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Old 10-24-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Looking at this car, any thoughts, ta

Hi all, I am looking to buy another Boxster after being away for a couple of years. I previously had a 1998 2.5 and have really missed the experience.

I am looking at the bellow car, could I please take this opportunity to ask for some advice regarding the car. I have spoken to the dealers a few times but have forgotten to ask some questions such as how many owners, if clutch has been done, anything else I should be asking, many thanks in advance.

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Old 10-24-2015, 01:13 PM   #3
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Sorry I thought I had added;

2005 55 PORSCHE BOXSTER S 3.2 MANUAL 12,950 - Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Sales Specialists, Used Ferrari, Used Maserati, Used Porsche
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It would bother me that they felt the need to photo shop the photos. Makes me not trust them right away. It's never good to stat out with a lie.
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Very nice looking car!

Ask for the full service history and get an independent PPI. That should tell you what you need to know to make a decision and what to offer.
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If I calculated this correctly, that is +/- $20,000.00 in USD. It is high for LA/California dealer pricing per KKB.com. Private party suggests +/- $18K USD. It seems to be a buyers market here. Get an independent PPI, if they will co-operate with you. They appear to be a high end dealer? and the price reflects that IMO.

Ask for a discount. The wheel is on the wrong side......

Leave your heart at home and make a reasonable/low offer and then let them sit on it for a while. How many convertibles are they selling this time of year in Scotland? Those rims are really nice.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:20 AM   #7
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Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

One thing I noticed was the front towing eye was missing, don't know why they would take pics with it missing unless the car didn't have it when they got it !!!

Yes I am going to get a PPI done it to see if any issues.

Steering wheel on wrong side, lol, cool I will get some money knocked off, thanks again chaps.

Craig

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Old 10-25-2015, 05:20 AM   #8
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It looks really nice, I would take it for a test drive unless you already have. I'm not sure about pricing in Scotland, but I would offer a few pounds less than their asking price. I would also ask if they have any service records, but it does look nice in the photos.
Good Luck, I hope you can work out a deal!
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When you get the PPI done ask the mechanic to check the oil filter for any metal or foreign crud. Get the codes read too. Ask me how I know....

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Old 10-25-2015, 12:27 PM   #10
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Hi, thanks guys.

If the price is right then I hope we strike a deal.

Do tell Recycled, what happened.

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Hi, thanks guys.

If the price is right then I hope we strike a deal.

Do tell Recycled, what happened.

Craig
HI Craig,
I was into the 3rd year of ownership of my 2001 Boxster base. Most of everybody has heard about mine. Got a CEL light. Camshaft deviation out of tolerance and got green crud in the oil filter. Likely chain guide rails disintegrating. I let the prospective buyer know what was going on and sold as is. I did however drive it in our cold winters and I think that this is really hard on the motor. Scotland does not get the extreme temps we get here.

Don't let me discourage you from your P plans. My next sports car will be a used Miata which I have had before. Considerably cheaper to run but less car than a Boxster. The car after the next Miata will likely be a you guessed it a P car of some description. I have no regrets of having a Boxster in my past. The most fun motoring in my life.

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This car doesn't have a lot of factory options:

heated seats
sport seats
red seat belts

+ an aftermarket nav

It would be worth more if it was heavy loaded with options, but this one is pretty light. Factor that into your offer.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:08 PM   #13
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Hi chaps, changed car plans, think I am putting deposit on the below car. Don't want to give the impression that I am 'under the thumb' but my wife prefers the colour and to be honest I prefer the wheels and car details. I like the history details of the car with the advert V5, HPI, Service history, RAC inspection.


Porsche Boxster 3.2 S 2dr - 3251 GBP OF EXTRAS - LEATHER - 19 INCH ALLOYS
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:45 PM   #14
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Hi, heading down to get the car on Friday. Managed to get a good deal I think! so can't wait to get it. Driving back up to Glasgow will give me an excellent opportunity to get to know the car, I will of course give it a thorough going over in the test drive before I pay for the car.

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The old one gave out on you Cubby?
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:08 PM   #16
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Hi Sammy, if you mean the old 986 2.5 I had? No it was fine, I sold it as I was about to upgrade to a 987 but it fell through, I have only just back into position to get another so this one ticked the boxes. My wife wanted me to get another Tiptronic but as I wanted to get a 3.2 I wanted a manual.
Fingers crossed all goes well on Friday.....
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:13 PM   #17
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Just collected my new to me 2006 3.2S today and had a fantastic drive back home from Northampton. The car goes like a dream and is so much faster than my old 2.5.
So glad I went with the 3.2 rather than the 2.7, the performance is addictive.
Will take the kids out for a blast tomorrow and put a big smile on their face.
Thanks for everyone's help and advice.

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