Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great car which has lived up to all expectations. It protected me in a serious near head on accident with minimal damage. Performance is good, it's practical for the type of car it is, it's comfortable and well made. Even maintenance costs aren't bad although I did feel £155 to change the brake fluid was excessive (I had it done elsewhere). I'd buy another. Only dissappointment was depreciation. I bought a Porsche because of residual value but it appears to have devalued rapidly. Maybe due to the financial crisis however.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

This car has exceeded all my expectations. Yes, it was expensive to buy, and yes, it's expensive to maintain, but combine the sheer thrill of driving pleasure and performance along with unmatched handling means that I am actually reluctant to swap it for anything else. In my opinion, nothing can beat it, which is Porsche's only problem! If it wasn't so good I would have swapped it some time ago. I never usually keep my cars any longer than 2 years, but the car is fast approaching it's 5th birthday and it's still like new!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Boxster S is a practical roadster that gives pure driving pleasure. It handles like a dream and has the power to excite. In everyday use it works well and it is not fazed by the UK's appalling road surfaces. To hear the engine note with the top down is better than any Bose system! Porsche support is first class and although it costs to keep a warranty on a car until its is nine years old is worth every penny.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I've not used the car enough ! It handles brilliantly and in my perhaps too gentle hands is returning 35 mpg. Luggage space is good for the type-golf clubs in the rear locker, trolley in the front. The hard top is great for winter. A great all rounder!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 0/5 Handling: 0/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

One small electrical breakdown, car needed to be recovered. Brakes (pads & discs) & a set of tyres is about ł2,000 to ł2,500.long service intervals of 2 years.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

In 35 years of car ownership, the Porsche Boxster is the best car I've ever owned. I would buy another one tomorrow without a second thought if I needed to.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's so good I will replace it with another. Fantastic, unlike the scary posts all over the internet about tyres and brakes wearing every year.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always gives the performance that it renowned for. I put money away each week to pay for the bills when they happen I.e. servicing etc.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Boxster is a great performance car that is easy to own, and quite practical for what it is. Really enjoying it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing apart from service items (eg brake pads) in 2 years. High fuel consumption + high insurance costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Exceeded expectations, very well thought out design, excellent handling, looks great.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

One switch [clutch] and air con leak. It is a quick car and costs are as expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Hasn't let me down in over 6 years! Perfectly acceptable for the performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

without doubt the benchmark for all performance car makers to aspire to.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent, fun car with the right blend of power, performance and style

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good looking, great sounding, fantastic handling soft top sports car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent - has lived up to all expectations as a fast, fun car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Why buy any other make? This one ticks all the boxes.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues so far. Heavy on fuel if pushed hard.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic - best small sports on the market.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

EXcellent build quality, great handling.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Reasonable given the type of car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It deliveres all that I require

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Impressive dynamics!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Wonderful car!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Great

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5