Always luxurious and a thrill to drive, the 2014 Porsche Boxster continues to deliver. It's even relatively cheap.
Porsche's Boxster is one of the most popular convertibles on the planet. No longer thought to be the entry-level Porsche, this car performs. It's design has matured, it's interior invokes Italian car design. It's desireable, and not only for it's price tag.
Last year, the Porsche Boxster was completely redesigned. This year, not much has changed, it really didn't need much. Some fresh paint colours and an upgraded optional sound system.
The 2014 Boxster's 2.7-litre 6-cylinder is fuel efficient, getting 20 MPG in the city and 30 on the highway is pretty good for a base model. Riding on 18 inch wheels and complete with a power-operated soft top filled with sound deadening material, the car is stuffed with most of the bells and whistles you'd expect to find in any new car these days.
For an extra $12,000 or so, you can upgrade to the S model with a 3.4-litre 6 cylinder that goes from 0 to 60 MPH in a mere 4.9 seconds. The wheels are bigger, with red painted callipers added and bi-xenon headlights add a finishing touch.
Of course, Porsche offers nearly unlimited options, including a sport exhaust system, paddle shifters and dynamic transmission mounts. The sky's the limit on this car, or your budget.
Handling is exceptional, and it's nice to see that Porsche hasn't gotten rid of the stick shift in this model. Trunk space is tight, but then who's going to haul the kid's hockey gear in it?
The Boxster has taken a lot of heat recently, due to the announcement that the Ford Focus now has an available upgrade that can make it faster than the cute little Porsche. It's still not a Porsche though.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca