its turn signals into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.

  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights
  • Optional hard-top and wind blocker

Interior
The Boxster received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen. A USB pprt for controlling iPods and playing music from flash drives is also available.

  • Standard leather front seats
  • Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
  • Optional heated seats include ventilation function
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system available

Under the Hood
The base Boxster’s engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 255 horsepower. The 3.4-liter engine in the Boxster S generates 310 hp. Both are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Boxster S reaches 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with the automa...

Vehicle Overview
Porsche’s mid-engine roadster, the Boxster, and its coupe counterpart, the Cayman, serve as the German brand’s entry-level sports cars. The Boxster competes with the Audi TT roadster, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The styling was tweaked for 2009 to distinguish the Boxster from its hardtop Cayman cousin. The Boxster incorporates its turn signals into the projector-beam halogen headlight clusters.

  • Standard LED taillights
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Optional adaptive and auto-leveling headlights
  • Optional hard-top and wind blocker

Interior
The Boxster received an updated communication management option last year that controls the audio, communication and navigation systems. The upgrade included a touch-screen interface with a 6.5-inch screen. A USB pprt for controlling iPods and playing music from flash drives is also available.

  • Standard leather front seats
  • Optional leather, simulated suede and carbon fiber trim
  • Optional heated seats include ventilation function
  • 10-speaker Bose audio system available

Under the Hood
The base Boxster’s engine is a horizontally opposed 2.9-liter six-cylinder with 255 horsepower. The 3.4-liter engine in the Boxster S generates 310 hp. Both are available with a manual or PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche says the Boxster S reaches 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with the automatic and 5.3 seconds with the manual. The times for the base Boxster are 5.8 seconds with the auto and 5.9 with the stick.

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional seven-speed PDK automatic with manual-shift mode
  • Direct fuel injection for better performance, mileage
  • Optional adaptive suspension

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Dual front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Head-protection airbags
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
11 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Fun, unique high performance car

by Fun in the sun from Hayward California on April 18, 2020

This car is a thrill to drive. It’s has lots of leg room and very comfortable. I have been very happy with this car and it has met all of my expectations. Read full review

(5.0)

Great car! Comfortable and fun to drive.

by Tamara from Hempstead TX on September 16, 2019

I love the Porsche Boxsters. They are so much fun and really beautiful cars. They feel great on the road especially in the turns. My Boxster made driving anywhere fun. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 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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