Porsche had the 911, but they wanted a car to slot beneath it and attract a younger crowd. Cue up the Boxster, which debuted for the 1996 model year. Featuring a mid-engined layout, it offered the quintessential Porsche style and driving experience at a lower price point without stepping on the toes of the 911. If you'd like to dabble in the world of classic Porsche roadsters, consider this 1998 Porsche Boxster that's for sale with only 46,000 miles on it. The Boxster was designed from the get-go as a roadster, so you'll find this car to be very competent when you delve into its capabilities.
This particular 1998 Porsche Boxster is draped in black and showcases those classic Nineties Porsche styling cues. You've got headlamps that are similar to what the period 911 came with, but the silhouette and taillamps are distinctive enough to differentiate it from its bigger brother. The car rides on a nice set of double-five-spoke alloy wheels in silver and has a black power-operated convertible top for weather protection. Inside, there's a cabin for two in shades of tan and black with leather seats. Porsche gave the Boxster a three-binnacle instrument cluster rather than the five-binnacle unit in the 911. However, you've still got a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, digital speed readout, odometer, and trip computer display, plus a clock. Looking at the center console, we see that the car has automatic climate control plus a Porsche radio cassette head unit. Further amenities include power windows, power mirrors, and power door locks. The steering wheel doesn't have a myriad of controls since this car is from the Nineties. What it does have, though, are plus and minus buttons for manual gear selection. Finally, there's not one, but two trunks for your cargo. One is sited in the nose, and the other one lives in the tail just behind the mid-mounted engine compartment. The front trunk is mostly taken up by the spare wheel and changing kit, but you could fit some groceries there. Meanwhile, the rear trunk can easily accommodate a couple of soft bags for a vacation.
This 1998 Porsche Boxster has got a soulful 2.5L 6-cylinder Boxer engine directly behind the passenger compartment. Drive goes to the rear wheels via a 5-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The engine was factory-rated to make 201hp, resulting in a zero to sixty time of under 7 seconds. The car also has MacPherson front struts, multi-link rear suspension, and front plus rear ventilated disc brakes. This is a driver's car, after all.
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