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Old 07-25-2020, 02:52 PM   #1
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Which handles better the Boxster or The 914

Both cars are to be in stock form (if possible).But of course this is just a drivers seat opinion, Also must add which one is more FUN to Drive. !!

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Old 07-25-2020, 03:31 PM   #2
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given the 914 weighs around 2150 pounds and the Boxster comes in over 2800 pounds, the 914 has the potential to take the twisties better, BUT they are underpowered. Most 914s come in at 80 to 110 hp, which is frustrating.The boxster also has a more advanced suspension setup, so the Boxster is more fun to drive, but the 914 has its moments, IMHO.
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Having had the opportunity to drive both I favor the Boxster mainly due to more power, suspension and wider tires. The 914 was fun and gave the perception it was going faster than it was due to sitting so low. I also remember that when the 914 lost rear traction, it had a tendency to spin out quickly. I never felt that in the Boxster no mater how hard I tried in wet conditions. Maybe I didn't try hard enough in the Boxster. The 914 was the first Porsche I ever drove. It was also the first car I had an accident in. It spun out into a tree. I was able to drive it home and it got fixed to drive another day.
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Having had the opportunity to drive both I favor the Boxster mainly due to more power, suspension and wider tires. The 914 was fun and gave the perception it was going faster than it was due to sitting so low. I also remember that when the 914 lost rear traction, it had a tendency to spin out quickly. I never felt that in the Boxster no mater how hard I tried in wet conditions. Maybe I didn't try hard enough in the Boxster. The 914 was the first Porsche I ever drove. It was also the first car I had an accident in. It spun out into a tree. I was able to drive it home and it got fixed to drive another day.
Snap oversteer? Yeah, that's fun. I tried that with an MR-2 sc. Suddenly, I was facing the wrong way.
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my 914 was fun to drive; very simple and engaging.
the Boxster just FEELS more advanced. 30 years of engineering advancement and chassis refinement
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I had a nice 914 2.0 and loved it. Like KK2002s said, it did spin out once in the curves on me. Now after owning 4 Boxsters 986/2-987 and 2014, like people say, the modern cars are much more safer and handle great. Never have or even felt like a spin out. I still could own a 914 tho, just because! Actually the 914 makes an excellent Auto-X car!

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