Used Porsche Boxster 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

1996 - 2004 review
Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
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What's the used Porsche Boxster sports like?

It's hard to imagine now, but back in 1996 Porsche only made one car, the venerable 911, and it cost at least £59,000 to join the club. Then along came the Porsche Boxster and changed everything. Here was a real Porsche for just £34,000.

Those who dismiss the Boxster as not being a proper Porsche, or say that it isn't really that good, don't know what they're talking about. This is almost the perfect used car buy: absolutely stunning to drive, comfortable, reliable and it holds its value well.

This car set the benchmark for handling and performance, without being harsh or uncomfortable. You can use it every day, and with the hood down you're sheltered from buffeting.

It's also practical for a sports car, as the boot takes a surprising amount of luggage and the roof electrically folds back in 12 seconds. What more could you possibly want?