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Old 11-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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1998 Porsche Boxster - wanted?

Hello Guys and Gals

I am new to this forum, I want to thank you for allowing me to join. So here it is, I am 27 I live in Toronto. My colleague has offered me his porsche for $5000 in a private sale.

I do not know much about them, aside from that they are beautiful cars.

its a 1998 boxster convertible - manual transmission, has not been driven much in the last 5 years (colleague inherited the car, he does not drive manual), it has 150k on it.

He is selling as is, I would have to get the certs and e tests.

Can you guys please tell me some costs or repairs I might encounter? Is $5000 worth it for the costs I will incur after the sale? I have already contacted my insurance and its relatively reasonable.

Please keep in mind I have limited experience under the hood, but a "can do" attitude. I have a motorcycle (triumph scrambler) which I do all the maintenance on my own (youtube/google). Is the porsche simply out of my league?

Any suggestions, opinions or insight will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:58 AM   #2
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Not sure if you read this yet

Thinking of buying a Boxster ? - MUST READ !

but it is a good start.

Also, 150K is that miles or kilometres? Are there any service records? the '99 has a dual row IMS bearing so that is good but regular oil changes are still a must so some records would be nice.

PS the Upper Canada Region of the PCA is the largest and very active chapter of the Porsche Club of America so join the PCA and connect with some members there. You will get a wealth of knowledge.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:20 AM   #3
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I'm 37 had my first boxster when I was 29 and have once accessed the engine bay and never have done mechanical work on my car. I've swapped engines in my garage before of Japanese cars but this car is intimidating IMO. Some are comfortable I for one am not.

It's definitely worth about double what he's giving it to you for. I'm sure he wouldn't offer it to you to flip. But if you spend some money to bring it up to snuff. You'll still be even or possibly ahead of the game

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