Boxster or F-Type?

I'm planning to trade in my 2006 Boxster (40k, FSH) in the new year and am undecided between a 981 Boxster or F-type convertible. My budget is around £30k plus the trade-in, so I'm looking at manufacturer approved used. My annual mileage is only about 3k. Insurance and tax on either are roughly the same. The car will be garaged and used purely for leisure. Which would you go for?

Asked on 30 December 2015 by Daniel Joseph

Answered by Honest John
3k miles a year including a lot of short runs is very bad indeed for a flat 6 Porsche, though if all your runs are at least 50 miles that's okay. You're used to Porsche handling. An F-Type roadster doesn't handle with such alacrity, and has virtually no luggage space at all, but it's still a wonderful car. Try to get an extended test drive in one. (You can actually hire them at Schiphol airport, but I can't remember which rental company.)
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