What used Porsche Boxster sports will I get for my budget?
Entry to the third-gen Boxster club starts at around £25,000, at the time of writing. This will buy you a good 2012 car with an average mileage for the year and a service history, bought privately or from a trader. Expect to pay somewhere between £26,000 and £30,000 for a 2013 car with all the same criteria but bought from an independent dealer, while upping the ante to between £30,000 and £35,000 should net you a clean 2013/14 car. Over £35,000 starts to see the uprated ‘S’ model, and cars for sale through Porsche dealers.
How much does it cost to run a Porsche Boxster sports?
It won’t be cheap. The 2.7-litre version is good for only a claimed average fuel consumption of 34.4mpg, while the 3.4-litre S version claims 31.6mpg. All third-generation Boxsters will have been registered before April 2017’s tax band changes and will therefore attract a high annual charge due to their CO2 levels. Insurance is likewise high, with groupings of 44 and 46.
Regular servicing is vital, although intervals are reasonably long at 18,000 miles, and most will only trust a Porsche dealer to do it, although there are a number of recommended specialist firms who handle Boxsters and whose fees for such work will undercut the main dealers’.