Enthusiasts love the Porsche brand for many reasons. It has a well-earned reputation for blending luxury and performance in a way few can match. It’s also an accessible brand, thanks to abundant, affordable examples on the used market.
In a world where a new Porsche 911 has a 6-digit starting price, it makes sense to look at the used market if you’re shopping for a Porsche. We’ve put together a list of the cheapest Porsche models for sale on Autotrader for the enthusiast on a budget.
A few caveats: We haven’t included any Porsche models with significant body damage or mechanical problems. Every car on this list appears to be ready to drive home with no major issues. Also, we’ve listed the cheapest of the most popular affordable Porsche models. Otherwise, this would be a list of old, high-mile Cayenne SUVs and Boxster roadsters.
Here are some of the cheapest Porsche models on Autotrader, almost all of which have an asking price under $20,000.
1. 2005 Porsche Cayenne S — $6,604
The Porsche Cayenne has been the best-selling model in the Porsche lineup for a while now. That means there are a lot of them on the used market. Here’s a well-loved example that averaged under 10,000 miles annually. If you’re looking for a something more interesting than a Honda Pilot, this used Cayenne is a clean and family-friendly SUV. See 2005 Porsche Cayenne models for sale
2. 2000 Porsche Boxster — $9,990
The Porsche Boxster has been around long enough that it’s dethroned the 944 as the top choice for enthusiasts with a low budget for a used luxury sports car. This mid-engine convertible serves inimitable Porsche styling with drop-top fun and engaging driving dynamics, all at an affordable price point. This one has logged fewer than 100,000 miles on the odometer. While the exterior shines, the upholstery looks a little weathered, but this is a good bargain nonetheless. See 2000 Porsche Boxster models for sale
3. 1986 Porsche 944 Coupe — $7,588
For many years the Porsche 944 was the go-to cheap Porsche. However, they aren’t getting any younger, and many 944 models are either rusting in a junkyard or have been too heavily modified. Here’s an increasingly rare example of a clean, largely unmodified 944. This one is a coupe model in a great color scheme and a desirable 5-speed manual transmission. See 1986 Porsche 944 models for sale
4. 1985 Porsche 928 S — $13,995
The Porsche 928 was like Porsche’s interpretation of an American muscle car. A V8 engine at the front powered the rear wheels, but it was luxurious and comfortable enough to be considered a grand touring car. It was originally intended to be the new flagship of the brand and ultimately replace the 911, but that obviously didn’t pan out. This one shows its age a bit in the interior, but at this price, it’s an interesting alternative to something like a Mustang or Camaro. See 1985 Porsche 928 models for sale
5. 2011 Porsche Panamera — $16,990
The Panamera is an excellent 4-door Porsche with the luxury and performance you’d expect from the brand. This stylish blue all-wheel-drive (AWD) Panamera runs on 3.6-liter 6-cylinder mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Dealer photos of its beige interior are unavailable, so you’ll have to contact the dealer to see the inside. See 2011 Porsche Panamera models for sale
6. 1987 Porsche 924 S — $12,999
This Porsche 924 is mechanically similar to the 944 on this list. The 924 was the entry-level model for Porsche from 1976-1988. Porsche came out with the 924 S in 1986 with a de-tuned version of the 2.5-liter engine in the 944 plus upgraded brakes and suspension. You can tell from the interior that this is an older design than the 944, but it has its fair share of charm. This one is a good deal because of its relatively low mileage. See 1987 Porsche 924 models for sale
7. 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera — $16,200
It’s no surprise that the cheapest Porsche 911 on Autotrader hails from the controversial 996 generation. The coupe is liquid-cooled and its styling isn’t for everyone, but it’s still a great sports car by anyone’s standards. This model is a Cabriolet with an automatic transmission and a 6-cylinder engine. The listing says it runs and drives, which isn’t the best sales pitch, so proceed with caution. It has a few miles on it, but it’s an affordable way to get your ticket into the 911 club. See 1999 Porsche 911 models for sale
8. 2008 Porsche Cayman — $21,995
The Porsche Cayman is the hardtop coupe counterpart to the Boxster convertible. It’s not nearly as common as the Boxster, but it’s more desirable to enthusiasts who prefer the coupe design with the more 911-like profile. The surprisingly roomy cargo hold makes it pretty practical as long as you can live with a 2-seater. This is the 987 generation which means it doesn’t have the controversial “fried egg” headlight design. See 2008 Porsche Cayman models for sale
9. 1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet — $23,995
You may have forgotten about the Porsche 968, but it marked the end of an era. A grand experiment by Porsche to make more mainstream, front-engine sports cars that began in the 1970s with the 924 and 928 ended with the 968. It was the last front-engine Porsche until the Cayenne came out in 2003. The 968 had some mechanical similarities to the 944 it replaced. The one you see here appears to be in great shape, with less than 60,000 miles on it. The white paint with blue leather is a good look too. See 1992 Porsche 968 models for sale