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    test drove the 987 Boxster S

    Today I went to my dealer and took the new Boxster S for the afternoon. I really liked the car. The interior quality is very good, very solid materials. The seats are sporty but at the same time confortable, you won't get tired in long trips. The PCM is very easy to use because everything is intuitive. The multifunctional buttons on the steering wheel are very useful and well positioned, it's a must. The soft top has a good soundproof, may be just few little noises. The BOSE system as usual is the best car sound system I've ever seen. The silver GT is nice but not worth 3000 euro.
    Engine. I expected a bit more from the 280 ponies. May be the power delivery is too linear. The sound is very nice. With a full sport exhaust I am pretty sure it will sound like a 360 Modena.
    Gearbox. It is very precise and shortshifting in the firts 4 gears. The clutch is pretty light, so it you can't get tired, at the same time it is easy to use if drving sporty. The distance between the pedals is perfect.
    Brakes. More than enough. I would say they have the right brake power and the resistance is remarkable. The brake pedal is very soft.
    The car had PAMS and Chrono Sport Plus with 19 inch wheels. The stiffness of the suspensions is quite remarkable. It changes the set up in an ideal way. I wasn-t impressed by the response of the throttle in Sport mode. Couldn't really feel the difference. The steering wheel is very comunicative.
    The car has some understeer and in few occasions the front slides away. The rear is pretty sticked on the ground. Great grip the the 265 19 inch. Without PSM the slides are pretty great to do . Handling is excellent.

    If I had to buy one, I would go for the normal Boxster. The car is more than enough for what is has been conceived to be, a Roadster! To go fast there are much better Porsches.

    Here are some pics from my test drive of today.

    www.bady.co.uk/foto/boxsters


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    nice pictures! i'll be waiting for your driving report

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    Jeez, those pics look great... they breathe allure... Some could even be press pics.... I love them!
    Do you have the one you posted above also in high res? Would be wonderfull.
    -Joost-

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    Very nice shots thanks for sharing .

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    Was this a Boxster S with Artic Silver and Ocean Blue interior?

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    Bady:
    ehehh..nice shots!

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    Really nice!

    Doesn't look like winter at all in the south.
    Nice car, nice weather.

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    Nice yacht

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    Quote:
    bobr said:
    Was this a Boxster S with Artic Silver and Ocean Blue interior?


    It was definitely gt-silver with black or stone-grey interior (like nearly every boxsterS demo-car in dealer-stock) ted

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    awesome pictures

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    Quote:
    amazon23 said:
    Really nice!

    Doesn't look like winter at all in the south.
    Nice car, nice weather.



    The weather these days is wonderful. It is a great change from the rainy UK I am starting to get used to.

    Joost, if you want any pictures in high resolution just send the an email to info@bady.co.uk with the link of the pic you want in HR and I will send it to you.

    The pics I did where made pretty fast (done with the small Casio digital camera) because I had only the afternoon to drive the car. As soon as I have some more time I will try to get the Boxster S throughout the weekend and will make a much better photoshoot and a wider test drive report (notice I wrote the short test drive again).

    I am seriously thinking about a normal Boxster. Let's see what incentives my dealer will give to convince me.

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    Ahh Bady,

    the pictures alone already make me want to come down to Cannes!

    I suppose you get the Boxster additionally to the GT3?

    Greetings!

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    HI captain!
    I overlooked your post!
    Very nice writeup, thanks a lot.
    For you, it would make perfect sense a 2.7L Boxster, especially if you get a nice deal on it, because you already have the GT3 which is one of the best sports car available right now, so the Boxster would be a nice sports car for those sunny days
    Take care,
    Fanch.

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    right that's it I am going to talk the wife into a trip to the south of France!!!!

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    Sucks - the big complain for all Boxster test drives is lack of power. I sure wish PAG wasn't intent on making sure they protect the profitable 911 sales, and put a decent engine option in the Boxster for those who prefer mid-engine layout.

     
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