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Pros: Grip and traction at speed.
Cons: Unexpected downshifts when braking.
Advice: Drive all the others and then all 911 versions first. Everything Porsche is an option it seems.After driving a friend's '04 C4S, an 07 C2 S, 05 Viper and my own Corvette C5 I found true love in my 06 C4S. I got the Tiptronic (yeah, I know) but my left foot forgives my right foot since the left can finally rest when I'm otherwise busy or in traffic even though my right foot can't get the extra .2 seconds speed it usually seems to prefer. No more side slipping take offs like in rear wheel drive and show-off hard turns do not embarrass most drivers by pressure testing off-road obstacles and giving pre-Christmas gifts to the body shop guys.
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: carrera s is the one to buy; over carrera or c4sIncredible power, balance, and drivability..........have owned 6 Porsches, and this is by far the best.
Cons: small switches
Advice: drive the car on the open road and feel it's excellence.amazing car.Best all around sports car in the world bar none.Take a ride in one and I'm sure you'll agree.Don't let reviews with BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK confuse you.This is a car you keep for 20 YEARS.Do yourself a favor go for the extra bucks your worth it!
Pros: Fun to drive-engine and transmission
Cons: CD-changer. No random play between discs(picky, but you asked)
Advice: Buy it - not a great 'value' but I'm glad my common sense lost out to my love for the car.Drives like no other car I have ever owned. Great handling, acceleration(6-speed), engine sounds and overall fun to drive. I have owned a 98 Corvette and 04 350Z . The Boxster S shines in comparison. The only thing better is a 911.
Advice: go for it! its deffinately worth itAfter riding in this car its easy to see why people love this car so much. Its a smooth ride, strong engine, and incredible over all speed.
Pros: the top comes down fast.
Cons: MY WIFE WANTS TO DRIVE IT.
Advice: buy it, you will be very glad you did.GREAT CAR LOTS OF FUN. ONE OF THE FEW THINGS IN LIFE THAT I GOT MORE THAN I EXPECTED. CORNERS FAST AND IS VERY SMOOTH AT HIGH SPEEDS 100+ . THE CAR LOOKS WONDERFUL STANDING STILL OR ON THE ROAD.LOTS OF CARGO SPACE TOO, I WAS SURPRISED.
Pros: Triptonic transmisson (my other car had a manual).
Cons: Wish it came with a switch for passenger air bags
Advice: Try it, you'll like it...........The test drive was great, thrilling to be exact and I bought the car!!! It was just what I was looking for, seal gray metallic, Triptonic, etc. This is my 2nd Porsche and I AM a fan! The dealer was terrific and let me drive several cars, to make sure that the Boxster was the one I wanted. Remember, girls, this car is NOT just for a man.