Have you ever had the impression, that after something has been moving forwards for a long time, it suddenly starts to move backwards and nobody even gets excited about it? You want an example? Somebody is on the lookout for another second car, because the old one is 'already' seven years old and is starting to cost money. On the internet he/she has discovered a very reasonably priced sports car. This is to be the replacement. Pretty crazy, since this one is more than ten years old.
Some car manufacturers behave similarly. They produce high-rise SUVs, only to offer a low-slung version of the same car later on. What's more, a lot of people who have just bought a new, more expensive car, often stress the fact that they actually wanted a smaller, more economical and more reasonably priced model and next time, they will definitely choose one.
So, should you be the owner of a well fitted out Porsche Boxster, you now have the chance, to get rid of unnecessary extras like an electrically operated and well padded soft-top, pleasantly upholstered seats, a double-clutch gearbox and even a sensibly long gear change lever, all you have to do is exchange your present car for the new Boxster Spyder.
At least you will be rewarded with 30 kg less weight, 33kW (45HP) more performance and 50 Nm more torque than in the GTS-version. If your previous car had always been well behaved, you will now have to start rethinking. If you drive this car the way it was designed to be driven, the new engine will behave so wildly, that you won't need a radio anymore and will be delighted to experience the misfiring that was thought to be a relic of oldtimers in bygone days.
You can consider yourself fortunate, if you're already a little older and the car makes you appear to be somewhat younger. The car has then justified an essential aspect of its existence. Indeed, although everything about this car involves limitations, there is nothing that points to any possible savings. On the contrary, comparing it with the GTS, you'll have to reckon with a price increase, so much more in fact, that it would cover the cost of a compact car. 07/15