22. Porsche Boxster
If you have a midlife crisis urge for an imported sports convertible but have a strict budget, consider this roadster. The third generation of the Porsche Boxster is currently in production. But Porsche presented the first-generation Boxster in 1996 and discontinued it in 2004. It’s been over 20 years since Porsche introduced this roadster. It is safe to say the Boxster revolutionized the concept of the open-top fun car.
This car has stood the test of time as a future classic you can own today. The Boxster’s big advantage is its layout. While most cars have front-engine rear-wheel-drive construction, the Boxster has a mid-mounted flat-six engine. Also, it has a perfect balance, two trunks, and sublime handling. Since the base 2.5-liter delivers a healthy 200 HP, it makes even the most affordable Boxsters agile and fast.
The Boxster is exciting to drive, especially if you pair it with a six-speed manual transmission. If you think the 90’s Porsche design is cool and you want a piece of German engineering with open-air flavor, this is the roadster for you. For around only $10,000, you can find decent Boxsters from the late ’90s.