2008 Porsche Boxster Top Comparisons

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2008 Porsche BoxsterReview
mooses writes:
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Excellent car with plenty of power. Boxster of a very fun car to drive, the top is easy to put up and down. I really do not think that any current automobile can compare to the Boxster. My 911 has more power but is not quite as much fun to drive.

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Rolo1980 writes:
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Although the particular boxster I drove was in need of repair. It was a lot of fun to drive. Very enjoyable and responsive.

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GuruF7F3D writes:
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Car is a fantastic driving machine, works are hard to come up with to describe it.

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2008 Porsche Boxster S RWDReview
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Manny Pacquiao - With A Brain — Neutral at the limit, easy throttle on steering, everyday livability - more useable space than a 911 at half the cost and more fun. Buy a Porsche Certified 2009 and you will have everything a guy could want - bluetooth, Nav, Sat, 320HP awesomeness in a beautiful roadster

Pros: Seriously the best overall sports car available at any cost

Cons: Won't tow a jet ski

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2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition RWDReview
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My Narcotic, Antidepressant, Cheaper Than Therapy Fix Is Called A Boxster Limited Edition —

I have owned numerous Autos throughout the years (i'm 54) from Japanese imports, German imports, High HP/TQ American Muscle (currently own 1986 Mercedes 560SL, 2006 Dodge Daytona Charger ,1986 Toyota MR2, 2000 Camaro Z28 (custom built 383 stroker 615 HP/440 TQ) and the Prize Jewel in my stable is the 2008 Boxster LE. I did not believe that I could find the thrill with a car with 245 HP after playing with my Camaro z28, boy was I wrong. Porsche lives up to its reputation with this car. This is one of the most well balanced, great looking cars I have EVER owned. If your looking for a drag car this is not it (even though it could be at times). This is a car that delivers on precision driving and can easily be driven on a track (or elsewhere ;) ) due to its forgiving nature with the Porsche Stability Management in the ON position if you are not an experienced driver. Did I mention that the braking system is nothing short of phenomenal. Driven with restraint, fuel economy is good and offers a very comfortable well mannered ride. Good visibility with the top down and acceptable with the top up. The sport Mode offers a different animal with aggressive handling, acceleration and aggressive exhaust note (oh yeah). What are you waiting for, go get it!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Exponential fun factor.Head turning looks, awesome handling, braking, balanced power at a price that can't be rivaled. What more can you ask for?! Driving gloves optional, grin on face, nearly permanent when in the vicinity of the car or behind the wheel.

Cons: If your looking for a practical car to transport family, groceries, and be an absolute law abiding citizen when driving then your looking at the wrong car.

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2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWDReview
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Porsche Rocks! — This car will put a smile on your face no matter what your doing with it. This car demonstrates fantastic handling, acceleration, elasticity, and braking. One of the best exotic cars for the city! Parts are extremely expensive though. Porsche runs the show.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Everything

Cons: Labour and Parts

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2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWDReview
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Porsche Boxster S 2008 — This is probably one of the best roadsters on the market for its price..great handling, pickup is awesome and one of the best braking systems in its class. It is absolutely a lot of fun to drive and a lot of power to go with it. always get the S version. The styling is great too and its definitely a head turner.

Pros: fast, great looks, superior handling, safe, powerful, its a Porsche

Cons: none

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2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWDReview
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I Have One And I Freaking Love It! — I'm in my thirties and when I saw this Boxster, I thought of the orange and black Carreras of the 70's. I've always wanted a Porsche since those days and this is the one I could not pass up. It is my weekend car and I love the way it looks, it sounds and especially the way it drives. People stare and give thumbs up! This color is not for everyone, but once you see it, you can't take your eyes off of it!

Owner for 0 years, 4 months

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2008 Porsche Boxster S RWDReview
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There Is One Thing You Cannot Do While Driving This Car... —

I would never have supported Porsche's "gouge-first, ask-questions-later" policy, but getting the limited edition with 6K on it 2.5 years ago at a bargain price was the best purchase I've made ever. If you're the shy, I-don't-want-to-be-noticed-type person, this is not your vehicle. But if you want to turn heads (alas, mostly MEN!), this is the car for you (I'm talking about the numbered vehicles, 250 of them only in the S trim, in GT3-RS orange). I don't know about driving it every day, but for special occasions, run around town with the top-down, it can't be beat! All the 911 owners treat Boxster (and Cayman) owners like we're pretenders, when the fact is they pay a hell of a lot more money for less car. Mid-engine is the key - you only have to have a passing knowledge of physics to know that this will handle as well as any Carrera at twice the price. But that wiping-grin-off challenge can be daunting... (UPDATE: JULY/2013) I was driving in Atlanta when a 2013 981 passed me. This one was in an unbelievably dull and dreadful indescribable shade that will insult the word 'color', but STILL it was so gosh-darned beautiful that we goo-goo and ga-ga'd over it. So if you can stomach Porsche pricing for options, or want to get a plain jane with no options, go for the 981.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: I have the orange/black limited edition (S trim, #143).  I have to warn you - there is one thing you CANNOT do while driving this car, and that is to wipe that grin off your face (well, outward maybe you don't become the Chesire cat, but inside, it's like one big continuous happy face).

Cons: For such a small car SUCKS gas, and there's been an electric problem or two due to water intrusion into the interior - if you live in a wet climate, and if you park it outside without a cover, LOOK OUT, especially if it's out of warranty.

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2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition S RWD Review
Nigel969 says:
RS-60 Limited Edition: Fantastic handling and spirited driving. The flat six sounds amazing, especially with the top-down in a tunnel. Base stereo system needs updating, but add an alpine amp and head unit and the speakers are fine. Surprising amount of space for luggage with trunks front and back (soft bags vs suitcases).
vs2008 BMW Z4 M Roadster RWD
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vs2017 BMW M2 RWD
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Power Ranked 2008 BMW Z4 M Roadster RWD worse.
"The Porsche has the ability to lay down its power in a straight line and coming out of curve much more than a Z4M. The adaptive suspension and sport exhaust instantly turn the limited edition Boxster into a car that feels like its riding on rails through corners."
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 BMW M2 RWD better.
"The styling on the M2 is a real head-turner. Ive had more compliments on the M2 than the Porsche. I still love the classi lines of the Boxster."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 BMW Z4 M Roadster RWD worse.
"A surprisingly large front trunk space (frunk) supplements a smaller rear cargo space in the trunk behind the engine. Combining both gives the Boxster much more space than the Z4."
Would Buy Ranked 2017 BMW M2 RWD better.
"Not really a fair comparison as one is much more expensive than the other. The M2 has more updated electronics and more options. If you need to add four people you can in an M2, not so much in a 2-seater Boxster."
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2014 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Kirk

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2013 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Guru9BLQX7

It was $3500 over priced and I did not want a Green porsche Read More

Review By MitchM67

A beautiful and nicely equipped model. Minor collision damage noted on Carfax has substantially lowered the perceived value. Could make a nice driver for someone willing to get a PPI performed on it ... Read More

2012 Porsche Boxster Reviews

Review By Steve

Fantastic and fun. Great performance and value if you can get a low mileage well maintained one. Read More

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