2013 Porsche Boxster Consumer Reviews

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2013 Porsche Boxster
4.8
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3rd Boxster

by from Houston, Tx on September 7, 2012

This is the 3rd Boxster we have owned - one of each generation. We have 1000 miles on this one with a combination of highway and in town driving. This is the best so far in terms of handling, ride com...
This is the 3rd Boxster we have owned - one of each generation. We have 1000 miles on this one with a combination of highway and in town driving. This is the best so far in terms of handling, ride comfort, and interior roominess. The additional wheel base and the PDK transmission combine for a really great ride and response. Really like the new styling as well especially the rear styling. Only mark down from 5 stars is on value for money. The new increase in MSRP takes this car further from its' competition than before. Overall, though, we love it and are glad to have it.
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Factory Delivery

by from Canada on November 6, 2012

I picked up my 2013 Boxster in Stuttgart doing the factory delivery. What an incredible experience and factory tour. The best part was the experience of driving my car on German & Austrian roads for 2...
I picked up my 2013 Boxster in Stuttgart doing the factory delivery. What an incredible experience and factory tour. The best part was the experience of driving my car on German & Austrian roads for 2 weeks. This is a truly exceptional car. Incredibly fun to drive. Handles like a dream, steering extremely precise. Lots of luggage room for a 2 week trip for my partner & I. (I prefit the luggage at my dealer back home to make sure it would fit properly!) The most surprising thing was how comfortable the car was. After the occasional 7-8 hour trip in the boxster, we got out feeling refreshed and relaxed. Seats are very comfortable & supportive. The engine sounds incredible. When hard in the gas, it delivers an incredible sound, but while cruising at highway speeds (up to 215km/hr!), the engine sings along quietly. I can't wait for my vehicle to make the 5 week trek to North America to my dealership!
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Best Boxster

by from Spokane, WA on May 21, 2013

I moved from an 02 Boxster to a '13 Boxster S. I loved the old car but this one is amazing. I didn't think I wanted the PDK transmission but after driving it for a while, I really like it. It Sport Pl...
I moved from an 02 Boxster to a '13 Boxster S. I loved the old car but this one is amazing. I didn't think I wanted the PDK transmission but after driving it for a while, I really like it. It Sport Plus mode, it works just like a standard for track days. This thing is almost scary fast compared to my old one. I did not opt for the performance exhaust. It sounds good but all indications are, there is no 'performance' in the performance exhaust, just noise. The ride is overall pretty comfortable. It is a sports car so don't expect it to ride like a limo. The 20 inch wheels make for a bit firmer ride as well. The seats have great support. Love the styling both inside and out. In Washington State we are required to have a front plate and if you need one, I recommend getting one that installs in the knock out for the tow hook instead of the standard drill into the front bumper setup. The instrumentation is great and I highly recommend the multi function steering wheel. It is not standard but gives you finger tip access to the multifunction display, volume control, etc. It doesn't take very many options to run the price up around 80k and that's the only reason I marked it down slightly in the value for the money category. Everyday things like voice command for the Bluetooth are an adder and a person would think if that's standard on a 20k Ford, why do I have to pay extra on a Porsche? Knock on wood but I don't know why Porsche gets bumped down on reliability. This is only my second one and I don't drive much more than 5k a year but I've never been afraid to get in it an drive it anywhere. Even my 02 was rock solid. Overall I would highly recommend this car to anyone who loves convertible sports cars. It's a 'cheaper' alternative to any 911 convertible variant and I think I like it better. It's a great everyday driver if you are so inclined, yet can be right at home on the track with no modification. And still give you almost 30 mpg on the highway. Well done Porsche.
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Porsche Boxster S

by from Illinois on February 4, 2016

The only reason to have any other sports car is for exclusivity purposes. This car is blazingly fast and handles like a dream. The car is also a beautiful design and the difference between night and d...
The only reason to have any other sports car is for exclusivity purposes. This car is blazingly fast and handles like a dream. The car is also a beautiful design and the difference between night and day from its original styling.
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Two words -UN, and Believable

by from Charlotte, NC on January 5, 2016

I can't afford two cars, so I need both comfort and handling in the same package. Soft tops are required. And I am a driver -- always looking for twistees to downshift and accelerate into. I have own...
I can't afford two cars, so I need both comfort and handling in the same package. Soft tops are required. And I am a driver -- always looking for twistees to downshift and accelerate into. I have owned sport cars all my life, from Triumphs as a kid to, more recently, BMWs (3, 6 and Z4 series) and Mercedes (SL's and E Class Cabriolets). At one time I even owned an Acura NSX, which sat in the garage next to my wife's Nissan 300 ZX. Nothing compares to the 2013-15 Boxster S. The words that come to mind include: "nimble", "quick", and "fun". Surprisingly, "comfortable" does as well. Before the 2013 Boxster S, my favorite car was my BMW 645 Ci. Although that car is in its own "sports car" class when it comes to creature comforts, it pales in comparison to the Porsche in terms of the "fun" factor. [The Boxster S is a LOT more comfortable than the BMW Z4, and as comfortable as the Mercedes SL]. But in terms of the driving experience, nothing I have owned -- or driven -- comes close. The "closest" was the mid-engine Acura NSX -- but it's roof didn't retract into the boot (and comfort was not its strong suit.) Couple thoughts on options: I have always been a "three pedal" guy. It's one of the reasons Mercedes don't really excite me. But -- after reading the literature and test driving both transmissions -- I opted for the PDK. I have not been disappointed. The double clutch makes shifts impossibly seamless, and I still get to the use the stick to flip through the seven speeds. iT's an amazing piece of technology. Also -- although sometimes hard to find -- get the sport exhaust. Do not waiver on this option. Get it. When activated, the sounds emanating from the exhaust ware reason enough to buy the car. If you are looking for an affordable, two-seater, open-air sports car, I think a "driver" has two choices: The Corvette or the Boxster S. Two different types of vehicles though, for two different types of owners. I'm a "twistee's/back road" guy, so Porsche would be my choice. My 2913 Boxster S is still "new" to me, but every single time I get behind the wheel, I smile. Going forward, Porsche will be my brand of choice. I just wish I hadn't waited so long to discover that fact
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2013 Boxster

by from Palm Harbor, Flordia on October 8, 2015

This is my fourth Porsche, its one of the finest cars on the market. My only concern is, no spare. Having twenty inch wheel there are on run flat tires available, and the availability of tires for in ...
This is my fourth Porsche, its one of the finest cars on the market. My only concern is, no spare. Having twenty inch wheel there are on run flat tires available, and the availability of tires for in the size is very limited. .
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2013 Boxter S

by from Florida on August 31, 2014

Amazing handling and road manners. It always turns heads. This car is reasonably comfortable, as sports cars go. It is not for a cross country trip, but it is a pleasure for a weekend jaunt., with jus...
Amazing handling and road manners. It always turns heads. This car is reasonably comfortable, as sports cars go. It is not for a cross country trip, but it is a pleasure for a weekend jaunt., with just enough room for two overnight bags. Sorry, no golf bags. Everything about this car says quality and engineering excellence. It is highly recommended.
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Boxster S - Fantastic Car!

by from Indiana on June 27, 2015

I purchased a 2013 Boxster S with 4,100 miles on it. It has a manual transmission (I am old school, although I read great things about the PDK option), sports exhaust, 20" wheels, and adaptive headlig...
I purchased a 2013 Boxster S with 4,100 miles on it. It has a manual transmission (I am old school, although I read great things about the PDK option), sports exhaust, 20" wheels, and adaptive headlights. I owned a 2012 BMW M3 and Audi RS5 cabriolet prior to purchasing the Boxster. I was initially concerned about the reduction in BHP compared to the M3 (414 HP) and RS5 (450 HP). Trust me - there is no reason to be. The 315 HP and 265 lbs of torque provide plenty of excitement. This car feels more lively and responsive compared to the hefty Audi RS5 (4,400 lbs). The Boxster weighs almost 1,500 lbs less - so the Boxster is actually quicker than the RS5 with it's V8 engine . The Audi felt front heavy and driving feedback was muted, while the Boxster is so balanced and planted with it's mid engine design. My M3 was an awfully good car with great exhaust sound, handling, acceleration, and performance. Yet, IMHO, the Boxster S offers a more satisfying overall driving experience. The sound with the sport exhaust is awesome and I highly recommend this option. There is no added performance, but it sure sounds terrific. Finally, the interior and exterior styling are really well done. I get compliments on this car every time I take it out. I am almost embarrassed and find myself saying "it's just a Boxster", while deep down feeling like I am keeping a secret that this car is so much more than just a "Boxster".
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my first Porsche

by from madison, wisconsin on March 29, 2013

As soon as I walked into the showroom I was hooked. The lines of this car are exceptional. A street legal racecar. After purchase I continue to be impressed. Acceleration is thrilling andbrakeing is g...
As soon as I walked into the showroom I was hooked. The lines of this car are exceptional. A street legal racecar. After purchase I continue to be impressed. Acceleration is thrilling andbrakeing is great. The option list is long and very expensive, most of witch only add to the uniqueness of your car but not much to the actual driveability. The two trunks are large enough for an extended trip without 2 sets of golf clubs. Sound system very well done. Top down in under 15 sec. make sure you allow the tires to warm up or the noise level will seem excessive. After that only the melodic exhaust system can be heard, You won't see one every time you turn around.
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Incredible!

by from Midwest on July 6, 2013

An absolutely brilliant car! You won't be disappointed. Pros: Stunning looks. Speed. Handling. Reliable. Supercar performance for tens of thousands less. Excellent fit and finish. Cons: Options are ...
An absolutely brilliant car! You won't be disappointed. Pros: Stunning looks. Speed. Handling. Reliable. Supercar performance for tens of thousands less. Excellent fit and finish. Cons: Options are pricey. Needs a little more low-end torque.
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