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2003 Porsche Boxster S Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Porsche Boxster S

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Electrical issues—windows lowering after locking or leaving the vehicle—can be caused by a defect in the window motors.
Persistent coolant loss can be caused by a small leak at the coolant reservoir. Our technicians tell us the leak may not be visible due to the trunk carpet hiding the leak.
Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.
A/c does blow when the key is on but not started. This is also the same with the windshield wipers.
Radio comes on but there is no sound
The radio does everything it's supposed to do but there is no sound
Overall (4 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 12, 2011
2003 Porsche Boxster S
I purchased my 986S new in Dec 2002. I have owned 14 new-purchase German vehicles (Audi, VW, & BMW) since 1976 - this Boxster S is heads & shoulders above the rest in terms of performance (to be e...
October 26, 2010
2003 Porsche Boxster S
I absolutely love driving this car, but compared to the other reviews left here, I must have gotten a lemon. I purchased my 2003 Boxster S convertible used two years ago with only 37K miles on it,...
September 01, 2010
2003 Porsche Boxster S
I purchased this car at 77k miles over a month ago and I am very happy with it. I can't say too much to the mechanical reliablity since I haven't owned it long but the previous owner has had to ha...