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Old 13th March 2007, 02:44   #31
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R8 is looking nice in this color...better than the 911 behind it..
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Old 13th March 2007, 15:50   #32
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Hmmm... missed some action on this thread.

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While you make some good, factual points in your post, you have failed to address one crucial element. You have ignored the large and influential used car market.
Apples to apples, Advocatus. In my first post, its pretty obvious I was referring to new Porsches and not used ones. The used car market can be used as a partial indicator, not as a complete one. The dynamics of the used car market are very different from one for new cars. In India, A Fiat Palio 1.6 has lesser resale than a Palio 1.2. What does that prove? In the States, New Ford sedans garner a LOT of sales from rent-a-car business', but three years down the line.....students and low income families pick the used examples up. In these two examples alone, we surely cannot generalise the new car purchase patterns from the used ones. My comment on new Boxsters is already backed up with strong and valid points in post no. 28.

Buttttttttttttttttttt since you insist on the used car market, lets take a market that is more representative of Porsche sales. Namely the United States. I can tell you that a lot more cars "trade hands" in the States. For the purpose of finding indicative pricing, we can have a look at the Kellys Blue Book which is highly regarded by many in the American used car industry.

2001 911 : $44xxx - $48xxx

Firstly, I dont understand why we should be comparing a 2001 911 to a 2003 Boxster. If anything, lets have a level playing field. Therefore the price of a:

2001 Boxster : $22xxx (for the base). $27xxx (for the S version)

However, since 2003 Boxsters were brought into the picture, lets consider the blue book prices for the 2003 Boxster also.

$27xxx for the base, $32xxx for the S version.

Surely, it is evident that there is hardly any notions of similarity in the prices are preconcieved? Also, there is a huge difference in the asking prices for the regular version versus the S. This has to be considered when comparing prices.

I said it before and I say it again......many do buy the Boxster because its the only Porsche that they can afford. Without caring two hoots about its capabilities.
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The car looks awesome....
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Old 16th March 2007, 23:48   #34
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Apples to apples, Advocatus. In my first post, its pretty obvious I was referring to new Porsches and not used ones. The used car market can be used as a partial indicator, not as a complete one. The dynamics of the used car market are very different from one for new cars. In India, A Fiat Palio 1.6 has lesser resale than a Palio 1.2. What does that prove? In the States, New Ford sedans garner a LOT of sales from rent-a-car business', but three years down the line.....students and low income families pick the used examples up. In these two examples alone, we surely cannot generalise the new car purchase patterns from the used ones. My comment on new Boxsters is already backed up with strong and valid points in post no. 28.

Buttttttttttttttttttt since you insist on the used car market, lets take a market that is more representative of Porsche sales. Namely the United States. I can tell you that a lot more cars "trade hands" in the States. For the purpose of finding indicative pricing, we can have a look at the Kellys Blue Book which is highly regarded by many in the American used car industry.

2001 911 : $44xxx - $48xxx

Firstly, I dont understand why we should be comparing a 2001 911 to a 2003 Boxster. If anything, lets have a level playing field. Therefore the price of a:

2001 Boxster : $22xxx (for the base). $27xxx (for the S version)

However, since 2003 Boxsters were brought into the picture, lets consider the blue book prices for the 2003 Boxster also.

$27xxx for the base, $32xxx for the S version.

Surely, it is evident that there is hardly any notions of similarity in the prices are preconcieved? Also, there is a huge difference in the asking prices for the regular version versus the S. This has to be considered when comparing prices.

I said it before and I say it again......many do buy the Boxster because its the only Porsche that they can afford. Without caring two hoots about its capabilities.
[SIZE=1]GTO, it would appear we're going to have to agree to disagree.

Your opinions differ from mine but I can respect them nonetheless. I have stated my thoughts on the matter, so I'll leave it there. If you think there are no merits to my argument that is your perogative. I certainly won't be changing my opinion. Its based on facts (which I have interpreted accordingly) and on having spoken to people with access to a market wider than that in India (no offence meant).

No aggression on my part btw.

Adieu.
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Old 17th March 2007, 17:16   #35
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Sure thing, Advocatus. To each his own.

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Likewise.
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