2000 Porsche Boxster S 3.2 petrol from UK and Ireland
A poor mans 911? - NO WAY
No faults so far with the car.
The car has fantastic handling and performance. I expected to be a little disappointed with the cars performance having previously had a 964 911. The boxster does not have the out and out savage power delivery of the old car, but its not far off and the handling is awesome.
I am just over 6 feet tall and fit in to the car no problem. The cabin is a world apart from the old 911's with modern dashboard and instrument layout. The heating and ventilation is a vast improvement.
In terms of practicallity the two boots provide adequate storage for two peoples weekend luggage, in cabin storage though is limited to the door pockets.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2004
13th Jun 2005, 11:16
14th Dec 2009, 13:42
A lot of people say that the only reason for buying a Boxster, it´s because you can afford a 911. (Rubbish)
The Boxster is a mid-engined, 2 seater roadster, and the 911 is a rear-engined, 4 seater GT car. They are in completely different categories. But, what about the Mercedes range?
The SLK is a front-engined, 2 setter (and feminine) roadster. The SL is... yes, exactly the same thing, but bigger, more powerful and much, much more expensive.
So... Which one is the cheapest alternative? Right.
The Boxster, it's a great car.
15th Dec 2009, 09:03
They are ugly cars though, you can't tell if its going forwards or backwards, it's like the designers got bored and just used the same design for the front as the back.
Personally I prefer the Honda S2000, despite the badge, I preferred driving and being seen in the Honda.
16th Dec 2009, 09:21
I guess it is all in what you like.
As for me, I would take a Porsche over a Honda every time!