The 986 generation Porsche Boxster was released in 1997 as a low end offering to fill the gap left by the obsolescence of Porsche 968 (the last of the 924/944/928/968 cars) and it was immediately in the crosshairs. Could this mid-engine roadster upstage the unflappable Porsche 911? Would Porsche let it have the power that it never gave to the 914 and have something with its engine ahead of the rear axle that could dethrone the mighty rear engine 911? The answer is, of course, no Porsche never gave the Boxster power or tires to beat the 911 around a racetrack, but the handling and feel of the Boxster is something magical and this next example might be the basic 2.5 liter 201 horsepower version, but it has only 25k miles on the odo and is offered for pennies on the dollar. Find this 1999 Porsche Boxster offered for $10,000 in New Canaan, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car is a 2001 Porsche Boxster offered for $2000…so something has to be grenaded in the expensive Porsche 2.5 liter flat-6 engine. That is not good…so you’ll need to fix that…but those Porsche parts are “oh so expensive”…perhaps a Fiero Iron Duke 4-banger or a Buick 3800 supercharged V6 would fit out back? What do you guys think — what should repower this porked Porsche? Find this 2001 Porsche Boxster offered for $2000 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
The Cayman was a fixed roof variant of the 2nd generation Boxster, released by Porsche for the 2006 model year. While older Boxsters have been cheap for decades, the Cayman had managed to keep its price high as sales volumes were low and the prestige was high(er than a Boxster) …but how far the mighty have fallen. To about 25% of their original MSRP to be exact. Find this 2007 Porsche Cayman offered for $16,850 in Summerlin, NV via craigslist.
You don’t have to be an expert in the automotive market to see how cheap used Boxsters have become — it probably has something to do with Porsche stamped them out like boxes of number 2 pencils headed to your local dollar mart. Various interweb sources claim something like 160,000 of the 986 designated convertibles […]
I hate paying premium price for anything…which is why I spend a large part of my day obsessing over used cars, scouring the web for cars that have depreciated into the basement and can be purchased with your coronavirus stimulus check. However…there is something captivating about time capsule cars — those which appear to have […]
When Porsche released its mid-engine Boxster in 1997, it wasn’t just the first roadster to be designed since the original 550 Spyder, but it was also the first mid-engine Porsche to hit the road after the Porsche 914, which was really a Volkswagen project if you believe the web. Anyway, if you wanted a hardtop […]
Ten thousand dollars doesn’t get you much in Guard’s Red with the Porsche crest on the hood and an S badge on the trunk…but if you choose carefully you might be able to get something with fairly low miles and a 6-speed manual box. Did I mention it handles well too? Find this 2002 Porsche Boxster […]
DT regular tipper/commenter Jeff sent in a tip with a low buck Porsche Boxster and asked the question “have these things hit bottom yet?” Not sure if they’ve hit absolute bottom, but if they get much cheaper they’ll be giving them away when you upgrade your phone plan. Find this 2000 Porsche Boxster here on eBay offered for […]
Late model German performance cars have a well earned reputation for lightening owner’s bank accounts in order to keep them in top shape. We have two cars for sale today with similar amount of miles, similar price tag, and similar known engine issues. First generation water cooled Porche Boxster and 911 engines are prone to […]
I’ve been a big fan of the Porsche Boxster since it hit the market about 20 years ago, and my enthusiasm has only grown as they’ve aged into cheap abused late models. You really can’t beat the performance-per-dollar ratio of a $7,500 mid-engined Porsche, particularly one with the big 3.4 liter engine from a 911. […]