What used Porsche should I buy?

Anyone who has a passion for cars will at some point have wanted to own a Porsche. OK, maybe not everyone, but for those who are tempted by the iconic car design, we have put together a basic guide on which used Porsche you should be targeting.

A brand-new Porsche can be very expensive, although there are a number of second hand models on the market that may be able to pick up from a motor trader within your budget. If you have the money available and wish to transform your dream into a reality, we’ve listed a few models at different price points worth considering

Porsche Cayenne (2002 – 2010)

Approximate price: £10,000

Price spotted: 2005 S (79,000 miles) for £7999

This model can be great off-road as well as on road. It drives authentically well but although it may be cheaper to buy, it can be expensive to run.

Porsche 944

Approximate price: £10,000

Price spotted: 1984 2.5 (133,000 miles) for £6995

A bargain four seat coupe from the 1980s. This car is very well balanced and has a reliable four cylinder engine powering it. Prices are likely going to increase.

Porsche Boxster (1996 – 2004)

Approximate price: £10,000

Price spotted: 2002 S (55,000 miles) for £9975

This is a delightful vehicle to drive, it is considered a bargain these days. If you are looking for an affordable model, this will tick many boxes.

Porsche 968

Approximate price: £20,000

Price spotted: 1993 Coupe (143,000 miles) for £16,950

In the 1990s, the 944 became the 968, it takes advantage of a 3.0 litre engine and produces a strong 237 bhp. The brakes and suspension have also been upgraded.

Porsche 911 (1997 – 2004)

Approximate price: £20,000

Price spotted: Carrera (88,000 miles) for £19,695

Looking for an entry level 911? Here’s where to start. Initially controversial, it has aged nicely. The price can be tempting when you see what the market has available. Make sure to select one with a full service history and purchase the newest one you can afford.

Porsche Cayman (2004 – 2012)

Approximate price: £20,000

Price spotted: 2010 2.0 (72,000 miles) for £19,995

The ‘Boxster’ had balance, meaning the mid-engine handling was superb. As a revision, the entry level 2.9 litre engine is fantastic.

Porsche 928

Approximate price: £30,000

Price spotted: 1989 S4  (66,000 miles) for £25,995

As a V8 muscular coupe, it didn’t quite complete its role as replacing the 911. It still is a standout though. It loves long distances and some consider it to be a wise investment in today’s market as prices are only increasing.

Porsche Boxster (2012 – 2016)

Approximate price: £30,000

Price spotted: 2012 2.7 Auto  (24,000 miles) for £29,795

This is the second generation Porsche Boxster. It’s definitely worth considering the entry level 2.7 litre, it’s that good. You will be greeted with a wonderful driving experience, a big advance over the previous model.

Porsche 911 (2004 – 2012)

Approximate price: £30,000

Price spotted: 2007 S (47,000 miles) for £30,000

In our opinion, this is the best value Porsche 911 of all time. These offer an outstanding driving experience and even compares well to the most recent model. Avoid any model that has a history of engine issues, seek one with full service history.

Porsche 911 (1993 – 1998)

Approximate price: £50,000

Price spotted: 1996 Carrera 4 (87,000 miles) for £50,000

A real modern class. Prices are rising for the final version of the air-cooled model. At £50,000, you will have to tolerate the out of favour Tiptronic auto instead of a manual, but ultimately, it still drives magically.

Porsche Macan

Approximate price: £50,000

Price spotted: 2015 S (87,000 miles) for £49,995

The car manufacturer’s second SUV offers a sporty drive. It appears sharper then the large Cayenne, the price and running costs offer good value.. It’s a nice option as a used vehicle right now as it is more practical.

Porsche Cayman (2012 – 2016)

Approximate price: £50,000

Price spotted: 2015 S (18,000 miles) for £49,595

The modern day Porsche bargain right now. It is the last of the six cylinder models, the four cylinder models of today are not as desirable, meaning this could be a collectible in the future. Drives brilliantly and looks absolutely beautiful.

As well as getting a great deal on your used Porsche, don’t forget that insurance is likely to be pretty pricey too. We’d recommend you use a comparison site to compare insurance quotes for your Porsche. We’ve had some great quotes from utilitysavingexpert.com – let us know how you get on.