My bride and I ordered this car in June of 2006 as our wedding gift to each other. Even though we bought the "base" Boxster, we optioned it up with all the goodies including the hardtop to a list of $67000! We got the base as it has plenty of power, great performance and really does get over 30 mpg on the highway. It is great for tooling around the backroads of Pennsylvania, Virginia, West (by God) Virginia and Maryland and can hold enough luggage for a week and still have room left for making frequent stops at the wineries! The overall performance is superb. I have owned Alfas, Fiats, Lancias, Triumphs and nothing compares to the Porsche. Expensive yes, but well worth it.
Handling, comfort, trunk space (yes, trunk space), performance, gas mileage, braking, good (not great) Bose stereo, full-leather interior, build quality.
Key fob is a pain in the rear. Literally! The key is way too large as the remote functions are "built in" and it is too easy to open the trunks or lock the car just by sitting down! Otherwise, the GPS is archaic by today's standards but can be programmed while in motion, preferably by the co-pilot