• 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.

    • @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).

  • 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.

  • 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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