2006 Porsche Boxster S

Whenever a luxury car pops up in a unique color combo I’m inclined to write it up. I figure that the majority of them were special ordered by people who really knew what they were looking for and therefore were well taken of. Whether this actually holds up cannot be determined without a proper inspection of the vehicle but it helps to sift through the thousands of listings I find. This Boxster S for sale in Philadelphia is one of the more eye catching examples I’ve come across recently, though I have a feeling the exterior color will be rather polarizing on this site.

I think the Cobalt Blue Metallic is an excellent choice for this car and the dark blue top contrasts well with it. As I’ve said before, the 19″ Carrera Sport wheels are my favorite option for this generation, I’d go so far as to say they’re some of the best factory wheels Porsche has ever offered. Under those wheels are brakes that offer excellent stopping power, 12.52″ up front and 11.77″ out back. I especially love how the red four piston calipers look with the Cobalt Blue, these little details are what makes this car so appealing to me. The whole package is sport and sophisticated, exactly what a Porsche should be in my opinion.

Year: 2006
Model: Boxster S
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6 speed manual
Mileage: 85,954
Price: $21,995

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2006 Porsche Boxster S on Cars.com

1 YEAR – PA – INSPECTION – 5 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – FULLY SERVICED – FREE CARFAX! This vehicle has been fully serviced and went through a complete PA inspection. FREE power train warranty is included and an extended 5 year warranty is available.

When I first saw this listing I was expecting the interior to be a lighter color like gray or beige, and I was surprised to find that it was black. While I don’t mind the choice, I think the overall look of the car is still great but I think it would be perfect if the interior was lighter, maybe even Terracotta brown. I used to be a huge fan of black interiors but recently I’ve found myself disenchanted with them, especially in sports cars. They seem cold and with a car like this one that already has a cool atheistic going I think some warmth coming from the inside would make for the ultimate package.

Other than not loving the interior, I have nothing negative to say about this car. I think the Boxster S is still massively under appreciated and remains an excellent value for anyone looking to have some serious fun behind the wheel. Driving a Cobalt Blue Boxster at the track might be cause for some snickering in your direction but that’s ok because you know how good it is and that’s really all that should matter. Besides, the majority of people who would tease you for driving a Boxster probably don’t get the intended purpose of the vehicle which is to keep your driving experience as pure as possible. 280hp will feel like plenty when you’re in a rhythm with the 6spd manual, especially with the top down. I’d say that when it comes to bang for your buck in the used Porsche market, the Boxster is hard to beat.

-Andrew

2008 Porsche Boxster S

Orange! I share this seller’s exuberance over the color of this 2008 Porsche Boxster S, located in Texas. This is one of the 500 (half of which were the standard Boxster and half the Boxster S) limited edition Boxsters produced in 2008 whose primary attribute was this not-so-subtle Orange exterior. The appearance of these limited edition Boxsters drew its cues from one of my 911 favorites: the Orange over Black 997 GT3 RS. Unfortunately, unlike the GT3 RS this Boxster is not a lightened and more powerful racing version of the standard car. Underneath that paint sits the same 3.4 liter flat-6 found in the regular Boxster S all mated to, in this case, a 6-speed manual transmission. There are a number of details here and there to separate these editions from the rest of the Boxster lineup, including a sportier exhaust, but really it is the Orange paint that is tasked with carrying much of the weight here. And, frankly, that’s ok with me. The 2008 Boxster S is already a pretty fine performing car combining superb balance and a nimble chassis with enough power to propel you along at speeds that quickly become very illegal. We’re quickly approaching two decades since Porsche introduced these roadsters as their new entry-level model and given where things started these cars have definitely come a long way.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche Boxster S on eBay

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Feature Listing: 2005 Porsche Boxster S

Similar to fine wines, certain cars seem to be getting better with age in light of some of the less than exciting offerings some manufacturers have to offer these days. However, with the case of the second generation Porsche Boxster, it seems successive generations have improved the breed. That’s not to say the original Boxster was a bad car, but the revamped version offered more power and a bit more refinement than the first one, especially when it came to interior accoutrements. This 2005 Boxster S for sale from our friends at Encore Motors represents the first year of a new era for the Boxster and with just under 30,000 miles. It presents the opportunity to put yourself behind the wheel of a low mileage, modern Porsche at a reasonable entry point.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Porsche Boxster S at Encore Motors

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10K Friday Poor-sche Edition: 928S4 v. 944 v. 944 Turbo v. 924 v. 944 S2 v. Boxster v. Boxster S

“Poor Man’s Porsche”; while it’s a moniker usually attached to the 924 series, the reality is these days it applies to everything outside of the 911. The surge in 911 prices has been so great, that it has also pulled other lesser alternatives to the 911 up as well – try to get into a clean 912 and you’ll be surprised by the price. Even the lowly, forgotten 914 is in the mid teens for a really clean example of a flat-4 model up towards $100,000 for original 914-6 models. So does this mean you need 6-figures to be a true Porsche enthusiast? I don’t believe that’s the case – I think there are a plethora of great options at or around $10,000, so I’ve lined up an assortment. Which do you think is most worthy of wearing the crest of Stuttgart?

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2000 Porsche Boxster S Turbo

If you’re at all like me, you look at a lot of internet car advertisements. One of my favorite subset hobbies is then looking for ridiculous claims within those ads – “Only one ever made”, “One of a kind”, “Fastest car in the world” – you know the gig. They’re always good for a chuckle and make you wonder just what the seller was thinking. Sometimes, though, those ads show a general lack of knowledge about the vehicle in question; for example, listing any BMW as having a “V6” or all older Audis as “quattro” models. So you can imagine my delight when I ran across today’s 2000 Boxster S – typical Ebay auction-house seller photos and no extensive description, but there in the title in bold letter all caps was “TURBO”. “Ha!”, I thought, “Gotcha!” as I scrolled down the page to confirm my suspicion that this seller knew little to nothing in comparison to my vast unassailable automotive knowledge. But halfway though the photos I came across an image of the the rear spoiler deployed with the words “Turbo Kraft” stenciled on. Hmm, still not proof of a turbo, just poor taste. It was a little further down that I was both disappointed to be wrong and excited to see the image of a shiny turbo sitting in the engine bay. So take a look at something you’re probably not familiar with – the turbocharged Boxster S:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Porsche Boxster S Turbo on eBay

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Ferrari Sound for Boxster Money: 2004 Porsche Boxster S

Hello all, it has been awhile and I have missed the banter.  I have not been able to keep up my regular contributions as my budding little European auto business is taking up more and more of my time, and sanity.  That does not mean that I don’t run into the occasional gem every now and again.

Case in point, during my daughter’s soccer practice her coach pulled into the parking lot in what sounded like something very Italian.  Imagine my surprise when the culprit turned out to be a ’04 Porsche Boxster S.  I complimented him on his choice of transport and he responded with, “thanks, know anyone that wants it?”  Turns out, like many of us, he has gotten to the point where a two seat vehicle and a growing family are not a good match.

One Owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S:

Some more details on the car –

“One owner 2004 Porsche Boxster S finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black leather interior.  51k cared for miles with a clean title and CARFAX, all maintenance is current.

Equipped with AM/FM CD Bose Sound, power windows and locks, keyless entry, heated seats, cruise control, Litronic lighting, and more.  Performance highlights include a six speed manual transmission, four wheel disc brakes on drilled rotors, and the fantastic 3.2 six cylinder motor that delivers a great deal of performance throughout the entire power band.

This Boxster also has several performance modifications.  This includes double spoke NHR wheels with spacers on all four corners.  The car has a lower stance and even better ride than stock with it’s K Sport lowering kit.  This Boxster also has NHP headers, high flow 20″ catalytic converters from Jeggs, a Borla exhaust, and a Evoms intake to help everything breathe better.

All stock parts come with this Porsche.  Overall this Boxster is a joy to drive and sounds even better than it looks.”

Is it just me or does this Boxster look a great deal like the Maisto replica of the Boxster concept car?  It’s really a neat car, well kept with the only flaw being a rip in the driver’s side bolster.  Something that I am fixing as we speak.  We are asking $26.9k, open to reasonable offers.

In the meantime you all take care, hope to chat you up soon.  I am off to save a ’95 540 that has been rotting in a friend’s carport for the past few years.

~Aaron.

 

2001 Porsche Boxster S For Sale with Tasteful Modifications

Paul spotted this one on his local Craigslist. He recalls seeing it at this years Sunriver Exotic Car Show and says it looks excellent in person.

2001 Porsche Boxster S For Sale on Eugene Craigslist

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

2001 Porsche Boxster S
Always garage kept
Only 23,000 total miles
Asking $25,000

– “S” Model With 6sp Transmission
– Rare Sport Seat Option With Side Bolsters
– Sport Design Interior Package Option
– Heated Leather Seats Option
– 030 Sport Suspension Package Option
– (PSM) Porsche Traction Control Option
– Stereo Upgrade Option

– Gemballa Taillights
– Romulus Exhaust
– H&R Sport Springs
– B&M Sport Short Shifter
– Rennline Aluminum Pedals
– Rennline Extinguisher Mount

– New factory replaced engine under warranty @ 8k Miles in 2004
– New coolant expansion tank & hoses this year
– Full mechanical inspection 4K miles ago, this car is in mechanically perfect condition.

The pictures say it all, this sucker looks very aggressive but not over the top. The stance is fantastic. Take note of all the rare factory options too like the sport seats, 030 suspension, and interior package. And some of these aftermarket goodies are not easy to get or accordingly pricey to buy. With the options, add-on’s, and the low miles… that might equal $25k. I’d be sold right now if it had the hardtop to match.

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