In Reply to: Advise Please! Trade? [long] posted by LarryZ on June 09, 1999 at 10:02:20:
Why are there so many Boxsters on dealers' lots with less than 2000 miles on them? Park Place in Dallas has about 10-11! Over on the Boxster board, I hear about people ordering their cars and waiting 6 months or more to get them. If there are so many good, low-mileage cars out there, why would people do this? You certainly don't see this many Z3s with under 2K mileage sitting around. Most dealers have one, maybe two.
I asked about a low-mileage Boxster I saw back when I was shopping used cars. The dealer told me he gets a lot of them. He said people drive them for awhile, then get tired of them. I don't know if I buy this explanation -- the P-car is a beauty and a great driving car. Surely you know what you're getting into, in terms of no storage space, no passenger room, etc. when you buy the car. So, what gives? I suspect it may be reliability issues and high repair costs. The shops really gouge Porshe customers. Remember, the first ones only had a two year warranty on them.
Also, don't tell me they're "program cars" or "demonstrators". They don't sell enough of those things to have that many "demonstrators."