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2020/01/14 09:18:09 (permalink)

Opinions on mileage v years?

Trying to get a feel for when people buying a Boxster consider a car and it's miles v years.
 
My 59 plate 987.2 is coming to it's 11th birthday and has 60,304 miles on it, about 6K /year.
Does that seem a bit high or about right?

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    3286ib
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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/14 10:12:16 (permalink)
    04 Anniversary 48k miles keeps the insurance reasonable.
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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/14 11:16:44 (permalink)
    5 k miles a year is regarded as average for porsche it seems

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/14 12:04:01 (permalink)
    Mines an 11 plate 987.2 2.9 with 64k on the clock. I did 6.5k Miles last year. 
    When I bought mine I went based on wanting a 987.2 only went for the 2.9 as on the road performance I couldn't tell much between that and the 3.4. As for miles they all ranged from 39k to 54k, I looked for how often it and been serviced and miles between services. 
     
    Some cars had been used a lot earlier in life and not a lot in recent years the first year I did about 4k miles but the car was driven almost every other week for a week to and from work (16miles a day) so gets driven frequently.
     
    So for me it was more important that a car had been used rather than sitting stagnant in a garage, these cars are there to be driven.

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/14 13:31:17 (permalink)
    M40WST
    Mines an 11 plate 987.2 2.9 with 64k on the clock. I did 6.5k Miles last year. 
    When I bought mine I went based on wanting a 987.2 only went for the 2.9 as on the road performance I couldn't tell much between that and the 3.4. As for miles they all ranged from 39k to 54k, I looked for how often it and been serviced and miles between services. 
     
    Some cars had been used a lot earlier in life and not a lot in recent years the first year I did about 4k miles but the car was driven almost every other week for a week to and from work (16miles a day) so gets driven frequently.
     
    So for me it was more important that a car had been used rather than sitting stagnant in a garage, these cars are there to be driven.




    I agree, I don't think 64k is a problem if the car has been regularly and properly maintained. After all my wifes Evoque has done 57k from new in under 4 years, but it has a full history to show everything has been done when it should have been, which shows no corners have been cut when looking after it. I would take a car with higher mileage and an exceptional history over a lower mileage with a poor history. You can also tell from overall cosmetic appearance how a cars been treated seats and carpets tell you a lot.

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/14 16:36:16 (permalink)
    I’ve owned 5 boxsters  since 2000. The first was bought brand new and the others were all six months old each with about 5k. The first four were used as my works cars and I averaged 20k per year which meant that when I came to sell them that had been 50 to 60 k. They had all been serviced on the dot.  I never had to carry out any repairs and the only expenditure in addition to servicing was tyres. The earlier cars were much heavier on tyres. In my opinion all four cars at 2/3 years old with 50/60 k would have made excellent purchases. I purchased my current 11 reg 2.9 in early 2012 with 4K on clock. I was by that time working part time and during the first year I only did 8k. When I retired the annual mileage fell through the floor and after 8 years the mileage is 46k. Apart from servicing the only repairs have been  a drive belt tensioner and two new batteries. I now keep the car permanently on a battery conditioner which, fingers crossed, seems to have extended battery life to at least 5 years. I think that my first four cars are evidence that a buyer should not be be scared of a higher mileage if there is a complete service history and probably a 2 year Porsche warranty.

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/21 18:14:44 (permalink)
    Its purely down to how you intend to use it, and how much you care about the next owner.
     
    I suspect for most of us with second cars, then we are lucky to do 5K a year.
     
    Being a Porsche, they are capable of real mileages and personally I wouldn't worry to much about it.   I would rather not have a car that's spent it's time tootling around town, but a car that is used regularly is bound to be in good shape.
     
    A relatively high miler that's done 20K a year for a year or two, so maybe 3 years old with 60K on the clock will be fine.   It's probably motorway mileage, which puts way less strain on things.   If you are going to keep it a while, then still a 1000 miles a year will bring the average down.  And at the end of the day. you will pay less for it.
     
    Paying lots for a garage queen seems crazy if you intend on driving it.  You are just opening yourself up for more depreciation.
     
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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/21 21:02:28 (permalink)
    Thank you all for a good run of posts on the subject.
    Ive done around 6k a year since Ive had the car, and am a touch worried about those racking up further still.
    we were going to do an Austrian long euro tour in May, but flyand drive now.
    maybe best to ignore it all and simply use it.
    I maintain it reasonably with specialist and diy work, though would like a Cayman!

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/22 12:26:50 (permalink)
    Not necessarily specifically Porsche advice but I do think the "used" part mentioned by M40WST is an important one.  10k miles on a 10-year-old car may sound good but could be disastrous if the last 8 of those were sat unused in a damp garage.  Equally, 60k miles for 6 years old may sound like a lot, but may be absolutely fine if serviced properly and well-looked after, particularly if they're mainly motorway miles.  Then there's age itself (which comes to us all).  My 2005 Boxster has just crossed 50k (and is about to go in for a service), so unless I go insane mileage-wise it'll still be way below any kind of average when we trade her hopefully at some point later this year but, she's is 15 fifteen years old and there are bound to be some bits and pieces that have simply aged regardless of servicing and care.

    When we trade I'm hoping for a 987.2, 10 years old max (although you can't get much older), with no more than 40k on the clock, used regularly every weekend but not commuted.  So, pretty easy then.
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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/22 18:02:00 (permalink)

    ...maybe best to ignore it all and simply use it...
     



    Yes. Just enjoy it.


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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/22 19:19:08 (permalink)
    cobnut
    When we trade I'm hoping for a 987.2, 10 years old max (although you can't get much older), with no more than 40k on the clock, used regularly every weekend but not commuted.  So, pretty easy then.



    well you can’t have mine😂 (2010 987.2with 30k)

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    Re: Opinions on mileage v years? 2020/01/23 09:42:47 (permalink)
    Darn it, Snowball, I had my eye on it :)
     
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