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View Poll Results: Do You Like the "Boxster" Name?
Yes! Love it! its unique and distinctive. 16 27.12%
So-So. Its ok but there might be better names. 12 20.34%
Hate it. There has to be a better name. 2 3.39%
"986" would have been so much better. 24 40.68%
Who cares? its the car, not the name, that matters. 5 8.47%
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:27 AM   #1
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Do You Like the "Boxster" Name?

I was at a business dinner on Monday and the conversation went like this;

Them: I hear that you own a Porsche.
Me: Yes!
Them: Really, what model?
Me: A Boxster.
Them: A boxer?
Me: No, a Boxster.
Them: Boxer?
Me: No, Boxster. B-O-X-S-T-E-R.
Them: Oh, is that how its really spelled?
Me: Yes. Its a combination of the words Boxer and Roadster
Them: OH!! Now we get it.

I never have this problem with my 911.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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I guess I fell in love with the car 1st & thus the name soon after.

Not really enthralled with the boxer nomenclature.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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My car does not have the "Boxster" emblem on the lid. So I just tell people it's a 986. Ironically, the text editor just tried to correct Boxster with boaster, booster, bolster and boisterous. I just added Boxster to it's memory.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:34 PM   #4
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"Carrera Roadster" would have been best, but also would have required a 3.4 in the engine bay. Likely not what Porsche would have wanted in a new entry level car intended to fill the dealerships with first time buyers.
Put me down for 986.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:45 PM   #5
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I too took the BOXSTER emblem off the trunk mainly because I thought it was cheap looking and the end of the "r" breaks off easily. Now when people ask what it is I tell them it's a Porsche and that seems to be enough. Given most people can't pronounce Porsche properly I don't put a lot of weight on the specific model and add to the confusion.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:42 PM   #6
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Well, if it were a Cayman, it would be like :
I've got a Cayman.
Oh, one of those big 4X4s.
No, that's the Cayenne
So, it's a smaller 4X4?
No, that's the Macan.
See, it's really a Coxster: a Boxster with a roof!
-oh, I see...
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:57 PM   #7
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I like Boxster just fine. Anyway, if others have trouble with it, it's due to their ignorance .
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #8
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Well, if it were a Cayman, it would be like :
I've got a Cayman.
Oh, one of those big 4X4s.
No, that's the Cayenne
So, it's a smaller 4X4?
No, that's the Macan.
See, it's really a Coxster: a Boxster with a roof!
-oh, I see...
Hahahaha. This had me cracking up. I almost had that exact conversation with a friend when telling them I'd like a Cayman.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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I like the "Boxster" name. Using the number is fine - but can add even more confusion....986? 986.2? 987 987.2 981 9??

If they had kept the numbers consistent - like the 911 and other models.

At least the Boxster name links them all together.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:53 PM   #10
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It's a Porsche.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:20 PM   #11
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They shoulda just called it the Porsche Roadster.
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:39 PM   #12
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986 Roadster, or just 986
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No I don't like the name. Actually I don't like any of the names. I'd rather they just stuck with the number systems. I'm so old school.
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CRM114 has my vote
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Gee, I don't know--do you like the name Porsche?
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:07 PM   #16
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Definitely 986. There's an interesting possibility that the turbo 4banger variants will be called 718s. I like the idea of numbers for the sports cars and names for the trucks and sedans.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:20 PM   #17
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Gee, I don't know--do you like the name Porsche?
I usually say "porsha" at the dealership and when talking to other owners, otherwise I say "porsh". Although I realize it is the correct pronunciation, "porsha" always sounds a bit pretentious and affected to me. I also think they could have come up with something much less silly than "boxster".
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Honestly never was fond of the name. A bit too cutesy kitschy. When the car first came out my friends and I debated what the production model name would be. The hopes were for 550, Spyder, Speedster, or even 356.
Sigh. They stuck with Boxster.
Love the car nonetheless so I guess it doesn't matter. I always just say Porsche when someone asks anyway.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:01 PM   #19
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Anyone run into the "oh, a Boxster" guy? Where the "just" seems to be implied? They are out there... It's usually that guy who's wife took all his toys away.
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Anyone run into the "oh, a Boxster" guy? Where the "just" seems to be implied? They are out there... It's usually that guy who's wife took all his toys away.
Ah, we never get any respect...

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