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Old 08-24-2009, 10:22 AM   #15
RandallNeighbour
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Location: Houston, Texas
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I bought mine sight unseen. Boy did I screw up.

Learn from my mistake. Drive at least a half dozen pristine examples before you settle on one particular car.

The economy is easing back, but winter's coming and no one wants to store a convertible all winter that they'd rather sell before the first snow falls, so you're entering into one of the best buyer's markets for Boxsters that has ever existed.

If I were you, I'd find a 03 or younger car. That glass rear roof and the glove box would make all the difference in the world to me if I had it today. You've no idea what a pain in the arse it is to be forced to get out and chop the plastic top in half every time you drop the top so it doesn't crack on you. Potential buyers just don't realize how frustrating this becomes on an ongoing basis.

Frankly, I'd be looking for an 05 or younger model S (987) if I were in the market today. The interior is far far better than the 986 models. Do drive one before you plunk down your payment on a 986.
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