A Note on Pricing: The going prices for these cars are accurate at the time of publishing but may change the longer the classified ads are live.
Almost all cars diminish in value over time — with almost being the key word. Certain Porsches, for example, defy those market forces. Most 911s, for example, lose far less value than your average cars, and that causes ripple effects across the lineup; buyers priced out of 911s are driving up values for other well-regarded Porsches, like the 944 Turbo. Even the VW-powered Porsche 914 is becoming a collector’s item.
It’s hard to find a truly cheap Porsche that’s still running and not embarrassing to drive up to your in-laws’ house…but it’s not impossible. Here are four that we found for less than $10,000.
2003 Porsche Boxster – $9,900
The thoroughly-underrated 986-generation Boxster is the car that saved Porsche financially in the 1990s. This 2003 model is a fun-to-drive, mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive convertible. It has a naturally-aspirated flat-six with a five speed-speed manual transmission. And this one has only 57,000 miles on the clock.
2005 Porsche Boxster – $8,500
Boxsters are so great that we’ll include a second one. This Boxster is a 987-generation model from 2005 — essentially a first-gen Cayman without a roof. It has a five-speed manual and naturally aspirated flat-six. The one issue here is mileage: this Boxster has 138,000 miles…but the price reflects that.
2009 Porsche Cayenne – $9,995
The Cayenne midsize SUV is another Porsche that does, in fact, drop quite a bit in value. This Cayenne is a first-gen base model from 2009. The modern Cayenne is a Porsche that happens to be an SUV; this car was more of a luxury SUV that happened to have a Porsche badge. That badge is important, however…and this SUV only has 80,000 miles.
1987 Porsche 944 – $9,995
The 944 was the Cayman of its day. Its front-engine setup was an affront Porsche purists, but it may have actually handled better than the 911 of that era. This 944 isn’t the Turbo version — which is why it costs less than $10,000. Still, it’s hard to beat a Guards Red exterior, a blacked-out interior and a five-speed manual transmission.