2009 Porsche Boxster
MSRP
$46,600 - $56,700
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Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Porsche Boxster

  • Light and eager, the Porsche Boxster steers through the corners like a roller skate, as always.

    - Automobile
  • ...the revised intake and exhaust manifolds enhance the throttle response, and the bigger-diameter dual exhaust adds the perfect soundtrack. In short, this new engine provides sports car nirvana and is reason enough alone to drive with the roof down.

    - CAR
  • God's own steering response, glorious engine note, excellent transmission.

    - Car and Driver
  • A completely redesigned cockpit with a new center console and 911-style seats is set off by a fully adjustable steering column with a 3-spoke steering wheel. Although the instrument pod retains its familiar three-dial layout, the speedometer, tach and gauge modules, which feature black faces for the normal Boxster and white faces for the S, are set farther apart for better viewing.

    - Road & Track

What reviewers liked least about the Porsche Boxster

  • With the top in place, the Boxster seems to run into a barrier of wind resistance at 151 mph (8 mph shy of Porsche's claimed top speed).

    - Automobile
  • ...it's still a bit cluttered, cramped, there's insufficient steering wheel adjustment and the hood could be a bit less fiddly.

    - CAR
  • Infuriating steering-wheel shift buttons, track-stiff ride, ridiculous option pricing.

    - Car and Driver

Best one-liner about the Porsche Boxster

  • The second-generation Boxster has slightly more muscular proportions; it now looks like a genuine statement of style, not just a bite-size fashionista.

    - Automobile
  • Hardcore roadster's don't come any more enjoyable than this.

    - CAR
  • So inherently good that we're willing to justify paying through the nose for one.

    - Car and Driver
  • Value aside, however, I like the new Boxster because it finally looks and drives the way I would expect it to.

    - Road & Track

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