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Old 06-28-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Today I parked my white 1998 boxster next to a similar white 2009 987...
more agressive lines, lower, so much sleeker, sexier... the 986, of course
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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I agree.

I think the 986 is the car and the one which in years to come will be the most collectible and sought after.

That said, with it's larger displacement, full vario, and such, I conceed the 987 may be the better car, just not the nicest.

All IMHO of course.

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Old 06-28-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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LB, I do hope you are right. This is one of the reasons I'm working hard to keep my 97 look as good as possible. It's a first year Boxster that just might be worth something one day.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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Sorry guys! I prefer my 987. I drove a pristine '98 and it just didn't feel as composed. I like the more modern headlights better too.

But there is nothing wrong with 986's at all! I'm just biased I guess.

I don't hate... I just love what I drive, and drive I do. Besides I gotta stand up for the late-models!
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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Mine isn't bigger than yours, nor better.

Just different.

I'm enjoying mine, hope you have equally good luck and fun with yours...or even better.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:18 AM   #6
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I like them both but I'm partial to the 986 as long as the HR Puffinstuff eyes/ headlamps with the hideous orange are swapped for litronics...
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i'd take any one of them.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:43 AM   #8
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Yea but there aren't that many 987 that blew up...
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What I find interesting is how much better the 986 looks have held up than the 996. They have the same face but it's not right on the 911, while it's got alot of character on the Boxster. I think partially I expect a 911 to have flared fenders and the car looks dumpy without them. Both the 993 and 997 look so much better. For some reason, the 986 doesn't need the flared fenders.
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no offence taken but isnt gen 1 parking around the servants entrance or dumpster
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no offence taken but isnt gen 1 parking around the servants entrance or dumpster
Only if they are equipped with a TIP.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:03 AM   #12
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no offence taken but isnt gen 1 parking around the servants entrance or dumpster

Maybe but wherever she's parked she's sitting "lighter" than the second generation....

PS Never been door dung by a dumpster

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Maybe but wherever she's parked she's sitting "lighter" than the second generation....

PS Never been door dung by a dumpster
people could get confused about where to put the refuse
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people could get confused about where to put the refuse

Yeah because a model year influences that over say excellent care and quality treatment....The problem with your suggested brinksmanship is there is always a richer brinksman looking down on your ride....

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:42 AM   #15
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987 looks like a modern sports car.

986 looks like a classic sports car.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:28 AM   #16
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I like both the 986 and 987. And while the 987 is probably the better car, the 986 is truer to the Boxsters inspiration the 550 Spyder. Every update like the larger vents on the 987 is a departure from that original concept.

If I had to guess, in 20 more years the '03-'04 986 will be the most collectable, followed by the other 986's. And with engine failures affecting the majority of Boxster's (like 99%), the surviving few will be worth a fortune by then.
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There's a white 987 in the neighbohrhood and from the back its starting to grow on me.

But then from the front its the same deal as the Cayman, I prefer the 1993 Boxster concept car design much more. Why? because NO OTHER car had anything similar. As soon as you see it...you say "PORSCHE".
I don't think that even the older Carreras can say this because its too similar to the VW beetle. Well maybe more so the really old Carreras but still... you can see they are cousins or that the 911 evolved from Herbie the Love Bug.


I sometimes wonder with all the people abusing, crashing, racing, neglecting their Boxsters that some day a well preserved, well optioned 986 will become a rare sighting on the road.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #18
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I looked at the 986 and 987 for two years before I made my purchase. Both cars were excelent. For me the refined interior and headlights were the selling point for the 987. And of course not near as many IMS issues!!!
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Only if they are equipped with a TIP.
OUCH! *running away screaming but not embarass about my TIP Tranny
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OUCH! *running away screaming but not embarass about my TIP Tranny
Haha. I was just kiddin. I just knew Extanker had a TIP, so was poking fun at him. It's all good.
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