2014 Porsche Boxster Hertz Dream Car Rental – Review

By Jonathan Spira on 24 April 2014
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One of the fun aspects of renting a car in Southern California is that visitors can rent fun-to-drive, sporty cars, especially those without a top, and make driving in Los Angeles traffic a fun experience.

Travelers can rent what Hertz calls “the world’s most elite Dream Cars” at over 40 Hertz locations around the country. The cars offered include Aston Martins, Bentleys, BMWs, Ferraris, Mercedes, Porsches, and Telis.  I opted for a Porsche Boxster for a few days on a recent trip to Los Angeles.


If you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport, as I did, Hertz will send an Executive Client Concierge to pick you up at the airport, bring you to your car, and provide you with an overview of its features.  My car was ready for me, in what could only be described as new-car condition.  All I had to do was sign some paperwork and take the keys.



The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine two-seat roadster that was first introduced in 1996.  It’s currently in its third generation, and was introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The car’s name is derived from its boxer or horizontally-opposed cylinders engine design.  It is a true roadster, given its two-seat capacity and convertible top. The new Boxster follows the design language introduced with the newest 911 and 918 and has a variety of new and updated engine and transmission options.

Hertz doesn’t supply the basic Boxster to its customers. Instead, it has the Boxster S, which comes with a powerful 3.4-liter flat-six engine that develops 315 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, compared to the base model that is equipped with a 2.7-liter engine producing 265 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.  It is paired to a brilliant Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission that has contributed greatly to the car’s increased fuel efficiency.

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