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Old 05-30-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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Good Buy?

Recently lost my Honda S2000 to an errant driver (totaled). I am looking at a 1999 Boxster with 64,000 miles, very clean. Seller wants $13,000. Good idea or not? What should I look for? Any help would be appreciated, I can't drive the rented Hyundai I'm in for much longer without losing my mind. Please respond!!!!!!!

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Old 05-30-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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I wouldnt pay 13 for a 1999.

I would consider a 2000 or newer to step up to the 2.7l or the S 3.2l... It is not rare for 2003 base boxsters to go for 15k anymore. You will be saving yourself on the maintenance end by buying the newest lowest mileage car you can find.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
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Go to www.cars.com to get a better idea of asking prices for 99 Boxsters with miles to what you are looking at.
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #4
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forget a pre-2000.

you get a 2.7L motor if you go 2000+. if you go 2001+ you get a three spoke wheel on a base model. call me petty, but I got a 2000 with an upgraded steering wheel..and honestly,t he 3 spoke wheel makes teh car feel/look far more modern. on 01+ the wheel is a 3 spoker.

on 03+ models, you get a more modern look, glvoe box, and a BIG sellign point - glass window.

i'd look for a 2003+. in this market, i would htink you could get an 03 for the same ballpark price.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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I know what you're saying about the three spoke steering wheel. It doesn't seem like much, but I really like it in my Boxster S - plus the silver crest on the air bag.

As for the car - I agree that I've seen 2000 Boxster S's on here for $15K to $17K lately. I'd think you could get a newer standard Boxster for the $13K that you're looking to spend.

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