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Old 11-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Price check/thoughts on 08 S

Car seems to be in great shape. 08 S 10K miles, not a ton of options, heated seats, bose and windscreen. What are these cars going for? Asking low 40's I'm thinking mid-upper 30's is more like it.

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Old 11-10-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Most '08S, with low mileage, are listing in the low $40Ks....
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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$40k sounds about right.
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Original sticker shows 58K and change so it's not a decked out car.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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If you were in Australia, it would cost you the thick end of $120,000 (new = $150,000).
Think yourself Very Lucky to get one for $40k..... I'm green with envy!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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Stove, Its all relative.... Im sure some one making $100,000 a year in the US is making $300,000 a year in Australia doing the same job.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:47 PM   #7
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I'm not thrilled at 40K as this started as a 20-25K search for a 987 S. There are a few 05 S cars out there, 20-35K miles for $33-36K, so I figure would $38K for an 08 S with 2 years left on warranty be a better "deal"?
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If you go for 08 why not just get IMS-less 09??
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #9
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Stove, Its all relative.... Im sure some one making $100,000 a year in the US is making $300,000 a year in Australia doing the same job.
Yeah Evan - and I hear that PA is the highes paid per capita state in the US.....millionaires by the thousands.
I think that the average salary here is $55,000 / year.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
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If you go for 08 why not just get IMS-less 09??
I am 100% sure an 09 S is wayyy over my budget. Remember, I started at about 25K and now and tempted to spend as much as upper 30's.
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08S is a 3.4 but still has the dreaded i.m.s . 40k plus is about average i have seen some less optioned ones up in the mid 30k range . there are a lot of 09 base models around , 255 hp with p.d.k for around the same price with the freshened look and no i.m.s to worry about.
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08S is a 3.4 but still has the dreaded i.m.s . 40k plus is about average i have seen some less optioned ones up in the mid 30k range . there are a lot of 09 base models around , 255 hp with p.d.k for around the same price with the freshened look and no i.m.s to worry about.
Beautiful 09 S, 8000miles, blk/tan but it's $50,500. That's about 10K more than I want to spend...
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IMS install is what $2500? Trust me you want the IMS-less engine. Wait for next spring price will drop, that's a 100% guarantee!
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If they will come down to 40K I'll buy it!
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If they will come down to 40K I'll buy it!
Wait till January. You will be able to negotiate even more.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:49 AM   #16
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I'm in no rush so I will wait. Not sure if 35k for an 05 S or mid 40's for an 09 is better. Maybe an 03/04 S for 20's is better yet.

I think the dealer with the 09 is going to stay very close to 50k. That's just too much for me.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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New one.

I just was speaking to a friend who bought a 2009 - waited forever to get it. And then after winter storage the battery was dead this spring. Then a second battery died and then a third. Turns out they all had a cell go bad and couldn't be charged or jumped. Waited his whole life to buy a Porsche ( boyhood dream) and them got a guards red lemon. Returned it to the dealer and got a bimmer.
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SeaNile, for comparison purposes, I recently bought an 05 S w/pasm, 19" Carrera wheels, heated seats, auto climate and full leather, 32k miles and CPO for $30,500.

I had to make the same decisions as you. In the end, I'm really happy with this choice. Great car, very reasonably priced. Maybe I will get an 09 when my cpo runs out...Matt
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SeaNile, for comparison purposes, I recently bought an 05 S w/pasm, 19" Carrera wheels, heated seats, auto climate and full leather, 32k miles and CPO for $30,500.

I had to make the same decisions as you. In the end, I'm really happy with this choice. Great car, very reasonably priced. Maybe I will get an 09 when my cpo runs out...Matt

Matt,

That is exactly what I am looking for. CPO would be a huge bonus, maybe even a necessity with the IMS issue.

Did you buy from a dealer or private? Where in PA are you? There was an 05 that recently sold at Rosen.

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Well, if we're doing comparisons, I bought my 06 exactly one year ago for $31,700. Base 2.7, triple black, Xenon, "S" wheels/tires, 14.5k miles, CPO , minor paint chips/scratches. Low miles and S models really seem to command premium prices with Porsches.

I'm planning on keeping it until I can afford a '10 S.

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