The car is a total joy to drive. Being a long time car buff it is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned and I have had many. The Boxster handles very well and you will want to find every curvy road in your area to experience the handling of the car. Comfort is good and even though I am 6'2" I still fit pretty well. The interior is top notch and very easy to use. The exterior is typical Porsche...SEXY. Bought my Boxster used and it only had 14k miles on the odo. Got a great deal and am very happy I made the move to buy it.
2008 Porsche Boxster Convertible S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
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.
Engine, suspension, Black paint, interior and handling.
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"!
Control, power, and all-around BLISSFUL behind-the-wheel experience, supportive seats, the ROAR of my $3k Tubi exhaust, low-wind noise even at 75 mph with the top down, the slick click of the stick, tasteful interior with orange accents, and the cache of an LE with a numbered name-plate.
Price-to-pay are the rationed interior room, the so-so mileage on premium gas, the quirky European controls, particularly for air flow (I'd KILL for the auto climate control) and notorious low-life, very-expensive tires. Really, if this is limited ed., they should have made the red calipers orange!
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.
Handling, engine growl and performance, Bose stereo sounds ok.