A: The Boxster was originally introduced in 1997, and it wasn't until 8 years later that it received a major change with the introduction of the 987 version. There were a couple special editions released during that time, as well as small upgrades.
The Boxster's current design is now about two years old, and it recently underwent some small upgrades. Porsche is a small company and generally they will not carry out major redesigns or product launches side by side... so, with that in mind:
The GT2 is coming out as a 2008 model, which will most likely be the only real change in 2008. The 4 door coupe will most likely be next on the horizon, with small upgrades to most models most likely covering the next couple years. A new Cayenne will likely wind up in there too, but could push other development out another year. Putting 2012 or 1013 as the likely earliest model year you will see a major change to the Boxster platform.
However, if the exact timing will depend alot on current Boxster sales and how that continues to map out over the next couple years... depending on that, a 997 successor or new Cayman version could easily move ahead, meaning that a new Boxster could be as far off as 2015.
Q: Is the porsche boxter considered a girl car?
Is the Porsche boxter considered a girl car? And what about the Audi TT? Are they both considered girl cars? If so, why?
I've heard this claim about the boxter but never for the TT and I was just wondering about the rationale for this. Also, it seems to be mainly Americans who have this view -- Europeans do not have this hangup it seems ... any ideas?
A: girls drive cars
men drive trucks
Q: Insurance for a 16 year old with New Porsche Boxter?
Im 16, my parents say they will buy me a new porsche boxter, how much will insurance cost?
Your right! I cant afforid the car! but my parenst can! But i will have to pay for insurance and gas!
Q: Where Can I find the exact interior dimension of a Porsche Boxter..?
Where Can I find the exact interior dimension of a Porsche Boxter?, like in inches or cm3...
A: www.porsche.com then you will see the country selector. You don't need to go to the Contact Us section and e-mail anyone. Unless you're are a serious consumer, don't waste their time, that's the whole purpose of putting dimensions on their website. You can find the car, and look at the specs.
Q: Which is a better sports car to buy: a 4-yr old Porsche Boxter worth £24 thou or new Audi TT worth £28 thou?
My husband is torn between these two options. He likes the Audi bec our current family car is an Audi and the fact that the choice is brand new, and service is not a problem, but still he says"a Porsche is a Porsche".
A: Frankly, I would go for the Audi TT. From any point of view, this model is simply destroying Mercedes Benz. Indeed, the quote "a Porsche is a Porsche" is old fashioned. Anyway, if your husband insists on these second-hand Boxter, I would recommend you any 911. As the SLK, the Boxer is considered a cheap failure.
Q: Which to buy: Newer Porsche Boxter, or Older 911 Carrera?
With the finances I have, I'm looking into buying a used Porsche... Considering depreciation, repairs, etc- I'm considering either a 2003-2004 Boxter, or a 1999 911 Carrera. Both are within a couple thousand dollars of each other, the 911 has about 25,000 more miles. Both have about the same options. Any suggestions? Thanks!
A: I own both cars - a 2003 Boxster and a 2001 911 (996). The key to owning a Porsche is to buy something that fits your budget. Budget means price of the car and cost of ownership. The Boxster will cost less to maintain, to insure and repair costs will be less (due to being a newer car with lower mileage and probably not pushed like a 911). Keep in mind that a simple 15,000 mile service at Porsche is about $720. You can find a good independent shop that will do the job for $250. The next service (30,000 miles) is painfully expensive $2,500 at Porsche and $800-$1,200 at an independent shop. If you get 18" wheels, the rear tires are 265/35/18 ($300-350 each - tire shops are going to push Porsche N spec tires - they don't want to get sued for selling regular Z rated tires). Fronts are better at $250 ish, again Porsche N spec tires.
The 1999 911 Carrera is a wonderful car. Great handling, steering, power and also a comfortable car to drive ... did I mention power! If you get the 911, make sure its a stick shift. Automatics are very difficult to resell. When you get the feel of the 911, you can drive the car at crazy speeds (tops out near 180). The car rips through corners (you need to keep the throttle down - the weight stays back, which keeps the tires pushed down). If you live in an area with lots of rain/snow, keep the 911 in the garage. The 911 is very rear biased (weight) and the tail gets loose easliy. PSM (stability control) does help, but when you hit a corner hard and the tires give, you'll find it very hard to correct and if you throttle lift, you're in a lot of trouble.
The Boxster is also a wonderful car. It is an incredibly well balanced car, great road feel and steering feedback, has good power and is very comfortable to drive. Trunk space is pretty good, since you have a nice deep front compartment and an ok size rear compartment. You only have two seats though, where the 911 has four (the rears are pretty worthless). Interior is also updated on the Boxster - newer steering wheel, stereo, has a glove box (911 doesn't) and feels newer inside. You do lose two gauges on the Boxster, compared to the 911 and the digital speedometer readout is not directly in the center of the dash, like the 911. You get the bonus of a power convertible top. The chassis is rock solid with no cowl shake (the 911 chassis is more solid, but you're comparing a coupe to a convertible). The downfall about a convertible is road noise (even with the top up) and security/vandalism is an issue. The Boxster handles better than the 911 (I've taken corners at speed and the Boxster doesn't get loose). Boxsters top out at 150+, so for most, this is plenty.
Here's a simple summary: If you've never owned a rear/mid engine Porsche, buy the Boxster. You're going to give up a little speed/power, but you'll enjoy lower maintenance costs. The Boxster is easier to drive, has the additional fun factor of a convertible and the car gets looks (I turn more heads in the Boxster vs the 911). If you've owned a rear/mid engine Porsche and feel comfortable with the rear weight bias, then go for the 911. You know what a car feels like when the back gets squirmy and you know not to throttle lift when things get hairy. As you near traction limits, you will be working the 911, while the Boxster just goes smoothly through.
One final note. If you get the Boxster, you can always move up to a 911 later (after you get the feel of Porsche and the dynamics of the car). If you get the 911 and its too much car, you won't get the enjoyment you paid for.
Good luck and I wish you many years of enjoyment driving your new Porsche!
Q: What color convertible top would you have for a Porsche Boxter in Meteor Metallic Grey?
here is a pic of the color...
black or stone grey. I dont like the other colors. Which would look best?
what do you think about the color of the actual car?
Do you think its worth the extra couple thousand to get the hard top roof?
A: It looks better in gray.
The Coupe or hardtop handles better than the convertible(cabriolet) because it is stiffer so I would pay the extra money for it.
Q: any idea where i can get a spare key for my 1999 porsche boxter other than the dealer?
i need a spare key for my porsche boxster. the dealer wants several hundred dollars. i am down to 1 key so any help is much appreciated. -sc
A: Go here for the remote http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KEY-REMOTE-PORSCHE-HAA-KEYLESS-TRANSMITTER-NO-RESERVE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33723QQihZ003QQitemZ130190929716QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
And go here for the blade
Take the blade to a REAL Locksmith and have him cut the blade and put it in the head. The head will still have to be programmed but it will be at least half of the Stealerships!!!
Q: i want to buy a porsche boxter 2002 with 30000 miles on it, is porsche boxter parts expensive ?
Porsche boxter parts.
A: Nothings cheap. Make sure that there is no leak from the rear main seal. Also be prepared for roughly $ 150- 200 oil changes. Tune ups are around $800.
Q: What is the BEST warranty to get on my 2003 Porsche Boxter S that has 41K miles & would cover ALL,even tun up?
& also the changing of the distribution chain & all the plastic component in the engine?
A: i would get fire insurance...then light it..
just teasing you a bit..something like you describe would be a dealer program...
i hope you enjoy the car...
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Q: I have a 2001 Porsche Boxter and the window wipers and license plate lights are no longer working?
I already changed bulbs and checked all the fuses. Any idea what could be the problem? My inspection is due next month, yikes?
A: the Porsche boxter has two fuses for some things on it,,check the second fuse box on it,and see if any in it is blown,there's a master fuse and then there's a slave fuse on it,I'm thinking the slave fuse has blown on it,the owners manual tells where the other ones are for it,,good,,luck,i hope this help,s.
Q: What's more comfortable, bmw 3-series of porsche boxter?
Also, bmw 5-series or porsche carrera?
A: The 3 is definitely more comfortable than a Boxter.
It's a toss-up between the 5 and the Carrera. Why? Well, I'd rather have the Carrera, but the 5 is definitely more of a luxury car. When you buy a sports car like a Carrera, performance is immanently more important than comfort.
Q: how do you reenforce a window for boxter porsche that can slide when someone pushes on it?
my window is slideable and can be potentially stolen if nothing gets solven. how do I reenforce so that the window when pushed on cannot be sliden down. (tape doesn't work)
A: install a locking mechanism activated form the inside of the car...
just cut a hole in your panel under the window...
then just place a little brace in there where the bottom of the window is...
this WILL work...you just have to cut into your interior...
Q: how to open the door on 1999 porsche boxter when the battery is dead?
A: put the key in the drivers door turn full to left and then to right and then left again and it should open the lock,
Q: 2004 Porsche Boxter S ! What is ur opinion ? Are they good ,reliable & fun ? How many miles could u put on...?
...could u put on one before they start giving trouble ? I got an offer to buy a 2004 Porsche boxter S, 38000 miles on it for 39K. It has Automatic speed, Navigation sys. & all the options. It is in excellent cond. & had one owner only.
Do u think it is a good deal ? Could i put on it up 100000 miles without hoving major problems ?
Advice NEEDED !!!
A: Porsche has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the world. It's a German car. they ove engineer everything. I think you will find it is quite possible with regular maintenance to get much more then 100k out of it.
I have two BMWs, one has 300 km on it already and still drives and runs like a dream. Have fun with it.