Used Porsche Boxster 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Ownership cost

2004 - 2012 review
Porsche Boxster Open (04 - 12)
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Ownership cost

What used Porsche Boxster sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Porsche Boxster sports?

It's a Porsche, so if you're going to do things properly you'll have to dig deep.

Servicing is vital and, with newer cars, it's best to stick with a Porsche dealer - especially if you're still in the original warranty period. Specialist independent maintenance is acceptable, as long as they use original Porsche parts. The good news is that the schedule calls for work only every 18,000 miles.

All models sit in insurance group 43-48, so premiums are going to be sizeable.

Fuel economy is acceptable, however, with 30.4mpg from the 2.7 and 26.6mpg from the 3.2.

The Boxster's running costs will be higher that its rivals', but it's the best driver's car of the bunch and has great resale values, so it's worth the extra.