Monday, September 24, 2018

Rock Bottom: 2000 Porsche Boxster

DT regular tipper/commenter Jeff sent in a tip with a low buck Porsche Boxster and asked the question "have these things hit bottom yet?"  Not sure if they've hit absolute bottom, but if they get much cheaper they'll be giving them away when you upgrade your phone plan.  Find this 2000 Porsche Boxster here on eBay offered for $5,800 buy-it-now located in Takoma Park, MD.

 From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used
Seller Notes: “Good. Super solid car with a few l daily driver blemishes, new tires and struts 20k miles back, oil filter split and inspected with every regular oil change: no problems. All service by Porsche dealer or independent specialist shop. All delivery paperwork and service records since new.”
Year: 2000 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WP0CA2989YU620932
Mileage: 127,000 Body Type: Convertible
Make: Porsche Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags Exterior Color: Arctic Silver
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats Interior Color: Graphite Grey Leather
Fuel Type: Gasoline Number of Cylinders: 6
For Sale By: Private Seller Transmission: Manual
Drive Side: Left-hand drive
After almost nine years of ownership I need to let this great car go because of health issues. 

Clean Carfax, window sticker, and 18 years of service records- since new- from Porsche dealer and independent specialist shop. Options include full leather in Graphite Grey, premium Arctic Silver paint, litronic headlights, 17" wheels. Regular maintenance from day one, new shocks and tires 20K miles ago, oil filter split and examined with every oil change, no issues. 

Solid car with a few  daily driver blemishes but still catches eyes, likely the most sports car you can buy today at this price.

Pickup in Takoma Park Maryland 20912. Buyer will assist shipper to load vehicle etc. 

See a better way to avoid depreciation?


  1. “No mention of IMS?? I’m out.”
    -he said with palpable sarcasm.

  2. The Porsche should be free, cos it will cost $15,000 to replace the motor when the IMS bearing fails...

  3. "oil filter split and inspected with every regular oil change: no problems" is that better than replacing the IMS bearing?

  4. Jeff here! :D Yeah, if the IMS was done you would think it would stated in big, bold copy. If it is the original IMS, 127k out of it is pretty dang good..... although talk about driving on eggshells now!

  5. Could you run the VIN to see if the IMS had been replaced?

    -Stan (who loves Porches)

  6. Are health issues related to IMS service pending....?

  7. 1500 for the IMS. 3k if you do the rms and the clutch at the same time. Peanuts for such a sweetly balanced sports car.

  8. IMS is $2700 in a Boxster

    If the car has gone 120K without the IMS failing, and was driven regularly, as it has been, it is very unlikely to fail.

    My 2003 Boxster has 101K on the original IMS

    Remember less than 8% failed, and often it was in the first 30K miles on cars that weren't driven regularly or with any verve

    So much misinformation out there

    1. I agree. Does anyone else on here ever look at cars with higher miles as being more reliable?
      If I see a M5, M3 or 911 with 200k+ I always think - that thing has proven itself.

  9. "less than 8% failed, and often it was in the first 30K miles on cars that weren't driven regularly"

    Good to know!

  10. Reminds me of the statistics regarding Harley Davidson bikes ...
    Fact- 68% of Harley Davidson motorcycles ever purchased are still on the road. 6% became totalled by insurance company .. the other 26% made it all the way home


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