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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche Boxster (12-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Porsche Boxster (96-04) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Affordable for a Porsche, excellent handling, stylish looks

CONS

Standard kit isn't generous

At a glance

New price £31,475 - £43,497
Used price £1,590 - £6,480
Fuel economy 25 - 29 mpg
Road tax cost £265 - £325
Insurance group 34 - 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Affordable for a Porsche, excellent handling, stylish looks

CONS

Standard kit isn't generous

Porsche Boxster rivals

This is most people's introduction to the world of Porsche. You won't be surprised to learn that Porsche have tried hard to make ownership an addictive proposition. It's not the fastest thing you can buy for your money, but it sets levels of expectation in build quality and engineering that make it difficult to be satisfied with anything else. Most aspects of its dynamics are so well resolved that our complaint would be that good drivers need not apply - the Boxster can look good with anyone behind the wheel.

The other problem is jealousy - no other car in this price bracket will earn you such resentment from other drivers.

Porsche Boxster rivals