Unfortunately, only a select few can afford to buy a brand new flawles automobile, but there are many great used models on the market. One of the most popular brands is Porsche.
Porsche was founded in Stuttgart in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, the man behind the legendary VW Beetle. The company began building sports cars in the late 1940s, beginning with the 356 which would eventually evolve into one of the most recognisable sports cars in the world, the Porsche 911.
Porsches are renowned for their handling finesse, their evolutionary good looks and their horizontally-opposed, or ‘flat’, engines.
The Porsche 911 first went on sale in 1963 and has since undergone fifty years of automotive evolution. Although the basic design (not to mention the rear-mounted flat-six engine) remains the same, Porsche has continually honed the 911, making it one of the best sports cars in the world in the process. The 911 is an extremely popular sports car on the used car market thanks to its comparative ease of ownership, everyday practicality, blistering performance and rock-solid reliability.
The Porsche Boxster was launched back in 1996 and underwent major revisions in 2005 and 2012. The Boxster is one of the finest roadsters on the market thanks to its mid-mounted flat-six engine, sublime handling characteristics and its desirable badge, and the used car market is stuffed full with good second-hand Boxsters, making it an excellent — and tempting — choice.
The Porsche Cayman, launched in 2005, is a coupe based upon the Boxster. It’s just as desirable as its drop-top brother, and is an excellent choice for those looking for a second-hand sports coupe.
Introduced in 2010, the Porsche Panamera is the Stuttgart firm’s first luxury four-door saloon. Although the styling is not to everyone’s tastes, the Panamera is a superb long-distance cruiser thanks to its sumptuous interior and strong engines, making it a popular choice on the second-hand market.
The Porsche Cayenne is the company’s first 4×4 SUV. Launched in 2002, and thoroughly updated in 2010, the Cayenne combines the luxury and off-road capability of a 4×4 with the desirability and road-holding of a Porsche sports car. Consequently, it is a popular used car choice.
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