Boxster is a knockout
The only thing wrong with this ragtop is that we cannot afford it
long overhangs, and even its base engine, a 2.5-litre flat-six hidden behind the well-styled heads of its occupants, hardly set the Boxster up as a bareknuckled brute.
Now, in its third generation, the Boxster has become a true threat to the 911.
It is a question with more than a single answer. The base Boxster is arguably the most brilliant of packages and its value equation when put down to performance and ability for your buck is almost unrivalled — as long as you stay away from the expensive options list.
Even a Mazda MX-5 reaches into the $50,000s now, and a base Boxster at $107,500 is easily double the car. Also, the new car has had a $1400 price rise, which is worth it for the new additions.
The S almost ruins the base car for you— its bark, its bite, its purity— but its value proposition at $133,800 is harder to argue, and the beautiful seven-speed dual-clutch auto (PDK) is a $5300 ask.
Go the knuckle: The thirdgeneration Boxster is a real threat to the 911