Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 1,400 model-year 2014-15 Porsche 911, Boxter and Cayman sports cars

The Problem: The lock bracket on the front hood may not meet the automaker's own quality standards throughout the vehicle's life cycle and could result in unintentional opening of the front hood. In its voluntary-recall announcement, Porsche said it discovered the issue during internal quality inspection procedures and immediately corrected the problem in production. No related accidents, injuries or unintentional hood-opening incidents have occurred, the automaker said.

The Fix: Porsche will notify owners of affected vehicles within 60 days to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with a dealer, who will replace the lock bracket on the front hood for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Porsche at 800-767-7243 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Porsche Boxster, Cayman Get the GTS Treatment

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Porsche announced Wednesday that it is powering up the performance of its 2014 Boxster roadster and Cayman coupe. Both models will now be offered for the first time with the GTS package, increasing horsepower, torque and top speed, and adding some new standard equipment. Both new GTS models are set to arrive in the summer, with the Boxster starting at $74,495 and the Cayman at $76,195; both prices include a $995 destination charge. The prices of the S models of the Boxster and Cayman with destination are $63,095 and $64,750, so the GTS versions are an 18 percent increase for both.

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Both the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS have a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine, upping the horsepower of their S counterparts by 15, bringing the Boxster's total to 330 hp and the Cayman's to 340 hp. Likewise, torque is improved by 7 pounds-feet to 273 in the Boxster and 280 in the Cayman. The Sport Chrono package is now a standard feature with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed. With the latter transmission, Sport Plus mode enables a zero-to-60-mph sprint of 4.4 seconds for the Boxster and 4.3 seconds for the Cayman; top speeds are 174 mph and 177 mph, respectively. Both come standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management, offering sport and comfort ride settings.

By Matt Schmitz | March 20, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Porsche Cayman: Photo Gallery

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The Porsche Cayman's redesign follows the logical progression of its soft-top sibling, the Boxter, as it continues on a fast track to fuel efficiency. The sports coupe, bowing this week at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, largely stays the course of its predecessor design-wise, adding new steel and aluminum pieces to the exterior in addition to a Boxster-like cabin with a flow-through center console and dashboard.

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Beyond the comparable appearance to the old Cayman, the new model is around 66 pounds lighter, and power is up by as much as 10 horsepower, depending on the trim level. Those two improvements increase quickness while improving fuel economy to a high of 32 mpg. Check out the gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | November 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

2013 Porsche Boxster: Review Notes

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Whenever a Cars.com editor reviews a new car he or she gets feedback from the rest of the staff on how they as a group thought the car performed. By teaming these insights with the reviewer's own experience with the car we get our official review.

That doesn't mean we necessarily agree on everything. Some of the feedback can be quite interesting, like what we witnessed recently with the 2013 Porsche Boxster.

By David Thomas | October 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Porsche Boxster

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The luxurious Porsche Boxster roadster has few competitors, but that didn't stop the German sports carmaker from giving it a wholesale redesign for the 2013 model year. The redesign added cabin materials and styling similar to the Porsche 911. While the model remains a spirited handler, the car could use more power, according to Cars.com reviewer David Thomas.

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By Colin Bird | October 1, 2012 | Comments (2)

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Originally intended as an entry-level offering from Porsche, the model-year 2013 Boxster now garners a starting price of about $50,000. With the new model comes an enhanced driving experience and more luxurious interior appointments, according to Cars.com reviewer David Thomas.

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Daily News Briefs: June 19, 2012

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AAA predicts holiday travel will increase 4.9% over the Fourth of July weekend, with 42.3 million Americans hitting the road — or airport, train station and the like — between Tuesday, July 3, and Sunday, July 8. That's up 42% over Independence Day travel in recession-strapped 2009. Lower gas prices play into the increase. A gallon of regular averages $3.50 nationally, down 19 cents from a month ago, leading 35.5 million of those travelers to plan on piling into their car for the long weekend. Even those who fly may drive more: Rental-car rates for the holiday weekend are down 9% from a year ago, AAA says. If you're planning to pile the family in for that trip to Walley World, Volvo's tips for safe road trips is a good primer.

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By Kelsey Mays | June 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Cars.com's 2012 Mock Draft: Top Car Prospects

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The 2012 NFL Draft kicks off tonight, which means tomorrow will see millions of hours in lost productivity as Americans wonder why, God, why their team drafted the next JaMarcus Russell. We got to thinking: If we had to draft an automotive team, so to speak, which upcoming cars would be the hottest prospects?

Eight editors weighed in, and here are our picks determined by voting. The car with the most votes went first. Be patient as we respond to your comments after the draft. We're busy pulling our hair out.

By Kelsey Mays | April 26, 2012 | Comments (4)

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Model-year 2013 brings lots of change for Porsche's roadster. The Boxster gets longer, wider and lighter for 2013, with all-new engines, a fully automated top and an updated interior.

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From the outside, it's hard to notice a difference, however. Only its headlights, taillights and rear air intakes look different from the previous model. The 2013 Boxster will hit dealerships this summer with a base price around $50,000.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 11, 2012 | Comments (2)

2013 Porsche Boxster: Photo Gallery

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For the 2013 model year, the Boxster is all-new. Along with fresh exterior and interior styling, it rides a new longer, wider chassis and also gets a lightweight body and new engines and drivetrain components.

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Despite the new look, the Boxster's updates keep the car current without losing its identity, according to Cars.com editor Mike Hanley.

By Colin Bird | April 4, 2012 | Comments (0)

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