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Old 12-13-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Low mileage?

I'm curious to know what low mileage in an early 986 looks like? I have a '98 with 50K. I'm sure there are plenty lower, but how low?

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Old 12-13-2015, 05:04 AM   #2
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I've seen people buy them with 11 thousand on the odo. Some people buy a car to hold down their garage.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:46 AM   #3
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I have an '01 I bought new and have 27,000 miles on it. There is a 1998 on Autotrader with 13,000 miles. At one time I had 6 cars thus the low miles. I am down to 4 so it is getting driven more now.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=91301&endYear=2001&vehicleStyleCodes=CONVERT&modelCode1=BOXSTE&sortBy=mileageASC&showcaseOwnerId=625821&startYear=1998&makeCode1=POR&firstRecord=0&maxMileage=15000&searchRadius=0&mmt=[POR[BOXSTE[]][]]&listingId=408801703&Log=0

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Old 12-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
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I have a 1997 with 34,000. We have several vehicles so none of them get much mileage.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:48 AM   #5
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I purchased my 97 in August of this year with 16,102 on the clock. Unlike the 3 previous owners, I bought it to drive it.



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Old 12-13-2015, 01:01 PM   #6
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I bought my '99 Boxster with 14,014 km on the odometer in August and put 3,000 km in 3 months before putting it to bed for the winter. I've driven it more in my 3 months of ownership than it had been driven in the previous 3 years.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:05 PM   #7
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Have now done around 7K in 8 years of ownership!! maybe I need to get out more...
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:14 PM   #8
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Bought mine in March 2015 with 27k and some change. I have 31.5k on in her now. Have done some refreshing: IMS/RMS, tires, radio, CV boots, filters. Next: AOS, water pump, top.

Worth every $....
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:33 PM   #9
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Bought mine in March 2015 with 27k and some change. I have 31.5k on in her now. Have done some refreshing: IMS/RMS, tires, radio, rear axles, filters. Next: AOS, water pump, top.

Worth every $....
How was the original IMS when it was replaced? Was it a single or dual row IMS baring?
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:49 PM   #10
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I wanted a Boxster ever since they first launched......

....being a working slob, I never could afford one.

After a a career change and a big raise, and the magic of depreciation and the heartbreak of IMS, i found a 2004 Boxster S 50 Years of 550 Spyder Edition a few months ago with only 25,000 miles on her.

I bought her, shipped her to Jake Raby and Flat 6 Innovations and had him install a new IMS Solution, water pump, air/oil sep, plugs, serpentine belt and idler pulleys, rear main seal, and a low temp thermostat, all preventative. The car was fine, but I didn't want to take any chances.

And now I have my dream sports car and can drive the snot out of her for the next 50,000 miles without really worrying about anything except tires and brakes and oil changes.

The Boxster is the used car sports car deal of the millennium.

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Old 12-23-2015, 06:57 PM   #11
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^ those are all from when i first bought the car

Now i have 88k only work done has been rear cv boots ebrake switch oil and some tires
changes

going to wait until clutch goes to do the ims

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How was the original IMS when it was replaced? Was it a single or dual row IMS baring?
Funny you should ask. After reading about IMS horror stories, I was obsessed about replacement. Basically, I replaced a perfectly good, low risk double row IMS bearing with a brand new double row bearing😂😂😂. But I sleep nights now...

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