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2013 Porsche Boxster vs. Its Competition

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Nissan's 370Z Roadster is even more powerful than the 2013 Boxster, but it's not nearly as light or nimble, nor as luxurious; the Infiniti G37 Convertible matches the 370Z's power, and while it closes the gap in terms of luxury, remains heavy and large-feeling in comparison to the Boxster.

The BMW Z4 is also potent, particularly in top-spec trim, and is perhaps even more passenger-friendly than the Porsche, but lacks its dynamic, truly sporty character.

The Audi TT does luxury and style as well as the Boxster does, but its nose-heavy balance and front-biased power delivery likewise bring it up short for the true driving aficionado.

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The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style.
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The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
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While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
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Gas Flat-6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
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Two-SeaterSubcompact CarsTwo SeatersSubcompactTwo-Seater
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2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Base2-Door Coupe Manual
Rear-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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ConvertibleCoupeConvertible2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe
ManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
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