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The Porsche Guide For Tall People

By   June 14, 2018

Porsche 356

Porsche 356

I was recently approached by a coworker asking if I knew if a taller person can drive a Porsche 356 comfortably. He is about 6’4” tall and enjoys motorcycles and wants to get into sports cars. He is hoping to purchase a classic 356 coupe.

He mentioned that he wasn’t sure if such a small car would fit him. He knows that I’ve had the chance to drive all of Porsche’s modern sports car lineup and that my daily driver is an early Porsche Boxster. His opinion of the Boxster is that he definitely couldn’t fit into it, but this is all based on the outside appearance and not sitting inside.

So, can a taller driver enjoy driving a Porsche?

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Things People Say To Porsche Boxster Owners

By   May 29, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a well balanced mid-engined sports car. It now sits just above the 718 Cayman in the model lineup, but was held back as the entry level vehicle for much of its production. The seductive lines of the roadster harken back to the legendary 550 Spyder and the 718 RSK Spyder that followed it.

The Boxster incorporates styling that looks like a Porsche with its arched fenders and low ride. The earliest 986 generation cars had a front end that looked exactly like the 996 generation 911, except for the bumper styling.

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How Did The Porsche Boxster Get To Be Called A “Girl’s Car”

By   May 23, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

For guys that drive a Porsche Boxster nothing is more irritating than hearing that a Boxster is a “Girl’s Car”. There is a school of thought that thinks that just about all convertibles are feminine. This is a fairly recent phenomenon and the Boxster is a victim.

But, why is this? What makes some people (mostly trolls on the internet) think that a Boxster driver should not be a man?

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Does Desnorkeling Add Any Horsepower

By   April 30, 2018

Porsche Boxster Desnorkel

Porsche Boxster Desnorkel

The desnorkel modification is a very popular one for owners of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans. The mod can be done on 986, 987 and 981 generation cars. Some claim that it is a free way to add horsepower to your Porsche Boxster or Cayman.

But does removal of the snorkel actually add any horsepower?

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Lotus Elise Or Porsche Boxster

By   March 6, 2018

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Both the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster offer an incredible driving experience. They each provide a somewhat affordable (or very affordable on the used market) mid-engine performance roadster . But that is where the comparison largely ends. They are both fast and ready for a curvy road, but they use very different methods of accomplishing this.

The Elise truly harkens back to the philosophy set by the British sports car maker’s founder, Colin Chapman, of adding lightness. This is what makes the small Elise great as it provides an excellent power-to-weight ratio even without much horsepower.

The Boxster is on the other end of the spectrum. It is a comparably heavy car, but it offers a more refined drive with much more horsepower. From a power-to-weight ratio it is very close to the Lotus, but in a more livable package.

Let’s take a look at some of the comparable variations of each model and see just how close or far apart they are.

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