Used Porsche Boxster 2012-2016 review


(2012 - 2016)
Used Porsche Boxster 12-16
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Porsche Boxster sports?

The Audi TT is a cracker, whether as a coupe or a convertible roadster, with a smooth, eager range of engines, darty handling and a beautiful interior. It’s as fast, in some of its variants and in many of its ways, as the Boxster, but perhaps lacks the special sparkle of the Porsche.

The BMW M2 is not a drop-top but a coupe, the top rung of the 2 Series Coupe ladder, and once again is a car that’s if anything even faster than the Boxster. It sounds great, is well equipped and by virtue of its size is more practical. However, it’s not as agile or precise as the Boxster, and its gearbox is a bit notchy.

The Mercedes-Benz SLC is a fine drop-top car whose purpose is more boulevard cruiser than out-and-out sports car, and though it’s well equipped and good to sit in it’s not as much fun to drive as the purposeful Boxster.

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Used Porsche Boxster 12-16
Used Porsche Boxster 12-16
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The Porsche Boxster is sensational to drive and beautifully built. It’s one of the best open-top sports cars

  • Brilliant handling
  • Surprisingly comfortable ride
  • Classy interior
  • Not as well equipped as some
  • Fuel consumption heavy