Oldie But Goodie
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Porsche is a high end car brand and people who drive one are often considered rich or wealthy. Though there is some truth to that, you don’t need to be a millionaire to have one. If you want to drive a Porsche but six figures is out of your range, a great option is buying used. Today we are going to highlight three of the best “oldie but goodie” Porsche cars that people love if you can find one.
We’ll begin in the mid-2000s. Specifically, the 2005-2012 Porsche Boxster 987. The Boxster 987 is the second-generation Boxster that debuted alongside the Porsche 911 997 in 2005. This Boxster is not as popular as the 911, of course, but does have an excellent build quality and grown-up feel that makes it an impressive 911 alternative. You can find a Boxster 987 for around $20,000 – $25,000.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more you can get yourself a 2006-2012 Porsche Cayman S 987. Porsche based this model after the Boxter series but it distinguishes itself through its dynamic coupe silhouette, curvaceous rear fenders, aerodynamic upper windshield sill, and dual-sport tailpipes. Most auctions find these selling easily between the $30,000 – $35,000 range.
Lastly, if you have to have a 911 you can find a 2002-2004 Targa 996 for a pretty good deal nowadays. This model is desirable by many because it offers an open-air experience while delivering the rollover protection that the classic convertible lacks. The Targa 996 is one of the rarest body styles with only about 5,100 units ever built. If you’re lucky you might be able to find one for less than $30,000 but to be safe you should budget for up to $35,000.
Just because new Porsches have a high price tag doesn’t mean that owning one is out of reach. Look for any of these three models as they are high quality cars that are currently on the market for pretty reasonable prices.
For more information on purchasing used Porsche cars please reach out to us here at Midtown Autoworks.