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Old 02-28-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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04 550?

I am looking at a 550 with 19K on it. the guy is asking way to much in my opinion . what do you guys think one of these is worth ? What would be a non offending low ball offer ? In my opinion I don't think these cars are super special and are not that much different than an optoined out regular S model. some input would be welcome.

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Old 02-28-2010, 06:30 AM   #2
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Give us more information. How much does he want? How much do you want to pay? What are the book values on the car as well as the book values on a similar boxS of the same model year?

It's hard to know what to tell you without this info...
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:40 AM   #3
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he is asking 35k . for it clean retail is 29k and clean trade is 25k and change. i do not think he will get even close to what he is asking . there are a lot of 987 S models with low miles in this pricing range.
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The 550

was nothing but a very well optioned marketing ploy to pretend some exclusivity to the last few 986s produced. Every manufacturer does that...a special edition just before the old model is replaced. I doubt any 986 will ever be a collectible. Most desirable 986, yea if you like the colors. Some aspects of the 987...yea. Just makes it harder to maintain.

$35k is ridiculous. Even asking that is ridiculous. It shows the seller has an inflated impression of his own worth and therefore of his car's value. I doubt you'll be able to strike a fair deal on that car. $26k.

I;d take my Problem areas web page printout to him and show him you know the potential problems and offer $25k. And don't budge. There are 1200 Boxsters for sale today at www.cars.com. That means there must be hundreds more out there. You can get a better deal on a nice car. And about 35k miles with the 30k done and fresh best quality tires is the sweet spot.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #5
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wow

That made for a GREAT laugh..35K....unrealistic...number one with so many newer boxsters out there with improvements, this economy or ANY...you would have to find some millionaire that wants that EXACT care to fork over 35K....offer the 25K.
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Better have a 3.8 conversion in it for that money (with all the LN/Raby updates).
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A Porsche 550?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_550

I thought they go for up to a Million
Are you talking about a Beck replica?
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A Porsche 550?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_550

I thought they go for up to a Million
Are you talking about a Beck replica?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Boxster#550_Spyder_50th_Anniversary_Editio n
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kbb.com says an '04 S w/19k mi is worth ~$19k trade in, ~$22k private party. Does anyone really think a "rare" 550 is worth more than a 10% premium? Even that much seems wishful. I'd say maybe +5%.

I've found eBay to be very good gauge of where the market is. Look at closed auctions. Not many cars sell, but looking at where the bidding stopped will quickly give you a good picture.

If you can't take it home for $22k I'd walk. There's always another one.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:31 AM   #10
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honestly , i don't think this guy will even consider 22k offer. I did look at another car yesterday an 05 S with 45k on it. it has full leather , power seats and great condition. the color is a little funny , carmen red. asking 27,900 from a dealer. this might be a better option.
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The SE 550 is more than a well optioned boxster S. It has options not available on other boxsters such as GT Silver Metallic paint(the same color as the car-show version of the Carrera GT supercar), Cocoa dark brown all leather interior, Seal Gray 911 wheels and special exhaust are just a few.

Then it is optioned to the hilt.

It all depends on what you want. It is the most expensive 986. When you use services such as kbb - may sure you choose the aniversary option - usually 3000 premuim over other boxster S's. Production run of just 1953 cars.

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does not mean it's worth 35,000. 05 987 S exceeds this car in every aspect so their is no point to this car at that price. when you can get A loaded 987 s with 10K on them all day long for 35 grand.
Why bother?
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"does not mean it's worth 35,000. 05 987 S exceeds this car in every aspect so their is no point to this car at that price. when you can get A loaded 987 s with 10K on them all day long for 35 grand.
Why bother?"

I said check kbb for price. If you like the ordinary - sure buy the 987S
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"does not mean it's worth 35,000. 05 987 S exceeds this car in every aspect so their is no point to this car at that price. when you can get A loaded 987 s with 10K on them all day long for 35 grand.
Why bother?"

I said check kbb for price. If you like the ordinary - sure buy the 987S
Ordinary Porsche, oxymoron.
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I agree with most here, 35K is absurd. I'm a bit biased, but you can get a NICE 987S for 35K.
You can get a far superior 987S for 25K, in my opinion. You can probably get a Certified 2006 S from, a dealer, for 35K and sleep at night, rather than laying awake waiting for an IMS failure.
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Special edition Boxster add little value beyond the actual upgrades. Porsche simply do too many 'special editions'. And there is no existence of a die hard Boxster collector segment like there is for other Porsches. That's only because these people like giving all their money to mechanics who need the work.
The 550 has a very nice interior which can get very expensive in the aftermarket.
But not $35K worth. A fully optioned 986S needs aero like a GT3 bumper and some side skirting. minimalist is nice but I think the extra touches give more the appearance of the original concept car.

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the dude emailed me back . told me to go pound sand. i was like , dude your car only has 5 more h.p. than a stock S .
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I've seen 987's in the cocoa brown interior in silver with a better interior (well..except for the round school bus steering wheel). Cayman's too.
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honestly , i don't think this guy will even consider 22k offer. I did look at another car yesterday an 05 S with 45k on it. it has full leather , power seats and great condition. the color is a little funny , carmen red. asking 27,900 from a dealer. this might be a better option.
I like to hear about what folks think when they drive both the 986 and 987. So far, besides power, it doesn't sound like there's much of a difference.

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