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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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30 reader reviews for Porsche Boxster Open.
  • 2.7 2dr

    julian mcglynn , herts . Date: 25/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      24

    My car

    Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche

  • 2.7 2dr

    Simon Brook , Warwickshire . Date: 02/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well, I bought my Boxster new in 2005 and love it. I normally change my car every 2yrs but this gives me such a buzz every time I drive it. Had one switch replaced under warranty thats about it. I drove a revised version of mine thinking I may be tempted to change it.. however they have tweeked the engine slightly and the exhaust note is quieter and it just does not do it for me.. So I am keeping mine and saving up for a 911! Round town 24mpg... but on a long run I have got 37!.. yes I do go over 56mph! lol

  • 2.7 2dr

    James Thomson Date: 11/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    I've just driven 3,000 miles round Europe in the car including Route Napolean over the French Alps.

    Cabin space is actually quite good - there are plenty of cubby holes for storing cameras, shades, wallets etc. Luggage space was deceivingly good - it easily swallowed 2 large hold alls.

    Handling as you'd expect is up there with the best - excellent steering feedback and very capable brakes were particularly welcome in some of the alpine passes.

    Performance off the mark is reasonable - it is slightly faster than most hot hatches. Fuel economy was a pleasant surprise - you get at least 450 miles to a tank on the motorway (cruising at 80-90mph).

    Highly recommended if you want a summer toy. Very easy to drive fast and I'd recommend the facelift (987) also as the interior is vastly improved.

  • 2.7 2dr

    Andy Williams , Beds . Date: 09/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have been a Boxster owner for 3.5 years, having bought a brand new 04 model 2.7 and then the Mark 2 version with lots of options in March 2006. This car is a sheer pleasure to drive - full stop.

    Time then for a new front pair of Continental Contact 2 tyres, front discs and pads. Sadly here is my very first, yet major, criticism of Porsche dealers. The quote I received for front discs, pads and two tyres fitted was £1,250. For the same Porsche parts and tyres sourced by a local T&H Motorist Centre in Luton - great friendly service, it was £855. A saving just shy of £400! For servicing and to maintain the warranty and re-sale value, I will always use my dealer. However, tyres should not be TWICE the price to source, fit and balance, no matter how clean the mechanics' overalls are, or how nice the coffee may be when drunk out of a bone china mug. Well main dealers....I love Porsche, I love my Boxster, and will probably go for a Carerra one day, but just because owners are generally thought to be well heeled, it doesn't mean that they are bereft of common sense.

    So my message to all Porsche owners out there is simple - enjoy the car, live the brand, and love the driving experience - it really is special. But, if you find yourself sitting in your Porsche dealer's reception waiting on some new parts, make sure that the only mug that the smiling Service Manager sees when approaching you with the bill, is the one that you have been sipping your Cappucino from!

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