Used Porsche Boxster (2004 - 2011) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014
The Boxster is the entry-level into Porsche ownership, but don't think this makes owning one any less special. It's just as well engineered, equally great to drive, sounds sublime and costs far less than a 911.
4 out of 5

Running costs

As it's a Porsche don't expect it to be cheap in terms of tyres, insurance or maintenance - although at least it has long service intervals of 20,000 miles. It's fairly economical for a sports car though and in terms of residual values will hold onto its price better than many rivals - due in no small part to the badge.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 20,000 miles.


Two years/unlimited mileage.

Road tax (12 months)

£340.00 - £600.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

It's no surprise that the Boxster isn't particularly environmentally friendly. It averages 249g/km of CO2 but fuel economy is more acceptable - the standard model can average a decent 30mpg while the S will return around 27mpg.

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