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Old 10-17-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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help on setting market price for Box

I am entertaining selling my 2000 box and considering what price to expect considering the engine swap. I am the 2nd owner & bought in 2004 at 37k miles.

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2000 Arctic Silver Box
Sport Design Package
Sport Seats
CD Changer
The storage box thing behind the roll bars
M490 Sound system
67,xxx miles

Mods:
swaped in 2001 carrera 3.4l motor at 53k miles. Motor had 31k miles
Revo custom software for ECU
Supersprint Boxster S headers/200cell cats
Instant G Muffler (it sounds like a cup car hehe)
M030 Sway bars
Factory 18" 5 spoke Lt Wts with correct Boxster offsets
AASCO Lt Wt fly added during engine swap with new clutch
Factory Xenons
Evosport Intake
Factory GT3 front bumper cover
Factory Boxster S brakes
Factory Carbon Fiber Interior (except steering wheel and Instrument surround)
B&M shifter

have Roock (H&R) coilovers sitting in garage waiting for install which could be included in the deal

It runs like a top and goes like a bat outta hell. Just passed Cali smog last week.

Exterior is in good condition except for some rock chips in hood. Car is garaged.


I need estimates for a reasonable asking price. I was thinking getting 27k would be the absolute max possible, getting 18~20k should be easy, and something in between probably reasonable.

I dont need to sell, but am testing the waters.

TIA

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AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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It looks like the blue book and on a '00 with that kind of mileage is around $20k. I think that you could get $25k for it. The only problem would be waiting for the right buyer. It might take some time to find some one who want a Boxster that tricked out.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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haha my car is "tricked out"

I would take 25k for it.
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Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster 3.4l w/Sport Design Package
Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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Any pictures?
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Carbon Everything
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15mm H&R spacers in the rear
SSR GT3 19's
GT3 Carbon Replicas
Alcantera door panels
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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yes they are on my home 'puter. I am workie now.
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Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:36 AM   #6
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My bet

is $19k. Your mods, while impressive, will appeal only to a limited audience and you never ever get anything like full cost back on mods. So you can price it anywhere ...high and hope for the perfect fit (which could come along the first day) or set the price at slightly less than stock and hope for a wider audience because of the price point.

There is a 98 over on the another forum's classifieds with a 3.4 that has been for sale for a month priced at $20.9k. More a classic in mods than yours sounds like it is.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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In current economy I think market price is going to be tough to determine. I dont think you will find many people looking to buy a performance car period.

I'm slowly doing similar mods to my 99. Guess if I had opportunity to by a car already converted I probably would be willing to part with about $20K on a car like yours.

Given that its becoming easier to find nice sub $10K Boxsters all prices are getting dragged down.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. Definitely mods dont return anything near their cost. The car is fun, and a great drive, and I dont need to sell. Still the "itch" for something new keeps biting me!!

This is a great time to buy a performance car, but not sell one!
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Supersprint Boxster S Headers/Cats/Muffler
AASCO Lt. Wt FLywheel
Evo Intake
Partial Carbon Interior
Black Leather Sport seats
M030 Sway Bars
Litronics w/ Clear Corners
Boxster S brakes
B&M Short Shifter
PnP rear Speakers + Amp
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:22 AM   #9
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I have a barely related pricing question. I've been craving a Boxster since I test drove one in the spring, but my price limit right now is $25K. My plan was to buy in the winter of '09, because I'd like to get into a 987.
Historically, how much do prices drop during the winter months? I've noticed prices dropping now, but I'm not sure if it's the season, or the economy. If prices were unusually low this winter, I would buy now, while the economy is in the crapper!
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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I got a steal on the 987 in the beginning of the summer. Due to the economy more people are selling and less are buying. That with winter the prices are dropping. A 26K 987 might be more common soon.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:17 AM   #11
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Here are your negatives.

You live in SOCAL, where Boxsters are plentiful and the economy is now tanking.

You live in Poway, which is a ways out from SD for guys to look at cars. Too many closey by.

It is coming on winter, which even here in SOCAL, is a downer for sports cars.

You car is modded. Some purists won't even look at a modded car.

My suggestions

Look at BB

Look at the Comps-use auto trader and find cars that look about comp to yours. Figure out the price range. Keep in mind, this is the Ask price. The actual sell price will be lower, likely 1-2 grand.

Make sure the car is impeccable when seen by buyers. Prepare prepare for the sale.

Good luck.


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