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Porsche 718 Boxster verdict

2016 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 54.2

Written by Luke Wilkinson Published: 20 October 2023 Updated: 26 October 2023

Should you buy one?

Absolutely. If you want a convertible sports car and you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket, you’ll struggle to do better than a Porsche 718 Boxster. It’s exceptionally well made, it goes like the clappers and – here’s the best bit – you can use it every day. It might be the entry-level Porsche, but it’s certainly not the poor relation.

If you can stretch your budget that far, we strongly recommend opting for the 4.0-litre GTS model. You get the same pin-sharp handling and usability as the lesser Boxster, but the extra power and screaming engine note makes the GTS feel so much more special. We spent a full day with the car and we ached when we had to give the keys back to Porsche’s PR rep.

We believe the 718 is at its best as a soft-top – especially in GTS trim. By lowering the roof, you can better hear the engine working behind you. However, if you want the added security of a coupe, the 718 Cayman is essentially the same car but with a fixed tin-top.

What we like

It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s surprisingly easy to live with. Regardless of which version you pick, you’re getting an excellent sports car.

What we don’t like

Not much. We wish it was a bit cheaper and for some the cabin will feel dated. Otherwise, there’s little to complain about.