Used test: Audi TTS vs Porsche 718 Boxster S verdict

These drop-top sports cars are both seriously tempting when you see how affordable they are used. But which one is the better buy?...

Porsche 718 Boxster and Audi TTS Roadster

Our verdict

We’ll make no bones about this, the Boxster is the best two-seat roadster at its price point new, and bought at this age that still remains very much the case. 

If you’ve saved hard to buy yourself either one of these two weekend toys and you’re hoping to make the most of the UK’s drunken roads and changeable weather, then the Boxster is definitely the one that will put the biggest grin on your face, despite it costing you a little more to buy. The TTS is a fine roadster in isolation, and wonderful value for £20k, but the Boxster is a bit of a used car bargain. It’s our choice here. 

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1st – Porsche 718 Boxster S

For Straight-line pace; wonderful steering; higher handling limits; sweet gearshift
Against Poorly equipped; fiddly touchscreen

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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2nd – Audi TTS Roadster

For Capable handling; stunning interior; much cheaper to buy here
Against Not as competent or rewarding through bends; sloppier gearshift

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Audi TTS Roadster

  • Engine size - 2.0-litre petrol
  • Power - 306bhp
  • Torque - 280lb ft
  • 0-60mph - 6.0sec
  • Top speed - 155mph
  • Fuel economy - 37.7mpg (Official average)
  • CO2 emissions - 173g/km

Specifications: Porsche 718 Boxster S

  • Engine size - 2.5-litre petrol
  • Power - 345bhp
  • Torque - 310lb ft
  • 0-60mph - 4.5sec
  • Top speed - 177mph
  • Fuel economy - 34.9mpg (Official average)
  • CO2 emissions - 184g/km

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