Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 7
Thoughts on a sitter?

Good afternoon everyone...

Any thoughts on buying a 2001S that has been sitting for over 4 years? How much would it cost to get it back on the road?

Anything Porsche specific other than the general new battery/flush fluids/spark plugs deal?

It might not be worth it at all, so Id like to see if anyone has done such in the past to talk me out of it.
I love my 2004 base but could use a second one

wantsasheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
Motorist & Coffee Drinker
 
78F350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,326
Garage
If I were you, I'd have a conversation with MWS. Read this tread if you haven't already:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/62450-what-you-dont-want-have-happen.html
__________________
I am not an attorney, mechanic, or member of the clergy. Following any advice given in my posts is done at your own peril.
78F350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 02:08 PM   #3
Registered User
 
CrisZenithBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 474
my first experience with a sitter.. BMW 3 Series (319) from 1992 sitting for 4 years.
anything that could break because of age broke.. sitting KILLS cars!

with so many Boxsters out there it's not worth the trouble.

where in Florida are you located? if it sat outside.. forget about it.
CrisZenithBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 02:18 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrisZenithBlue View Post
my first experience with a sitter.. BMW 3 Series (319) from 1992 sitting for 4 years.
anything that could break because of age broke.. sitting KILLS cars!

with so many Boxsters out there it's not worth the trouble.

where in Florida are you located? if it sat outside.. forget about it.
It was in jacksonville, FL. it was garaged and looked very well taken care off. He was asking $5000. Car has40k miles. I was going to take a look at it today but the seller said he ended up selling it to his neighbour.

I guess it would have been a bit of a lottery as i can find a good rubning ine for under 10 anyway.


Thanks for the input!
wantsasheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 06:07 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,088
Dang. Too bad but there are lots of these cars (anymore in the $5-7K range). If you really want one you shouldn't have a problem finding one.

FYI, I've bought two 98's back in 2011 and 2012 for under $5K. Not sitters but needed maintenance brought up to date. Both were sold to friends that still have them today.

I guess it's like this...I don't play the lottery even though someone wins most weeks. I also don't shy away from these cars even though, unfortunately, I'm aware that some folks have had bad experiences with catastrophic failures.

Keep looking and good luck!

dghii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page