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5 perfect Porsches for pure driving pleasure

Five Porsches for a variety of budgets.

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THE PORSCHE NAME is one of the strongest brands in car industry history.

Porsches are excellent driving machines with nearly all models building upon the marque’s strong racing heritage. From two-seat sports cars to SUVs, Porsches are rewarding to drive at nearly any level of expertise.

Here, we’ve rounded up five Zuffenhausen masterpieces, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €71k

2014 Porsche Panamera, €70,950

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The Porsche Panamera is a sports car and luxury saloon rolled into one, meaning it is all the car you could ever need. It is a very fine family car with a large boot and plenty of safety equipment. The cabin is comfortable and relaxing and the Panamera covers large distances effortlessly and is very engaging to drive.

Under €40k

2010 Porsche Cayman, €39,900

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The Porsche Cayman is a beautifully proportioned car with a wonderful interior. It is a true driver’s car which offers fantastic feedback and superb handling. It has a cracking chassis and shares much of its underpinnings with the Boxster roadster.

It is powered by a 265hp 2.9-litre petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission called the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or PDK.

Under €30k

2007 Porsche Boxster, €28,995

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The Porsche Boxster is a sweet sports car that feels at home on the race track yet is comfortable enough to use everyday. It combines day-to-day utility – it has two boots – with stunning performance and handling and wonderfully precise steering. It is powered by a 245hp, 2.7-litre horizontally-opposed (boxer) six-cylinder engine mated to an ultra-slick manual gearbox.

Under €10k

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2006 Porsche Cayenne, €9,950

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The Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious mid-sized SUV with Marmite looks – you either love it or hate it.

But plenty of people love it and it was the second best-selling Porsche model of 2015. It sells impressively because of how well it handles for an SUV. It is very poised with plenty of grip and its active anti-roll bar greatly limits body-roll. It really is an impressive machine.

Under €8k

2003 Porsche Boxster, €7,950

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The Porsche Boxster is a solid, well-balanced convertible sports car that offers a first-class driving experience to its owners. It has expertly tuned suspension for crisp handling. As for the added allure of the soft-top, well, the electrically operated roof folds quickly and neatly underneath the hard tonneau, so you won’t get caught out with the changeable Irish weather, and the roof is well-insulated, and does not impinge on cargo space once it’s lowered.

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