For The Boxster S is seriously rapid, beautiful to look at and suitably epic to drive. It makes a good ownership proposition, too.
Against It’s expensive to buy, and could do with a bit more standard kit
What Car? says
Utterly sensational. But the cheaper 2.7 is plenty quick enough for most buyers.
What Car? readers say
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Target Price team says:
The optional PDK semi-automatic gearbox is well worth consideration, because not only does it make you feel like a racing driver when you’re going for it, but it also greatly increases the Porsche Boxster’s efficiency. It cuts the standard car’s emissions from 192g/km to 180, which drops it down a couple of company car tax bands. Fuel economy jumps from 34.5mpg to 36.7. The difference is even more marked in the Boxster S: it’s emissions drop from 206g/km to 188, and economy goes up from 32.1mpg to 35.3.
Whichever version of the Boxster you go for, you'll get a truly sensational car. However, we'd stick with the standard 2.7 model. It's cheaper to buy and run than the S, and although it's slower, it's still very, very fast.
Reader test team says:
First impressions, the car suits red and I have the grey wheels it does look good, very good. The fit and the finish of the outside panels is…
A massive improvement on the last Boxtster (which is still fantastic and I said I would never sell mine). Close your eyes, put your foot down and you…