A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Porsche Boxster

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement
Service Area

$124.62 - $450.29

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 10,920 customers who received a Brake Pads Replacement.

From the base Boxster to the more powerful Spyder and Black versions, this little drop-top has been a beloved classic in Porsche’s popular high-end sports car line since its inception in 1996. The combination of style, fun, and performance come together with driver interaction in an intricate, soul-stirring dance. While Audi and Benz may be able to rival the creature comfort factor to some degree, nothing says sports car like a Porsche.

Key Features

Heated glass rear window and a power-operated canvas top are standard, along with a basic stereo system. Optional additions include an Active Suspension System (which individually dampens each wheel based on conditions), and rear parking sensors – which are recommended because the Boxster has a considerable blind spot.

Changes for 2012

The 2012 model year remained virtually the same as the previous year, as the planned 2013 overhaul was underway.

What We Like

Braking is fantastically responsive, handling is superior, and the steering offers a visceral connection between driver and car. PDK dual-clutch transmission offers incredibly smooth shifting due to the separation of odd and even gears into separate boxes. Dry sump lubrication allows for consistent, even oil distribution despite gravitational influences. Trunk space – in both front and back – is surprisingly sufficient for a small sports car.

What Concerns Us

Wind noise at highway speeds can impact listening enjoyment with the stock radio option, so upgrading to the 10-speaker Bose is advisable. The Boxster may not be the best choice for tall people, and optional features quickly drive the affordable (for its class) price upward.

Available Models

  • The base Boxster comes with a 2.9L flat 6-cylinder 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic with 214 lb.-ft. of torque, 255 HP, and 19/27 mpg manual, 20/29 mpg automatic.
  • The Boxster S is powered by a 3.4L flat 6-cylinder, 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic with 266 lb.-ft. of torque, 310 HP, and 19/26 mpg manual, 20/29 mpg automatic.
  • Both the Spyder and Black variants sport a 3.4L flat 6-cylinder 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic with 273 lb.-ft. of torque, 320 HP, and 19/27 mpg manual, 19/26 mpg manual Black edition, and 20/29 mpg automatic.

Major Recalls

In September 2011 Porsche issued a recall due to the possibility that holes in the seatbelt anchor plates were too small, which could potentially cause a malfunction in the seatbelt in the event of a crash. The company notified owners and offered to fix the issue free of charge.

Common Issues

There are no registered complaints regarding issues with this model.

Porsche Boxster 2012 Interior


Next Step

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Brake Pad Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,920

Rating Summary
10,410
326
67
33
84
10,410
326
67
33
84

Bernie

50 years of experience
41 reviews
Bernie
50 years of experience
Honda Accord - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I specifically asked for Bernie to come back, since I was so pleased with the work he did on our other car. This time I got to meet Bernie personally. He is a kind family-man who exhibited the quiet confidence of someone you would expect with the 50 years of automotive experience that he has. I felt very comfortable giving him the key to my car. Two of my kids (ages two and four) came out to greet him, since they remembered him from his first visit. Bernie is great around kids and was very kind to my two-year old son who was trying to "help" Bernie do his job. Thanks again, Bernie!
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
I was very pleased with Bernie's work, professionalism, and courteousness. Best brake job I have ever had, and I have had many done (and several done myself, but not on this vehicle). This was a maintenance appointment -- not a repair of something broken -- so I was surprised when the brakes felt so much better after Bernie did the work. You can really see the care he took with our vehicle when I examined everything after he was finished. Thanks, Bernie!

Daniel

9 years of experience
17 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Sacramento, California
Awesome customer service. On time and answered my questions with patience. Listened to my concerns and made helpful suggestions. Seemed very knowledgeable and experienced. I will be glad to request him again. Thank you!!

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Conroe, Texas
Breck was awesome! He called ahead of time and asked if he could arrive early. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable with the service he was going to provide and explained things clearly to me. He smiled and made this experience a good one. I will absolutely be booking future appointments with Breck and I will recommend him and Your Mechanic services to others I know. Thank you!

Brian

19 years of experience
101 reviews
Brian
19 years of experience
BMW Z4 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Phoenix, Arizona
Brian knows what he is doing and I am so happy yourmechanic.com suggested him for my Z4 car inspection prior to purchasing and even happier he was available to perform my 1st service on the vehicle I purchased. His knowledge on the brand gave him ability to to an in depth inspection and he communicated very well informing me what to prepare for in ownership of my BMW. When he came to perform maintenance on my vehicle he shared so many tips with me. I will absolutely be having Brian come back out when I need future servicing on my car.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE