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For The Boxster is beautiful to look at, suitably epic to drive, and makes a good ownership proposition

Against It’s expensive to buy, and could do with a bit more standard kit

Porsche Boxster Open

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

Even this entry-level Boxster is fast enough to keep you giggling. A truly superb car.

What Car? readers say

5
Calculate equipment options
Comfort
Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof Not Available
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control £267
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Not Available
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Standard
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats Standard
Heated Seats £283
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof Not Available
Power Folding Mirror £202
Engine & Transmission
Auto £1,922
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Not Available
Entertainment
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD £316
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Exterior
Metallic paint £558
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Not Available
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Interior
Satellite navigation £2,141
Leather Seats Standard
Split/fold seats Not Available
7 seat pack Not Available
Safety
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Not Available
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix £121
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Not Available
Rear Parking Sensor £348
Electronic stability programme Standard
On/Off Passenger Airbag Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera Not Available
Rain Sensing Wipers £332
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Front Parking Sensor Pack Only
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Security
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking Not Available
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Cruise control £267
Heated Seats £283
Power Folding Mirror £202
Auto £1,922
Multi CD £316
Metallic paint £558
Satellite navigation £2,141
Isofix £121
Rear Parking Sensor £348
Rain Sensing Wipers £332
Total Price: £39,350
Running costs
Town mpg 24.8
Out of town mpg 44.8
Average mpg 34.4
Tank capacity (litres) 64
CO2 Rating (g/km) 192
Carbon offset cost £28
Green rating J
Insurance group 40
Typical insurance £1,002.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 58%
Typical contract hire £0.00
Pence per mile 0
Servicing costs - 3 years £0.00
Service intervals 20k/2yr
Warranty period 3yr/UL + 3yr Paint + 10yr Perforation + 3yr Breakdown
Three-year cost£26,238
Company car tax
Percentage charge 31
Benefit in kind £12,031.00
Tax payable 20% £2,406.00
Tax payable 40% £4,812.00

Performance and measurements

No schematics available

Body type Open
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 2
Engine (cc/type) 2706/6
Fuel type Unleaded
Max power (bhp/rpm) 261/6700
Pulling power (lb/ft) 207
Driven wheels Rear
Length (mm) 4374
Width (mm) 1801
Height (mm) 1282
Boot space (max ltr) 280
Kerb weight (kg) 1310
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 5.8
Max speed (mph) 164
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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