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Ample options list makes it highly customizable
Options include a navigation system and Porsche's Sport Chrono Package
Pleasure cruisers will opt for a full leather interior, Bose Surround Sound
Kelley Blue Book
The 2008 Porsche Boxster comes well equipped even in its most basic form. For those who crave more, Porsche offers one of the lengthiest options list in the industry for the Porsche Boxster.
The 2008 Porsche Boxster has an impressive standard features list in either base or S trim. Kelley Blue Book says that the standard features on the Porsche Boxster include "an electrically-heated rear glass window" for quick defrosting. Edmunds reports that the Porsche 2008 Boxster lineup also comes standard with a "fast-operating power top (lowers in about 12 seconds), leather upholstery and a seven-speaker CD stereo." Both base and S Porsche Boxsters also include "variable-intermittent wipers w/heated washer nozzles," according to ConsumerGuide, while the Limited editions sport an "Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel."
The standard features on any Porsche 2008 Boxster are exciting, but the real action comes in the form of a generous options list. Kelley Blue Book notes that "Porsche aficionados look forward to personalizing their new Porsches nearly as much as driving them," and to appease them, Porsche offers "an extensive, and expensive, list of options." Some of the highlights on that options list are "19-inch wheels, ceramic composite brakes, full leather/power/heated seats, automatic climate control," and "a navigation system," according to Edmunds reviewers. ConsumerGuide mentions that the available Sport Chrono Package includes an "analog/digital chronometer," as well as "controls for modification of throttle, suspension, traction control, and antiskid system."
While most reviews read by TheCarConnection.com rave about the available options on the 2008 Porsche Boxster, one complaint does arise. That complaint comes courtesy of AutoWeek, which contends "the 'premium' sound system" is "weak in its ability to tune in and keep FM stations' signals and deliver sound quality." While the stereo isn't anywhere near the worst on the road, the AutoWeek reviewers feel that "in this price range, the stereo should be as solid as the driving experience."
The 2008 Porsche Boxster comes fairly well equipped, but it’s the exhaustive options list that pleases most fans.