2003 Porsche Boxster with only 35k miles?!
I came across a little gem in early April. I was searching craigslist and found this 2003 Porsche Boxster Convertible for sale on craigslist. The ad had no pictures and very little to its description. I called and talked with this guy for quite a while, car sounded like it was in great condition. He was asking 16,000 for the car and told me he would go as low as $15,500.
I convinced the girlfriend to drive out there and brought cash with me, he was about 45 minutes away from my house. He was an older gentleman and that gave me a little confidence as these old guys really keep their cars nice. By nice, I mean NEVER driving them.
Once we arrive I couldn’t believe my eyes. This car was pristine, it looked like a 2010! The leather was in perfect condition, not a scratch in the paint and the soft top was jet black with a nice glass window. Normally the tops fade here in arizona and the windows are vinyl which fade and warp instantly in the summer. It was a semi girly car, but I loved it.
The car drove better than expected and everything worked. I tried my best from showing my true happiness with the car. **Rule #1 in car buying, do not show the seller(or dealer) that you are in love with the car, you are giving up your bargaining power because they know you will fork out more** I made a cash offer of 14,500 and told him that was where I needed to be. The guy was happy with that number and wanted to get it out of his garage for his new toy, a golf cart.
I waited a little while to put it up for sale as the weather was excellent here in Arizona and I was enjoying myself. The car quick and nimble and constantly turned heads. I have driven many head turning vehicles, but this one appealed to the older crowd.
Once I got the itch for a change I put it on craigslist and sold it for $16,500 within a week. I put 1150 miles on it and had it for 29 days!