Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

As a Porsche specialist I deal with Porsche daily so I get to see, drive, inspect and own hundreds of Porsche Boxster and Boxster S and I like them. In fact the more I use them, the more I appreciate how darn good they are. These are great cars, whatever model or year you choose, buy a good Boxster and you should have a car that feels great and brings a smile every time you use it.

The Porsche Boxster has an incomparable balance and natural agility. The flat six motor, with its weight low down is mounted in the middle of the car for perfect balance.

There is no 'bad' year to buy. 1997- 2004. The earliest cars would be from late 1996 (1997 model year) and these will be 2.5. From late 1999 (2000 model) the Porsche Boxster 2.7 replaced the 2.5 giving a little more horsepower and noticeably more torque in the midrange. If on a budget for a tiptronic Porsche Boxster it’s worth looking at the 2.7.

Also for the 2000 model year a large engined Porsche Boxster 3.2 S was introduced. These are super sports cars with a 6 speed manual gearbox or tiptronic. They have bigger brakes, stiffer suspension and 250 hp.

I cover the buying of a used Porsche comprehensively from the first phone call through the inspection, test drive, history and negotiation. All from my own actual real life Porsche dealing experience.

Know the right questions to ask. The Porsche Boxster Buyers Guides will explain the many things buyers should check but often don’t; the common faults, the tests, checks and essential information you need when you go to buy a used Porsche .

You can arrange a Pre Purchase inspection (PPI) on a used Porsche Boxster 986 but professional car inspections are expensive and if you have get a PPI on the wrong condition Boxster that’s money you won’t see again. Learn how I filter the poor condition Porsche Boxster before I invest my money. This Porsche Buyers Guide could save you a small fortune in pre purchase inspections, save you lots of time and stress, and give you the confidence to purchase when the opportunity presents. I believe this is the best Porsche Boxster buyers guides available today.

The Porsche Boxster is a great car, really good chassis, brakes and motor. Because they often appeal to young drivers they can get a hard life and suffer accordingly. I buy and inspect Boxsters week in week out. Irrespective whether you are buying from a Dealer or privately this guide will give you a ‘head start’.





Thanks again, and well done on the Porsche Boxster Buyers Guide. It really focused my attention to detail when looking for my car.

Please note: all buyers guides are Windows only. Mobile & Mac versions will be available later in 2016