Two-seat convertibles dripping with power and great bloodlines all owe something to the Porsche Boxster.
Most recognizable of those are the Z4 and TT; the Z4 has excellent performance and a more passenger-friendly interior, along with a nice soft-top arrangement, but its gregarious exterior styling might be too much for some.
The TT was just restyled last year, with a more conservative yet still uber-chic look that may appeal more to enthusiasts; it drives more like a true sportscar as well.
Nissan's 350Z roadster has raw power and claw-like traction, while Audi's TT roadster gets all-wheel drive and a big V-6 on its features list.
Traditionalists might actually like the simplicity of the Mazda Miata, which costs about half as much as the Boxster; with a high-revving four-cylinder engine and no-nonsense interior, the Miata has a charm of its own.
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|2009 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2011 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2008 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 6-cyl||Gas I6||Turbo Gas I4|
|2-Door Roadster||2-Door Roadster sDrive30i||2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.0T FrontTrak|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Roadster||2 Dr Conv||2 Door Coupe|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Porsche Boxster vs. 2011 BMW Z4||2009 Porsche Boxster vs. 2008 Audi TT|