The 986 generation of the Porsche Boxster is currently the best value in the sports car market. You can currently find early examples in running condition for as low as $5,000, however between $6,000 and $10,000 will purchase a better maintained low mileage vehicle.
With such a low price of entry the question turns to how much does it cost to keep one on the road?
I’ve owned my 1999 Porsche Boxster for just over five years now. This video details just how much maintenance costs have been since I purchased the sports car.
I bought a lower mileage example that was well maintained. I knew the previous owner through the Porsche Club of America (PCA), so I had a good idea of how well he took care of the car.
When I bought the 986, it only had about 65,000 miles on it and over the last five years that has risen to just over 91,000 miles. At the time a cheap Boxster would cost about $10,000 and I paid a premium for a better example of about $15,000.
This video details all of the repairs and maintenance that I’ve done on my Boxster over the past five years. The goal of this video is to give folks a realistic idea of what an affordable Boxster costs to keep on the road.
Check out the video and then share your experience with car maintenance in the comments below.
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