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    • Porsche Boxster

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    Thread: Porsche Boxster or BMW Z4 (base models)

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      05-15-2019 02:10 PM #2
      Not even a question in my world.

      One has a stick and a non-bulbous front end.

      The other doesn't.

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      05-15-2019 02:18 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      Not even a question in my world.

      One has a stick and a non-bulbous front end.

      The other doesn't.
      Pretty much my response. But in addition, typically the feel of the controls used to operate the car are sharper in the Porsche than most if not all BMWs. Though the new Z4 will be available with a manual down the road---at least that's my recollection. The boxster just seems like a sharper option.

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      05-15-2019 02:21 PM #4
      If shopping for a pure sports car, one without back seats and such, the Boxter and Cayman twins are just too damn good and enormously fun to drive, which makes it very hard to pick anything over it. An easy choice for me.

    5. 05-15-2019 03:27 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      If shopping for a pure sports car, one without back seats and such, the Boxter and Cayman twins are just too damn good and enormously fun to drive, which makes it very hard to pick anything over it. An easy choice for me.
      Can't disagree with this but the new Supra would make me think long and hard.

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      05-15-2019 03:08 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      Not even a question in my world.

      One has a stick and a non-bulbous front end.

      The other doesn't.
      The take rate on manual transmission in luxury cars is so little these days that it makes sense that BMW no longer offers a 3-series with a manual transmission. Having said that, it seems weird to me that the Z4 isn't available with a manual.


      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.

    7. 05-15-2019 03:21 PM #7
      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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      05-15-2019 03:22 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      Not even a question in my world.

      One has a stick and a non-bulbous front end.

      The other doesn't.
      Yep.
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      05-15-2019 03:27 PM #9
      Wow. Boxter is leading 15 to 1. I voted for Boxter, but dayum.
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      05-15-2019 03:29 PM #10
      Base: Boxster
      Not base: I'd take a hard look at the I6 Z4.

      I already have a fantastic 4cyl sports car, not sure I'd spend tons of money to get a different one.

      Potential wildcard: CPO 6cyl Boxster S
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      05-16-2019 07:02 AM #11
      4 cylinder 2 seat drop top? Miata and a whole lot of money in my pocket.

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      05-16-2019 07:55 AM #12
      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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