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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

The Boxster’s driving position is perfectly spot-on and although the cabin isn’t overly spacious there’s plenty of room, even for taller drivers. The quality is excellent with tactile and well-finished materials used all round while the leather seats offer good support. It’s certainly upmarket and comfortable too, but while it is all very functional it doesn’t particularly excite.

That said there’s an understated air of sophistication about it that runs through the whole of the Boxster.

For a sports car the ride is impressively smooth and it deals with uneven roads well. The cabin itself is cosy and taller drivers may find it cramped on long journeys but the seats are wonderfully supportive and comfortable too while the multi-layered hood insulates well, even in the winter. With the top down and (optional) wind deflector in place buffeting is minimal, even at motorway speeds, plus all cars come with air conditioning as standard.