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      10-17-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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BOXTER SPYDER (Manual) or 2010 PORSCHE CARRERA (PDK) ?

Hi Guys, some of you know me from post like M3 over 1M coupe, but now, I come to you for more advice.

I have the chance to buy a 2011 PORSCHE BOXTER SPYDER (Manual) or 2010 PORSCHE CARRERA (PDK).

I know there are huge diferences betwen those cars, but I really want to know your opinions.

Thanks for your time.
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      10-17-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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if it's going to be your only car... Carrera for sure
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      10-17-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Spyder would be more fun.
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      10-17-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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Daily driver/only car = carrera

2nd Car = Boxter Spyder
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      10-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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Daily driver/only car = carrera

2nd Car = Boxter Spyder
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      10-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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why is this asked on a bmw forum, just curious
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boxster spyder for a weekend/track car
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Get Carrera , Boxter is a shopping cart
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being an expert myself, i would say go with the Carrera GT. sure its much more expensive, but you'll really enjoy the ride.
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      10-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #10
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Carrera hands down. It's both a track car and a daily driver. I wanna say the Carrera is better equipped but I've heard that you can have some stuff added to the Boxster Spyder (such as a door handle) as well so I can't comment on that. Overall, I think the Carrera will have much more presence considering it's Porsche's top of the line model.
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just curious but did you choose the m3 over the 1M?
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      10-17-2010, 08:37 PM   #12
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If you already own a C350, go with the Boxter Spyder. It's considered one of the best handling cars on the planet, it's more fitting for a second car, and there's nothing like rowing the gears yourself (even if it is "slower")
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Since you already have a decent sedan, go for the boxster. The benz is ur dd and shopping car. Boxster will be the weekend/convertible fun car.
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If price is not a factor, Carrera for sure!
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I love the spyder but it's too impractical to be considered anything other than a weekend toy thing.
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Do you plan on getting the S? I think it's a must for both those cars. If so &gk with the carrera. Boxsters are poor mans porsches IMO
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Carrera witout a doubt!!!
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      10-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #18
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Do you plan on getting the S? I think it's a must for both those cars. If so &gk with the carrera. Boxsters are poor mans porsches IMO
That's the way I usually feel but this new Boxter is a lot better than the previous... and then the Spyder is a totally different animal.
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Boxsters are poor mans porsches IMO
Another candidate for dumbest statement of the year. Congrats.
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Do you plan on getting the S? I think it's a must for both those cars. If so &gk with the carrera. Boxsters are poor mans porsches IMO
The Spyder only comes in "S" form ( 320hp ) And the Poor mans porsche comment is totally ignorant!
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The Spyder only comes in "S" form ( 320hp ) And the Poor mans porsche comment is totally ignorant!

Sorry I'll take that back, yes it's still a Porsche, entry level. I've never been a fan of the boxster, spyder or coupe, hence why I'd take the carrera.

Better?
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I don't think Boxster has ever been misspelled so many times in one thread.

That being said, I'd go for the Spyder over the vanilla Carrera anyday. Now, if you start adding to that Carrera (with say... an "S", "4S", etc...), then I'd probably opt for the Carrera.
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