Used Porsche Boxster 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Advice for buyers

Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Porsche Boxster sports?

There's no such thing as a cheap Boxster. Cared-for cars wear their miles well, and if you're being offered an untidy car with some niggly faults, it's likely that it's a car with serious problems and you should walk away.

Crash damage is the biggest problem on cars, so leaky or poor fitting hoods, and less than perfect paintwork and panels should make you suspicious. Also, in rare cases, water can get past the window seals and short-circuit the electrics.