• Redredme@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    This is a boxer, right?

    Wasn’t it Clarkson who ignited the flame of hate? The porsche for people who couldn’t afford a real porsche?

    Just have fun. Drive what you like. A cabrio is always a delight.

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      1 month ago

      Yeah this is the first gen Boxster.

      They are nice to drive, handle great, and are even decent to work on, if you have a lift to get underneath, since that’s where most of the service items are accessed.

      The problem is that they had an un-oiled bearing supporting an intermediate counter shaft that can(will) fail and often kills the motor (also a problem on the IMS bearing of similar aged 911s). If it’s had the bearing replaced, and especially if it’s been upgraded with a solution to oil it, it’s usually a great deal too.

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    1 month ago

    I liked it better than the 914 & 944, I’ll give it that.

  • Hux@lemmy.ml
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    1 month ago

    I don’t have an opinion, it just appears to be a mix of an Audi TT and a Honda S2000.

    Perhaps a pinch of Miata…

  • SimplyTadpole@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    1 month ago

    I honestly really like the Boxster, and I think the hatred for it is heavily undeserved and also heavily fueled by toxic bravado and insecurity.

    It’s an affordable (for a Porsche, at least) and fun-to-drive roadster that looks sleek and nice, but just because it’s cheaper than and not as powerful as the 911, that apparently makes it “a girl’s car” and therefore “bad”…

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    1 month ago

    Tbh, just from a design perspective, Porsches have never been very interesting to me. This one is only slightly more bland than the rest

  • Jentu@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    1 month ago

    As a Miata enjoyer, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Boxster. It’s probably my favorite Porsche other than the ones that are impossible to buy (speedster, Carrera GT, 550 spyder, 918 spyder)