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Porsche Boxster 2.7 - Should it be bought?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I have been offered by a mate her company car for £12500.00 (the outstanding amount of credit); the current value appears to be £17-18k. I bought her Freelander from her four years ago, she is very trustworthy and honest.

However, I cannot rationalise buying a car in this climate with such high running costs. Cheapest insurance I can find is £826.

Although, having borrowed it several times last Summer it was fantastic, but was it just a Summer romance.

My second thought was to buy it for the Summer and flog it for a profit, but can't help wonder if I will be stuck with it. I have some money from my mums life insurance which I could use; but inclined to keep it stashed away.

Please don't hate me because you assume I may be a flash git, honestly I am not. My initial interest would be to sell for profit and not because of the calibre of the car.

Feedback please.

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
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#2
buy it, think of the **** you could get with it.

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#3
my own personal view - Boxter is a poor mans porsche - but at 12.5K thats an unbelievable deal for something thats obviously less than 3 years old and with only 18K on the clock.

As an investment I'd snap it up do a few dry sundays and sell during the warmer weather, as a day in day out driveable car, no thanks.

You could easily make a fair few quid on that deal, but its whether you want to do this to a friend.
#4
What reg is it?
#5
Wx04 ***
#6
I would go for it. I recently did the same thing as you (bought a company car, paid off the remaining finance) on a Mercedes C-Class Sport Coupe. I paid about £4k less than list price.

I looked at it like this...1) I will have a couple of years motoring with no depreciation or 2) i could sell it and get my money back, maybe more.
#7
You would be getting a great deal... but you'd also be getting a Porsche Boxter, so it's not all good.

Price amazing, car a bit poo.
#8
Go for it. You only live once... you are not going to loose money. So glad I had my sports soft top before I had children
#9
Go for it! Thats an amazing price! I bought one a year ago for a lot lot more and I can confirm that you get loads of attention!
#10
small ***** :P
#11
Toybhoy
Go for it! Thats an amazing price! I bought one a year ago for a lot lot more and I can confirm that you get loads of attention!


Not always for the reason you hope for though.
#12
d*** extension
1 Like #13
Kitten13
d*** extension


Due to diabetes and Hypertension I can't get what I have 'up' anyway, so your sugestion that it is an extension is academic.
1 Like #14
thats a bit to much unwanted information while eating a sausage roll, what an unfortunate choice for lunch.

Question: What was it that you liked about the car?
#15
Fantastic deal. Been wanting one of these for a long time and at £12.5k and 18k miles on the clock,you got to take it.
#16
diabeticguy;1860946
Due to diabetes and Hypertension I can't get what I have 'up' anyway, so your sugestion that it is an extension is academic.

LOL
#17
MinstrelMan
thats a bit to much unwanted information while eating a sausage roll, what an unfortunate choice for lunch.
Question: What was it that you liked about the car?


Sorry about lunch!

Very good question. I have always promised myself a convertible car.
It is a Porsche / the speed/ the equipment (over £2500 in optional equipment) that it comes with - sat nav, climate control - the stereo has a function whereby you insert a sim card into it and use the speakers and microphone to make calls - metallic paint / six cd storage box in the boot.

However, it is cramped, only two seats, it would be more fun with more people in the car and running costs are quite steep.

But it is cheaper than the Megane Dynamique CC I was considering
#18
How would your friend feel knowing that they were doing you a big favour only for you to profit from that favour? If your friend is OK with the idea, then buy it.
#19
cis_groupie
How would your friend feel knowing that they were doing you a big favour only for you to profit from that favour? If your friend is OK with the idea, then buy it.


We are both doing each other a favour, she is pregnant and needs to arrange the lease of a more mumsy car and wants to clear the current finance on the Porsche. She has no concern what happens to the car onec she has got rid.

I appreciate all the feedback and posts; it is very helpful. I can make decisions about cut price toasters, jackets and mobile phones but cars are a different commodity and I have to admit I get scared when contemplating spending large amounts of cash.
#20
get it get it get it!!!! awesome deal... and if u want to buy a different car..ie buy it for profit.. take it to a place like cargiant where they give u a good PX and u can get a different car?

tbh though if u can keep it... keep it! nice!!!!

and...
#21
MinstrelMan
my own personal view - Boxter is a poor mans porsche - .


boxster is a poor mans carrera!!?? or have i just made that up?

but who caresssssssssssssss?!?!?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? its BEAUTIFUL!!!
#22
buy an ice cream van loads on auto trader around the 10k mark...get some quality ice cream by 5 years time the profit ull have made will be 5x that u could make!!! and think of that lovely drive......
#23
GO FOR IT!!! Have some fun and enjoy! You only live once. Enjoy half the summer and then sell it on if you want to.
#24
Missus was looking at the megane CC and that is very cramped in the back, too small for your average adult - thus making it in essance a 2 seater with more storage space - Of course this will be more cost effective in the long run.

Megane CC is also a metal roof rather than fabric like the Boxter's which makes it more secure (dunno what its like round your area) and more comfortable if driving in winter.

But as you say - Its a porsche, but don't keep it just for the sake of it being a porsche its seen as the lower end of their range, like I said..... poor mans porsche, if you can get past what others will think of you then by all means go for it, but your putting forward more cons than pro's, but if you do your research (http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/used-prices/Valuation.aspx?deriv=23581&plate=75&issue=0) model shown is not the tiptronic one you aint specified this im going off worse case and based on 40,000 miles compared with your 18,000 , you'll see that even at the moment the car is a bargin - when summer comes you'll easily sell this for 20k+ (investment wise that is a no brainer)

Then feel free to go get your Megane, and have 5k left over for your troubles.
#25
Alright if you like getting stuck in traffic, with the same amount of money you can get a whole lot of fun with lots of change....:thumbsup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2400107111_127527abf2.jpg?v=0
#26
We are both doing each other a favour

She has no concern what happens to the car onec she has got rid.

In that case, definitely buy it - if you find you don't like it you can easily sell it on.
#27
Kitten13
d*** extension


how so?

and, all those that have commented against the car itself, what do you drive?

do you drive a cayman, a cayenne, a cayenne turbo, a 911, a 911 turbo or indeed, a carrera GT?! :roll: stick to the jealousy lads. i know if i was in the same situation i'd jump at the chance. :thumbsup:
#28
It's not even a Boxster S..........buy it for the misses !!
#29
fitzybhoy
how so?

and, all those that have commented against the car itself, what do you drive?

do you drive a cayman, a cayenne, a cayenne turbo, a 911, a 911 turbo or indeed, a carrera GT?! :roll: stick to the jealousy lads. i know if i was in the same situation i'd jump at the chance. :thumbsup:


I have a vanquish, my weekend car is a micra :)


Listen he asked for opinion, he got it, whether its jelousy or not, if your driving a boxster - he's liked by other plastic porsche drivers only, he's looked down on by people with better cars, and seen as a pompus t**t by the majority of everyday drivers, and he'll get that on the road too, it's human nature...

Like I said, buy it and sell it on for profit and get something more sensible, not all convertiables will make you look a tool.
#30
I would get it as a buy-2-sell as seems like a good deal but I wouldn't drive it around myself. To quote Clarkson, buying a boxster is like saying: "my life hasn't gone quite as well as I'd hoped it would" :-)

Few more amusing quotes from Clarkson on the Boxster:
It couldn’t pull a greased stick out of a pig’s bottom
It's not a 911

If you don't buy then pass her number onto me :-)

Regards,
f.
#31
They could think what they wanted for me...I'd have it and drive it at that price. It's a classy shape, it won't look old anytime soon.

Alright the Boxster isn't a Cayman but then again the Cayman isn't a 911..... And the 911 isn't a Veyron. You could say things like that all day, doesn't mean they aren't all great cars.

It's just that there is one of those cars I can afford and 3 I can't.

..and Clarkson would be right but if you are arguing which Porsche is worth having then you haven't done as badly as you could have done in life :)

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