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2010 Porsche Boxster Cabriolet

2010 Porsche Boxster Review

(5 Stars)  Why twisting mountain roads were built

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Boxster opened up Porsche ownership to a whole new group of perspective buyers. The Boxster offers a mid engine, balanced chassis, and a simple design. Enough power and handling to more than separate it from the others in its class and to keep buyers perennially happy. It remains unmistakably a Porsche, and updates over the years have kept it at the cutting edge of two seat, open air roadsters. This is the purest expression of a drop top roadster to be found with its perfectly weighted steering, sharp handling, ample power, excellent grip, and sublime brakes. With all that, it surprises many to find just how comfortable of a ride the Boxster is able to deliver and even gas mileage is far from poor during normal driving. Though how long someone behind the wheel can maintain normal driving and not dipping into the Boxsters vast performance reserves is debatable.

There are two models of Boxster available, the base and S. The engine for the base is a 2.9 liter, 255Hp flat 6 cylinder engine. The S model raises the bar with a 3.4 liter, 310 HP flat 6. Both engines come mated to the slick shifting 6 speed manual, though a 7 speed Porsche PDK (a duel clutch automated manual) is available.

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2010 Boxster Base Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.9L horizontally opposed6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 19 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 372 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 255 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 214 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'10 Porsche Cabriolet Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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