What used Porsche Boxster sports will I get for my budget?
Boxsters are popular cars and residual values are high, so you’ll still be paying a fair amount for one. You’ll need between £32,000 and £35,000 to buy a good 718 Boxster, this for a 2016 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from a trade or private seller. Up the wedge to between £35,000 and £40,000 for a 2017 or 2018 model, bought from an independent dealer, and between £40,000 and £50,000 for a 2018 or 2019 bought from a franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Porsche Boxster sports?
Obviously, the Boxster is a sports car and it’s amazingly quick so don’t expect miracles when it comes to fuel economy. The most abstemious version is the 2.0, which has an official NEDC average consumption of 38.2mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 168g/km. The 2.5 S manages 34.9mpg, while the GTS claims 31.9mpg. Under the newer, more realistic WLTP tests the 2.0 averages 32.5mpg and the 2.5 29.1mpg.
Tax for cars registered before April 2017 will be based on CO2 emissions, and will be fairly high, while cars registered after that date will pay a flat rate, currently £150 a year. However, all Boxsters cost over £40,000 new, and as such are subject to a luxury car supplementary tax, currently £325 a year.
Insurance groups are high, too, ranging from 44 for the 2.0-litre car up to 49 for the GTS. Servicing will be expensive, and is best carried out by proper Porsche specialists. Some garages operate a fixed-price servicing plan, with costs for a minor service starting at £485 for a Boxster.
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