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Unbeatable value and performance for a used car
By daftab on 02/07/11 22:25 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

I bought a certified pre-owned RS 60 spyder with 30K miles, 2.5 years old, and paid $41K at a dealership (wrnty good to 100K mi or June 2014). The design, performance, fit&finish, and overall driveability are phenomenal. The sport exhaust is absolutely AWESOME!!. I love driving this baby through tunnels with the top down--the sound just stirs the soul! Many you tube videos exist that give nice reviews of the car, but for some reason none really capture the sound all that well. You really have to drive it to hear and feel it adequately. After researching "fun" cars for years, I feel that I couldn't have made a better choice for overall performance and value.
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There is no subsitute
By Slick Shift on 10/17/09 09:20 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Replacing my aging s2000 was difficult. Buying the RS60 was easy. There was no comparison. Price of admission was high, but the Porsche selectable suspension system coupled with smooth kick in the pants engine power, killer brakes, handling, and selectable exhaust makes an enthusiast dream come though. The car felt like home immediately. Rare and beautiful gray interior and that classic exterior makes my tail wag when the garage door opens. At 6 ft plus plenty of room and comfort. Bose system sounds very good when I am not listening to that beautiful exhaust note. Fit and finish is fantastic and having two trunks is even better. Ride comfort superb. It is a sensational auto that is a blast.
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Like driving a High Tech Video Game
By James on 08/21/09 11:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

This car is so fun to drive. It handles likes its on rails and sounds so good that I'm always turning down the $1000 upgraded Bose stereo down so I can hear the 3.4 growl. I love going anywhere now. Haven't said that in a while. This is my daily driver and with the traffic here in town chose the triptronic. I never thought that I would be saying this but I am so glad I went with the Auto. Its like driving a high tech video game. Flying around corners and shifting is a blast. I can also be holding hands with my date and still drive the car like it should be driven.
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The 'Wow' Factor
By SonzTwin on 06/11/09 18:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Bought my S-LE (almost) fully loaded with <6k mi - on eBay from a stranger, sight unseen. "Dumbest move imaginable" turned out to make me the "smartest buy guy" - this is the ONLY way to beat Porsche price-gouging. Sour-grapers sneer, "What's up with the..." or "Who drives an ORANGE car?", but there's no question this baby is a head-turner - more so than the PD or the Spyder. Folks at work I never talked to stop by for chats, strangers walk up wanting to know the name of the color, and little boys run after me in my hood shouting "I LOVE your car!". But that's vanity - what you experience behind the wheel is inSANity! I've named her my "joy toy"!
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One Beautiful Sports Car
By James on 05/12/09 02:11 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Just got this car and stayed up half the night driving it around with the top down. It feels so good with the top down. The handling is top notch. You can feel the quality built into this car. Drove the 370z and even though it had more bells and whistles it wasn't near as fun to drive as the Boxster S. Plus chicks love a Porsche and that alone is worth the extra coin.
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Yeow
By Scott on 04/07/09 11:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Stunning looks and performance to match. Sold my 2001 Boxster to get this one. The RS60 is light years ahead. I was surprised at the amount of improvement over what I thought was an already outstanding vehicle. The RS has the 303hp engine and it goes like a scalded cat. Passed my wife on the interstate at xxx mph and she said it sounded like we were at the racetrack. Handling is scarcely believable, especially in sport mode. Acceleration is unexpectedly strong, like being tied to the space shuttle. It's a little slippery on wet roads, but stable unless you do something seriously juvenile. The brakes: phenomenal, really kind of otherworldly in their ability to get you to zero in a hurry.
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If you can afford one, buy one
By Jeff on 02/27/09 20:39 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

I have owned my 2008 Boxster S for about 8 months and I am truly impressed. I can't believe the handling, power, styling and just how much fun it is to drive at any speed! I will sometimes just walk out into my garage and stare at this beautiful car. I have a black model with the tan interior, gorgeous. It is a real head turner when clean and shined up. The red calipers on the S are worth the price from a "wow" factor. I just walked through a Porsche showroom again last week and can't really see the reason to pay for more than the Boxster S delivers unless you are a professional driver.
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Too much fun
By Jim on 01/27/09 15:50 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Went to the local Porsche dealer to look at a used 95 Ferrari and spotted a Boxster S on the floor. I decided to take it for a spin and it now sits in my garage waiting for Spring. These cars are definitely built with the driver in mind. I doubt if there is a car made that is more well- balanced than a Boxster S.
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One test drive
By RonB on 01/07/09 17:52 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Review

Experienced BMW owner including the Z-4. On a whim, test drove the S and could not rest comfortably until I bought it. Made the Z-4 feel like a go-cart. Gas prices or not, I make up reasons to drive somewhere.
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2500 miles of joy
By drmikeic on 10/23/08 17:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M)

Review

My new RED 2008 Boxster listed for $53,960.00 was able to get it for $45,300.00 It is wise to shop around. There is no need to go for the "S" model, stay with 18" wheels.The car is perfect in every way. Excellent heat, cold in ct. I drive it in 40 degree weather and am very warm. Get the wind stop however. The finish, build quality is beyond BMW, last car was a 2006 mz4. The ride is comfortable at 80 mph on interstate or 30 mph around town. The two trunks carry everything a normal person would carry, I even put my backpack leaf blower in trunk. As far as visual it is a breathtaking auto from all angles. Watch out for "racers," they always want to race you. Smile and let them go, your car is a joy.
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