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Old 06-21-2015, 02:09 PM   #1
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2005 Base Boxster General Question

Good day. I am looking to pursche a 2005 Base Boxster with 40,000 miles. Below is the list of options added to the car. Are there any issues and or watch outs for this particular model/yr. I welcome your feedback.

2005 Porsche Boxster
Exterior:
Arctic Silver Metallic
Interior:
Black Standard Leather
Warranty Start:
June 22, 2005
Additional Equipment
342
Heated Front Seats
446
Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
680
Bose Surround Sound System
AN
Black Standard Leather
M6Z
Floor Mats Interior Color
P12
Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor
P74
Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
PPB
Preferred Package Plus
V9
Black Top
X1
Arctic Silver Metallic

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Would like to also know what you think a fair price is for the car. New Battery and 4 New Tires as well.
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #3
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First and foremost have a Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI) done by a mechanic you can trust. That way you'll know if there are any issues with that particular car and, depending on severity, you can use them in the price negotiation
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Good advise. If everything checks out fine with the car, What is that fair price range, estimate?
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Good advise. If everything checks out fine with the car, What is that fair price range, estimate?
I would go to Kelly Blue Book and or one of the other car value estimators and see what the range is between trade in value and sellers value. That will give you a good range to deal with before you negotiate any issues that may come up from the PPI.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:09 PM   #6
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Good advise. If everything checks out fine with the car, What is that fair price range, estimate?
Look at Autotrader from several major cities. You'll get the price swings really fast.

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Would like to also know what you think a fair price is for the car. New Battery and 4 New Tires as well.
I have a client with a virtually identical car except it has cocoa full leather interior & under 30,000 miles. They will take $25,000 for it.
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IMS issue. Can anyone shed some light on this. Major/Minor repair? Est Cost? Do I need to be concerned with 40K miles?
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Go to the top of the thread list "Thinking of buying a Boxster - MUST READ" or use the search function "IMS / intermediate shaft" and prepare yourself for hours of inwardly digesting.....

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