Porsche Boxster Review (2013)

Porsche Boxster (Front / Side View) (2013)
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Porsche Boxster Review

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Ride quality is quite firm as you would expect of a sports car of this calibre, but not uncomfortably so

Ride and Handling

The Boxster is a thoroughbred through the bends, a car that makes you feel instinctively in tune with and the master (or mistress) of a demandingly twisty road. It is superb at clinging on to the corners with reassuring grip and poise, the handling is pin-sharp and makes the Boxster a very rewarding car to drive. Ride quality is quite firm as you would expect of a sports car of this calibre, but not uncomfortably so. It feels well engineered for an optimum blend of precision and absorption.

Ease of Use

This is a sports car with driving calibre as the top priority, so you wouldn’t expect it to cart around a load of luggage. Boot room is meagre, with 150 litres of stowage in a front compartment under the bonnet, and another 130 litres tucked in at the back, aft of the engine. So there is a cumulative 280 litres, which means only enough room to ensure that you need to pack quite lightly for a trip away, and the spaces are best suited to squashy bags rather than hard cases.

The Boxster is 4,374 mm long with a 2,475 mm wheelbase. Body width is 1,801 mm and the car sits just 1,282 high. Even so it is pretty ok for access for a car of this type, with decently sized doors that are elegantly sculpted into the car’s chiselled side design.

The Boxster is a true roadster with a fabric hood, but you can expel any memories of past soft-tops that ensured you got wet when raising the roof in sudden rain. The Boxster’s roof is electrically powered and goes up rapidly when needed, taking just nine seconds from fully open to sealed shut.

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