Say Goodbye to the Porsche Boxster

2015 Porsche Cayman S

In 1996, Porsche introduced the world to its new entry-level roadster, the Boxster. Every year since, the little Porsche has provided driving thrills to hundreds of thousands of happy motorists.

In recent years, talk of another entry-level Porsche has rounded the interwebs to the dismay of true Porsche enthusiasts. The car, to be called the 718 and slot beneath the ever-expanding Boxster/Cayman lineup, never got off the ground.

Now, though, there’s some news that the 718 may make production after all, but it would mean the demise of the Boxster.

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Two Options for a Cheaper Porsche

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

The words “cheap” and “Porsche” do not go together. People looking for a Porsche generally know they’re going to have to spend a good amount of money to acquire their dream.

That’s especially true if they’re buying a new car, because the options list at a Porsche dealer would stretch roughly from Seattle to Boston if laid out flat.

Of course, there’s a huge difference between the words “cheap” and “affordable.” Porsche has created a line of affordable new cars with the Boxster and Macan, but in those cases “affordable” translates to a starting price of at least $50,000. Affordability is relative, I suppose.

Could something even cheaper be on the way?

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