Is the Boxster fun to drive? Absolutely. Porsche engineers have dialed in a package that offers buyers a balanced suspension setup, responsive steering, capable brakes, and a competent powertrain. Of course, we’d probably opt for the 295-horsepower S model if given the choice, especially since the main complaint with our test car revolved around those lonely 245 ponies. At $50,000, the 400-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette comes to mind as a worthy alternative, though in exchange for the extra giddy-up one must sacrifice the Boxster’s undeniably superior handling. It’s a tough call – one we wish we were in the position to make.