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Old 08-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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New 2001 Boxster S owner, 60K service question

Hi all

Just picked up a 2001 Boxster S about 2 weeks ago. Have been lurking on this forum for a few months, but first time posting. So firstly I wanted to say hello and to say thanks for all the helpful info on this site. Although I am no stranger to German cars having owned many VWs, Audis and BMWs, this is my first Porsche. This site really helped me in my research. This will be my fun/weekend car (my DD is a BMW 335i M-sport w/ 8AT) mainly because there are times I really miss driving stick. So figured why not a convertible.

Here are details of my car.

2001 Boxster S with 6MT, 58000 miles.
-Lapis Blue, Metropol Blue top
-Graphite grey interior
-Sport Touring pkg
-Design pkg
-Digital audio with DSP and 6-cd changer
-18" Turbo-look wheels
-Litronic xenons w/ headlight washers
-Self-dim mirrors & rain sensor wipers
-Heated seats pkg
-Power seat pkg w/ seat memory

I purchased from a local Lexus dealer. Car was a trade-in with only 1 prior owner and clean Carfax. The car also came with 90-day/3000 mile warranty as well. Score!

I did have one thing that I would like some opinions on. As the car has 58K miles, I am definitely planning on 60K service very soon at a local Porsche specialist shop in Silicon Valley area. Am thinking also at that time to have clutch and IMS work done (dealer did not know if PO had done IMS/RMS work or not). However, given the 3K warranty coverage, wanted to know thoughts on holding out on the service until closer to the end of the warranty period or doing the work now at 58K miles (dealer warranty will not cover if things are found while getting the service done). Apparently the car has fresh oil change which the dealer did as part of their reconditioning before selling. So no concerns there. Would you jump in and do the work now or wait until closer to warranty expiration?

Thanks in advanced.

BTW, here are some pics of my new ride.

2001 Porsche Boxster S 6MT, Lapis Blue. Sport Touring, Heated seats pkg, Litronic.
DD 2014 Estoril Blue II 335i M-Sport 8AT.
2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan 6AT, Graphite.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Gold.
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