The Porsche Boxster is one of the most entertaining convertible sports cars. Top up, the Boxster is quiet and comfortable enough to commute in a rainstorm. Top down, fresh air, open sky and the engine note all conspire to make you go a little faster. The Boxster and Boxster S are immensely capable cars that can be driven in the daily grind, with nary a complaint. The Boxster Spyder is a purist's sports car that is even more engaging to drive, but its half-hearted top makes it a car for the summer only. With any Porsche, we caution buyers to be careful when selecting options, as they can escalate the price considerably; the Boxster makes more sense the closer you can stay to $65,000 rather than $90,000.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale filed this report, with Kirk Bell reporting on the Boxster Spyder from Monterey, California.