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Can someone tell me if the standard seats have an alcantara center? Unless I'm reading it wrong, it appears so for the MY 09 on Porsche's website but not sure about previous models. I actually prefer alcantara as I like how it holds you in place (more friction). if the upgraded seats are all leather, that would be a downgrade for me. rcman
tell me about it! I have to believe this will have an impact on customers who have been on the fence towards Vette (or even M3?) Though I guess at this price point Z06 is the more realistic competitor. But still.... that's really impressive and helps justify the price tag. Esp considering that this essentially puts it in the acceleration realm of where 911 was, what, a year ago? (before PDK)
Just saw the latest Car and Driver comparison between Boxster S, Z4, Audi TTS and Corvette I didn't expect Boxster to tie with vette on 0-60. Just shows you what PDK can deliver....I think this pretty much seals the deal for me :) rcman
Thanks! that's great information. I will definitely test drive but wanted to get some thoughts beforehand so I know what to expect and if the "demo" is behaving like it should since I've never owned one. Based on your answer, maybe I shouldn't shut the PDK idea down too quickly. Plus it's it too bad they didn't follow convention with paddles. I had to have a lumbar spinal fusion operation last year (and I'm only 35) and the screws were too long and extend beyond the vertebrae. and when I have to push against a force with my leg, esp in a sitting position I really feel it pinch--ouch! Was not an issue at all in my S2000. My only other experience was sitting in a running '99 model boxster S (didn't drive it) and I would say that was too heavy for me to enjoy, esp as I plan to make this my DD. So I may have to sacrifice the manual tranny to enjoy the other driving pleasures this car offers. Thanks again---very helpful.
Went from Miata (NB) to S2000 (MY08) recently. Love the S2000---fun to drive but a bit too raw and nervous at the limit for me, plus the lack of low end torque got to be a bit annoying. Been researching the Boxster S for months now and about to take a test drive (likely MY09 but maybe 08 if in good shape). My only concern is the clutch! I have lower back problems (surgery last year) and a heavy clutch is a deal breaker. The clutch in my S2000 is so light and forgiving---not to mention I love the shifter--absolute snick-snick precision. Can anyone comment on the clutch pedal effort on the 987 vs S2000 before I take a test drive? What about the shifter? Am really excited about making the swap---your answers will determine how I proceed. I considered PDK but my other car is a GTI with DSG and while is indeed faster it just doesn't have the same level of driver engagement for me. rcman