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Old 01-03-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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1998 61k miles $19,000 < A deal?

Hi again, does anyone have an idea if this car is a good deal?
I am not really interested in the car I am just trying to get a feel for the market since I am so new to these cars.

I assume this car is bone stock/ base. Any comments are welcome.

http://edmunds.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=175663524&dealer_id=1237107&car_year=1998&search_type=used&make=POR&model=BOXSTE&distance=any&address=92025&advanced=n&certified=n&max_price=&sort_type=year&min_price=&first_record=476&end_year=2000&start_year=1998&advcd_on=n&=&color=&cardist=22

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Old 01-03-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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you know, i wish we had those prices in the UK....

$19,000 for a boxster is superb!

to give you an idea a boxster 2.5 with 110,000 miles and front damage to bumper and headlight, smashed windshield, no rear bumper, car full of scratches, no wheels... they were damaged beyond repair. that is sitting at 14,000 which is about $26,000

I wish we had those USA prices over here in England.
I bought my boxster new in 1998 and it has 78k on the miles now and the re-sale value of my car is 24,000 to a garage which is about $46,000

If i sold my car priavte i can ask 26,000 which is $50,000 for a 1998 2.5 boxster.

So $19,000 for a boxster is like for FREE... go for it!

Here is an example which is one of many, slightly cheaper than normal: This is prices at $43,000


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My country sucks! massive prices, no wonder i always get a bargin on ebay lol

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Old 01-03-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Wow! I thought I had it bad. You sir... win!
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Old 01-03-2005, 04:26 PM   #4
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lol, my country wins, i am just a poor pawn in its rip off system.

Ok i fancy Seattle, looks a nice place... I am really thinking about moving there...
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Old 01-03-2005, 04:27 PM   #5
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Push,

Based on recent wholesale trades done where I buy my cars that particular vehicle would be sold for $14,800.
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:10 PM   #7
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Porsche986..... Seattle is dead nice and I know what you mean about the prices in the UK, I'm from Portsmouth area and now live in the middle of Canada. Had to have a laugh at old David Dickinson and Ackland Car Centre motto "Cheap as Chips" I think he should stick to Bargin Hunt. LOL.
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:11 PM   #8
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LOL, yep 100% correct!
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:25 PM   #9
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The UK has absolutely NOTHING on car prices compared to the forum member who lives in Singapore. He paid $110,000 USD (gulp!) for a three year old Boxster!

Let's all take a deep breath and thank God we don't live in Singapore. Not a place for car lovers, that's for sure!
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:36 PM   #10
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The UK has absolutely NOTHING on car prices compared to the forum member who lives in Singapore. He paid $110,000 USD (gulp!) for a three year old Boxster!

Let's all take a deep breath and thank God we don't live in Singapore. Not a place for car lovers, that's for sure!
That is wayyyy out of line!
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Some countries have very high sales tax on import cars. For example in Egypt, the tax on imported cars is %400.
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Silver with GREEN interior? I've seen pics of this car before I believe (at least the color combo). I would think you can deal aggressively on the price as this is a...unique color combo that I presume is not in high demand.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:19 AM   #13
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dame, i bought mine 97 with 19500 miles for 20000. and mine came with xenon, 18in and few others mod. hey porsche986, seattle is beautiful, i've lived here 18yrs. if u ever in the city, look me up.
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"Silver with GREEN interior? I've seen pics of this car before I believe (at least the color combo). I would think you can deal aggressively on the price as this is a...unique color combo that I presume is not in high demand."

As a dealer, I would not touch this combo as likely I could not move it. That does not mean you should not buy it, simply plan on a long wait when you go to sell it or a low trade if you do that.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:18 AM   #15
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yeah not only do their Boxster prices suck but they have to pay about twice what we pay for gas (petrol) !
I'm putting about $25-$30 a week in this car. Imagine having to pay $60 a week! I don't know how anyone can drive an S while trying to conserve gas (short shifting etc, slow driving).
But then again maybe in the UK they don't pay $1600 a year in insurance coverage.
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Believe me or not ...but I pay 70$ per week ... for the gas in Paris and insurance is not cheap at all around 1.8K$ per year !!! Need to import the gas from the US maybe ....
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Trop cher pour moi, mon ami.

Vous habitez donc a Paris, ou dans les banlieux?
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:48 PM   #18
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My insurance is 2100 GBP which is about $4000 per year.
This is fully comp

I am 25

It has been around $4000 for years now. When i got my car it was $6000 then in the year 2000 it dropped to $4000 per year so i am guessing when my insurance is due again in may it will be $4000 AGAIN!

For a full tank of gas its 52GBP which is $101.00



hey randel,

my mate lived in singapore and he owned a 7 bedroom house, swimming pool, marble floor, super house.. anyways he moved as he was sick of people being gunned down every night in the area, now the area wasnt rough but it was a drug dealing place and you can guess what was going on. Anyways he was forced out and came back to england. He sold his house and everything and yet he could not even afford a flat here in the UK. He could only afford landlord property. I still go and see him and hes slowly getting back on track now.

I didnt know car prices are that high there, are you sure the forum member said $110,000. and it was that country?

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Old 01-04-2005, 04:12 PM   #19
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sorry i just checked its not 2100 ( $4000 ) per year its 2300 ( $4300 )

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