In Reply to: Advise Please! Trade? [long] posted by LarryZ on June 09, 1999 at 10:02:20:
enough to undoubtedly have taken a bath on returning it. if you are going to trade, try a 2.8 Z3 (virtually same power as boxster, about 10K less money) or an ///M roadster (probably 1-2K less money and 20% more power). or, if you the looks work for you, try the Z3/MZ3 coupe - still less money and better chassis. fwiw.
: I am NOT trying to start a flame war here, but I really do need some advise.
: I currently have a '96 1.9 Z3. I was at the dealer the other day, and they got in a 1999 Boxster (<400 miles on it + optional sport package!). Well, stupidily, I drove it.. and... the dealer has offered a trade of my car + ~22k.
: I really like my BMW, but, I also love Porsche (I used to drive a 911 C2). I am torn as to what do to. I have spent a considerable amount of money on my vehicle for "upgrades" (ie chrome, cd changer, etc.), and realize that while the dealer is definitely NOT giving me top dollar for my Z, the reality is that it mine IS a '96, and he would be giving me a hell of a deal towards the Boxster.
: I really do need some help. I know both cars are great. I just need some *helpful* advice.
: So, in all seriousness (no Porsche sucks comments please), what do you think of this deal?