Average Cost of Porsche Models Based on Year

January 27, 2012

You're looking at different Porsche models for a possible purchase, but you're not sure which year or which model you want. Your front runners right now are the 1994 Boxster and the 1999 Porsche Carrera. Here are three of the most popular Porsche models, including the standard features for that model and year, as well as an average of the retail prices found on two popular auto valuation websites.

1994 Porsche Boxster

The 1994 Boxster is a convertible with a recessed boot behind the seats which functions as storage for the top when it's down. The Boxster is a 2 seat, 2-door convertible. Most people will recognize it as a sportier version of the Porsche 911, which it is. Average trade in price is approximately $6,500, with dealer retail averaging around $9,400 and private party sales in the neighborhood of $7,500. Some of the standard features available on these Porsche models are as follows:

  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • AM/FM/CD stereo system
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Cruise control
  • Compact Disc changer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Roof rack - actually on the trunk
  • Rear window defroster
  • 5 speed manual transmission with overdrive

1999 Porsche Boxster

The 1999 Porsche Boxster is also a 2 seat, 2-door convertible. The Boxster was a very highly acclaimed Porsche model from the 1950s. Due to increasing pressure from enthusiasts, Porsche revived the Boxster model in the late 1980s. The 1999 Porsche Boxster is built on this tradition of excellence. Average pricing for this model year is as follows: Average dealer retail is around $11,000, trade in value is around $7,800 and private party sale value is around $9,300. Standard features for model year 1999 included:

  • Bucket seats
  • Fog lights
  • Lighted entry system
  • 16 inch wheels
  • 4 wheel ABS (Anti-lock braking system)
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power door locks
  • Power heated mirrors
  • Automatic climate control
  • 2.5 Liter engine producing 201 horsepower
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Trunk mounted 6-disc compact disc changer

1990 Porsche 944

The Porsche 944 was available as either a coupe or a convertible in 1990. The 944 model is one of Porsche's most popular. The 2 door Hatchback 944 from 1990 currently has the following average prices: Dealer trade value of approximately $1,600, dealer retail of $3,700 and private party sales of approximately $2,400. The 2 door convertible 944 currently has the following average values: Dealer trade of $2,000, private party sales of $2,900 and dealer retail of around $4,500. Standard features for the two models included the following:

  • Power brakes
  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • Tachometer
  • Cruise control
  • Remote trunk release
  • Power convertible roof (convertible only, of course)
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Leather steering wheel trim
  • Automatic climate control
  • 5 speed manual transmission with close ratio shifting
  • Tinted glass
  • AM/FM/Cassette stereo audio system