If you have always wanted to get a Porsche, but didn’t think that you could afford one, then this post is for you. Before you decide what Porsche you want it is very important to decide on a budget. Whether your budget is only $2,500 or $250,000, there is a Porsche out there for you.
Of course if money is no object for your budget, then you could buy any Porsche. You could by a 356 Speedster, a 911 GT2 RS, a 1973 911 Carrera RS, a 918 Spyder or whatever other great model catches you eye. However, for most of us price is going to be the determining factor.
A few tips that go no matter what your price range. It is usually best to buy the best car that you can afford in your price range. Also, as with any car, you should always get a pre-purchase inspection as it will prevent many issues and additional costs in the future.
If your budget is under $5,000 then your best bet is to try and find a decent 944 or 924. In this price range you can also find a 914, 912, 928 or even a 911. However, these cars will almost always need quite a bit of work to get in decent condition, so they will end up costing you quite a bit more.
If your budget is $5,000 – $15,000 you start to have a few options. In this price range you have the option of an early boxster, a 914 or 912. You also have quite a few front engine vehicles that you can afford such as a decent 944 or 928. Of course you could also buy a 911 in this price range, but it will probably require a bit of work.
If your budget is $15,000 – $25,000 then you are in reach of a decent 911. In this price range you can find a really good 911 SC or a decent 964. You could also get a very nice 912 or 914. At the lower end of this price range you should be able to get a very nice 928, 944 Turbo, or a 968. A very nice early Boxster is also an option in this price range.
If your budget is $25,000 – $35,000 then you have decent number of options. You have the option of an early Boxster or a great example of a 911SC. In this price range you will also be able to get a very good 912 or an excellent 914. You may also look into en excellent example of a 928 GTS if you want an incredible GT car.
If your budget is $35,000 – $45,000 then you have some very modern options as well as some more classic options. You could buy an early 2000s Porsche 996. You also have the option of a slightly used Boxster or an early Cayman. If you would like an earlier Porsche then a nice 356 Coupe or an early 911 are great options (just remember that they may not be fully restored, so you may need to figure in some repairs).
If your budget is $45,000 – $55,000 then you have quite a few more options. You could buy a 997 with fairly low miles from around 2007 or an early 2000s 996 Turbo. You could buy a brand new Porsche Boxster or a slightly used Porsche Cayman. You also have the option of getting a fully restored 356 coupe or a fully restored early 911. Of course you could also get a perfect example of many cars in the lower price ranges, but you would have to make sure you are paying a fair price and not overpaying.
Of course if you have over $55,000 dollars to spend then you have even more options. I’m not going to go into these right now as once you enter this price range you can purchase almost any Porsche except for the most expensive if you are at the lower end of the budget.
I hope that you now know that anybody can drive a Porsche, it is just a matter of finding the Porsche for your budget. So, good luck on finding the best Porsche that you can afford.
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