Porsche knows its customers are mostly overpaid, insecure idiots willing to fork over as much as they're asked. "Uhh... yeah, $1,700 for a lithium-ion starter battery sounds right." Even better, you'll still need a lead-acid battery for winter. [MotorAuthority]
At 2,811 lbs — only 11 lbs more than the 10-year-old 986 Porsche Boxster — the new 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder will be the lightest Porsche you can buy after it's unveiled at next month's LA Auto Show.