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Porsche Boxster: When
You Need a Great Escape

Wall Street Journal, by Dan Neal

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Posted By:pineledger, 11/18/2012 6:34:21 AM

You´re a recently retired senior government official and you´re looking forward to a drive in the country. France, maybe. What is your choice? What car would you choose if you were on the run, in Europe, with two federal pensions and about, oh, a month or two to kill? For the sake of the hypothetical and purely as a matter of speculation, assume you are not alone, you old dog. Me? My answer is always the Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V wagon with a six-speed stick. Duh. However, I recognize there are other good candidates. They are both named Porsche.

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Dan Neal´s car reviews are part car-fantasy, part current events (his recent review of the Range Rover´s 38" fording capability [which he dubs a Schwimmwagen] as being a good thing to have if you were hit by Sandy, while here we envision a defrocked general extensively and rapidly touring the Dolomites), and always fun to read. Among the best revelations here is that the Boxster has a g-meter in its dash. In case you want to know why it feels so good.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/18/2012 9:22:00 AM     (No. 9021755)

My recommendation would be the Barbara Boxster model. Obnoxious power. Like all European models, always finds someone else to pay for it. And runs perpetually on its own fumes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JonBoy54, 11/18/2012 10:03:00 AM     (No. 9021837)

As a lover of all things mechanical, I drool....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/18/2012 10:25:22 AM     (No. 9021877)

$88,720. Will you take a check????

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bhkat, 11/18/2012 10:42:40 AM     (No. 9021904)

Porsche makes great cars. Worth every penny.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stryker714, 11/18/2012 12:22:02 PM     (No. 9022089)

The earlier generations had engine problems. I think the warning light that indicated problems was abbreviated CEL, which owners joked was the, "change engine light". Porsche really stepped up though and gave everyone new engines, a big expense they ate. Commendable.

The rear plastic window was known to fog on occasion, on earlier models but Porsche again came to the rescue with a bottle of "window-goo", they called it, for cleaning. It cleared up the problem in a jiffy.

There was a special edition released of the Boxster, that was a salute to James Dean´s old 550 Spyder. This special edition had gorgeous aero, a few more perks(insignificant 5 hp more), etc but the most visually stunning aspect, were the beautiful charcoal gray wheels on silver body. This made for a very nice ocmbo and drop dead gorgeous looks, overall.



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