7. Porsche Boxster
The Boxster marked Porsche’s return to its flat-six engine roots after the front engine 944, which featured an inline four-cylinder. Porsche introduced it in 1997, so the Boxster is almost a classic model. This means it is affordable and plentiful on the used car market.
Its power comes from a 2.5, 2.7 or 3.2-liter flat-six engine mounted centrally just behind the passenger seat. This ensures perfect road holding and weight distribution. When they launched it, the car magazines praised the Boxster for its handling and precise steering – qualities that still stand today.
With a power output ranging from 204 to 260 HP and 0 to 60 mph times in less than seven seconds and top speeds of 160 mph, the Boxster is capable. It also comes with two trunks, one in the back and one in the front, so this roadster is practical, too.
Who needs an expensive 911 when you can have a first-generation Boxster they built from 1997 to 2004? It drives just as nice and has the same driving feel for less than $10,000 in pristine condition.