2006 Porsche Boxster Base 2.7 from North America
Attainable and useable high end sports car!
Auto down driver's window for top blips up and down for second for no reason. Happened twice. Nothing else!!
I actually looked to see other reviews when I came across "comments" on the other 2006 post. Funny enough, the last one was posted by me 2 years ago! Well as fate would have it, I spoke about being lucky enough and getting the chance to "maybe" swing a Boxster financially. Well, it happened. I didn't get it after the Lexus, but had a BMW 328i coupe with automatic and traded that on a 2006 Base with only 11K miles on it in 2012 from a top end local Porsche dealer. I bought the car Certified with a 2 year factory warranty. After my trade equity balance and some saved funds, I have a car payment about that of Honda Accord EX-L. So, yes my passion is cars, I'm married have a kid going to college and make just enough to save/squirrel away and choose what I spend on to make it happen. I wouldn't trade it for a second. The ride home from the dealer was probably one of the best hours of my life. (Next to marriage and my son etc. LOL!)
I use the car everyday, it's an immaculate driver. I commute to Center City, Philadelphia weekly and park it in garage and clean it on the weekends. It's not roomy, nor does it have Bluetooth, even power seats or useable storage spots. It does have cup holders and just enough space to put change, sunglasses and odd things, but it accelerates, drives and handles like nothing else. The connection to the road is visceral as is written in the motoring reviews. It's true, you feel, hear and appreciate the driving experience. I'm an average guy of modest means and it's my daily driver. I drop the top as soon as possible and contort beach chairs, cooler and umbrella for weekend trips to the shore in NJ. I also "place" my full golf club bag in the rear trunk and enjoy any chance to play 9 or even 18 holes. These cars truly need to be driven to be maintained, and I love owning and driving it. Worth the wait!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2013
4th Jun 2013, 00:12
How does it handle in snow??
25th Nov 2015, 00:35
I'll let you know this winter once I changeover the summer only tires. I'll need to drive it more this year. So I'm looking at dedicated winter or at least all season tires. I would not recommend driving the car with the summer tires in anything but warm weather above 50 degrees. The compound is for traction in the warm and is not set up for cold temperatures below 45. Tires spin and become rock hard.
7th May 2016, 18:28
Any car will handle great in snow with proper winter tires. Perhaps a Veyron would be the exception to the rule, but here in Canada we have plenty of Porsches of all kinds driving all year long in the worst winter conditions. But they have winter tires and only the ground clearance will be an issue in deep snow.