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Old 12-26-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hello Im new to the site. I currently own a SRT-4 and am planning on getting a 2001 Porsche Boxster S.....What is a few things I need to look for...I know the basics in buying a used car but is there antything I need to look at in particular in this car?

Also, hows the maintaince on the car, is it pricey and can it be done by me or does it need a dealership per say

- Is it a relaible car?

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Old 12-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #3
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Yes I've reading here, theres a lot of good info...I know that Ohio put a supercharger on his and I bet he's running strong....Also read about a guy getting quoted $800 for a suspension install....

The particular car that Im looking at comes with a Hardtop piece...which I really like....
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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That SRT is a nice little car I see them at the autocross events and they perform very well for a family car
Don't get attached to any one Boxster/S.
There are soooo many low mileage bargains around you really have no reason not to take your time looking for one that has everything you are looking for.
Try and find one with the wheels, aero, stereo, HID's(Litronics) that you are looking for. Upgrading the Boxster parts afterwards is very very expensive. Plenty of cars for sale have most of this stuff on them already. I spent at least $7,000 on upgrades and I doubt I'll get even a third back on that when I sell the car. Not something that bothers me tremendously because I got the car with barely 10,000 miles at an excellent price.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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Well Im selling the SRT because well, its that time and its best....Going to Law school here soon...Like yourself I invested a lot of money on the SRT...sooo Im de-modding it and that money I get from those parts well be my money for the first semester in Law school...

I've been searching a lot and reading a lot.....Im not trying to spend more then 25k...I found an 01 with 54k miles for 21000.....sport package and everything....Red with black interior <- my favorite color by the way.....Comes with 18' turbo wheels.....Im going to test drive it this week....does this sound like a good deal to you guys....the miles are a bit high but its a porsche so Im sure its well built...
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you can find plenty of low mileage Boxsters for that price. No need to sacrifice mileage which is the last thing you want to do unless ALL maintenance has been done on a consistent basis.
As the saying goes"pay me now or pay me later but in the end you will pay".
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Average price for an 02 Boxster S is about 25k here in Houston...thats ranging from 33k-54k miles.....I still searching...I am taking your advise and not getting attached to one....I saw a good deal on a Black one BUT I have own two black cars including my SRT and Im never owning one again...Red or Silver is my color....

I saw a silver with a bright red interior....looked nice!!!
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I think there is a big ebay seller in Houston that sells lots of Porsches you can check out in the show room.

here's a nice one i a rare color he's selling. Go down in person and maybe make an offer. This time of the year is good for making deals.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-Porsche-Boxster-S-SPORT-Xenon-HtdSts-HiFi-18-s_W0QQitemZ170062763143QQihZ007QQcategoryZ6015QQrd Z1QQcmdZViewItem
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Funny you posted that up, thats the same dealership that has the Red one Im looking at....Actually his Ebay prices are higher then his autotrader prices....I has about 6-7 in stock but not all of them as S....they are mostly regular boxsters....He has that burgundy one listed for 24500 on autotrader...
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Expo is where I bought mine too
The folks there were pretty nice to deal with and they will deal with you
(never pay sticker price).

Hope you find what you are after. (Another Texan, we be growing )


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Old 12-26-2006, 05:18 PM   #11
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Blatallic, a forum member is selling his pristine, low mileage boxster (silver with full red leather interior) in January if you are interested. He lives in Magnolia and works in Rice Village. Call me if you are interested... 832-474-7381
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Blatallic, a forum member is selling his pristine, low mileage boxster (silver with full red leather interior) in January if you are interested. He lives in Magnolia and works in Rice Village. Call me if you are interested... 832-474-7381
What year and how much??

Travis, I'll be heading to Expo here this week....Ya I never pay sticker price...Im good at bargaining.....I got lots of practice in Hong Kong
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If you call me tomorrow, I can give you his name and number and you can talk to him yourself on the details of the car and the price.
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Sounds good....I'll be calling you tommorrow...
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How is the insurance on these cars???
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Blatallic,

I pay about $1100 a year for full coverage here in Chicago.

Hope that helps...

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How is the insurance on these cars???
I am paying $1800 a year for full coverage on the Box and a Lexus SUV, Harris county is one of the highest in the country (too many good ol boys)
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^ I pay that much for just one car! I haven't had speeding ticket in over 10 years and only had one minor accident that the police officer refused to issue a report for. We have more cars than people here in the Garden State. And everyone is trying to rip off the insurance companies when there is in fact an accident with jacked up auto body claims, personal injury law suits, etc. .
A huge waste money. I feel sorry for the good drivers who have to pony up $1200 just for liability insurance on beater cars that aren't worth much more than that, despite many having good driving records.
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My first year of ownership(age 16) car was insured under my name.....A whopping $6400 a year for full coverage. We learned quickly and put the car under my moms name with me listed as a 10% driver.
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How is the insurance on these cars???
When I bought mine the insurance company(AAA) wanted $4k for it in my name, I was 18,no tickets w/ a 15% insurance break from a class I took. The insurance lady said to call back and say it was the weekend driver under my dad's name,$1,200 a year full coverage.
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