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2019/12/10 13:24:01 (permalink)

thinking of buying a porsche

hi looking at buying a 3.2s boxster its a 2002 got a 130000 miles on it any one tell me to watch out for when buying one of these cars 
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/10 15:32:28 (permalink)
Only advice I would give anyone before buying any Porsche get it checked out by your local OPC  or Porsche independent.
Especially one that's a few years old and has high mileage.
Good luck.

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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/10 17:10:11 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby George_Mayson 2020/06/20 21:41:49
Alex,
 
Good advice from Cliff, but for starters I'd have a look at the 986 Boxster Buyers' Guide on the Club's site:
 
https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/registers/modern/boxster/boxster-buyers-guides/986-buyers-guide
 
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/10 22:10:37 (permalink)
Can I ask where you are looking at this car ...private or dealer There are a few nice ones around one advertised on this forum in the Scottish region ...where are you based .I have a 2003 3.2S Tip 56K miles Seal Grey which may be for sale .
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/11 03:35:42 (permalink)
in scotland but you prob be out of my price bracket with your one but wont hurt to ask your sale price
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/11 10:13:02 (permalink)
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Can I ask where you are looking at this car ...private or dealer There are a few nice ones around one advertised on this forum in the Scottish region ...where are you based .I have a 2003 3.2S Tip 56K miles Seal Grey which may be for sale .
 
You probably could not buy better Brian's cars are always very nice well maintained examples. Better to pay a bit more for a good example rather than buying a less expensive example.
But as said get any Porsche checked out before buying a couple of hundred quid could save you a lot of heartache and expense.
Good luck.





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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2019/12/11 14:38:50 (permalink)
ALEX 13
as you are guest of the club you have no reply facility that I can see ,contact me on
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2020/01/20 10:11:45 (permalink)
Hi Alex, mine is still available. See my other post. Take care, Andrew. 

If anyone is interested... twitter: JAZ5788_Boxster
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2020/06/11 21:54:10 (permalink)
That age and mileage would mean it has very little value to be honest.  I believe these still have the IMS issue, maybe its been done; however if not I doubt it is a problem with those miles.  I have often toyed w the idea of getting a Boxster for a track rat; but once you wreck them it can be expensive.  Good service records and a good history should help.  With a car like this you are buying the previous owner as much as anything!  I just moved back to the UK from the US.  I would be hard presses to pay more than ?? £8k for this.  But conditions and records mean so much here.  I normally buy a car and tend to sink a few grand into making it "right"!
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Re: thinking of buying a porsche 2020/06/12 05:03:24 (permalink)
CLIFFWILKINS
Only advice I would give anyone before buying any Porsche get it checked out by your local OPC  or Porsche independent.
Especially one that's a few years old and has high mileage.
Good luck.




 
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Nothing worse than a bad experience buying your first car of any premium brand.  Keep saving, one will come up and your patience will be rewarded.
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