The Truth About Cars » Boxster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Boxster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Call Me 718: Porsche Changes Names of Boxster, Cayman For Some Reason http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/call-718-porsche-changes-names-boxster-cayman-reason/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/call-718-porsche-changes-names-boxster-cayman-reason/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239529 Porsche announced Wednesday that it would change the model names for 2016 of its Boxster and Cayman models to “718 Boxster” and “718 Cayman” because there was once a race car in the 1950s and 1960s that had four cylinders and competed in a bunch of races, I guess. Either that, or Porsche is really […]

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Porsche announced Wednesday that it would change the model names for 2016 of its Boxster and Cayman models to “718 Boxster” and “718 Cayman” because there was once a race car in the 1950s and 1960s that had four cylinders and competed in a bunch of races, I guess. Either that, or Porsche is really […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 2000 Porsche Boxster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/crapwagon-outtake-2000-porsche-boxster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/crapwagon-outtake-2000-porsche-boxster/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212673 A few weeks ago, I made the argument that there can never be such a thing as a “cheap” Porsche. Certainly, there are Porsches that are cheaply made, and certainly some that can be purchased cheaply, but considering the substantial sums of time and money involved in righting a car that is wrong, it’s a […]

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A few weeks ago, I made the argument that there can never be such a thing as a “cheap” Porsche. Certainly, there are Porsches that are cheaply made, and certainly some that can be purchased cheaply, but considering the substantial sums of time and money involved in righting a car that is wrong, it’s a […]

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Porsche Boxster, Cayman Four-Pot Turbo Details Released http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/porsche-boxster-cayman-four-pot-turbo-details-released/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/porsche-boxster-cayman-four-pot-turbo-details-released/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1131617 According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region. The British outlet says the Cayman and Boxster will become four-cylinder-only affairs, except for top-end specials such […]

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According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region. The British outlet says the Cayman and Boxster will become four-cylinder-only affairs, except for top-end specials such […]

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The Small Luxury Convertible Is Probably Dead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/the-small-luxury-convertible-is-probably-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/the-small-luxury-convertible-is-probably-dead/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123801 I think the time has come to wave goodbye to one of the auto industry’s most fickle segments: the small luxury convertible. Once formerly strong and full of life, the segment now consists of a bunch of cars that leave people asking: Do they still make that? Allow me to explain what I mean. Back […]

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I think the time has come to wave goodbye to one of the auto industry’s most fickle segments: the small luxury convertible. Once formerly strong and full of life, the segment now consists of a bunch of cars that leave people asking: Do they still make that? Allow me to explain what I mean. Back […]

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Müller: US-Bound Porsche Boxster, Cayman To Gain Four-Cylinder Engines Next Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/muller-us-bound-porsche-boxster-cayman-to-gain-four-cylinder-engines-next-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/muller-us-bound-porsche-boxster-cayman-to-gain-four-cylinder-engines-next-year/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070170 Over 20 years ago, Porsche sold its last four-cylinder model in the United States. By the middle of 2016, this will all change. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said the Cayman and Boxster will be the first U.S.-bound models to have flat-four engines, Automotive News reports. Müller also let it be known other models for the […]

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Over 20 years ago, Porsche sold its last four-cylinder model in the United States. By the middle of 2016, this will all change. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said the Cayman and Boxster will be the first U.S.-bound models to have flat-four engines, Automotive News reports. Müller also let it be known other models for the […]

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Porsche Developing Ferrari-Hunter With 600HP Flat-Eight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/porsche-developing-ferrari-hunter-with-600hp-flat-eight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/porsche-developing-ferrari-hunter-with-600hp-flat-eight/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=862113 Feeling outgunned by the Ferrari V8 family, Porsche is working on a suitable hunter that will be armed not with its long-standing flat-six, but with a new flat-eight. Autocar reports the new vehicle — dubbed the 988 within Stuttgart — is part of a new quartet of Porsches in development, including a turbo-four version of […]

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Feeling outgunned by the Ferrari V8 family, Porsche is working on a suitable hunter that will be armed not with its long-standing flat-six, but with a new flat-eight. Autocar reports the new vehicle — dubbed the 988 within Stuttgart — is part of a new quartet of Porsches in development, including a turbo-four version of […]

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Avoidable Contact: Cayenne won’t help ya, Cayenne won’t do you no good. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/avoidable-contact-cayenne-wont-help-ya-cayenne-wont-do-you-no-good/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/avoidable-contact-cayenne-wont-help-ya-cayenne-wont-do-you-no-good/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=665202 “When,” I asked her, “did you realize that you, were, well, you know, an actual prostitute?” “Well,” she said, rubbing her cigarette out in the waffle-patterned wrought-iron table, shielding her eyes against the sun as it set in the distance, “I’d been dancing for a while, and there was kind of a grey area there, […]

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“When,” I asked her, “did you realize that you, were, well, you know, an actual prostitute?” “Well,” she said, rubbing her cigarette out in the waffle-patterned wrought-iron table, shielding her eyes against the sun as it set in the distance, “I’d been dancing for a while, and there was kind of a grey area there, […]

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Piston Slap: Porsche’s Kid Friendly Option. Yes, Option. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-porsches-kid-friendly-option-yes-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-porsches-kid-friendly-option-yes-option/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:25:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=587409 Seth writes: Sajeev, I own two cars – a 2003 A4 3.0 quattro with 81k miles and a 2005 Boxster S with 50k miles. Both were bought used and both have been relatively inexpensive to maintain (so far). I went ahead and replaced the timing belt on the A4 earlier this year due to the […]

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Seth writes: Sajeev, I own two cars – a 2003 A4 3.0 quattro with 81k miles and a 2005 Boxster S with 50k miles. Both were bought used and both have been relatively inexpensive to maintain (so far). I went ahead and replaced the timing belt on the A4 earlier this year due to the […]

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There’s Nothing New Under The Sun – Test Drive Reviews of Porsche’s Entry-Level Sports Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/theres-nothing-new-under-the-sun-test-drive-reviews-of-porsches-entry-level-sports-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/theres-nothing-new-under-the-sun-test-drive-reviews-of-porsches-entry-level-sports-cars/#comments Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:37:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498901 Depending on the type of mood in which I find myself after waking, as well as the type of mood in which I find my car after its waking, I vacillate between being buried in the masterpiece or selling the lemon in short order.  Recently my relationship with my Porsche 911 has been somewhat strained.  […]

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Depending on the type of mood in which I find myself after waking, as well as the type of mood in which I find my car after its waking, I vacillate between being buried in the masterpiece or selling the lemon in short order.  Recently my relationship with my Porsche 911 has been somewhat strained.  […]

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Lighter, More Muscular And More Striking Boxster Promised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/lighter-more-muscular-and-more-striking-boxster-promised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/lighter-more-muscular-and-more-striking-boxster-promised/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:42:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433163 Porsche put its Boxster on a diet. The result, a lighter Boxster with a wider stance (or, as Porsche calls it, a “road posture that is more muscular and more striking”) will be shown at the upcoming Geneva Auto Salon. Porsche promises “significantly enhanced driving dynamics,” resulting in “unadulterated driving fun.” For green cred, the […]

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Porsche put its Boxster on a diet. The result, a lighter Boxster with a wider stance (or, as Porsche calls it, a “road posture that is more muscular and more striking”) will be shown at the upcoming Geneva Auto Salon. Porsche promises “significantly enhanced driving dynamics,” resulting in “unadulterated driving fun.” For green cred, the […]

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Piston Slap: Porsche Customer Service doesn’t Stink? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-porsche-customer-service-doesnt-stink/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-porsche-customer-service-doesnt-stink/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:47:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423591   Sam writes: Hello, can you tell me what ever happened with the Porsche IMS concern? At 18K miles, an IMS bearing failure has caused a catastrophic engine failure in my Porsche 911. My Porsche dealer (who has done all of the Porsche recommended service on the car since new) just told me that there […]

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  Sam writes: Hello, can you tell me what ever happened with the Porsche IMS concern? At 18K miles, an IMS bearing failure has caused a catastrophic engine failure in my Porsche 911. My Porsche dealer (who has done all of the Porsche recommended service on the car since new) just told me that there […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: New Boxster, Unboxed Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-new-boxster-unboxed-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-new-boxster-unboxed-edition/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413858 Sorry to bring you here under false pretenses, but TTAC can’t actually afford the kind of “spy photographs” that are so perfectly posed they almost seem like manufacturer-released press shots. Happily, Autocar can, and has given the internet the first camo-free photography of the new baby Carrera GT-look Boxster S. So go ahead, surf on over, but then […]

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Sorry to bring you here under false pretenses, but TTAC can’t actually afford the kind of “spy photographs” that are so perfectly posed they almost seem like manufacturer-released press shots. Happily, Autocar can, and has given the internet the first camo-free photography of the new baby Carrera GT-look Boxster S. So go ahead, surf on over, but then […]

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New or Used: Makeup Case Not Included http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/new-or-used-makeup-case-not-included/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/new-or-used-makeup-case-not-included/#comments Sat, 28 May 2011 20:39:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395775 TTAC Commentator Ronman writes: Hi Sajeev and Steve, hope all is well. I have a query for a friend. He is a photographer in California, and has recently felt the urge to buy a convertible. His requirements are kind of eclectic with a sort of tight budget. Here it goes: he wants a convertible so […]

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TTAC Commentator Ronman writes: Hi Sajeev and Steve, hope all is well. I have a query for a friend. He is a photographer in California, and has recently felt the urge to buy a convertible. His requirements are kind of eclectic with a sort of tight budget. Here it goes: he wants a convertible so […]

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Super Piston Slap: Kickstarting a Porsche IMS Lawsuit? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/super-piston-slap-kickstarting-a-porsche-ims-lawsuit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/super-piston-slap-kickstarting-a-porsche-ims-lawsuit/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 16:53:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383149 Robert writes: I just replaced the engine in my 2005 Porsche 911 due to the failure of the INTERMEDIATE SHAFT. I would like to know just how widespread the problem is with 911’s and other Porsche models too. Why? I am considering filing a lawsuit against Porsche to recover the costs associated with replacing the […]

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Robert writes: I just replaced the engine in my 2005 Porsche 911 due to the failure of the INTERMEDIATE SHAFT. I would like to know just how widespread the problem is with 911’s and other Porsche models too. Why? I am considering filing a lawsuit against Porsche to recover the costs associated with replacing the […]

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Buy And Cell http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/buy-and-cell/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/buy-and-cell/#comments Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:17:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361195 17 year-old Steven Ortiz is the envy of his friends at Charter Oak High School. The reason? He drives a Porsche Boxster S to school. And before you say it, it doesn’t belong to his parents. It’s legally his. Now I know what you’re thinking at this stage, “How does this punk drive a Porsche […]

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17 year-old Steven Ortiz is the envy of his friends at Charter Oak High School. The reason? He drives a Porsche Boxster S to school. And before you say it, it doesn’t belong to his parents. It’s legally his. Now I know what you’re thinking at this stage, “How does this punk drive a Porsche […]

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Trackday Diaries: Distraction, the street-steer mindset. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-distraction-the-street-steer-mindset/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/trackday-diaries-distraction-the-street-steer-mindset/#comments Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360970 Hmm… quite the contretemps yesterday with regards to Web-surfing while driving. Honestly, if I’m endangering any of you by looking at my phone while driving on a freeway so empty that I can’t see a single set of headlights behind me or taillamps ahead, I apologize. And I don’t even own a Martin Backpacker. In […]

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Hmm… quite the contretemps yesterday with regards to Web-surfing while driving. Honestly, if I’m endangering any of you by looking at my phone while driving on a freeway so empty that I can’t see a single set of headlights behind me or taillamps ahead, I apologize. And I don’t even own a Martin Backpacker. In […]

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Winterkorn: No 13th Brand For VW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/winterkorn-no-13th-brand-for-vw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/winterkorn-no-13th-brand-for-vw/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:05:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339701 VW CEO  Martin Winterkorn is a superstitious man. He doesn’t want to add a 13th brand to his (or rather Piech’s) large collection. (Coincidentally, 12 is the number of Piech’s children. More or less. Nobody is quite sure,) “There are some who knock on our door. Some really want to come under our roof as […]

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VW CEO  Martin Winterkorn is a superstitious man. He doesn’t want to add a 13th brand to his (or rather Piech’s) large collection. (Coincidentally, 12 is the number of Piech’s children. More or less. Nobody is quite sure,) “There are some who knock on our door. Some really want to come under our roof as […]

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Porsche To Magna: Take The Money And Run http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/porsche-to-magna-take-the-money-and-run/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/porsche-to-magna-take-the-money-and-run/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:13:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339681 Last year, Porsche gave Magna an eight-year contract to build the Cayman and Boxster models from 2012 on. Then Porsche went to Volkswagen. Then Opel came. VW was miffed and said “us or Opel.” When Magna’s Opel deal went poof, VW said Magna can come home, all is forgiven. Apparently not quite. Volkswagen (or Porsche, […]

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Last year, Porsche gave Magna an eight-year contract to build the Cayman and Boxster models from 2012 on. Then Porsche went to Volkswagen. Then Opel came. VW was miffed and said “us or Opel.” When Magna’s Opel deal went poof, VW said Magna can come home, all is forgiven. Apparently not quite. Volkswagen (or Porsche, […]

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