I enjoyed the £30k Porsches feature in the Sept issue of 911&PW. It had a certain ring to it as I've recently traded in my 1994 968 Cabrio for a 2015 981 Boxster 2.7 (slightly more than £30k). Here I must confess to the actions of a certain Mr Seume in going modern did have a certain bearing on my thinking...
In further praise of the modern £30k options, I would suggest that the Boxster and the Cayman in your test are far less likely to incur an owner any immediate costs, whereas the older cars (and having just parted with one) will need constant upkeep, so the £30k is probably just the start of the cost with the older cars.
The performance and handling of the 981 is just so smooth compared with the 968 and that's before considering modern accessories like heated seats, cruise control, air con, park assist, DAB radio etc, that the older cars do not have. David Barnett Teddington
Steve Bennett replies: Yes, David, but the older cars have character! And as for the actions of Mr Seume? I guess in modern parlance, that makes Keith an 'Influencer!' Porsche will be delighted. And in terms of costs? Let’s see how the PDK fault code that's just flashed up on Keith's Cayman’s dash pans out! More on that in the next issue, I'm sure.