Coffee Brake: Summer School

Welcome to Coffee Brake, where we take a break from the mundane and explore the urbane.  Tuesday of this past week was the first day of summer for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere and the sunshine (plus long days) are very welcome.  Of course then i’m going to talk about the best cars for summer…because that is what we do around here.  Things happen.  We talk. Blah blah…yeah. I will have the audacity to suggest that all you need for a summer car is a manual gearbox and a convertible top…but you might have other ideas.

My selection is this 10 year old used 2007 Porsche Boxster offered for $11,900 here on eBay in Windermere, FL with a few hours to go.  The base Boxster is a perfectly good car for cruising through city streets or bombing down the corkscrew at Laguna Seca — seriously, it is the rich man’s Miata…but they aren’t that expensive once they get a few miles on them. 

What would you buy to drive in the summer?