Then again I just did a search on Autotrader and there's only 143 Z4s with a manual in the entire year range the Z4 was made. Whereas there are thousands of Z4s with automatics.
I'd take the Z4- While the 718 design is evolutionary, it just looks dated to me. The Z4 looks entirely new on the other hand- even if the front is bulbous. I like the DRLs on the Z4 as well- taking a departure from the cliche angel eyes.
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I voted Z4. But the pricing here in Mexico is much more attractive.
Here, the Z4M40i is priced at the level of the base Boxster. And the base Z4 we get is a 20i (we don't get the 30i) and it's proced comfortably 15-20K below a comparably equipped base Boxster.
At equal prices, the Boxster is the superior sports car because of the chassis and availability of a manual. But with our pricing, not so much.
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