Porsche Boxster

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When the first Porsche Boxster arrived on the market in 1996, it represented a major departure for the German sports car manufacturer. Not only was it the firm’s first purpose-designed roadster for over 40 years, it was the car which is considered to have saved Porsche from financial ruin.

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  • Porsche Boxster (96-04)

When the first Porsche Boxster arrived on the market in 1996, it represented a major departure for the German sports car manufacturer. Not only was it the firm’s first purpose-designed roadster for over 40 years, it was the car which is considered to have saved Porsche from financial ruin.

That first model shared much of its underpinnings, frontal bodywork and interior with the larger 911 series, but instead of the engine being located at the back, for the Boxster it was positioned in the middle, just behind the two-seater cabin.

It’s a different approach to its primary rivals such as the Audi TT Roadster, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK, all of which have their engines up front.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Porsche Boxster Roadster 2012 - 2016

5 out of 5
Porsche Boxster Roadster 2012 - 2016

New price range:
£39,608 - £60,514

Used price range:
£14,166 - £53,176

  • Supreme handling and performance
  • Powerful brakes
  • Quality interior
  • Rock-hard clutch pedal on manual models
  • Few storage cubbies
  • Poor rear visibility

Porsche Boxster Roadster 2004 - 2011

5 out of 5
Porsche Boxster Roadster 2004 - 2011

New price range:
£32,678 - £49,902

Used price range:
£5,235 - £25,635

Wonderful engines, intoxicating driving experience, superbly balanced, useful boot space
Poor standard equipment levels

Porsche Boxster Roadster 1996 - 2004

4.5 out of 5
Porsche Boxster Roadster 1996 - 2004

New price range:
£31,475 - £43,497

Used price range:
£1,879 - £6,625

Affordable for a Porsche, excellent handling, stylish looks
Standard kit isn't generous

Porsche Boxster Competitors

Mercedes-Benz SLK

Mercedes-Benz SLK

Audi TT

Audi TT

BMW Z4

BMW Z4