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Old 08-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Looking for my first boxster, to be a weekend car only. Found one that looks to be in great shape 2002 29,600 miles they are asking just over $20,000 for it. It is an S with limited amount of options. From reading garage queens aren't the best way to go all the team, but if PPI comes back good, does the price seem fair?

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Just sold my 02 S, 15000 miles, for 21k. Got what I wanted and the new owner felt like he got a good deal. Sounds like a fair price to me. My car was perfect inside and out.
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Why buy a low mileage, well kept boxster, when you can buy a high mileage ********************box with tons of documented wear and tear, dents, scratches and a host of problems ? Yeah, pristine boxsters; especially garage queens are the wrong choice to make. The older and ****************tier they are - the better they are.
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There is nothing wrong with a pristine garage queen . People who tell you to avoid them just want them for themselves . Just keep an eye on the stupid ball bearing thingy
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For the Texas market, around $20k sounds like a fair price. I paid $18k for my 45k mileage 2000 S back in February.
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Why buy a low mileage, well kept boxster, when you can buy a high mileage ********************box with tons of documented wear and tear, dents, scratches and a host of problems ? Yeah, pristine boxsters; especially garage queens are the wrong choice to make. The older and ****************tier they are - the better they are.
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Why buy a low mileage, well kept boxster, when you can buy a high mileage ********************box with tons of documented wear and tear, dents, scratches and a host of problems ? Yeah, pristine boxsters; especially garage queens are the wrong choice to make. The older and ****************tier they are - the better they are.

LOL! My thoughts exactly! I love it when people try to say low mileage garage queens are not a good purchase. I understand there are a few things that need to be looked at with a low mileage Box but with high mileage everything will begin to wear out! When I first purchased my 98 Box with 27k miles on it a few of the yahoos on here had me believing my box was a ticking time bomb . After speaking with a few actual Porsche Mechanics, they said they would almost always purchase 30k or under car over a 70k+ car .
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Yes Britus I bought my 2001 Box base with 30k miles. It was well looked after with minor problems. Got some more $$$ off asking price after having a PPI done. This PPI is $$$ well spent even if Box seems perfect. Accessories last longer if lower mileage car. If you are worried about the IMS either get it replaced or get the IMS Guardian. I did the latter. Enjoy....
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Looking for my first boxster, to be a weekend car only. Found one that looks to be in great shape 2002 29,600 miles they are asking just over $20,000 for it. It is an S with limited amount of options. From reading garage queens aren't the best way to go all the team, but if PPI comes back good, does the price seem fair?

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If PPI is good and you check the KBB for you area sounds like an OK car. I'd probably do a search in Cars.com or autotrader.com to see what any comparable cars are selling for in a 200 mile radius from you as well.

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Looking for my first boxster, to be a weekend car only. Found one that looks to be in great shape 2002 29,600 miles they are asking just over $20,000 for it. It is an S with limited amount of options. From reading garage queens aren't the best way to go all the team, but if PPI comes back good, does the price seem fair?

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Weekend only car....Haaa....if you love to drive then we'll see about that.

I paid 14,5K for a pristine 2001 S with a few extra options like heated seats, On Board Computer and 55k mi.

20K seems at least 3K too high. I would offer 17K, but local supply/demand will ultimately govern the price.
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