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Old 08-10-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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Jeph's Boxster for Sale?

Looks like it's gonna happen...

I know anything that strays from stock narrows your potential buyers, and I know geography plays a
factor too, but does anyone here think I could get $21k for this 2000 w/ less than 42k meticulously
maintained miles? If so, I'm $21k from a heaping pile of regret (that is, I will regret selling it, not that
the car was a regret -thought I should clarify).

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:06 PM   #2
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dude, your car is one of the most gorgeous silver car that i have seen (beside grizz and p/l)....who ever is getting it is one lucky guy
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
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i think you should be able to get it. last year i paid $22k for my 01 with 62k miles.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
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I would have paid it. I spent 18 for my 2000 with 40k a year ago.. I then spent 1500 on litronics and side markers, 1500 on wheels and tires, plan to spend 1500 on a hardtop. That puts me at 22,500 for a car that the previous owner drove through drive-in carwashes weekly and brought to the grocery to pick up dings and scratches. Someone will come along that appreciates the tasteful mods. I absolutely love the front end.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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what will you be replacing it with?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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If I can follow through with selling it, I'm looking at '07 3 Series Coupes.
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nice man, good luck with the sale. im sure you will sell that thing fast
is that your bottom dollar or?
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:01 AM   #8
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If I didn't have already have one, I'd give you 21k for it in a heartbeat. Heck, the front end conversion alone is a 10k addition. You'll have no trouble selling it.

Shame it's not a Tip. I have a friend in Florida looking for a Tip for his wife. She used mine while they were visiting us and fell in love with it, but would prefer an auto.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:11 AM   #9
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I paid 21.9K for an 01' box about 3-4 months ago. Only options were tip and a 6-disc, but the car only had 36K miles and was (visibly) in immaculate condition.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:17 AM   #10
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Very pretty car, really like the Carerra front end. S or non S?

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Old 08-11-2007, 09:12 AM   #11
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NO GO on the 3 Series right now

I just got back from my test drive. I drove a 335i Coupe. It was fun and fast! Terrific power (though I was shooting for a 328i Coupe but none were available on the lot)! Surprisingly, it wasn't tight enough for me... it even had the sport package. I was expecting less body roll. That's disappointing because that car was #1 on my list and I don't have a back up plan.

I think this Boxster may have spoiled me. Here's what I learned about myself.

1. Given the choice between power and finesse, I choose finesse.
2. I used to consider myself a Bimmer man first. Could I be a true Porsche man with a mere interest in Bimmers?
3. To get what I want out of a BMW, I need to get an M. -Ergo, I can't afford a BMW? (When do you suppose the M1 will come out?)

I looked briefly at Z4 Coupes but they're more than I am willing/capable of spending. I like those.

Maybe I should just wait it out until used Caymans (Plural, Caymen?) become more available/affordable.

Thanks for the compliments on the car guys. I do love the way my Boxster (non-S) looks. I wouldn't mind getting a newer 986S, but it won't look as unique... Furthermore, along with the 987, it won't solve my alleged "practicality" problem.

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now your talking, jeph
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Jeph all that work and you still have unpainted bumperettes????????
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Jeph all that work and you still have unpainted bumperettes????????


Ahh, stop yelling at me! I'm sorry.

The black never bothered me really. Now if ever I were to be rear ended, I'd go sans bumperettes. But I'm ok with the black. With so much goodness to look at in the front, I don't focus on the rear that much.
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #15
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I'm looking for a silver 00' 986 with around 30 to 40K miles, I'd buy your car if only it was here in CA.

$21K including transport to CA?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #16
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I'm glad to hear you are sticking with the Box for now. Honestly, 3 series BMWs are a dime a dozen (at least here they are).

...and your car is special. No, not special like the kids on the short bus...special like one of a kind, understated and perfect.
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I'm glad to hear you are sticking with the Box for now. Honestly, 3 series BMWs are a dime a dozen (at least here they are).

...and your car is special. No, not special like the kids on the short bus...special like one of a kind, understated and perfect.
I totally agree with the dime-a-dozen comment. Where I currently live (very poor rural area), you'll still see several BMW 3-series in the parking lot at the local grocer. Drive around, you'll see plenty of 3-series and A4s - but no porsches! They sure stand out.

If $$ is a concern, what about a used M3 or M roadster? I was considering buying a used M3 before I joined the boxster club.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #18
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Jeph, on Friday I was talking up your car to my friend who lives at the same place as you. Now this?! As a coworker put it, his G35 is the Honda Accord of Uptown and BMWs are not far behind. Now no more of this selling talk and we'll all forgive you.
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If $$ is a concern, what about a used M3 or M roadster? I was considering buying a used M3 before I joined the boxster club.


I've thought about the used M3 route. I love those cars, my roommate has one -which is in the shop presently. Those seem to be more of a maintenance issue than Porsche. The main thing that bothers me about having an M3 is the fact that I would have an old body style while the new ones are out. That's not such a big deal (ie, my Boxster), but I love the look of the new 3s so much more that I would feel slighted every time I saw one. I don't care for the M Roadster. I like the new Z4 Coupes, but also out of price range (starting around 40k).

Timothy, after today's test drive, I'll be hanging on to the Boxster a little while longer I suppose. That's funny though... the G35 is the Accord of Uptown. By the way, do you live in Uptown as well? If so, we need to grab a burger at Chip's or Jake's or something.

Bmussatti, I was reminded how great of a car I have on my drive home from the BMW test drive. (But actually, I didn't drive straight home, I drove to the Porsche Dealership to get a closer look at the Cayman.) By the way, I'll be in Chicago the 3rd week of October. Let's round up the troops again!
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