The Boxster Spyder looks expensive next to a BMW Z4 M40i and Audi TT RS, but it’s considerably better to drive. And it’s a bargain next to equivalently quick versions of the Jaguar F-Type, plus you can expect some of the strongest resale values — of any car on sale.
Cylinder deactivation, which cuts out three of the six cylinders when you’re on a light throttle, helps to reduce fuel consumption, but even so, the Spyder’s official economy is just 25.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 249g/km. That’s way more than some F-Type’s will achieve, though.
Equipment is pretty basic, with just manual air conditioning for example, so if you want luxuries such as climate control, get ready to dip into the options list, and your pocket.