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Old 05-10-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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New to the forum Looking for first porsche

Hi guys,

I have been reading through your wonderful forum all day today, and have found tons of useful information.

I have also been looking obsessively on ebay, autotrader etc for the perfect boxster.

I was hoping I could get some suggestions, and expertise from you so my first purchase goes as smooth as silk, and I don't make any expensive mistakes.

Heres what I am looking for..


- Boxster S 2000+

- Black exterior (Would settle for silver)

- 6 speed obviously

- Low KMs

- Warranty if it all possible

- Some form of independent inspection

My budget is $30k after everything (purchase price + import fees + shipping + safety + local tax, etc.)

I want to purchase one from the united states as they appear to be much cheaper, but I live in Canada. I am hoping someone here must have experience with importing? even perhaps how to go about getting an independent inspection prior to purchasing.

Here are a couple I found on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200222993107&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250246520163&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=120260177510&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=002

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300223689856&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=020

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290228909086&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=019

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=360048483087&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=023

Any insight and help from the veterans would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-11-2008, 04:06 AM   #2
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I recently bought a 2000 (non-S) black on black with 30,000 miles in mint condition for $18,250.00. Found the car I wanted on autotrader.

There are plenty of cars available, so I suggest you wait and find the exact color combination and miles you are looking for. Times are tough, so you should be able to get the car you want. Since you are willing to spend about $30,000, I suggest you purchase a 2003+ car, so you will get the glass back window instead of the plastic. This will save you about $1500 when you would have had to replace the rear plastic window eventually. (I have to replace mine already).

I strongly suggest you go the autotrader type of route. For me, I have to test drive a car before purchasing. While looking for my car, I test drove several which looked great on the web sites, but were somewhat disappointing in real life (worn interior, non-functioning headlights, missing interior parts, sweaks, rattles, etc.)

The 30,000 mile service can run $1000-1500. If you can find a car that has recently had one done, that will save you more money.

Good luck. Remember, wait until you find your perfect car. It will be worth the wait.
Eric

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