2012 Porsche Boxster

    2012 Porsche Boxster Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Porsche Boxster

    • Light and eager, the Porsche Boxster steers through the corners like a roller skate, as always.

      - Automobile
    • ...the revised intake and exhaust manifolds enhance the throttle response, and the bigger-diameter dual exhaust adds the perfect soundtrack. In short, this new engine provides sports car nirvana and is reason enough alone to drive with the roof down.

      - CAR
    • God's own steering response, glorious engine note, excellent transmission.

      - Car and Driver
    • A completely redesigned cockpit with a new center console and 911-style seats is set off by a fully adjustable steering column with a 3-spoke steering wheel. Although the instrument pod retains its familiar three-dial layout, the speedometer, tach and gauge modules, which feature black faces for the normal Boxster and white faces for the S, are set farther apart for better viewing.

      - Road & Track

    What reviewers liked least about the Porsche Boxster

    • With the top in place, the Boxster seems to run into a barrier of wind resistance at 151 mph (8 mph shy of Porsche's claimed top speed).

      - Automobile
    • ...it's still a bit cluttered, cramped, there's insufficient steering wheel adjustment and the hood could be a bit less fiddly.

      - CAR
    • Infuriating steering-wheel shift buttons, track-stiff ride, ridiculous option pricing.

      - Car and Driver

    Best one-liner about the Porsche Boxster

    • The second-generation Boxster has slightly more muscular proportions; it now looks like a genuine statement of style, not just a bite-size fashionista.

      - Automobile
    • Hardcore roadster's don't come any more enjoyable than this.

      - CAR
    • So inherently good that we're willing to justify paying through the nose for one.

      - Car and Driver
    • Value aside, however, I like the new Boxster because it finally looks and drives the way I would expect it to.

      - Road & Track

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