Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Carrera vs Boxter


Recommended Posts

I had the misfortune of being rear ended by another driver while fully stopped. My C4 fared quite well, but still needed a new bumper. While it was in the shop, I had a 2003 Boxter (tip) as a loaner. A nice enough car, but it is very difficult to get used to the Boxter after having driven my 2000 C4 for a couple of years. While many have complimented the Boxter on its handling attributes I didn't feel that it gave me anything like the driving experience of the Carrera. No doubt the increased horse power and a 6 sp in the Carrera has a big impact, but I felt quite cramped in the Boxter and there are some annoying blind spots with the top up. My wife shared my perspective after driving it. All in all it was quite subdued and I wasn't expecting that. It reinforced my decision to buy my wife the new BMW 328xi

For those in Toronto that need a good body shop, Pfaff Autoworks in Markham did a great job. Its nice when replaced body parts are repainted and they match the colour of the car.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree, we have a Boxster and Carrera Cab. The Boxster is all Porsche and a great car but I much perfer the Carrera. Easy to go from the Boxster to the Carrera, but I would have a hard time going the other way. I would even perfer a high mileage '99 996 to a new '07 Boxster.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have an '01 Boxster and an '05 Carrera (997). The Boxster is mine and the Carrera is my wife's, but whenever we take the Carrera, I'm the one who drives. The more I drive the Carrera, the more different the two cars feel. At first, the driving differences are much harder to notice (other than than the obvious physical characteristics like interior room, power, etc.) Also, the more I drive the Carrera, the more I prefer the Boxster. My wife won't even drive my car, and she likes the Carrera more because of the room, comfort, etc. Handling and steering on the two cars is quite different. Both are terrific. It boils down to a matter of personal preferences. There is no right or wrong answer; they're both Porsches.

My wife was originally looking at either a BMW 5- or 7-series when we bought the Carrera. She does not regret her choice of the Carrera whatsoever. She originally said we need a 4 door car for when we take more than the two of us. In the 18+ months since we've had the Carrera, we've only put about 1000 miles on her old Lexus GS300 (which we still have). One of these days we'll sell the Lexus and get a Cayenne.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have an '01 Boxster and an '05 Carrera (997). The Boxster is mine and the Carrera is my wife's, but whenever we take the Carrera, I'm the one who drives. The more I drive the Carrera, the more different the two cars feel. At first, the driving differences are much harder to notice (other than than the obvious physical characteristics like interior room, power, etc.) Also, the more I drive the Carrera, the more I prefer the Boxster. My wife won't even drive my car, and she likes the Carrera more because of the room, comfort, etc. Handling and steering on the two cars is quite different. Both are terrific. It boils down to a matter of personal preferences. There is no right or wrong answer; they're both Porsches.

My wife was originally looking at either a BMW 5- or 7-series when we bought the Carrera. She does not regret her choice of the Carrera whatsoever. She originally said we need a 4 door car for when we take more than the two of us. In the 18+ months since we've had the Carrera, we've only put about 1000 miles on her old Lexus GS300 (which we still have). One of these days we'll sell the Lexus and get a Cayenne.

Funny, my wife also would prefer the Carrera over the Boxter. Driving the Carrera 4 tonight in wet weather with leaves over the roads... the C4 was great. Can't imagine driving the Boxter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depends on what you want.

I own both a 2005 Boxster S (987S) and a 996.

The two cars are completely different beasts. Both cars has its advantages. The Boxster S is planted around turns like almost no other car I've ever driven. Road and Track confirms this in their data on the car: 1.0g skid pad, up there with f-cars. The Carrera is balanced so that you can steer with the accelerator around turns, and the pluses (and minuses) of that are well documented.

When you press pedal to the metal however, the Carrera wins. It feels like it stands back on its hind legs, rears up, and launches, whereas the Boxster S doesn't give anywhere near that kind of feel. At the same time, the Carrera often feels closer to the limit-- like you can do some serious mischief in the car-- whereas the Boxster S feels fast but almost boring because it is so safe.

I like them both. The Boxster is an excellent roadster. I drove a Z4, S2000, SLK, etc., before deciding on it. It was an easy decision. The Boxster is the best out there in that class.

The Carrera is an excellent coupe. It is a hoot to drive, but you have to know what you're doing or this car can get you in some serious trouble fast.

I guess my bottom line is it's apples and oranges, and I like the taste of both of them.

tmc

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.