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Old 05-25-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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2000 Boxster S: crashed

After 26 years of driving, finally got into my first wreck where I was driving. A pickup truck pulls out directly in front of me. I had about half a second to react but not enough space to maneuver. Boxster's front left, driver's door and probably major suspension damage when I got thrown off the truck and car jumped an 8" curb then car ended up on a hillside. Most likely a total loss. It's a shame too, the car ran perfectly (no oil drips and kept up on all maintenance), interior near perfect, just bought a hardtop last month, new tires and I just bought a full tank of gas 2 miles before. Engine was still running after the crash.

I'll post pics after my insurance settlement goes through. Now, what to get next? Another Boxster, 911 (pre-996), 928, 944, or just a beater for now? Will probably have some parts to sell if I don't get another Boxster.


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Old 05-25-2011, 06:20 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your wreck JTP. Glad you are around to talk about it.

All of the cars you mentioned are great choices. As much as I love my 986, I wouldn't buy another one. I would buy a 987, or a non-996 911. I had a 944 and loved it, but wouldn't buy another one. I've always liked and wanted a 928.

Bottom line: Enjoy the replacement process. Drive and research all that interests you and get what turns you on.

Best of luck!
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:43 AM   #3
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Cool Boxster S crashed

JTP... thank the Lord , you're safe and sound! Accidents can and do happen...
Take your time and hopefully get your next toy to enjoy this summer?
and yes, pls. don't forget to share whatever parts you want to sell later on.
good luck.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:44 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear that, car is likely a total loss from the sound of it, but at least you're walking around.

For me, whenever I part with the Boxster (this is my second one now), I'm holding out for a GT3 (preferably 997, but I'd consider a 996).
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:00 AM   #5
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condolences from me too. good to see you are finding the opportunity in it, however!!!

for me i'd:

track - 951 (cheap and crazy fast)
highway/dd - 996 turbo (they are getting quite inexpensive, and the engine is strong in this one; the interior would be oddly familiar, also ...)
general weekend ripping around - spyder or cayman (r?)

or, if you wish to kick it old school

track - 73 rsr clone (the car goes faster sideways than my boxster in a straight line)
highway/dd - 993 (pretty.)
general weekeind ripping around - 87 to 89 carrera sc (best porsche ever?)
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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Very sorry to hear of your accident. Where in Maryland did it happen ??

If you are parting out, I'd like to claim your bumperettes and headrest wind deflectors.

Jeez, that felt like a buzzard circling the carcass.

When and if you decided to part it out PM me !

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #7
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Be sure to beat up the insurance company. Definitely go for a total loss. With that much damage, even with an expert fix the car will never be the same.

Car values are an opinion, so theres lots of room to make your case with the ins. co that your car is worth more than they will say it is. Prepare a package in writing, get the highest estimates from various sources, NADA, Kelly and also include autotrader and ebay listings for the same car. If you have pictures, be sure to include those.

Good luck and sorry fro the crash.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:32 AM   #8
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This is terrible....and heartbreaking. I am glad you are okay
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Assuming total loss, you need to negotiate with the insurance company. They will want to pay average trade in value, while you want to argue for retail plus sales tax.
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Glad that you're ok, that's what really matters.

As for a replacement, I'd also look at a 987 mainly because of loving a cabio. If you were willing to go to a hardtop, the Cayman can't be beat for performance and price.
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I'll echo what others have said: Good to hear you're fine...that's what counts, Right?

I'd make recommendations as to where to look next...but I'd have no idea (Porsche-wise) just what to recommend. (I've owned no Porsche other than my current Boxster!) Good luck in your search.
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Thanks everyone. The other driver was 75 yrs old and didn't see me at all when he pulled out. Good news is his insurance is covering everything.

As for my car hunt, I'm still researching and gathering information.

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Hang in there...

several of us have been through it lately. I got in my first accident ever after 35 years of driving and totaled my box. This after six months of work and new parts to get it right. I had more time under it than driving it.

After the shock - take your time and enjoy the process on replacing it.
I ended up with a 2003S for the insurance $ from my 2001.

And grab any parts you can - we can use them.
And nice (in a weird way) to see your car live on as an organ donor.
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Good to hear you're ok!!
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Buy the car back from the insurance and part it out! I need that engine!
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Buy the car back from the insurance and part it out! I need that engine!
Do you have any suggestions for how I should proceed?
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Wait to see what they will give you for your car, (they are paying for your rental right?). Then simply tell them you want to buy the car back and they will tell you what they want for it. If it's acceptable to you, they simply subtract that cost and send you the rest of the money and you are again the proud owner of your Boxster!

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