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usmcrec December 4th, 2008 05:06 PM

I Need your input on a trade in offer on my boxster
I have an 04 2.7 bose, psm in excellent condition. I have an offer from a dealer for 17.500 k... I will be deploying shortly and do not want to make a payment for a year without even seeing my car so I need to sell it off. The 17.500k will pay off my loan and give me 1500 to 2000 positive cash flow. I am aware of selling it privately and know the kbb value, unfortunately I dont want to risk it selling to a private seller and deal with the possibility of not selling it on time so what do you guys think

Tom M December 4th, 2008 07:03 PM

I think it really comes down to how much you value piece of mind over making a few $$$ more. If the money is important then you might want to sell it private party. OTOH if you don't have the time or desire to mess with such a transaction and possibly get caught up needing to dump it in a real hurry (and lose even more in the process) then doing a dealer sale now could be worth it.

mikefocke December 5th, 2008 08:00 AM

Too low.
Go to www.cars.com and ask for an advanced search for used cars that are porsche, boxster, 2004 and from all distances from you. See what they are selling for.
Offer on carigslist at 24k and cite the comparatives from cars to point out the reasonableness of your price.
http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/sellingaboxster may give you some help.

Thanks for your service

Blubox03 December 5th, 2008 10:27 AM

Safe Deployment
The most important issue here is that you have a safe deployment. Thank you for your service. CPT Jason Yirsa Michigan Army National Guard.

P.S. It sure would be nice to come back to the Boxster in your driveway!!

patienttype December 5th, 2008 01:40 PM

Just a thought ... get a trusted buddy who'll be stateside to take over the payments and drive the car during your deployment. Probably a lot less than they could lease a car like that for. The $$ you'd lose in selling it quick to a dealer is probably a lot less than a year's depreciation. AND ... when you get back you'd owe that much less.

Your service is appreciated by all of us. My son got back from the Middle East early in the year. The time goes fast. Please stay safe.

ChrisZang December 5th, 2008 02:02 PM

how much are your monthly payments?

River Rat December 5th, 2008 08:43 PM

Deploying? Dang. Make sure you let us have an address so we can send you a Care Package from time to time. Good luck and keep your head down. Oh and I hope the car deal works out for you, as well.

Chief Petty Offcier Hicks
United States Navy.
Aka River Rat

usmcrec December 6th, 2008 07:55 AM

Thank you to all and I appreciate your good wishes, The monthly payment is 630 so multiply that by 12 (at least) 7.560, for it to just sit around ....yikes!! I know I can get more if I sell it privately but I dont want the hassle. Besides the car has 35k miles and I would hate for it to stop running like many of the stories here on this website. Please keep on sending my your replies, Thanks

baxter December 6th, 2008 02:04 PM

it sounds to me like you already have your mind made up as to what you want to do. so just do it, and keep your head down. we will look forward to your return.

usmcrec December 7th, 2008 06:25 AM

Yes I had made up my mind, Unfortunately my wife was suggesting I get someone else's opinion on the matter hence my post! I will miss her(the car)Thanks guys

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