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Old 03-25-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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I recently read where '04 Boxster sales plummeted some 23% from the '03 numbers (11,772 vs 15,409), with US sales falling a disasterous 42% (3,513 vs 6,088). Porsche has to do something to reverse the slide, and IMHO the face-lifted '05 model isn't going to do it. Nor is the upcoming reputed $65,000 Cayman coupe.
I also stumbled on an Internet tale stating that Porsche may not be done tinkering with the Boxster line yet. The story says that unnamed sources close to the factory have floated the possibility of a stripper Boxster based on the 2.7 liter engine, with less std. eqpt and a short option list, the objective being to bring the car to market at a price in the $30,000 range.
While this is purest speculation at this point, lending credence is the fact that Porsche did this once before. It was called the 356 Speedster, and resulted in a car that became an icon for Porsche enthusiasts.
Boxster Speedster, anyone?
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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04 sales were off so badly because everyone knew the 05's would be updated. Look toward the 15,000 or more in sales for the Boxster in 2005. Of course, we won't know anything until 2006 some time.

I don't think the new coupe will affect boxster sales. People buy boxsters for the drop top.
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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The equation though temporary might look something like this:
$$ζ№987$/€=ΣŴ+ħ>ǿ$~$T(η+1)+№ 911ƒƒΞİP№550 SpeedsterζΣά-1 =35K$☺

Total MSRP PB987SUS/Euro=Total Gross Wealth of Family throw in heirs prior to IRS deducting as much as possible before you bleed to death plus the 911ƒƒ(fudge factor which 987pilots pay) will buy a Porsche Speedster 550 after your remaining assets are frozen like the frozen 5000 yr old ice man. Cost of said economic transaction will be $ 35,000 US give or take the dynamic flux of the volatility of the market on a sunny day. As the transaction approaches April 1st.
My computer just blew up as it crunched the final numbers.
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