What Car? says...
If you want a convertible there are so many to choose from that you're spoilt for choice. But what if you want a two-seater convertible that goes like a sports car – you know, one that's not just for posing, it's also spry and will make smile like it's summer all year round? Then you should look at the Porsche 718 Boxster.
It really is the default choice, assuming your budget doesn't run into McLaren 570S Spyder territory – and let's face it, most people's doesn't. It’s basically the Porsche 718 Cayman – one of the best sports cars on sale – with the roof removed but very little, if anything, left on the table dynamically.
That’s why the Boxster is not only comparable with drop-top cars, such as the Audi TT Roadster, BMW Z4 and Jaguar F-Type Convertible, but also hardtop, hard-core sports cars, such as the Alpine A110 and Toyota Supra. Oh yes, and it doesn't hurt that it comes as standard with a Porsche badge on its nose to impress the neighbours.
Throughout this review, we'll be talking about what the Boxster is like to drive and live with every day, but also comparing it with all those cars. That way, whatever it is you are looking for from your convertible, you'll be able to make the right choice.
And when you have made up your mind, why not see if our New Car Buying service can offer you a tempting discount on the car you've chosen? We have loads of top-rate deals offered, without a hint of a haggle involved, on almost every new car out there.
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As for the coupé version, but with added sun; tiny boot