Used Porsche Boxster 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Ownership cost

1996 - 2004 review
Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
  • Porsche Boxster Open (96 - 04)
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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 compared to a Ford Focus, it's going to be expensive. However, choose well, keep it properly maintained and it shouldn't be a massive problem. The Boxster has legendary residual values, and although it will cost a lot to start with, you should see the benefit when it's time to sell.

Regular servicing is vital on a Porsche, not only to maintain its value but also to prevent expensive problems later. A Boxster needs attention every 12,000 miles, but if you use an independent specialist on the older cars the work should still be carried out correctly and you'll save money without damaging its resale value.

The 2.5 gives 35mpg, while the 2.7 and 3.2 deliver 29mpg and 27mpg respectively.