Best used Porsches for £50,000
3. Porsche 911 (1993-1998)
The last air-cooled 911, and considered by many to be the most desirable 911 of all, the 1993-1998 generation has shot up in value recently. All the more reason to get in while you can, even if all you can find for this sort of money is one of the less sought-after Tiptronic automatic versions. This version of the 911 offers a fabulously involving drive, unfettered by modern electronics too.
We found: 1996 Carrera 4, 83,000 miles, £50,000
While it isn’t the most practical SUV around, few can really touch the Macan for the driving experience it offers. It’s even better than the bigger Cayenne and, what’s more, the Macan offers a more manageable size, not to mention price and running costs. It is, in short, a great used buy if you want a Porsche but need the practicality of an SUV.
We found: 2015 S Diesel PDK, 11,000 miles, £49,990
Porsche made this generation Cayman for just four years before it was replaced with the new, more efficient – but less soulful – four-cylinder version. That makes it worth buying, simply to experience the glorious yowl of one of Porsche’s last six-cylinder powerplants. The rest of the driving experience is, as you’d expect, sublime, but try to find one with the optional adaptive suspension – without it, the ride is extremely harsh.
We found: 2015 S, 16,000 miles, £48,995
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