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    Yeah, like needing a new engine when the Change Engine Light, er, CEL, comes on. The original Boxster can't outrun many family sedans in a straight line so everybody starts on the "but they handle so well" crap. Of course they handle. It isn't hard to make a small car handle or brake well. Every single owner of an underpowered car likes to talk about how fast they are in a parking lot race.

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    when my car was stage 2 accessecu, from a roll, I stayed in front of a regular boxter (none S). He never closed in, but i never pulled either. Its funny, but i actually ran 14.2 at 97mph, also, like the porsche mentioned in this thread. However, i'm not the greatest driver and i know the car has more in it. I'm pretty sure my car would have trapped at least 100mph with better driving and definitely into the 13s.

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    i drive a stock 2010 wrx hatch, and i pulled up next to some kid driving his dads boxter "S" at a stoplight. not the most recent model, prob mid 2000's model.

    the kid started reving and honking and yelling. light turns green, i hammer it, and by the time i shift into third gear, i was at least an entire carlength of him.

    i slowed down after that, but i did lower my window and smiled at the kid as he flew by.

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    Don't get me wrong, I like the Subaru WRX. I've had two of them. They're fun and fast for what they are. They can handle better with a few easy parts. But it's a souped up economy car - a good one, but that's what it is.

    The Porsche is a far superior car. The way a car drives, handles, brakes and behaves in general is arguably more important than omgracefromadig. If a base Boxster is underpowered, then so is a Miata. And it's not easy to make a small car behave so well. It's in the engineering.
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    The Porsche looks a lot nicer too.

    Except for the Panamera, which looks like dog****
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    Compared to the 04 wrx, boxster wins everywhere but looks... seriously only a girl car that id never buy or consider buying. Thats stock vs stock tho. Tbe, sways+endlinks, cobb stage 2 will be better at everything or equal except brakeing. An 09 wrx is a better car in all areas IMO, but theres an 8 year difference between the said boxster and that wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    Compared to the 04 wrx, boxster wins everywhere but looks... seriously only a girl car that id never buy or consider buying. Thats stock vs stock tho. Tbe, sways+endlinks, cobb stage 2 will be better at everything or equal except brakeing. An 09 wrx is a better car in all areas IMO, but theres an 8 year difference between the said boxster and that wrx.
    The only decent boxer is the new ones. All others blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    The only decent boxer is the new ones. All others blow.
    The new boxster spyder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    lol I kno guyz who drive miataz and boxsters are soo gay11!

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    Boxsters of any vintage seem to me to be fine, well-balanced sports cars. Different demographic; I have to suspect that the average Boxster enthusiast is a bit less hung up on proving dominance on the street, and more into the subjective driving experience. I'd love to own one.. Early models are dirt cheap at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96 View Post
    lol I kno guyz who drive miataz and boxsters are soo gay11!

    oh christ guys take a joke! The average boxster driver around the DC metro area is a 45+ yo woman (with no knowledge of cars), but that doesn't mean that the car itself is not well-engineered. It's just said that most boxster and miata drivers are idiots who buy the car because "oooo a convertible"
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    oh christ guys take a joke! The average boxster driver around the DC metro area is a 45+ yo woman (with no knowledge of cars), but that doesn't mean that the car itself is not well-engineered. It's just said that most boxster and miata drivers are idiots who buy the car because "oooo a convertible"
    troof...

    boxters are gay. Like i said only ones worth it are the newer ones. They don't look gay like the older ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    troof...

    boxters are gay. Like i said only ones worth it are the newer ones. They don't look gay like the older ones.
    And i bet when a porsche drives past a wrx they are like .. wtf is that giant ricer wing and scoop. The wrx, even though we think looka better, to some the bugeye or any wagon is a horribly ugly car. To us they are beautiful and amazing all around performance car. The porsche is gunna look 100x better than any wrx to a porsche enthuseist. Very biased way to say the wrx is better purely because of looks. Like telling a cobra guy that a T.A or camaro looks better than a cobra.
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    The Boxsters are now more accessible so I'd love it if a friend or relative bought one, they are a blast to drive.

    Far slower cars than the Boxster are still better driver's cars than the Impreza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    And i bet when a porsche drives past a wrx they are like .. wtf is that giant ricer wing and scoop. The wrx, even though we think looka better, to some the bugeye or any wagon is a horribly ugly car. To use they are beautiful and amazing all around performance car. The porsche is gunna look 100x better than any wrx to a porsche enthuseist. Very biased way to say thr wrx is better purely because of looks. Like telling a cobra guy that a T.A or camaro looks better than a cobra.
    Not an older boxter. They look so plain and blah. And no Porsche has gotten past me yet.

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