2007 Porsche Boxster

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$45,600 - $55,500
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Engine Engine 2.7LH-6
MPG MPG 23 City / 32 Hwy
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2007 Boxster Overview

Click any image for a high-res photo gallery Modern cars are a funny thing. So many of us get caught up in the trappings that we forget how nice it is to just get in a car and drive for the pure enjoyment of it. We're stuck fiddling with iPods, connecting our Bluetooth phones, and accepting legal boilerplate that reminds us not to input the waypoint for the nearest Taco Bell while driving. The car in which this all takes place becomes an afterthought -- a mere platform for all of the other "entertainment" sources. Listen, we're not knocking it -- we enjoy the bells and whistles as much as the next guy. The thing that's important to remember, however, is that you can still climb inside a ride in which the car itself is the attraction, and where the act of driving is the in-car entertainment. Sometimes, you just have to get back to basics, and this brings us to the Porsche Boxster. %Gallery-8927% All photos ©2007 Alex Núñez / Weblogs, Inc. Memorable cars push emotional buttons, and the Boxster has done that since it first appeared as a stunning concept back in 1993. Largely an homage to Porsche's iconic 550 Spyder, the mid-engined show car set tongues wagging and ultimately made its debut in toned-down form as a '97 model. Since then, the car has subtly changed its appearance, gained power in both the base and "S" models, and spawned the delectable Cayman coupe. The icing on the proverbial cake is that it's attainable -- not inexpensive compared to some other cars in its class, but certainly not outlandishly priced, either. Most drivers are more likely to catch a unicorn in their backyards than park a real 550 Spyder in their garages, but thanks to Porsche, the modern equivalent can definitely be had. Not everyone shares that sentiment, though. When told we had the car, one person responded, "Nice, but I'd probably like it more if I were a Porsche person." Another said I'd look like a guy out driving his wife's car, as if the Boxster is some sort of 21st century take on a white mid-80s VW Cabriolet. Nonsense. I have no qualms admitting I'd like to someday be Porsche Person -- you know, the kind who actually owns one. And as for the Boxster being a chick car, let's put it this way: If you handed me the keys to one finished in blazing purple with the Barbie logo on the doors, I'd take them with a smile and begin introducing myself to strangers as Ken. You see, the Boxster's that kind of fun. As luck would have it, the loaner that Porsche Cars North America sent our way was Arctic Silver Metallic, and that color obviated the need to assume the identity of a gender-neutral Mattel doll. Bully for me. The standard Boxster is refreshing exercise in simplicity when one refrains from going ga-ga with the option sheet. A quick scan of the cockpit …
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2007 Boxster Overview

Click any image for a high-res photo gallery Modern cars are a funny thing. So many of us get caught up in the trappings that we forget how nice it is to just get in a car and drive for the pure enjoyment of it. We're stuck fiddling with iPods, connecting our Bluetooth phones, and accepting legal boilerplate that reminds us not to input the waypoint for the nearest Taco Bell while driving. The car in which this all takes place becomes an afterthought -- a mere platform for all of the other "entertainment" sources. Listen, we're not knocking it -- we enjoy the bells and whistles as much as the next guy. The thing that's important to remember, however, is that you can still climb inside a ride in which the car itself is the attraction, and where the act of driving is the in-car entertainment. Sometimes, you just have to get back to basics, and this brings us to the Porsche Boxster. %Gallery-8927% All photos ©2007 Alex Núñez / Weblogs, Inc. Memorable cars push emotional buttons, and the Boxster has done that since it first appeared as a stunning concept back in 1993. Largely an homage to Porsche's iconic 550 Spyder, the mid-engined show car set tongues wagging and ultimately made its debut in toned-down form as a '97 model. Since then, the car has subtly changed its appearance, gained power in both the base and "S" models, and spawned the delectable Cayman coupe. The icing on the proverbial cake is that it's attainable -- not inexpensive compared to some other cars in its class, but certainly not outlandishly priced, either. Most drivers are more likely to catch a unicorn in their backyards than park a real 550 Spyder in their garages, but thanks to Porsche, the modern equivalent can definitely be had. Not everyone shares that sentiment, though. When told we had the car, one person responded, "Nice, but I'd probably like it more if I were a Porsche person." Another said I'd look like a guy out driving his wife's car, as if the Boxster is some sort of 21st century take on a white mid-80s VW Cabriolet. Nonsense. I have no qualms admitting I'd like to someday be Porsche Person -- you know, the kind who actually owns one. And as for the Boxster being a chick car, let's put it this way: If you handed me the keys to one finished in blazing purple with the Barbie logo on the doors, I'd take them with a smile and begin introducing myself to strangers as Ken. You see, the Boxster's that kind of fun. As luck would have it, the loaner that Porsche Cars North America sent our way was Arctic Silver Metallic, and that color obviated the need to assume the identity of a gender-neutral Mattel doll. Bully for me. The standard Boxster is refreshing exercise in simplicity when one refrains from going ga-ga with the option sheet. A quick scan of the cockpit …Hide Full Review