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Farago may have lost out to Jalopnik readers' pick of the Ferrari F430 as Jalopnik Car of the Year (over his lobbying for the Porsche Boxster S), but in his own admittedly less democratic venue, The Truth About Cars, the Boxster S trounced the competition. It's less about the looks of it (it still resembles a hairdresser's ride, despite recent improvement) than the feel and sound of the thing. "The Boxster S s true genius lies in its ability to reward drivers of all talents and abilities, at all speeds," he says, and that pretty much sums it up. Oh, and there's a whole bit about tools that makes us want to skip down to Home Depot and see what ol' Mister DeWalt is up to.

TTAC Car of the Year [The Truth About Cars]

Choosing Jalopnik s Car of the Year: Farago s Plea for the Boxster S [internal]