Darn Near Polar Opposite Reviews Of The New Porsche Boxster Spyder

Car reviews oftentimes are a dime a dozen. Seems like most of the comments, conclusions and thoughts on the cars reviewed are recycled from one journalist to the next. Not so today.

I’ve come across a couple of reviews that are darn near polar opposites of each other. The first can’t get over how crappy the top is and berates the car for not having create comforts…the entire POINT of the Spyder distinction in my opinion. The second goes so far as to call the Porsche Boxster Spyder a candidate for the best car of the year, possibly the “best-handling car in history” AND if you purchase one, quite possibly “the best decision you could make in 2010.”

Joe, one of our long standing PorschePerfect.com readers, sent me a link this weekend to a Wall Street Journal review of the Porsche Boxster Spyder. The reviewer gets hung up on the canvas top and all is lost from there. Nothing about the Boxster Spyder is good enough for him.

On the other end of the spectrum is a glowing review done by Esquire.com nominating the Boxster Spyder for Car of the Year. They make some pretty bold statements about the car and it’s qualities.

Both are worth a quick read. You can find each here:

WSJ.com: Porsche Boxster Spyder: A Top That Scrapes the Bottom

Esquire.com: Is the Porsche Boxster Spyder the Car of the Year?

[Image: Press.Porsche.com]


  1. Yea, the writer from the WSJ pulled no punches. After seeing the video on the page, have to admit, taking the top off and putting it back on, seems like a bit of a hassle. Sort of like pitching a tent.

  2. I’ve thought that the Boxster Speedster needs one more volcano gray trimmed grille… dead center between the aero-fairings , just under and aft of the third brake light. Like the old Porsches had..