Thursday, December 13, 2018

Guards Red: 2002 Porsche Boxster S

Ten thousand dollars doesn't get you much in Guard's Red with the Porsche crest on the hood and an S badge on the trunk...but if you choose carefully you might be able to get something with fairly low miles and a 6-speed manual box.  Did I mention it handles well too? Find this 2002 Porsche Boxster S offered for $11,590 in Temecula, CA via Tip from Jeff G.

 From the seller:

Dealer's Price: $11,590
Location: Temecula, CA · 1,288 miles away
Mileage: 80,000 miles
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Exterior Color: Guards Red
Interior Color: Black
Gas Mileage: 16 MPG City
23 MPG Highway
Engine: H6
Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
VIN: WP0CB29842U660906
Stock #: A16216
Major Options: Sport Package, Leather Seats, Aluminum Wheels

See a better way to drive topless in SoCal?


  1. Nice!! I offered my '02S for $10.5k with the same stats (basically) and got laughed off the internet. Hopefully this seller realizes a better outcome. The 986's are outstanding cars to drive.

    1. I'm planning on maybe giving my son my NA Miata and was thinking about maybe an older 911 in this range or a Boxster S. Did you ever feel like you were missing out by not stepping up to a 911?

    2. Chris- have you driven both?

      911 sounds better, but the Boxters are better in the twisty bits.

      -Stan (...yeah, *that* Stan...)

    3. I've never been fortunate enough to have driven either, but a long while back I got a ride in a buddy's 993 and it hit all the right sensory notes. I'm looking at the much more affordable 996 vs Boxster S (among many other possibilities), but either way I have a good bit saving to do over the next year or 2 and plan on doing my own wrenching so hopefully I don't break the bank on a garage toy.

    4. @Chris Miller I loved the 986 so much that I went ahead and took the plunge on a 996. I agree with Stan that the Boxster is lighter, more responsive and handle better. I prefer the engine note on the 996 but honestly it's a toss up. The 911 is faster, quieter and more refined. Both look good to me, fried eggs and all. I still own both, but if I had to choose, the 911 probably gets the nod. The great thing about these cars is that one can own both at a reasonable cost of entry (about the price of a new Accord).

  2. I just drove my friends boxster s last weekend. I was so impressed. Handles brilliantly. Unfortunately he has an autotragic with which adds to the "lady shopping" reputation of this car.

  3. I absolutely love mine, but it feels a little expensive. Mine was a base model with 110K and I got it for $5100 in Los Angeles. I put about $500 in maintenance/parts I did myself to freshen everything up and been driving it every day since March without a single issue. Most fun and best looking car for that price I think you can get. And it's more practical than you'd think with the front and rear trunk.


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