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Used Car Awards 2013

Fun Cars

Porsche Boxster 2.9 - '09/09

Fun Cars: Winner (more than £10,00)

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Dealer price: £19,900
Private price: £18,700

Key facts

Power 252bhp
Economy 30.7mpg
0-60mph 5.9 seconds
Max speed 163mph
Insurance group 43
CO2 emissions 221g/km
Annual road tax £280
Service intervals 1 year/18,000
Euro NCAP rating na

If you’re after the ultimate in open-top fun and are prepared to spend a bit more, the Boxster is the car to go for. It’s brilliant to drive and is great value.

Now that its prices have sunk low enough, our favourite is this 2009 model.

This was the year the Boxster got a 252bhp 2.9-litre engine and visual tweaks inside and out. It'll do 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, but still manages an average of 30.7mpg, so running costs are manageable, too, although be aware that servicing work can be costly.

The Boxster could even be called practical, offering lots of cabin room for two, and enough luggage space for a couple of weekend bags.

Read the full Porsche Boxster used review

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