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The 2013 Porsche Boxster: What the critics say

How did Porsche's new Boxster fare with the critics? The price starts at $49,500.

Edmunds.com
Since debuting in 1997, the Boxster has been viewed as a “starter Porsche”—a less costly, and less worthy, sibling to the vaunted 911s. Well, there’s “nothing entry-level” about this thoroughly redefined model. Though it’s refined enough to be an everyday driver, its mid-car engine helps deliver “911-threatening” power plus “mind-warpingly rapid” steering response. “There are few driving experiences as fully engrossing as the Boxster’s.”

The New York Times
The Boxster is now “one of the world’s best sports cars.” It’s hard to find fault with this roadster, given its svelte new looks, “brilliant” six-speed or optional double-clutch gearbox, and fast-operating convertible top. The new electric-assisted steering slightly mutes road feel, but “we’d better get used to it” because the technology saves fuel, and it’s here to stay.

The Telegraph (U.K.)
You even get good value for the Boxster, provided you skip the muscular S model and an array of expensive options that can quickly push the total price tag past $90,000. The standard 2013 Boxster is “an extraordinarily effective driving machine,” far better than the “bloated” two-seater it replaces, plus it “has what it takes and what you need.” This is “a car to drive briskly,” top down, “with a smile and a lightness of spirit.”

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