I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

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ooid

1,560 posts

45 months

Thursday 5th September
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Gen 2 boxster, PDK, 2.9 engine, less than 10k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...



Rosewood Red

381 posts

98 months

Thursday 5th September
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I see your sub £10k 987.2 Boxster and raise you a sub £9k 987.2 Cayman...



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

ATM

9,540 posts

164 months

Friday 6th September
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Rosewood Red said:
I see your sub £10k 987.2 Boxster and raise you a sub £9k 987.2 Cayman...



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
WOW

Some cheap pork right there. Fine for a daily that.

LeChuck..

105 posts

44 months

Monday 9th September
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Morning all,

Can I get some advice please;
Found a Boxster near me, 2000(W) 2.7 manual. Looks very clean, last owner 19 years, 104k (5k per year)
Silver with red leather, upgraded seats, FSH by specialist for last 10 or so years (Porsche until then I believe)
MOT history is almost perfect.
Hardtop incl.
£5k
Good value? Not seen it yet but thinking it’s probably has suspension works etc done, owner seems like the sort.
Thanks

ianwayne

2,448 posts

213 months

Monday 9th September
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My first 986 Boxster in 2013 bit me with service parts costs (a 3.2 S). Apart from the obvious (accident damage and paint problems), check the condition of the brakes & tyres and whether the climate control is working. OE stuff is VERY pricey, but I've noticed a big drop in pattern parts for coffin arms and other suspension arms (opinions vary on these!). It may be on original shocks / springs if it's been treated well, mine is (2.7 with 61k miles in 19 years, 5 owners).

Try to establish the clutch condition too, and I'm sure you've read about RMS and IMS bearing. If it's dripping oil, I would avoid myself. Could be a good buy, 19 years with 1 owner! The hardtop alone is worth several hundred quid.

Edited by ianwayne on Monday 9th September 09:16

ooid

1,560 posts

45 months

Monday 9th September
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LeChuck.. said:
Morning all,

Can I get some advice please;
Found a Boxster near me, 2000(W) 2.7 manual. Looks very clean, last owner 19 years, 104k (5k per year)
Silver with red leather, upgraded seats, FSH by specialist for last 10 or so years (Porsche until then I believe)
MOT history is almost perfect.
Hardtop incl.
£5k
Good value? Not seen it yet but thinking it’s probably has suspension works etc done, owner seems like the sort.
Thanks
If you can, please go to a garage who knows porsches.. Put it on the ramp and diagnose. Than test drive, and decide.

For me, 5k is too much for 104k miles 2.7. I had a 2.7 W plate, I sold it around 4.5k 2 years ago, with only 70k. It was mechanically top condition.

ATM

9,540 posts

164 months

Monday 9th September
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ooid said:
LeChuck.. said:
Morning all,

Can I get some advice please;
Found a Boxster near me, 2000(W) 2.7 manual. Looks very clean, last owner 19 years, 104k (5k per year)
Silver with red leather, upgraded seats, FSH by specialist for last 10 or so years (Porsche until then I believe)
MOT history is almost perfect.
Hardtop incl.
£5k
Good value? Not seen it yet but thinking it’s probably has suspension works etc done, owner seems like the sort.
Thanks
If you can, please go to a garage who knows porsches.. Put it on the ramp and diagnose. Than test drive, and decide.

For me, 5k is too much for 104k miles 2.7. I had a 2.7 W plate, I sold it around 4.5k 2 years ago, with only 70k. It was mechanically top condition.
ooid sold his a bit cheap but you get the point. It is not the bargain you think. The holy grail of bargain boxsters just dont exist. Choose a colour scheme you like, a spec you like and maybe a seller you like then throw the dice.

This one was for sale for 5750 a couple of weeks ago and didnt sell so the seller has raised the price now.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223624252056

76870 miles
2004
hardtop


skinny

4,768 posts

180 months

Monday 9th September
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LeChuck.. said:
Morning all,

Can I get some advice please;
Found a Boxster near me, 2000(W) 2.7 manual. Looks very clean, last owner 19 years, 104k (5k per year)
Seems a bit high for that age and mileage, especially as we're now at the end of summer

snotrag

11,850 posts

156 months

Monday 9th September
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Looks expensive to me.

Not unusual when the seller has owned the car for so long - theres a natural tendency to assume its worth more.

cmoose

44,923 posts

174 months

Monday 9th September
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Might be a really good car, but the reality is that the market doesn't like perceived high miles. So no matter how good it is, at over 100,000 miles, it's a hard sell.

LeChuck..

105 posts

44 months

Monday 9th September
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Thanks for quick replies all, you could be right about the seller.

I've got some photos now, interior look mint, bolsters etc - It does seem a little high compared to others but does appear very good condition.

Assuming it checks out, work done, clutch etc, what should I be aiming for?

Cheer all, much appreciated

ooid

1,560 posts

45 months

Monday 9th September
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You really need to look underneath..These cars are almost rust-free, and if they look after well, body work not an issue. The problems (expensive ones) usually mechanical.

I would suggest max 4k, if its mechanically good order. Than enjoy the cheap flat 6 motoring! wink

LordGrover

30,838 posts

157 months

Monday 9th September
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LeChuck.. said:
Morning all,

Can I get some advice please;
Found a Boxster near me, 2000(W) 2.7 manual. Looks very clean, last owner 19 years, 104k (5k per year)
Silver with red leather, upgraded seats, FSH by specialist for last 10 or so years (Porsche until then I believe)
MOT history is almost perfect.
Hardtop incl.
£5k
Good value? Not seen it yet but thinking it’s probably has suspension works etc done, owner seems like the sort.
Thanks
Sounds good to me.
As others have said if the suspension has been done/looks good then that's a big worry out of the way.
Some people get too hung up on the price - if you like it and willing to take a chance (which is inevitable on a 20 year old, 100k miles, prestige performance car) get it bought. The right price is what the buyer's willing to pay - the buyer is the market, just a small part of it.
You can dither and mither over a few hundred quid, but I've never seen the point - some people enjoy the whole process - depends which type you are.

kippax

2,784 posts

194 months

Monday 9th September
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Boxster S with warranty for less than £5k?
https://lnlmotors.com/vehicle/2000-porsche-boxster...

Patrick Bateman

10,813 posts

119 months

Monday 9th September
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A warranty good for what though?

LeChuck..

105 posts

44 months

Wednesday 11th September
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ooid said:
Gen 2 boxster, PDK, 2.9 engine, less than 10k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That got me looking.. can't be right, Dealer has a lot of suspiciously looking cheap cars... shame as at 2 x the 2000 986 local to me, it seems a bargain.

ATM

9,540 posts

164 months

Wednesday 11th September
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LeChuck.. said:
ooid said:
Gen 2 boxster, PDK, 2.9 engine, less than 10k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That got me looking.. can't be right, Dealer has a lot of suspiciously looking cheap cars... shame as at 2 x the 2000 986 local to me, it seems a bargain.
Why cant it be right. Phone HIM.

mat1

19 posts

27 months

Thursday 12th September
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I bought one with half the miles and a slightly higher spec for £15k including brakes, tyres, spark plugs so that price seems about right?

LordHaveMurci

9,831 posts

114 months

Thursday 12th September
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mat1 said:
I bought one with half the miles and a slightly higher spec for £15k including brakes, tyres, spark plugs so that price seems about right?
Are they optional? hehe

cmoose

44,923 posts

174 months

Thursday 12th September
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ATM said:
LeChuck.. said:
ooid said:
Gen 2 boxster, PDK, 2.9 engine, less than 10k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That got me looking.. can't be right, Dealer has a lot of suspiciously looking cheap cars... shame as at 2 x the 2000 986 local to me, it seems a bargain.
Why cant it be right. Phone HIM.
Aye. It would be a tough sell at much more money than that. Not many examples about with mileage like that. Does the value no good at all.

Even at sub £9k that red 987.2 Croc has been listed for a while. Market hates leggy modern Pork, it's just the way it is.