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STYLING | 10 out of 10
Subtle, but effective muscular enhancement of the fender lines
Kelley Blue Book
Racy design puts the tachometer appropriately dead-ahead
Shares a lot of traditional Porsche styling cues
Porsche styling is among the most distinctive and recognizable on the road, and the 2008 Porsche Boxster continues the tradition of elegant, purposeful looks.
According to Edmunds reviewers, the "2008 Porsche Boxster sports car comes as either the basic Boxster or the massaged, pricier Boxster S," though they "are visually similar except for the additional center front grille opening, red brake calipers and dual exhaust outlets on the S." For Porsche, 2008 brings an additional style in that "both the base Boxster and S model are offered in Limited Edition trim as well," which is "basically a retro paint theme with orange paint covering the exterior and parts of the interior," according to Edmunds.
The classically styled Porsche Boxster "is a roadster designed to be the 'spiritual descendant' of the 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder," surmises Cars.com, and "features large side and front air intakes and a front end that shares a lot of traditional Porsche styling cues." Regarding the 2008 edition of the Porsche Boxster, Autoblog says "styling modifications have been minimal, with updates to the front fascia and LED headlamps." Even without those updates, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show universal approval of the exterior styling of the 2008 Porsche Boxster. Kelley Blue Book reviewers are also pleased to note "styling carries over from the subtle, but effective muscular enhancement of the fender lines that debuted in 2005."
Many cars have either a beautiful exterior or impressive interior styling, but few manage to blend the two as well as the 2008 Porsche Boxster. ConsumerGuide says that the "racy design" of the interior "puts the tachometer appropriately dead-ahead on the instrument panel." Kelley Blue Book calls the interior "a modern interpretation of the classic Porsche look -- notably the instrument panel." While the interior is generally applauded by reviewers, Edmunds reports that "the array of interior controls, especially the audio and climate control systems, can be initially confusing." ConsumerGuide affirms that sentiment, allowing that although "the layout is logical" on the Porsche 2008 Boxster, the "audio and climate systems are governed by too many undersized, look-alike buttons."
The 2008 Porsche Boxster offers classic Porsche styling that's guaranteed to turn heads.