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Old 12-17-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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00' Base Boxster 24 K Miles

So I looked at a 2000' base Boxster with 24 K,..they are asking 13 K with a 3K miles or 3 month warranty on engine and Trans. its a 5sp,Basalt Blk and Grey leather,..very very clean,..all the way around,.??? Thanks Frank

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Get a PPI at a good shop first, with an oil analysis.
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Price is high and low miles isn't always good.
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I agree. I bought a near perfect 2001 base with 46k for about half that amount. PPI, highly recommended.
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I know low miles are not that great for engines,..but what about everything else like transmission ,CV joints (CV rubber could dry out I guess),suspension parts should be ok the Cat's and mufflers ..ETC So at about a 100 miles a month should that not keep seals and such ok,..its been in Colorado for 17 yrs and in AZ since 4-2017
but car fax stops mileage at 19.350 it has 24. something. ??
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I know low miles are not that great for engines,..but what about everything else like transmission ,CV joints (CV rubber could dry out I guess),suspension parts should be ok the Cat's and mufflers ..ETC So at about a 100 miles a month should that not keep seals and such ok,..its been in Colorado for 17 yrs and in AZ since 4-2017
but car fax stops mileage at 19.350 it has 24. something. ??

Does the Carfax show regular service, like annual oil changes and steadily increasing mileage? No 5 year periods where mileage only increased by 1,000?

Carfax has its limitations, but what it tells you is usually reliable. What it doesn't tell you is the problem.
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hi Boxmann,..Yes it did up until the 19.350 miles
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build 12/99 so It may have the single row Bearing,..which is suppose to be a plus...right
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build 12/99 so It may have the single row Bearing,..which is suppose to be a plus...right
No, it's not a plus, it's a minus. The double row bearing used on the '97 - '99 Boxsters are reported to have a much lower failure rate than the single row IMSB used on the 2000 - 2005 MYs. (2005 was a transition year)
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Oh yea thats right Damn,..Thanks
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That is way too much for the warranty also for 3 month.
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:31 PM   #12
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I agree. I bought a near perfect 2001 base with 46k for about half that amount. PPI, highly recommended.
Half that amount ?? That would be awfully cheap.
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Half that amount ?? That would be awfully cheap.
Not really.... $7500 base boxsters are plentiful.

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Not really.... $7500 base boxsters are plentiful.
A 2001 in "near perfect" condition with 46k miles? Not what I'm seeing anywhere. The ones I'm seeing for $7,500 are '97 - '99's with high mileage and/or damage history.

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