I purchased a new 2104 Boxster on 10-2-14 at Checkered Flag in Va Bch. I drove both S and base cars, thinking that I would surely want the S: I was wrong. The base car does not have, as the Edmunds "con" headline asserts "mediocre acceleration". It may be somewhat slower than the S version, but it is far more than adequate for normal use. In fact, it is faster than the 2006 Cayman S that I once owned.
The one option that I recommend as essential is the PDK transmission, which is a remarkable unit. Those who insist on having a manual six-speed are making a mistake.
In the recent past I have had several versions of the Cayman, a Audi TT RS and a Corvette GS. The Boxster is superior to all
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2014 Porsche Boxster S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
After driving a 2003 Boxster for the past seven years, I was ready for a change.
Something larger and more practical was in order.
Not another two seat roadster - I was moving on.
Then, out of curiosity, I test drove the new Porsche Boxster.
I was instantly hooked. It is hard to describe just how much better the new version of the Boxster is versus its predecessor.
It is better in every way - substantially better.
The former was fun and competent.
The new Boxster looks, sounds and drives like a supercar.
It is incredible.
If you really need/want a practical car, avoid this car like the plague - lest you be seduced too.
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