“… if you bought one, we’d bet you’d walk out to the parking lot after work and say, ‚Damn, that looks good….’” WindingRoad.com, November 2012
Winding Road’s high opinion of the 2013 Porsche Boxster put it this way: “So, to summarize the story so far, the new Boxster retains the superb handling of prior editions while improving the looks, the ride, the quietness and the power of the car. Each of these latter improvements, while evolutionary, manages in our view to cross a threshold so that it is hard to find fault with the car. That isn’t a phrase we’ve used with other cars priced in or even above this range. So we could say, value included, the Boxster is the best driver’s car in the world.”
(Full article at: https://www.windingroad.com/articles/reviews/driven-2013-porsche-boxster/ )
Offered here is an example of that “best driver’s car in the world,” a 2013 Porsche Boxster in triple-black: black (code A1) exterior paint, black interior upholstery, under a black, power-operated convertible top. Manufactured in Germany on September 14, 2012, the car’s odometer currently shows 70,189 miles, or approximately 8,775 miles per-year on average since new. The only hiccup on its Carfax history was a minor cosmetic-damage incident five years ago when the driver’s door was struck while parked. Any resultant damage has long since been fully repaired with no sign of it remaining.
Courtesy of VINanalytics, the Boxster’s original equipment included:
250 Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
345 Steering wheel heating
400 19-inch Boxster S wheel
446 Wheel center caps with colored Porsche Crest
541 Seat ventilation
603 Bi-Xenon headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
AG Partial leather / sports seats in Black
P06 Power Sport Seats (14-way)
P91 Infotainment Package with BOSE® Surround Sound System
P94 Premium Package
The Boxster’s exterior black paint retains a near-showroom-new appearance. Black is one of Porsche’s longest-running colors, and the company’s highly regarded paint-application technological expertise is clearly in evidence here. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) It’s no wonder this third-generation redesign was so well-received. Design touches like the center-exit exhaust, rear spoiler integrated into the taillights, more attractive front lighting cluster, and improved-design roll bars (with integrated rear windscreen) all helped appearance while remaining true to the Porsche DNA. The car’s entire body—including lower-front and rear panels—is free of any noteworthy damage or defect. The fabric convertible top is similarly undamaged. Lighting lenses and cabin glass show no cracks, fading, or other flaws. Factory 19-inch wheels (showcasing Porsche-branded brake calipers and drilled rotors) with colored Porsche center caps are mounted with Pirelli® PZero 235/40 performance tires.
The Boxster’s interior is as well-kept as the remainder of the car. Black leather seat upholstery and door-trim surfaces show no signs of wear, damage, or inconsiderate use. Black carpeting, protected by Porsche-embroidered carpet mats, is in excellent condition. Even the step-over, lower-door sills are as-new, clear evidence of meticulous owner care. The sport-type steering wheel (a significant aesthetic improvement over the prior years‘ triangular design) is free of flaws, and the same is true of the dashboard surfaces including instrumentation lenses and the infotainment screen. The shifter for the faster-than-manual PDK (with sport mode) automatic transmission is located on the console to the rear of the center-dash HVAC and audio controls. Here too, there are no signs of abrasion, no scratches. The car’s front and rear trunks are likewise clean and free of damage, stains, or wear indications. Clearly, this is the sort of “well-cared-for” example so many Porsche aficionados prize.
The 2.6-liter, horizontal, 6-cylinder engine is mid-mounted. Viewed from below, the lower surfaces of the engine and exhaust headers are very clean. The chassis shows no signs of damage from overly aggressive driving or track use. Forward of the engine, the original, full-width protective panels remain mounted. There is no evidence of rust.
The Boxster’s factory-applied data and identification tags remain mounted. A leather packet with owner literature is included in the sale.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this 2013 Boxster in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
It’s pretty easy to start an argument about which model is “the most enjoyable Porsche.” Most Boxster owners avoid all the drama and simply enjoy the open-air experience, handling, and power of what independent outsiders—like WindingRoad—are quick to describe as: “the best driver’s car in the world.”