This has got to be the best handling car available - and I include Ferrari's, 911's, Lamborghini's etc in that statement. Mid engine, perfect balance, predictable under any conditions including snow & ice.
This car will take you anywhere you care to point it. Smooth power with great low-end torque, and more power available when you want it.
The base version set a Consumer Reports record for stopping distance, and the S version is even better. Stops in less distance in wet conditions than most cars do in dry!
Very classy yet connotes power. I like the slightly humped fenders, nicely sculpted nose, and side engine air intakes (real, not fake like Mustangs!) The long rear deck takes some getting used to, but I like it now.
With two trunks, the Boxster is actually great for traveling and shopping. I can put two propane tanks, or a rollaboard suitcase, in the front trunk alone!