CALL OR TEXT 661-713-3727 Porsches aren't about simple transport. If you want that, go buy a Camry. Porsches are about fun. And Porsche's Boxster S is an absolutely bewitching piece of road-going entertainment. Like some agile, delicately muscled gymnast confidently treading a balance beam, the Boxster S traces narrow two-lanes with quick-twitch muscle, precision, and rock-solid balance. We smiled. We laughed. And we would've applauded. But we have this rule about both hands on the wheel. But what's an S? The S adds a central nose air intake feeding an extra radiator, red-painted brake calipers, bigger rotors, wheels and tires, a larger engine, a sixth gear, a convertible-top headliner, an alarm system, one more exhaust tip and one less steering-wheel spoke. All add immensely to the "basic" Boxster's already high fun factor. And yet, we'd hesitate to classify this ready roadster as a mere toy, even with its marginal (9.1 cubic feet of front and rear) trunk space and snuggish two-seat configuration. It feels considerably more solid and long-legged than most of its two-seater competitors. With the optional hardtop, it could quite reasonably serve an owner as an only car. This Olympic-class sports car has a black belt in horsepower and sporty powertrain refinement. For 2000, the standard Boxster's 2.7-liter DOHC flat-six makes 217 horsepower at 6500 rpm. The S motor's bigger-bored 3.2-liter spools out 250 at a slightly lower 6250 rpm. This is not a particularly peaky engine. Although like all Porschepowertrains, it loves singing higher-rev notes. (Yet, the 3.2 makes 85 percent of its torque at just 2000 rpm for easy in-town driving.)
Digitally connect with dealers to answer questions about the virtual buying process, available inventory, financing options and more!
Shop safe! Inspect the details, ask all your questions and experience the benefits of the dealership from a distance with video walkarounds.
Start or even fully complete sales paperwork online. It’s a safe and easy process that makes buying seamless.
By clicking you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use.