Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Summer of Classic Love -

It’s a bit mod­ern, but bear with us. We all love buy­ing a car when it’s at the bot­tom of its de­pre­ci­a­tion curve, and we are in that mag­i­cal pe­riod where Boxsters will get no cheaper. £5000 will buy you a Porsche with a flat-six in the mid­dle and up to 242bhp sent to the rear wheels. And if you find an S, you should buy that.

The Boxster has the ku­dos of a Porsche badge while pro­vid­ing a com­fort­able driv­ing po­si­tion for nearly ev­ery­one. Build qual­ity is good and it’s even a con­vert­ible – per­fect for long sum­mer days. And then there’s the driv­ing. It tack­les coun­try lanes with aplomb and responds to even the small­est of inputs.

Ser­vic­ing can get ex­pen­sive, and abused ones are best avoided, but that’s the same for any car re­ally. Best of all if anyone says ‘you only bought that be­cause you can’t af­ford a 911’ you need to men­tion it only cost you £5000. Watch their lit­tle brains im­plode at the thought of that, just as you blast away from them at the lights.


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