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On the Road: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS

By Olivia GarciaPhotos by Mark Nessia
Friday, Feb 27 2015 02:26 AM

As I slid into the gorgeous 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS and drove away from the Family Motors Auto Group dealership, I wondered what could I possibly say to make this beauty more appealing than it is already?

I mean, who doesn't love a Porsche? It's one of those must-drive, must-experience, check-off-your-bucket-list kind of cars.

The feeling you get behind the wheel is beyond explanation. But I guess the closest I can get to describing it is by comparing it to running past the finish line of a marathon when you know you've PR'd (set a personal record). Triumph. Success. Strength. The feeling is incredible.

I use the running analogy because those who know me know that I love to run. The faster the better. And the Boxster GTS has nothing...

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