Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 212
I have gone to the "Dark" Side....

As of today I am the new proud owner of a loaded 1999 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. I just finished negotiating with Porsche of Scottsdale in Arizona and I fly out to pick up this one owner, all service done at this same exact Porsche dealer, car Friday morning from Chicago.

Then comes the fun of driving the car 1700 miles back from Phoenix, AZ to Chicago, IL .


Here are a few pictures of my impending reason to wake up every morning.











__________________
My tombstone will read "I spent 90% of my money on women, cars, and booze. The other 10% I wasted."

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile..._4015248_n.jpg
PlayersExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: nj
Posts: 389
Hope you've heard about the serious IMS bearing failure problem on '99 996's.

Seriously, nice car. Enjoy it!
gschotland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
nice!

how many miles?
which extras?
what price?
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
Registered User
 
tnoice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 355
Congrats!!! You will love that drive. I flew out to Tucson and drove it back to Champaign, Illinois. That was about 1600 miles and it was AMAZING.

Good luck and do not stop for ANYTHING in the pan handle of texas, just drive right through. If you do stop, do not watch Deliverance before the trip. Just kidding Texas. No seriously, Do not Stop!
__________________
Lov'n my boxster!

2013 Lexus IS350awd
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2004 Porsche Boxster S
tnoice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,236
Better yet, avoid driving through Texas altogether. I seriously dislike this state... especially the panhandle!

Congrats, and I hope you will swap out that four spoke wheel as soon as possible, which will instantly make the interior look five years younger.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 212
Haha, thanks for the advice on the Texas Pan handle

She has 80,000 babied miles on her; the car was serviced through the dealer for everything by its original owner.


What I found surprising about the car is that it has the Traction control upgrade, which is rare on a non-C4 or turbo.

P72 - Design Package - TIP
P15 - Power Seat Package
P14 - Heated Front Seats Package
M6E - Space Grey Floor Mat
P49 - Digital Sound Pkg with 490
288 - Headlight Washers
659 - On Board Computer
580 - Non-Smoker Package
551 - Porsche Windstop (Deflector)
692 - Remote CD Changer (6 Disc)

It also has
-Memory Seats
-Cruise control
-Litronics
-Headlight washers
-The upgraded sound system has not only the 6cd changer but also the full upgrade to 11 speakers i believe and the amplifier

And many more minor options I haven't decoded yet.

My favorite option is the metallic paint to sample


Price wise I found a magnificent deal because of the quality of maintenance (the dealer just put over 4k into the car when they took it in on trade, a brand new clutch and flywheel, the 90k service was just done, new suspension, brand new tires with no miles and the list goes on and on.) records and the options/condition of the car. They had her listed for $25,900 and I'm walking out the door for $19,300 including all my taxes for both states, but not including traveling expenses


The first few things on my To-Do list are
-3 Spoke Steering Wheel
-K&N Cold Air Intake
-LN IMS Retrofit
-Cat back exhaust
-New headers with high flow sport cats
-Softronic ecu flash

all before Christmas, well... maybe not all of them. At least my family will have an idea of what I would like for Christmas so I could work on the car over the winter.



This is probably going to be one of the best weekends of my life to date, I'm afraid my face will be stuck in a life long permagrin from the drive back
__________________
My tombstone will read "I spent 90% of my money on women, cars, and booze. The other 10% I wasted."

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile..._4015248_n.jpg

Last edited by PlayersExpress; 08-10-2010 at 09:08 PM.
PlayersExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 09:18 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
Auffällig !!!

I recently crossed over myself!

Seriously, go down to your local Farmer's Market and select the biggest Russet Potato you can find. Slip it into the back of your shorts.

Just a little primer to help you adjust to the new ride!

BTW, it looks too much like a Boxster!... LOL j/k

Cheers!
__________________
1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...smiley-003.gif

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!

Last edited by Lil bastard; 08-10-2010 at 10:14 PM.
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 402
Congrats on your buy! A Porsche Boxster with a fatter behind to store some more oomph, that's all it is :P. JK

Are you taking I10 or I40? If you want a bit extra fun and aren't in a rush, I'd suggest taking the Devil's pass down to I-10. It is definitely the best road in Arizona and possibly one of the best in the country.
Lordblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 12:39 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 212
Thanks Lil B, I was quite impressed with your find myself. I found a few nice 964s but I wanted something more "modern" so to speak with more creature comforts.

Blood, I am somewhat pressed for time and I was originally going to just take I-17 to I-40, but I'm thinking of taking AZ-87 to AZ-260 to I-40, It will cut 50 miles exactly from the trip and there seem to be a few twisties here and there, plus the scenery.

191, Devils Pass or Highway looks breath taking on the map, I really wish I took another day off of work to run it, but last week I was completely unaware of something of that magnitude being right there. Tunnel vision on the car


Either way, the trip will be frunk loads of fun
__________________
My tombstone will read "I spent 90% of my money on women, cars, and booze. The other 10% I wasted."

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile..._4015248_n.jpg
PlayersExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mercer Island, WA
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by PlayersExpress
They had her listed for $25,900 and I'm walking out the door for $19,300 including all my taxes for both states...
That means a net price before tax of under $18K? That seems like an amazing discount coming from a Porsche dealer! Congratulations!
__________________
2003 Porsche Boxster S - Speed Yellow (sold)
2005 Lexus LS430 ML
2006 Lexus GX470
CenterIsl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 212
My total taxes were about $750 so around the low 18s....
__________________
My tombstone will read "I spent 90% of my money on women, cars, and booze. The other 10% I wasted."

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile..._4015248_n.jpg
PlayersExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page