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10.0
/ 10
On Styling
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$43,110
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$48,100
On Styling
The 2012 Porsche Boxster lives up to its Spyder heritage with clean good looks.
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a modern interpretation of the classic Porsche look
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in an effort to add masculinity, the new face is dominated by snortier air inlets
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Typical of Porsche, the ambiance remains purposeful, not luxurious, but materials and finish are generally top-notch.
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Further distinguishing the Spyder from its siblings are several significant exterior cosmetic changes. Most obvious to bystanders is the new one-piece rear aluminum hood, with its curves beautifully reminiscent of the early "550 Spyder"
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Though the new 2013 Porsche Boxster has recently been unveiled with stunning new looks and other upgrades, the 2012 Porsche Boxster remains an attractive, modern roadster with classic Porsche styling cues borrowed from the Spyders of the past.

Low, smooth lines rise from the nose over the flared fenders to a tight midsection, expanding again at the rear fenders before smoothly transitioning to the rear bumper. It's not a dramatically styled car, but still catches lines despite seeing over a half-decade since it was penned. Add in the Boxster Spyder and Boxster S Black Edition and you have more aggressive, track-inspired and minimalist attitude in the same handsome package.

Inside, the Boxster is a bit less appealing, with basic shapes and somewhat dubious ergonomics. It's not all bad news, despite the cheap cup holders and proliferation of small buttons, as the surfaces can all be coated in high-grade leather and aluminum trim. The large tachometer sits front and center before the driver, and gives life to the Boxster's sporting mission.

Conclusion

The 2012 Porsche Boxster lives up to its Spyder heritage with clean good looks.

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