2013 Porsche Boxster Consumer Review: Real upgrade over the 987

2013 Porsche Boxster - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (2.7L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Real upgrade over the 987
By quierodormir on


2013 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 6M)


Just replaced my 2007 Boxster with the 2013. Its a real improvement in almost every way over the previous generation.

The design of the exterior and interior are significantly enhanced (in particular the interior, which previously I felt had a tendency to feel cheap in terms of

I know the electric steering has received some criticism, but I cannot tell a difference with the old hydraulic setup. Both are fantastic opinion.

The only minor difference I've noticed is that the exhaust note in the 2013 isn't as pronounced as the 2007 at lower RPMs. This may be due to the fact that my '07 had the sport / PASM package while the new one doesn't.

Best Features

New design, handling, redesigned interior, amazing brakes, 6MT (way smoother to operate than comparable manuals from Audi, BMW, etc).

Worst Features

PCM controls I still find somewhat intuitive (though much better than before). While it doesn't fit with Porsche's tradition, I'd like to see Porsche move to push button start like most other manufacturers. Regret not having ordered the sport exhaust; it sounds great compared to the base model's
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