I've never been a fan of Boxters, particularly for the 'Poor Man's Porsche' stereotype that seems to follow them around. My mate has one and has been trying to persuade me to go out in it for months, in a desperate bid to convert me. I finally agreed only this weekend - on the beautiful sunny Sunday that it was, I thought going out for a cruise in a convertible Porsche would be fairly fitting. All seemed well, we went for a blast down the dual carriageway, and I have to admit I was impressed with the performance. I was starting to think that my reservations about the Boxter might have been unfair, and then two stunning girls in a 911 Turbo Convertible came up alongside us, having slowed deliberately, only to point, laugh, and then tear off. I can only assume that we looked like the chaps in superkarl's photo, minus the smiles. With my dignity in tatters, my views remain very firm. Personally, I'd never trade my S3 in for a Boxter. In all honesty though, performance wise, I must admit it was a machine and a half. Good luck with it all.