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Going to look at this car - honest opinions please .

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MehulLakhani, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. MehulLakhani

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    Hey guys

    Am going to look at this car over the w/end . Quick summary, 1998 Porsche Boxster, 2.5 Tiptronic, 68k miles, Met Black, 18" carrera alloys,full clear light upgrade, leather interior,electric seats,Lux pack, climate control,cruise control,boxster sill guards,wind defector,on board computer,FPSH,Tracker .

    Have chatted to owner, HPI clear, 4 x good tyres, mint hood and exterior/interior. Sounds like genuine guy. Wants £15k

    Here is a pic :

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    Honest opinions please - as I dont know a huge amount about porkers :)

    R

    Mehul
     
  2. cymatty

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    Holy huge picture Batman.
     
  3. Bigsy

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    Bigger picture please.
     
  4. [TW]Fox

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    Gorgeous.
     
  5. MehulLakhani

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    wooooooooooooahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - ok , just resized it !
     
  6. pdw8

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    Parkers say about £13600 for a good private model with 70k on the clock. I assume you are aware of all the running costs involved? Group 17 insurance and Porsche main dealer servicing ia not going to be cheap.

    In fact you can get a main dealer one for £15k and thats with a warranty.
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    Group 17 insurance isn't expensive, especially for somebody old enough to buy a Porsche. Even I can insure up to Group 18 and I'm 12.
     
  8. MehulLakhani

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    Hey pdw8

    Thanks for the post. Can you point me in the direction of any dealers who have boxsters for £15k, as I cant find any.

    Whereabouts are you in Kent ? I used to live in Kent . . . . .miss the place soooooooooooo much ! :(
     
  9. One More Solo

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    I always had my suspicions! ;)
     
  10. v0n

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    You shouldn't be driving until you are at least 17. ;)

    [edit: One More Solo was faster... ]
     
  11. pdw8

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    Ah sorry, I was just quoting Parkers who say Franchised dealer should be £14580 not an actual real car :rolleyes:

    I live near Sittingbourne.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    I love the way everyone is quoting it as if it was a typo :p
     
  13. rG-tom

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    *Woosh* you hear that v0n? that was the joke goin over your head :D

    Tom.
     
  14. Matt82

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    very nice, are they genuine porsche wheels tho?

    also, if that is the terracota leather option, its worth a fortune.

    are you sure you wont end up bored to death with a 2.5 tip? nothing worse than buying a car that youre not 100% happy with and wanting to shift it asap. trust me, i did it 3 weeks ago
     
  15. Nozzer

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    I'd hold out for a manual in your price range, really... Other than that, looks spot on.
     
  16. v0n

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    Fox, because of where you live your insurance position is quite unique. For example - insuring your car - 99 Ghia X hatch on me - a 32 year old, living in moderately quiet suburban area of Kent, driving for 14 years would cost minimum of £901.87 with excess of £150 for TPF&T. That minimum quote is inclusive of 5 years no claims bonus. For 0 NCB - Norwich Union quoted £1,445.00 with an excess of £520 FPF&T(!!!). I wouldn't even dream of insurance group 17.
     
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  17. Matt82

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    tbh (just from looking at that pic) the paint seems almost too good, id bet £2 on it having being resprayed in the past
     
  18. panthro

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    I dont get why it would cost you so much to insure a mondeo?

    Thats a seriously nice looking boxster. If it checks out ok and its what you want, do it :)
     
  19. Morba

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    im sure the de tangoing isnt cheap, but it looks so much better for it.

    that car looks fantastic, im a big fan of the boxster.

    stunning :]
     
  20. Nimzicki

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    meh, its just been cleaned and hes probably spent more time waxing and polishing the car than driving it :p

    Fantastic looking car though :)