A first-generation Boxster, 986 chassis code, is neither particularly attractive nor terribly quick. In 1996 the car's 2.5-liter flat-six motor only pumped out about 201 horsepower. But you didn't buy this car for raw speed, you bought it because you wanted a more affordable and arguably better balanced Porsche sports car.
Just be prepared to pony up to keep it running today. YouTuber Road and Race added up the costs of his Boxster over two years, including parts and maintenance, and it comes out to $3,668.78.
And the Cayman 987 offers value.