21 November 2012
Feature

The Porsche Boxster has been one of our favourite roadsters since the original car launched. But has time been kind to it? We pitch it against the Mk1 Boxster against the very latest model to find out.

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Mike in Wimbledon 22 December 2012

Tomato, Tomato. Porsche or Porsche

Sorry guys, I don't buy the criticism of the pronunciation of the name.
I reckon you can anglacise it, or attempt the original, both are fine. Whether it's Porsche, Bee Em Vee, Merchedez, or Siemens.
The Porsche 986 Boxster - the best convertible ever made....in Finland.  (In Valmet, next to the SAAB convertible production line)

Great series, folks.  Keep it up.  And yes, the Boxster is enormous value for money, no matter which age it is. 

6th.replicant 21 November 2012

Ignorance

Would journos from a specialist art publication anglicise/mispronounce artists' names - eg, Ingres, Titian, Gauguin? No.

Would journos from a specialist music publication anglicise/mispronounce composers' names - eg, Chopin, Bach, Beethoven? No.

Would journos from a specialist cinema publication anglicise/mispronounce actors' or directors' names - eg, Pacino, Depardieu, Bunuel? No.

So why do Autocar journos - with the exception of Andrew Frankel - insist on anglicising/mispronouncing Porsche? Sorry, but to do so is gormless and ignorant.

Nice vid, BTW. 

 

Nuvo 22 November 2012

Pors-che

I am with you 6th.replicant.

It is not that difficult: Pors-chE.

BTW, it is Buñuel not Bunuel.

hardshoulder 27 November 2012

Pors-che also

I agree with Nurvo and 6th.replicant. It seems to be specific to German brands. All journo's get the pronuciation of Peugeot and Renault correct and I remeber them being at pains to pronounce Cinquicento and Countach correctly in the past but when it comes to Porche or Volkwagen, they can't be bothered.

ThwartedEfforts 1 December 2012

Give over

6th.replicant wrote:

Would journos from a specialist art publication anglicise/mispronounce artists' names - eg, Ingres, Titian, Gauguin? No.

BMW is anglicised. So is VW, Mercedes-Benz, Braun, Siemens, Kärcher, Loewe, Krups, Vaillant, etc. etc., not to mention towns like München and Köln. It is really not anywhere near as big a deal as you're making out.