2005 Porsche Boxster

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The new Boxster offers a lot to get excited about. It actually weighs and costs less than the outgoing model when comparably equipped, and it has a new interior borrowed nearly intact (save the upper dash and vents) from the new 911. Also borrowed from the new 911 are a number of pricey options of dubious value. A Sport Chrono package with a cyclopean stopwatch and a sport calibration for the stability control and throttle response costs about a thousand dollars. Adjustable dampers cost about two thousand dollars. Sport seats with adjustable thigh and side bolsters cost about three thousand dollars. Ceramic brakes cost about eight thousand dollars. But even without all the frou-frou, it's an unparalleled joy to drive, and at around $43,000, the base Boxster almost looks like a bargain.

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