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Porsche Boxster S

You only buy one because you can't afford a 911, it's a hairdressers car blah blah etc.

Widely acknowledged as one of, if not the best handling two seater sports car available. The S model adds a bit more power to an already impressive package

Is it, can it ever be cool?

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One if the best open top sports cars ever made.


Utterly and irreconcilably uncool.

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Undoubtedly a capable car but not cool. The Meh button has vanished so it has to be uncool.
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It will forever be (wrongly) viewed as a poor man's 911. 911s other than early ones are desperately uncool. A poor man's version of an uncool car can never be cool.

I think of it as the thinking man's 911. A car for people who want to drive rather than worry about the attitudes of others.

In other words, good but not cool.
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I'd quite like one. Wearing a mask.
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Capable, and bland.

The problem is, I can only visualise these cars parked at the side of roads in Alderly edge in some indescribably unkempt condition. The paint is usually uncared for, possibly slight bubbling of rust and the wheels usually have just that annoying amount of brake dust. It always leaves me wondering "why are you not looking after this car?". For that reason...

Uncool.

*The caveat to this is that I really like the newest Boxter. It's really sharp looking, and the headlights no longer look like they are melting off the car. They even come, and more concisely, are bought in more interesting colours, rather than dullard silver or pre-faded black.
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Much like the E46 M3 it is mechanically a very, very good car.

But it's seriously uncool nonetheless.

The current model Boxter is not seriously uncool, however. It's in "uncool" territory, very close to the edge of cool.
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Brother in law bought one a couple of years back as part of his mid life crisis. Has poured a fortune into it. Drives nicely, goes wrong every other week but it can't be cool!
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We seem to be covering all iterations of the model, which is okay because they are all uncool. Brilliant in many ways, just not cool. Bit of a nerdy third form swot of a car. His mum and family friends all keep telling us how much cleverer he is than his older, stronger, faster brother it gets a bit boring.

+ Better than a 911 some say
- it's not a 911 is it? Say more.
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Textbook definition of uncool.

Great car.

Solid uncool.
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