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#323 of 932 I need some advice, Pre-owned Porsche Boxster shopping.
Mar 05, 2005 (8:59 pm)
First of all, I value the ideas and opinions of the members of this board. I need some feedback with regards to purchasing a pre-owned Boxter in my area. The car is a 1997 base boxster with 35,000 miles. The dealer is asking $18,900. I have ran a carfax report on it and came back clean. The body/paint is in excellent condition. There is some sun fade to the carpet, but the top is in excellent condition. I did notice that the floor mats are somewhat faded, but I can't tell if this is due to cleaning the mats or an indication of previous moisture.
Is there anything that I should be concerned with before considering purchasing this vehicle? If purchased, this will be a daily driver. So I would like to know the pros and cons of this. Thanks in advance.
#324 of 932 Re: I need some advice, Pre-owned Porsche Boxster shopping. [boyhooddream]
Mar 07, 2005 (12:50 pm)
Consider having a Porsche dealer perform a certified Porsche inspection and ask the seller to pay for it or split it with you.
#325 of 932 Re: I need some advice, Pre-owned Porsche Boxster shopping. [boyhooddream]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 10, 2005 (11:03 am)
Yes, don't rely entirely on CARFAX. They do offer useful info, but I do want to mention that I just ran a carfax on a '96 Porsche Turbo Coupe that I know landed on its roof two years ago in a 100 mph crackup, and the report came out perfectly clean on the car.
So a diligent inspection is certainly in order.
#326 of 932 Re: I need some advice, Pre-owned Porsche Boxster shopping. [boyhooddream]
Mar 10, 2005 (12:53 pm)
Hopefully it's a Porsche dealer you're working with, and the car is Certified, meaning you'll get several years of of warranty with it.
If not, I'd insist that an extended warranty be included, and do get a complete pre purchase inspection, from someplace totally independent of the sale.
Mar 10, 2005 (2:42 pm)
the price needs negotiating--around $17,000 would be good I think.
#328 of 932 Opinion needed on 2002 Boxster
Mar 13, 2005 (6:19 am)
I'm buying a 2002 Boxster in a private sale in New York City for $27,500. The car has 19,500 miles on it. Well kept exterior and exterior condition. The options includes the following:
Power Door Locks
Aftermarket Multi Compact Disc/speakers blown
Dual Front Air Bags
F&R Side Air Bags
Dual Power Seats
Dealer warranty until May, 2006.
Can someone throw in their two cents and tell me about any pros or cons about this deal?
#330 of 932 Re: Opinion needed on 2002 Boxster [discoduck88]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 13, 2005 (8:29 am)
Other than full leather, it doesn't sound like this car has any options?
And a busted stereo?
Nice low miles... Not sure about the price.. What color combo is it?
Have you had the car checked out for body/paint work? Or looked at the service history?
Condition is everything on a Porsche.. for real-world value, color combo and options are important, too..
Mar 13, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Meridian exterior and blueist interior. Will bring to mechanic for inspection. Not too much option on this one. But thought the price was right for my first Porsche.
Mar 13, 2005 (1:56 pm)
Price is okay, not great not bad. For private party sale it should be about $1,000 less. There are a lot of these cars on the market right now so you shouldn't have to pay a premium. But if you paid $27.5 that's not too bad...more like a dealer price than a private party price.
This presumes NO PROBLEMS and no paint/body defects. Deduct accordingly if the inspection shows up something.