If you can remember the days when you could buy a new Porsche Boxster for under £30,000, the list price of our Boxster S PDK may shock. However, it’s far from overpriced against its competition, particularly given its segment-leading residuals and enduring dynamic selling point.
It’s still a shame that Porsche fails to offer better value for money with its equipment levels. Being expected to pay extra for a wind deflector and heated seats on a £47,000 convertible looks like needless profiteering. Electric folding mirrors and parking sensors ought to be a no-cost option on any car at that level, too.
Impressive economy and CO2 figures can be weighed against slightly higher-than-average main dealer servicing costs and will make the Boxster S a fairly averagely expensive premium brand sports car to own in the broadest sense. Given the standing that both the car and the Porsche brand are held in by the market, that’s probably more than cheap enough.