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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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I went to the local dealer's 2013 Boxster Unveiling

Of course it was a gala event. And the dealer sells Aston Martin, Spyker, AMG Fisker Lotus etc... so it's always a fun place to visit. I felt a little sorry for the sales staff proclaiming the ALL NEWNESS!! of the Boxster when of course, all new in Porsche-speak is very much more evolutionary than revolutionary. I have to admit I like most of it but think the taillight treatment is a bit overstyled... actually like the 986and 987 better, as purer more elegant designs, but hey that's just my $.02
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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I guess I'm the contrarian here.

Saw my first in the showroom yesterday. My first impressions:

- beautiful
- much better in person than in pictures I'd seen.
- 20 inch wheels are huge and tires have very little room to absorb a bump (S model)
- larger than the 986/987
- well made
- tiny trunk space ... no golf clubs without a lot of hassle
- huge space between firewall and front trunk
- gorgeous in silver with red interior and black top
- very different wind blockers
- gas filler looks the same
- rear taillights and spoiler looked good (but maybe that was because the spoiler was up/deployed)

S allotments sold out through September at this high end dealer.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #13
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I saw it in person yesterday as well ...

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I guess I'm the contrarian here.

Saw my first in the showroom yesterday. My first impressions:

- beautiful
- much better in person than in pictures I'd seen.
- 20 inch wheels are huge and tires have very little room to absorb a bump (S model)
- larger than the 986/987
- well made
- tiny trunk space ... no golf clubs without a lot of hassle
- huge space between firewall and front trunk
- gorgeous in silver with red interior and black top
- very different wind blockers
- gas filler looks the same
- rear taillights and spoiler looked good (but maybe that was because the spoiler was up/deployed)

S allotments sold out through September at this high end dealer.
... at the dealer.
Guards Red S with black interior.
Window Sicker at $81,000 (ouch!)First impression is: W O W !!!
As I started walking around it and paying closer attention I saw that the rear wing was deployed and I actually hated the way it looked as well as the funky shape of the rear tail lights.
I think 20" are too big for the car.
The trunks are way smaller than the 987.
I did like the longer wheel base.
I liked the internal ergonomics of the controls and the extra room for bigger people.
I liked the fit and finish.
The dealer then asked me what i was driving and I pointed to it.
It's the white '98 under the tree.
He then asked if I was trading in?
I told him that I wouldn't even trade it even for mine.
He thought I was joking and laughed.
My face remained stern and I think he then thought I was crazy.
I really wouldn't trade my car for any Boxster right now.
Happy Boxstering,
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Old July 16th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #14
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Different horses for different races.

I was prepared to really hate the taillights, I wonder if they just looked different because they were on a silver car. Or if the lighting made em look different. Or of it was just a different opinion.

I thought the trunks were much smaller than the 986s too...I was shocked at the size of the rear trunk.

Good to see you getting out Pedro.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #15
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I never cared for the look of any of the Boxsters, until the 981s showed up. The only thing ugly about them is their price...
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #16
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Got an e-blast from Porsche the other day touting the new model Boxster. At this point I have to say we all have better looking cars. Not a fan of the new body or interioróbusy, over-designed, not nearly as elegant.

I'm sure it's full of technological advancements, but for my thinking, everyone here should rejoice in what you have.

Jon
I'm driving a 2009 and do love it but just go drive a 2013 model and see what you think. i'm ordering mine!
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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #17
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Order

Just ordered my 2013 Boxster this past Monday. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. I test drove one with the PDK. Shifting is half the fun for me, and the PDK doesn't come close. I know it is faster 0-60, and a tiny better in mileage than the manual, but from my first MGB I've been in love with a stick shift.
Love the exterior and interior. I was shocked at the rear trunk space too, but didn't know how it compared to earlier models. I'm selling a 2002 Audi TT that has a huge trunk, so it might be a challenge.
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Love it! thanks for sharing -wink
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