It’s got a Porsche badge on the nose, so naturally buying a 718 Boxster will require a hefty initial investment (with no discounts), and the Boxster S even more so given the circa five-figure premium it commands over the lower powered, 2.0-litre version. Servicing, replacement parts and tyres will all cost more than you might expect, too.
Worse still, real-world fuel economy in the 2.5-litre S is very disappointing: our True MPG tests revealed an average of just 28.4mpg, which is less than you'll get from a supercharged V6 Jaguar F-Type. We've yet to test the entry-level 2.0-litre Boxster.
More postively, the Boxster will hold on to its value well, so the costs stack up surprisingly well against rivals such as the Jaguar F-type. However, the 718 does look very expensive next to the Audi TT Roadster, even before you consider the more generous equipment on the Audi.