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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|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 6-cyl||Turbo Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus||2-Door Roadster sDrive30i||2-Door Base|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||2 Door Cpe||2 Dr Conv||2 Door Convertible|
|Manual||Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Automatic w/OD|