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      11-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #23
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I want one.
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      11-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #24
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jamie, wow man, you don't need anything else, a Carrera GT,, just go Gemballa with it, i wouldn't want anything else, you sir, have dream supercars
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jamie, wow man, you don't need anything else, a Carrera GT,, just go Gemballa with it, i wouldn't want anything else, you sir, have dream supercars
Thanks, but I think anyone who does that to a CGT should be shot.
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      11-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #26
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boxster:

A. for people who can't afford a real Porsche
B. for girls
actually
if you really know cars
the boxster is rated a better handling car than the 911
mid engine Vs rear engine

check out most of the fast cars have their engine in the middle
not as far back as the 911
for a reason

911 is THE mid life crisis car
its the car people buy to prove they have cash
boxster isn't
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      11-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #27
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yeah you're right, that's the best sounding exhaust note on the planet, and the exclusivity of that car,
Driving the M3 70,000US
Driving the GTR 80,000US
Driving a 911 TT, 140,000US
Driving a Carerra GT: PRICELESS
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      11-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #28
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The price will be closer to 80k
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      11-08-2009, 01:09 PM   #29
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I think the concept and looks are great. Wish I could afford one (along with an M3 sedan to lug the kids around).
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      11-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #30
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Car looks cool and and will be great for a weekend warrior at the track (kudos to porsche for thinking of weight savings and not just power to overcome weight).

To those calling it a chick car, that's pretty sad that a vehicle defines your gender. If the boxster is a chick car, you think the M3 is a mans car? I see plenty of chicks driving m3s... Maybe you'd feel better behind the wheel of an 80s IROC-Z

I have to say though, I could do without those ugly decals on the sides
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      11-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #31
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      11-10-2009, 06:07 PM   #32
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Looks promising.

Still 700lbs and $55,000 more than a 1st gen Miata though...
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      11-12-2009, 03:13 PM   #33
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Amazing how many prejudices there are for Porsches and their owners. Wow. Lot of insecure people here.
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      11-28-2009, 10:26 AM   #34
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      11-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #35
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I have driven the Boxter S 310/360nm bhp for a day. Just one word: wonderful car to drive. I drove the PDK. Really, really suberp. In fact, it's the best car I have driven. Superb handling so you can drive very easy on high speeds. Power/torque is perfect. My mighty 135i (385hp/570nm), although a very, very good car, isn't that good as the Porsche.
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      11-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #36
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That's the best looking boxster I've seen yet. I would take that over the cayman. But I do have to say boxter/cayman are girl/gay cars (don't mean to offend anyone). I almost bought a cayman instead of my M3. But I don't like the styling. But dream love porsches, and the the mid-engine layout of these. I have driven a cayman and it is amazing. Glad they have been uping the power a lil.
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      11-29-2009, 11:33 PM   #37
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It is 11 pounds more yet lacks the creature comforts of the 986 Boxster. This will undoubtedly be much better, I found previous Boxster's to be lacking in power.
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      11-30-2009, 09:57 AM   #38
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if they made a lighter version of Cayman S, give it a little power bump now that would be sweet
I agree. That would be a car I would want. I've never been a big vert fan.
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      12-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #39
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This Porsche Boxter Spyder however, has appr. 100 kg(!) less 'fat' than the current Cayman S and it has the 320bhp/370torque engine. The Spyder weight is 1.250kg. That is something to look forward to. Remind also that the 2009 Cayman S is faster on tracks than f.i. a M3V8, according to the tests I have read about both cars until now. This is not be said as Cayman S is better than the M3, or such stupid bla, bla, bla.. but it says something about where that Cayman S is capable of. Because we all know that the M3V8 is a fenomenal track car.

So that makes the package of the Spyder, shown here on pictures, very, very promissing. The looks, on these pictures are - in my eyes (beauty is in the eye of the beholder - even more promissing. It looks like a small Porsche Carrera GT. Great looks. O yes, my eye cought this car. The Spyder will be released in Febraury 2010. And, if Porsche is reading my posts , I can say: "you have just read some lines of a new client".
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      12-04-2009, 04:04 AM   #40
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Weight savings > Power.


The Boxster and Cayman are THE best handling cars I have ever had the pleasure of driving. Perhaps a Kit car like a Ariel Atom or a Lotus Exige/Elise/Etc handle better, but for their respective sizes, the entry level Porsche's are underrated. I bought a 911 because it looks better and has a ton of power imo. There is something about that rear curve, fat/wide tires, and those hips on the 911 that makes me . I am sure the Cayman and the Boxster are more fun and civilized though.

This "Spyder" version is exactly what the Boxster needed. Definitely going to test drive one as soon as I find it.

For those of you saying the Boxster is girly, what makes the Cayman masculine? You guys are just hypocrites that probably think the Miata is gay too, even though it will out handle (imo) our BMW's.
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      12-04-2009, 11:19 AM   #41
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A lightweight convertible, that's something, and it looks really good too. Starting price is cheap also. Are they still using buttons for PDK or proper paddles?
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A lightweight convertible, that's something, and it looks really good too. Starting price is cheap also. Are they still using buttons for PDK or proper paddles?
A steering wheel with paddles is like a $500 option

I would definitely get this car w/ PDK and definitely opt for the wheel w/ paddles.

I priced one out at how I want it and MSRP would be $71k. I gotta think about this. To me this is the perfect car for living in southern California. It is fully capable on a track, it is fully capable for top down cruising, it will be OK to drive in heavy traffic with PDK.
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      12-04-2009, 06:03 PM   #43
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A steering wheel with paddles is like a $500 option

I would definitely get this car w/ PDK and definitely opt for the wheel w/ paddles.

I priced one out at how I want it and MSRP would be $71k. I gotta think about this. To me this is the perfect car for living in southern California. It is fully capable on a track, it is fully capable for top down cruising, it will be OK to drive in heavy traffic with PDK.

I would opt out of the paddles on a Porsche, and just use the shifter to choose gears w/ PDK. I don't have it, but I can imagine the "reverse psychology" shifting being a nuisance.
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      12-05-2009, 07:42 AM   #44
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Has anybody noticed the 911 Turbo for 2010? It's going to be a beast!

PDK, 3.8 liters, direct fuel injection, lighter, 500hp & 516tq!

http://www.insideline.com/porsche/91...and-video.html
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