The 2012 Porsche Boxster Spyder coupe is extremely attractive. It embraces its Spyder racing car roots with, while at the same time carving a place for itself in history with a completely fresh spin on Porsche styling.
The Spyder comes with excellent standard equipment as compared to the standard and "S" variants of the Boxster, including nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, enhanced performance sports seats with carbon fiber seatbacks with locking rear differential and made of simulated suede and leather, and a fixed rear lip spoiler. However, the air conditioning and radio have been completely removed as weight saving measures (but compromising the driver's comfort). The Porsche Boxster Spyder's is the brand's lightest vehicle; it weighs in at a mere 2,811 pounds.
The Boxster gracefully rides the fine line of being both appealing to one's heart and one's head. Its price, features, and style are all outstanding, yet it's still the dream car for which you're been searching.
The 2012 Porsche coupe has an array of power that's more than impressive. With a lightweight, 3.4 liter DFI six-cylinder mid-engine that produces 320 horsepower, and a zero-to-sixty time of only 4.6 seconds in the Chronos edition, this Porsche is one of the most impressive sports cars we've seen recently.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster Roadster, like most sports cars, has poor fuel economy ratings. Think at 20mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and 19/27 mpg with the manual.
The cargo and cabin area of the Porsche Spyder are a very tight fit. There's not much room for anything except passengers.
Road noise and wind can both be distracting for the car's passengers.
The Porsche Boxster is lacking many of the safety, comfortable and technology features other vehicles offer. Safety features missing include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-departure warning system. There are available parking sensors, however, and airbags are plentiful.