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Old 04-23-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal? 2002 boxster S $32999

I test drove this car today, the price seems low for a 2002 here in California, the sales guy said it's a lease return, single owner, bought from the Porsche auction. Been on the lot about 40 days, they dropped the price this weekend from $33499 to $32999 firm.

Mileage 29909
Exterior Color Gray
6 Speed
17" Wheels
VIN WP0CB29872U661337

There are a few small scratches, pebble dings, etc, but other than that the exterior and interior are in very good condition. It still has a little bit of warranty left.

Here's a link to the dealer's website ad.

Let me know what you guys think, I'm looking to buy sometime in the next few months, but I'm in no real hurry.

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Old 04-23-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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That is a fair price. Be sure to have it checked out by Porsche service and run a car fax BEFORE you buy the car.

Also, make sure Porsche service checks the frame and uses a paint meter on the finish.

Caveat Emptor.
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What options does it have if any? Be extra careful with leased cars.
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no other options that I know of, it seems to be pretty basic.

Brucelee, how much is it usually for Porsche service to check out a car, and how do you go about getting it from the dealer selling it to have it checked? I've only bought new cars in the past (much cheaper ones than a boxster) so I'm new to all this. Also since you're not too far from me, and you sell Porsches, can I have you find a car for me and I'll buy it through you?
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The 17 inch wheels and 6 speed shifter are standard on an S...don't believe them if the dealer tells you otherwise. If the car is a total stripper then that price isn't a super deal. 01 and 00 models can be had with similar mileage for less money plus they have options. Porsche didn't change anything from 00-02 so I would look around at some better deals. The market for used boxsters is pretty soft right now.
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The local dealer here charges $190 for a pre-purchase inspection. On balance, you want a different dealer inspecting the car vs the dealer who is selling it to you. You can find the Porsche dealer directory on line by using Google.

Yes, I would be happy to find a Boxster for you. Simply give me a call at 760-522-7327 and we can chat.


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no other options that I know of, it seems to be pretty basic.

Brucelee, how much is it usually for Porsche service to check out a car, and how do you go about getting it from the dealer selling it to have it checked? I've only bought new cars in the past (much cheaper ones than a boxster) so I'm new to all this. Also since you're not too far from me, and you sell Porsches, can I have you find a car for me and I'll buy it through you?
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" Be extra careful with leased cars."

I would amend this advice slightly--"be careful with all cars!"

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" Be extra careful with leased cars."

I would amend this advice slightly--"be careful with all cars!"

Oh for sure. I was just thinking that as a whole leased cars aren't pampered as much as cars that are bought. Of course there are exceptions everywhere. Like you said Caveat Emptor on any used purchase.
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On the whole, leased cars are mixed bag as you suggest. Some are amazingly maintained, some are trashed. The middle cars are more of a challenge to evaluate.


With expertise and caution, one can score a very nice value. But as we both suggest, one must be diligent indeed!

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