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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2.7
Engine size 2893
Engine size 3400
Engine size 3387
Engine size 3800
Porsche Centre Tewkesbury
Engine size 2500
Engine size 3200
Designing Porsche's third generation '981' series Boxster can't have been easy. It needed to be better to drive than any of its key rivals, yet also affordable enough to slot comfortably below the Stuttgart brand's seventh generation 911 model. It would need to appeal to the German intent on thrashing it around the N??rburgring, the Floridian retiree with a golf bag in the boot and those inching through the Beijing rush hour. And, as with any new generation model, it would need to pull off the trick of being better built but lighter, quicker yet more economical and offering more equipment while issuing fewer tailpipe emissions.
That's one heck of a balancing trick. Thing is, Porsche pulled it off. So does this car also make sense s a used buy? Let's find out.
In this third generation '981 Series' guise, the Porsche Boxster certainly evolved - and did so rather beautifully. In this form, the car was no longer the slightly awkward looking thing you bought because you couldn't afford a 911. Instead, it became a roadster that many drivers decided they preferred to a base 911 Carrera Cabriolet if given the choice. Why? Because of this MK3 model Boxster's fabulous mid-engined balance, its light weight and.. well, you only have to look at the thing. The seventh generation 911 from this era is a stylish piece of design, but get the spec right on a '981' Boxster in terms of paint and wheels and it can look fantastic.
What's more, there's no reason why running a Porsche like this MK3 Boxster should cost you any more than choosing, say, a high end hot hatch. Are you really going to be that person who reaches old age knowing that you could have afforded an open-top Porsche but never went for it, never looked forward to the day it arrived and twitched the curtain all night in disbelief as you looked at it on your driveway. Bottom line? This remains the best roadster you can buy from the 2012 to 2016 era. Is it the best car Porsche made in that time? You might say so. Is it head and shoulders above rivals from that era? Undoubtedly.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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