2006 Porsche Boxster
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- good gas mileage,convertable,handles great on curves,windy roads.
- not very good for long trips. when battery is dead,good luck getting it towed.
Purchased As New
I've loved day it since i layed my eyes on it. maintenance is lil pricey but worth it. its at 106,000 miles, and its still running like new. Now i have my eyes on the Panamera S.
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- Handling, Quality, Acceleration
This is my first Porsche roadster. I owned a Cayenne for a short time.
When selecting this vehicle I compared it to the BMW and Vette.
I went with the porsche for exclusivity, and because of the way it rides & handles.
This car has the best suspension of any vehicle I have ever driven or owned. It beats the Honda S2000 for drivability. When I had my Honda it really needed to be wound up in order to get the power rush.
This car gets going immediately, no delays! Also the two trunks are handy for daily driver usage.
The vette has plenty of power but I hated the interior. It just felt cheap and there are a lot of vettes on the road. Not so many Boxster S out there. Same with the BMW Z4. Too many versions out there.
I expect this car to really hold its value. This helps in justifying the high initial cost....read morehide
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magnificent car, beautiful body, runs great, love the yellow color, hope to get me one soon!!
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- Excellent coorner handling
Every time I get into my Porsche, I feel like a kid in a candy store.
It is worth every penny and I don't mind making monthly car payments; because, I love this car! If you do decide to purchase Boxster...get the S with 6 speed manual transmission.
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- Great MPG if you can keep your foot out of it, come on, it's a Porsche for pete's sake
- I've had this bitchin' car for a year and it's perfect!! No cons at all
Before I was sent to Viet Nam in 1967 my older brother gave me his 1964 Corvette, fuel injected, 327 cu. in., rock crusher 4 speed and a gas credit card until I left the US of A. Since that time I wanted a Corvette. I was lookin' for a Z06, Big Block when I started reading reviews on five other types of roadsters. From these reviews I opted for the Boxster S. I called my nearest Porsche Dealer and ask the salesman I talked to if he had any silver or grey S's And if he could pick me up so I could drive my Porsche home. I bought it without driving it and been in love with it ever since.
It is the most fun car I have ever driven. I cannot say anything negative about this roadster. Mountain driving puts this car in a class of it's own. The body lines, all the options make for a very very beautiful and one of, if not the best roadster on the road today. Go drive one and see for yourself....read morehide
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- overall feel of quality, handling, braking
OK, it is too expensive for what you get. There are any number of other cars out there that cost less, are faster, are greater chick magnets, etc.
But once you get behind the wheel of a Porsche there is no going back. The thing feels like a second skin. I've been lucky enough to own 4 in my lifetime (69 911 coupe, 73 914, 73 911 targa, 2000 base boxster) and I've just taken delivery on my 5th--a 2006 Boxster S.
I kept the options to a minimum and got it out the door for well under $60,000. It goes, it stops, it handles, it turns heads, and it comes with all the mystique that is Porsche. As their marketing campaign says: Porsche, there is no substitute....read morehide
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- A great driver's car. Very responsive.
This is a balanced car that responds very well to driver input. The steering, braking and throttle response are precise and immediate. The engine is music to an enthusiast's ears. There are faster cars in a straight line, but few are better on a curvy road. This a world class sports car with enough luxury to satisfy most of us....read morehide
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- Kicks butt on Pontiac and Saturn
After trying a Pontiac Soltis and Saturn Sky, it felt great to drive a Boxster S and put my foot into it. A sports car needs a little zip and this has it. A bit more expensive than the other mentioned, but this is a classy car, let the mullet crowd drive the Pontiacs and Saturns.
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- It's a Porsche
- customization costs$$$$$$$$
I just traded in my 06 BMW M Roadster because of build quality. It was missing a carbon leather dash board piece when I got it. The engine light went on at 1400 miles, the dealer saying that the computer module for the engine and fuel system needed upgrading. Car had a "bobble" feel at the front end. It was like looking over the deck of a cigarette boat at high speed. All you saw was hood, and the hydraulic steering, while better than the electric config. on the Z4, was still too vague. Not at all as down and dirty as my 03 M3.
Speaking about down and dirty, the Boxster S I just got, is indeed hunkered down, to use a growing Florida expression used mainly during hurricane season!
It is "purposeful" that is, it's a point and shoot hardcore machine.
Steering is reminiscent of my old TR6 ( I liked it), because you can feel every road undulation, and your hands feel exactly what's happening under those tires, and that's a good thing.
It's just what you expect an almost exotic convertible to be. It's also better with the 19" rims by a long shot, without undue harshness in the ride. Hey you want soft, then buy a Caddie, or put wheels on your Barka Lounger.
The intoxicating exhaust note alone is enough to make you downshift under every overpass. Very sweet indeed.
Power is good from standstill, but it was not as quick in 5th for passing above 80 as the M Roadster, which has 50 more horses, but the M Rdstr does not have as good a clutch and gear shift package albeit it was silkier. I found the BMW clutch not to be as "forgiving" as the more notchy Boxster gear box. The Boxster's gear shifts need to be "thoughtful and deliberate." It frowns on down shifting to third or second with resistance in the shift pattern, but hey, who wants to overrev a Boxer engine by mistake anyway?
Got one "off the lot" stickered at 60K. Then started with adding things to it like wheels, and Oh that thick leather wrapped steering wheel, which I hope they can change out for under 1K. Did not want to wait 4 months for a custom one, since I was trading in my 2 month old Roadster, and by the time I would have been through I would have had it stickered at 70K. Yes, you can even pick the color seatbelts you desire to complement the seat colors! Decadent for sure and expensive when all is said and done. The price you pay for exclusivity I guess.
BMW needs to make a roadster that isn't "cute" but one that is it's own model, mean and agressive looking sans Bangelization. Creases and cuts and backward angles are great for starched shirts and oragami, but a roadster has to look sexy and seductive... just like the Boxster with the Boxster's preferred drivers view over the hood,which means looking down at the road not up over the hood which also made it hard to place in tight turns and passing. I love my M3, and am looking forward to the new 400HP version. But for an eyecatching great roadster, stick with the Porsche if your wallet allows it. After all, those Porsche guys know what they are doing....read morehide
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- fast car,
- bad gas millage
i like this car becasue it is sporty yet it is something that you can drive around all the time expeciaaly if you lkive in a big city
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