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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

    Andy Williams , Beds . Date: 23/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I took delivery of my 2.7 in March 2006. 19,000 miles later, with two trips to the Alps under its belt and a daily 80-mile round trip to work, this car has been faultless.

    It's silver, with 19-inch alloys, Bose, leather upholstery and sport chrono pack - this car delivers in spades.

    It's a year old next month and in dire need of new rear tyres (£600 a pair) and due its first service. It's harder, faster and more sophisticated than my 2004 model, and driven well it will keep the S easily at bay and a 911 Carrera very honest on sweeping A and B roads.

    Enjoy the howl of that Porsche flat-six on a summer evening with the roof down and you'll be hooked. Buy one!

  • 3.4 S 2dr

    phil robinson , cheshire . Date: 21/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I have just purchased a 3.4 after having two previous Caymans and a Carrera.

    I can't fault it in any way - it's superb, but I don't think I could justify paying the extra £4000 for the Cayman now. I would be very interested if the auto gearbox was a DSG unit. I had a four-wheel drive 3.2-litre Quattro TT which had a DSG 'box, and it's a really excellent auto. Porsche need to get on this. The TT actually increased its 0-60mph time with the DSG 'box.

    I'm on my 70th car since I was 18, I reckon - I do have problems with this fetish. Passion runs high with these motors - my wife says I should book in at the Betty Ford clinic for addiction. I don't like Fords, though - think about it.

  • 2.7 2dr

    Geoff Bullock Date: 29/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Drove the 2.7 2-dr for 12 months from new - the vehicle was so unreliable that Porsche have just bought the vehicle back again and I will never buy another Porsche.

    Porsche reliability is NOT as good as claimed.

    In the first 9 months of ownership the car had 3 vehicle disabling faults. All separate items. All leaving the vehicle stranded. Customer service from the local Porsche dealership was very poor. Not what you expect from a prestige brand.

    Before parting with £35,000 of your hard earned money take a look at the Warranty Direct league table for fault claims - 100th out of 100 with average bill approx. £800.

    No wonder you only get a 2 year warranty.

  • 3.2 S 2dr

    Enrique Filloy Date: 30/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    This is an excellent car - it handles really well, and has a fantastic engine, gearbox and brakes. It is a perfectly balanced package.

    In many respects, it seems a good example of slight over-engineering that yields very good results.

    However, I have two main complaints. Some of the plastics used on the interior are below expectations, but the fit is good.

    Also, the dealers are, in general, really bad. I live in the Netherlands and every year I take my car to Germany for its annual service. After a couple of bad experiences, I simply do not trust the technical competence of the people here and their attitude is totally unprofessional - it's a bad mix of incompetence and negligence.

    In Germany, the dealers are much better, but still far from what you would expect for a premium brand.

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