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Old 08-19-2007, 06:01 AM   #1
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Just wanted to say hi. Purchased a 2003 Boxster S with 33,400 miles this weekend and loving it so far. What a great car!
Does anyone know if dealerships will do cruise control installations? I don't want to mess with the electronics myself. I called the dealership in Charleston and I received no callback after calling twice. I was a little surprised about that, as I was expecting Porsche service to be better than most.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:08 AM   #2
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Pat, very nice car! Welcome to the Forum.
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Hi,
Just wanted to say hi. Purchased a 2003 Boxster S with 33,400 miles this weekend and loving it so far. What a great car!
Does anyone know if dealerships will do cruise control installations? I don't want to mess with the electronics myself. I called the dealership in Charleston and I received no callback after calling twice. I was a little surprised about that, as I was expecting Porsche service to be better than most.
Thanks guys.
??? Are you saying your car doesn't have cruise? I think that's std eqpt.
It's on the bottom stalk on the right side of the steering column. The button on the end activates/deactivates.

Regarding a call-back, I'm not surprised. If it sounds like you're interested in buying a car from them they're likely to call you back. If you sound like a tire-kicker looking for info, not so much.
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Congrats on the new S and welcome to the forum. I love Charleston but I know you have to be hot down there!
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
No, mine doesn't have cruise control! I couldn't believe it when i figured it out. I didn't even think about it when I was test driving it because I figured all Porsches would have it. I guess we'll see if it can get installed if i ever hear from them again.
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And just drive to the dealer if they don't answer the phone.
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Great color combo!

Don't know if cc can be installed but that is the least used option on my car. In the 2 yrs I've owned it, I've used cc once. Have opportunities to use it, just love driving the car myself. Something to consider before dropping a bunch of $$$ into it.
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Very true. I just find that it helps me from speeding and helps out with gas mileage on highways. And on long trips its definitely helpful. I'll see i guess.
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I have CC in my 99 but it was a $400 option. I would look for a local Porsche shop for a quote. Our local Porsche dealer in Mechanicsburg is a rip and they are rude on the phone if you did not buy from them.

I would expect around $500-$700. Not sure if it is worth it as I rarely use it although mine is a garage queen and rarely on the highway for any length of time.
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Yes they can add CC and yes it is expensive.

Good luck on the ride, NICE!
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