Although the third generation Porsche Boxster is currently in production, they presented the first generation model in 1996 and discontinued it in 2004. It’s been over 20 years since Porsche introduced this roadster, but it is safe to say the Boxster revolutionized the concept of the open top fun car. And, it has stood the test of time as a future classic that you can own today.
The Boxster’s big advantage is its layout. While most cars use the front engine, rear wheel drive construction, the Boxster has a mid-mounted flat-six engine. This gives it perfect balance, room for two trunks and sublime handling. Since the base 2.5-liter delivers a healthy 200 HP, it makes even the most affordable Boxsters quite agile.
The Boxster is fast and exciting to drive, especially if you pair it with a six-speed manual transmission. So, if you think the ‘90s Porsche design is good looking and want a perfect piece of German engineering with open-air flavor, this is the roadster for you. For around $10,000, you can find decent examples from the late ‘90s.