just read the march TopGear comparison of the "base" 228hp 2.7 litre boxster (5 speed) against the z4 3.0 (auto).
it seems odd that they could not get two manuals, but it surely may have been an allocation problem. but, i guess i would project a neutral impression with the 6 speed because the BMW clutch and DBW leave some to be desired.
but as i earlier posted, i, too, like the reviewers much prefer the wail of the flat six. and the base boxster was still chosen over the z4 3.0.
interesting. both CAR and TG still complain loudly about the styling. gee, have i ever heard this one before?
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