Used Car of the Day: 2006 Porsche Boxster

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2006 porsche boxster

Today's UCOTD is a fairly simple one -- a 2006 Porsche Boxster with a manual transmission.

The seller says the car is in good shape except for minor rock chips and the like. There are some cosmetic mods that the first owner made, including changes to the exhaust tips, sidemarker lights, daytime running lights, and the stereo. The stereo now has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a backup camera.

The original parts are still available, should you want to bring the car back to how it left the factory.

This New York-based car is on sale for $23,000.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Craiger Craiger on Jul 10, 2023

    Speaking as someone who's on his second 987 Cayman, I can say that they're fairly rugged cars, and not as hard to work on as you might think. Just yesterday I had the main engine cover off to change the air filter and clean the MAF.

    There's also an access panel behind the seats, although you do have to remove the seats, the center console, and the carpet. That's obviously a bit of a pain, but once it's all taken apart, you actually have pretty good access to the engine accessories and shifter cables.

    There's also a panel behind each wheel, for when you need to change the plugs and coils.

    Once you get the access panels off a 987, there's sufficient room to work. On most front engined cars you really can't do anything to get to the sides or the back of the engine, short of lifting it out of the car.

    As far as IMS, there are different versions of the engines out there which have different bearing designs. It would be a good idea when considering a purchase to determine the particular engine in the car.

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jul 10, 2023

    No miles listed in the ad, average miles per Manheim is 76K and average valuation is $14,7. There are examples in the low 20s but they are much lower miles and higher grade... unless this seller has a high grade example he smoked some crack prior to posting at $23K [?!?].

    6/5/23 $22,200 *36,138 4.36 CY/M --RegularMidwestmyCentralAuction

    6/9/23 $17,500 48,966 4.56CY/A SilverRegularSoutheastPalm Beach

    6/12/23 $16,200 57,504 3.56CY/M --RegularSoutheastmyCentralAuction

    6/27/23 $12,100 61,951 1.76CY/M --RegularMidwestmyCentralAuction

    7/5/23 $11,600 92,440 3.46CY/A --RegularNortheastmyCentralAuction

    6/22/23 $16,000 94,881 3.66G/A WhiteLeaseSouthwestDallas-Fort Worth

    5/31/23 $14,500 102,017 4.86G/5 RedRegularWest CoastCalifornia

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  • Thehyundaigarage Yes, Canadian market vehicles have had immobilizers mandated by transport Canada since around 2001.In the US market, some key start Toyotas and Nissans still don’t have immobilizers. The US doesn’t mandate immobilizers or daytime running lights, but they mandate TPMS, yet canada mandates both, but couldn’t care less about TPMS. You’d think we’d have universal standards in North America.
  • Alan I think this vehicle is aimed more at the dedicated offroad traveller. It costs around the same a 300 Series, so its quite an investment. It would be a waste to own as a daily driver, unless you want to be seen in a 'wank' vehicle like many Wrangler and Can Hardly Davidson types.The diesel would be the choice for off roading as its quite torquey down low and would return far superior mileage than a petrol vehicle.I would think this is more reliable than the Land Rovers, BMW make good engines.
  • Lorenzo I'll go with Stellantis. Last into the folly, first to bail out. Their European business won't fly with the German market being squeezed on electricity. Anybody can see the loss of Russian natural gas and closing their nuclear plants means high cost electricity. They're now buying electrons from French nuclear plants, as are the British after shutting down their coal industry. As for the American market, the American grid isn't in great shape either, but the US has shale oil and natural gas. Stellantis has profits from ICE Ram trucks and Jeeps, and they won't give that up.
  • Inside Looking Out Chinese will take over EV market and Tesla will become the richest and largest car company in the world. Forget about Japanese.