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Old 04-18-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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2003 Boxster S Price?

I am new to the forum and just wanted an opinion on the price of an 03 S. The car is listed with a reputable used car dealer and has a thirty day satisfaction guarantee. I had a PPI done by a 25 year veteran Porsche mechanic. He concluded that the car was in great shape and well taken care of. I have decided to purchase the car but would like an opinion on the price.

41k miles
Boxster S
2003
18 inch Carrera Turbo wheels
partial leather
standard stereo/cd, but no door speakers
silver with black top and interior
6 speed
no sratches, dings, dents
interior almost perfect
tires about 40% left
50% on brakes
No leaks etc.
*clean car fax for what it is worth, but no maintenance records

The asking price is $26,995 which is consistent with other 2003 S's in the area. I have always negotiated new cars and never pay close to the sticker. Obviously, this is different. I figure there is at least a few thousand bucks worth of wiggle room here. Any and all advice is much appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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I just purchased a 2003 S. Paid a little over 25K. The only difference I can see is that mine is a tip, with 17 inch wheels.
with 40K miles.
Silver with blue interior and top, about 70% on the tire and 80% on the pads. So you should be able to bargain it down a little for 27K.
Of course it is the spring and I bought mine a couple of months ago.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks!

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I just purchased a 2003 S. Paid a little over 25K. The only difference I can see is that mine is a tip, with 17 inch wheels.
with 40K miles.
Silver with blue interior and top, about 70% on the tire and 80% on the pads. So you should be able to bargain it down a little for 27K.
Of course it is the spring and I bought mine a couple of months ago.
Thanks JP,

I did my research and was able to get it for $25,400. This paritcular dealership does a lot of volume and obviously did not want to pass on a sale.

After really putting the car to the test today, I am blown away! It is my first Porsche after having a Z3, SlK, RX 7 R2, Shelby GT 500 and others. There is truly no comparison. Hopefully there are not hidden problems.

Glad to be an official member now.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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I think you did well

I think that you got a very fair price.

I paid considerably more for my 2003 S (purchased in Feb.), and I attribute that to:

mine had 20,500 miles at purchase
Bose system
flawless everything
Tiptronic
NEW tires
full maint. records / one older owner
full service was included

I hope you enjoy the car - and post some photos soon.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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I got my 2003 Base Box (Flawless, 23k miles, Bose, New Tires.) last July for $24K.

All the comparable "S" models out there were $29k or above.

Sounds like I should have held out for a while longer, eh?

......nah, love my Boxster. Sure you will too.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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I am new to the forum and just wanted an opinion on the price of an 03 S. The car is listed with a reputable used car dealer and has a thirty day satisfaction guarantee. I had a PPI done by a 25 year veteran Porsche mechanic. He concluded that the car was in great shape and well taken care of. I have decided to purchase the car but would like an opinion on the price.

41k miles
Boxster S
2003
18 inch Carrera Turbo wheels
partial leather
standard stereo/cd, but no door speakers
silver with black top and interior
6 speed
no sratches, dings, dents
interior almost perfect
tires about 40% left
50% on brakes
No leaks etc.
*clean car fax for what it is worth, but no maintenance records

The asking price is $26,995 which is consistent with other 2003 S's in the area. I have always negotiated new cars and never pay close to the sticker. Obviously, this is different. I figure there is at least a few thousand bucks worth of wiggle room here. A y and all advice is much appreciated.



Fair deal, I have owned 2 boxsters in one year. they were both 2003 but the one i have now is a boxster s. I highly reccomend extended warranty for you to enjoj these cars.

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