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Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:31:11 am »


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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 08:53:46 am »
Poor mans Porsche a.k.a the 914...that's funny at this price. I agree I'd like to be that poor.

This is the closest looking Boxster to the 911 cabrio that I've seen. Not a fan of convertibles but this one might just bring me over the edge !!

It all seems so simple, so refined that one has to ask why can't others build this car ? Is it a German thing is it a Porsche thing ? either way it's supreme !!
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 10:06:19 am »
$90,000 is a lot of money for a boxster...I do like that it works well as a daily driver.
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 10:20:33 am »
Dear BMW, THIS is how you make an Ultimate Driving Machine.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 10:36:31 am »
It all seems so simple, so refined that one has to ask why can't others build this car ?

Fresh-Breeze from Toyoburu.

Sure, not quite at the same level, but it is 1/4 the price.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 12:52:54 pm »
Never been a big fan of the Boxster....if I was going to get anything from Stuttgart, it would be a 911, especially now since the bloody little thing is almost $100K. Like NoTo said though, the Toybaru/Subiyota is a hell of a deal a 1/4 of the cost.
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 01:42:05 pm »
Never been a big fan of the Boxster....if I was going to get anything from Stuttgart, it would be a 911, especially now since the bloody little thing is almost $100K. Like NoTo said though, the Toybaru/Subiyota is a hell of a deal a 1/4 of the cost.

The Toyobaru is a great deal, true, but it's a bit disappointing to drive (many will disagree with me on this, but the MX-5 is better feeling if a bit sloppy, and no more than a tenth or so slower). The Boxster, on the other hand, feels worthy of the hype, if perhaps not the price-tag.

Incidentally, the last base 911 Cabrio (manual) I drove stickered out in the $150K range, with the same options as the S. I like the 991 (not love, but like), but the Boxster feels more of a sports-car.

Of course, for that kind of money I'd have a Flyin' Miata 'charged MX-5, spend ~$10K at Skip Barber learning how to drive the darn thing and have enough left over to pay down a sizable chunk of my mortgage.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 02:28:36 pm »
18k in options!!!  saweeeeeettttt!!!   90k for a boxster huh?   take a little drive to america and buy a regular boxster for 49k.  add nice paint 710, and carrera S wheels 3100.  54k gets you a very sweet car with the proper transmission.  dear porsche,  why is it the boxster S in canada is 10k more than the states to start?    ohhhhhhh i just opened a can of worms and whoop right there!!

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 06:01:19 pm »
why is it the boxster S in canada is 10k more than the states to start?    ohhhhhhh i just opened a can of worms and whoop right there!!

I agree with you in hating that policy, but...devil's advocate:

1) sales volumes
2) because the rest of the world doesn't feel like Canada is an extension of the US like Canadians do
3) because they can...(*sigh*)

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 06:03:27 pm »
why is it the boxster S in canada is 10k more than the states to start?    ohhhhhhh i just opened a can of worms and whoop right there!!

I agree with you in hating that policy, but...devil's advocate:

1) sales volumes
2) because the rest of the world doesn't feel like Canada is an extension of the US like Canadians do
3) because they can...(*sigh*)

as i said,  take a short drive to the states and flip the bird to porsche canada.   8)

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 08:19:40 am »
why is it the boxster S in canada is 10k more than the states to start?    ohhhhhhh i just opened a can of worms and whoop right there!!

I agree with you in hating that policy, but...devil's advocate:

1) sales volumes
2) because the rest of the world doesn't feel like Canada is an extension of the US like Canadians do
3) because they can...(*sigh*)

as i said,  take a short drive to the states and flip the bird to porsche canada.   8)

In all fairness to Porsche Canada, a few years ago they threatened to stop buying P's from P head office Germany based on the pricing discrepancy that they were paying versus the U.S. importer and were going to simply buy the vehicles from the grey market most likely the U.S.. Since head office has done some price adjustment, but like I've argued many times it's up to us to put an end to "country pricing" !!

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 08:56:57 am »
2 words "YES PLEASE"!!!  I've driven my friend's '01 Boxster a few times, and loved it.  It just felt so right.  I'd love to try a new one... :skid:
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 10:50:20 pm »
Just for fun, I optioned out a Boxster S the way I woud want one. $75k before taxes. Still a lot of coin, but better than $90,000. Just stay away from stuff like the PDK and ceramic brakes.


The regular Boxster is almost $15,000 less, if you can settle for a "mere" 265 horsepower. ;)

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 10:54:22 pm »
Just for fun, I optioned out a Boxster S the way I woud want one. $75k before taxes. Still a lot of coin, but better than $90,000. Just stay away from stuff like the PDK and ceramic brakes.


The regular Boxster is almost $15,000 less, if you can settle for a "mere" 265 horsepower. ;)

For $75K.....I'd start looking at the new Corvette.  But that's me.
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 11:11:02 pm »
2) because the rest of the world doesn't feel like Canada is an extension of the US like Canadians do

whooooooaaa there buddy.
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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 11:48:49 pm »
Just for fun, I optioned out a Boxster S the way I woud want one. $75k before taxes. Still a lot of coin, but better than $90,000. Just stay away from stuff like the PDK and ceramic brakes.


The regular Boxster is almost $15,000 less, if you can settle for a "mere" 265 horsepower. ;)

For $75K.....I'd start looking at the new Corvette.  But that's me.

Im with ya on that, Id rather have a 400+ horse Vette without potential IMS failure and a whole wealth of affordable upgrades.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2013, 11:55:35 pm »
^^No more IMS issue on these newest directed injected engines.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 11:57:44 pm »
Oh....but Id still rather have a vette  ;D

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 11:58:35 pm »
Oh....but Id still rather have a vette  ;D

Yea....for the price.

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Re: Test Drive: 2013 Porsche Boxster S
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 12:53:24 am »
It would be a tough choice.  The Corvette brings so much performance to the table.
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