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The 2009 Porsche Boxster is exactly what you want it to be: a fast, snazzy modern roadster. Read more »
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SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS has researched a wide range of reviews from both the enthusiast press and consumer Web sites to bring you the most comprehensive Full Review possible of the 2009 Porsche Boxster. The editors of have also driven the Boxster and include their own driving opinions in this Bottom Line to help you make a smart buying decision.


  • Reassuring, capable handling
  • Iconic styling
  • Strong acceleration
  • Perfect tactile experience
  • What’s not to like?


  • Lack of storage spaces
  • Sound systems

The 2009 Porsche Boxster is strongly connected to its roots and offers a basic interior and classic styling on the outside. The design lines are clean and look like they could have popped right off the drawing pad.

Porsche's least expensive car, the Boxster comes charged in its base form by a 255-horsepower, 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine, which is coupled to a five- or six-speed manual transmission. Porsche says it will accelerate to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds with the manual, 6.7 seconds with the automatic. The Boxster S sports a larger, 310-hp, 3.4-liter six-cylinder and a six-speed manual gearbox or the five-speed automatic. Its acceleration to 60 mph with the manual is just 5.1 seconds; with the automatic, it takes 5.8 seconds.

The 2009 Porsche Boxster has brilliant road manners. It's an ideal companion for any twisty road—the steering winds in naturally, the brakes are strong and responsive, and the manual transmissions have short-throw shifts. Fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 29 highway with the base car, and 18/25 mpg with the Boxster S automatic.

The cockpit of the 2009 Porsche Boxster is an ideal place to work, too. The convertible top is power-operated, the seats are typically firm (bolstered sport seats are an option), and since the engine is mounted in the back, the front hood hides a reasonably large storage area. The controls are arranged neatly, although Porsche's audio systems remain notorious for iffy sound quality and too many buttons.

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