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Old 02-26-2003, 11:19 PM
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whoa umm damn this isnt HTML ?
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the only reason the 986/996 is falling in prices is because the used car market for new type cars is flooded...there are so many cars coming of lease,and such good deals on new cars that used cars are taking the hit(all used cars)...lets not forgot the economy..we live in a different time as far as purchasing a car...i wouldnt compare the 944 to the 986
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by adscab911:
<strong>the 944 started out as a VW (924) with very anemic performance and only improved once 924 owners complained of losing stop light races with Escorts.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Right, so the factory took the 924 racing at Le Mans (e.g. 924 GTR) and subsequently released the 944 as a "real" Porsche.

I don't see the 986 going racing anytime soon. Maybe because it doesn't need to to be a category leader, but traditionally Porsche cars were developed on the race track, not in the marketing department.
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:14 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by autobahnNY:
<strong>the only reason the 986/996 is falling in prices is because the used car market for new type cars is flooded...there are so many cars coming of lease,and such good deals on new cars that used cars are taking the hit(all used cars)...lets not forgot the economy..we live in a different time as far as purchasing a car...i wouldnt compare the 944 to the 986</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Personaly that has to be the stupidest thing I have read all day. We do not live in a diffrent time as far as the economy is concerned. We were in a very similar situation in the 80's. So in reality the market isnt affecting the deflation of the 986/996. The problem the boxster is facing is the same as the 944's mass production. The 996 faces a compleate other deflation problem.
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:22 PM
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Also what other cars coming off lease would affect the used market of the boxster? I don't see any other used cars of similar years that were comparable to the boxster. Also the 944 prices really haven't changed since the decline of the economy.
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Old 02-27-2003, 02:10 PM
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The used Boxster is now competing with used S2000's, used Z3's, new Miatas and Z4's, new 350z's, new G35 coupes as well as a host of BMW's and with declining prices, 993, 964 and 911's. It's not a matter of "comparable" vehicles for some, but "comparable" prices or more concisely, comparable "out of pocket" expense. The 944 also had competition from the RX7 and the 300Z as well as the Camaro and Mustang.
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:53 PM
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stupidest thing u heard think u heard???..lol
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:55 PM
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check the prices on all used 986/996 they are both declining at the same rate...you want the 986 to be the 944 equaul so bad..lol
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:58 PM
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equal*
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by autobahnNY:
<strong>check the prices on all used 986/996 they are both declining at the same rate...you want the 986 to be the 944 equaul so bad..lol</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">That's not even true?
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I want the 986 to be equal the 944? LOL (first of all, that's not proper english)

Too bad that's the opposite. The boxster will never even get close to as equal as a 944.
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:37 PM
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LoL, autobahn why would the 944 owners want the 986 to be priced the same as the 944? that would be horrible for our resale. Also the 986 is alot newer and seeing that 944's are going to be around for a very very long time. Still since they are so greatly built the boxster will never hit the base 944 price range. The boxster will however have to fight it out with the 968 and the 944s2 cabriolet and don't forget the 951s
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ok,u win ...the 944 is the best Porsche ever...lol
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Originally posted by autobahnNY:
<strong>ok,u win ...the 944 is the best Porsche ever...lol</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana,Tahoma,Helvetica">Eh not the point I was tring to make but good anuff. (lol)
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Craigg wrote"
"The fact is...all Porsches, along with many other brands, have been suffering a noticible drop in retained value lately, and the BMW Z4 is not lining them up either. "

You hit the nail here. All cars are suffering faster depreciation. Try to sell a used MW, MB or Audi that is out of warranty. Good Luck!
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