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Old 02-24-2018, 03:13 AM
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I need some advice.

A local guy is selling a Boxster S: he hasn't listed it for sale and is an older PCA guy. The car is clean, but has a few light scratches (looks like perhaps a shopping cart grazed the rear quarter panel, and he definitely pulled in over a parking lot curb at some point). I like the car though: 27,000 miles (give or take), sport exhaust, manual, sport chrono, PASM suspension (10mm lower), GT Silver, 2-way sport+ seats. It is a pretty basic build otherwise; no Bose, no nav, 19" wheels.

What should I offer him? I want it to be reasonable for both parties. I tried to see what they sell for here, but there are very few comparable cars; most are PDK and have not sold.

It also has a CPO. Tires are OK, not great.

I saw Boxsters with more expensive builds in the low 40's last fall from dealers. Most didn't have the "driver" options this one has, however. I haven't tried the PASM, but I hear it is pretty responsive compared to stock non-PASM, although not quite as good as X73. PASM always seemed fine when I would borrow my buddies' 997 however.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:39 AM
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You can also add DSC controllers to PASM, which is not possible with analog suspensions. Not really necessary though unless the car will be tracked at a serious level. Pricing for an S should be low to mid $40k in a private sale. CPO is a big plus and worth a couple $k.
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I’ll listen in on the discussion...
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:02 PM
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Can't really offer much that KBB can't do better, but I would strongly suggest that you get a PPI, with an overrun report, before you make any offers. Also go on cars.com or autotrader to get some pricing ranges, then take 10% off that to account for the bid ask spread.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:28 PM
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How much is left on the CPO? A fair value for a full 2 year CPO is around $3K, IMO, so you can adjust the added value of the CPO by how much is left.

Setting that aside, I think low to mid $40K's sounds about right for a private sale, and probably toward the lower end of that scale.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:32 AM
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The CPO has another year or so.

Thanks for the help. I did look at cars.com but there are simply very few Boxster S available that are equipped this way.

On the Porsche CPO locator, nothing comes up that is similarly equipped, but a ballpark guess puts this at around $48-50k at a Porsche dealer. If that is the case, $43,000 seems about right, as this is not a run of the mill PDK build.

I will get a PPI done on this!
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:04 AM
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No way should the price of that car start with a 4. None. Mid $30s at the very best.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
No way should the price of that car start with a 4. None. Mid $30s at the very best.
I’d like to know where you can find these 981 boxster S — with manual, pasm, and cpo no less — in the low-mid thirties.
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post


I’d like to know where you can find these 981 boxster S — with manual, pasm, and cpo no less — in the low-mid thirties.
Two months ago Carmax offered me $40K for my 981BS. If I sold it to them I'm sure they would list it for at least $45K. Any 981BS that listed for $35K would arouse my suspicion, and cause me to have a comprehensive PPI and thorough review of the car's maintenance history. I'd also rent a paint meter and check the paint out very thoroughly.
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post


I’d like to know where you can find these 981 boxster S — with manual, pasm, and cpo no less — in the low-mid thirties.
Agreed. I bought a 2013 Boxster S last month, and that definitely wasn’t what I saw in the market.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:24 AM
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The car he described is five years old, low option, has 27k miles and has some potential issues. No way is it worth $40k+.
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
The car he described is five years old, low option, has 27k miles and has some potential issues. No way is it worth $40k+.
FYI, this is a $76k build, so not high option, but SC/PASM/PSE adds quite a bit to the bottom line.

It looks clean however. Just a few light scratches. It has been washed and waxed religiously; the paint is in great shape aside from that and rock chips.

If you find something cheaper, LMK. A guy on 6SO had a BASE Boxster 2013, with 50k miles, super stripper 6MT build, and he had it up for $32,800. It sold in 2 days last week.
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The dealer asks for cars like this on AT are high $30's to $44k. Knock 10% off dealer ask prices to start, particularly since you're buying from a private party and also because you'll be at least the third owner of the car. Maybe high $30s if you loooove the car AND everything checks out on the PPI.
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
The dealer asks for cars like this on AT are high $30's to $44k. Knock 10% off dealer ask prices to start, particularly since you're buying from a private party and also because you'll be at least the third owner of the car. Maybe high $30s if you loooove the car AND everything checks out on the PPI.
Where are you looking?

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ssionCodes=MAN

Are we talking about the same car here? This is a 981 Boxster S, manual. Not a 987. Cheapest I see is $39,475 with 50,000 miles. Most are mid 40's, anything that is a similar build and mileage that is.

I spoke with the seller, he said the local dealer offered to buy it for $37,500 outright. They are a high-margin Porsche dealer. I asked them for a bid on my 997, they offered me $8k less than I sold it Private party for.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:24 PM
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KG - you and I messaged before. You know I have an essentially new 2016 Boxster S with 680 miles on the clock. It might be available if anyone is interested or would like details. PM me.
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