Used Car of the Day: 2004 Porsche Boxster S 500

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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used car of the day 2004 porsche boxster s 500

Today's UCOTD isn't a project like yesterday's ride. It's a nearly 20-year-old 2004 Porsche Boxster S 500 that looks to be in pretty decent shape.

It's number 1,842 of 1,953 units made -- only 500 of which made it to our shores. So it's a pretty rare bird, yet the price tag is just $14,900. This car has an automatic transmission and Cocoa Brown interior.

The owner says it's been well-maintained and drives/runs well. The A/C works and so does the convertible top.

The mileage is 168,000 and this Texas-based car once lived in California.

Click here to check it out.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • The Oracle The Oracle on Oct 24, 2023

    This is a proper clunker from Stuttgart

  • Tassos Tassos on Oct 26, 2023

    For sports cars, and legendary ones too, Porsches have proven surprisingly reliable.

    The Boxster is a ton of fun to drive, and actually a real man can fit and stretch in it, while only a dwarf (or should I say, Little Person) would fit in your lame, girlie Miata.

    It's on my list, but if TIM chose this specimen, there must be multiple things wrong with it (price, modifications, and old age to name a few).

    I do have it in my not-so-short list, but I will pick one Myself when the time comes.

  • MrIcky Haven't these been out for a while? Is the news just that Japan gets them now too?
  • JTiberius1701 Jaguar Contour....
  • Analoggrotto How pathetic, as Telluride ATPs continue to soar with a model released in 2018, Toyota is living in the past, bringing back old heavy truck frame junk like this to sell a few hundred copies. They can't even remotely compete on reddit for the toast of society who enjoys the finest AVMs and ATPs by signing up for the finest SUV for under $100k and only #2 to the Purosangue beyond that. This is like the Miata of 3 Row SUVs, you can pay more but not get anything better.
  • Dukeisduke The trans brake locks the transmission in both Drive and Reverse, holding the car while you get on the throttle to bring the torque converter up; when you release the button, you GO!
  • Canam23 In the early 80's I was buying old American iron in Southern California, cleaning them up and selling them. Before the internet you could get some really good deals because no one knew what things were worth. I started with a 56 Lincoln Premiere that I bought for $400 and sold two days later for $2000. I had a Swedish buyer who told me he would take anything in good running order with lots of chrome and 30 years old because that's when they could be brought over without penalty. It was a lot of fun and some didn't sell as well as others. Then I had kids...;