The BMW Z4 offers strong performance, a more passenger-friendly interior, and a standard retractable hardtop, but its bold exterior styling might be too much for some.
The TT was just restyled in 2008, with a more conservative yet still fashionable look that may appeal more to enthusiasts; it drives more like a true sportscar as well.
Nissan's new 370Z roadster has raw power, abundant traction, and its own brand of stunning looks, while Audi's TT roadster features all-wheel drive and a big V-6 among its strengths.
Purists might actually prefer the simplicity of the Mazda Miata, which eschews most of the luxury and power of the Porsche, but costs about half as much as the Boxster.
Still, with a high-revving four-cylinder engine and no-nonsense interior, the Miata has a charm of its own.
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|2010 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2011 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2010 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 6-cyl||Gas I6||Turbo Gas I4||Gas V6|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Roadster sDrive30i||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Roadster||2 Dr Conv||2 Door Cpe||2 door coupe|
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|2010 Porsche Boxster vs. 2011 BMW Z4||2010 Porsche Boxster vs. 2010 Audi TT||2010 Porsche Boxster vs. 2010 Nissan 370Z|