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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 61
New Owner. As usual, I have a few questions. Photos!

Sooooo excited to own my first Porsche!

I picked up a 2002 Boxster S with 61k on it just yesterday and am super thrilled with the car. I've done a bit of searching around the forums and the rest of the internet and I am still left with a few questions that need to be answered.

I've been able to determine that the exterior color is Meridian Metallic which I LOVE. I am a huge fan of it with the "reddish" interior color that is on the car. The problem is that I need floor mats and I want to be certain I have the right color. I'm assuming that this is Boxster Red, no?

One other question is this. The rear window is ripped and it seems that the best way to go about it is just to replace the whole top with an aftermarket affair. The two options I've found are from GAHH and Auto Tops Direct. I'm definitely going to stick with the plastic rear window, I like the extra vision and light it brings in. The both have a few gray options that I think would look really nice with the paint color instead of black. Anyone have these gray tops? Happy with it? Any preference between the two options? Is GAHH really worth nearly double the price?

A few other items I'll be dealing with soon are the 60k service, fix broken visors (I don't think any Boxster makes it more than a couple of years without that imploding), MP3 hookup from Becker, floormats, and the top.

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance, I'll try to contribute back as much as I can!

Some photos of the new toy!







Last edited by jakekit; 05-01-2011 at 12:55 PM. Reason: update title
jakekit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 01:38 PM   #2
Carnut
 
AndyA6's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 774
Congrats, very nice car!
__________________
'14 Boxster
AndyA6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Clarksville, Tn
Posts: 339
Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forums!

Wow, you sure that mileage is not 6100 rather than 61k? Car looks great and meridian metallic looks very nice!

You have the full boxster red interior.

Go here is get the parts you need...they have them all.

http://www.****************************************************.com/category/POTEBX.html
__________________
'13 S - Guards Red / Luxor Beige - Options - Loaded to the Hilt!!

'01 S - Guards Red / Beige - Surrendered - 04.18.12
jwade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
Registered User
 
J Tinsby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pa.
Posts: 103
Looks great in that color I think

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakekit
Sooooo excited to own my first Porsche!


Some photos of the new toy!

Looks very nice and clean congrats on it. I'd want the glass window because all the ones I have owned have had 'em.

60k service ahead... any history of the car that can tell if the IMS bearing has been updated? This might Trump (no pun but go Donald) anything else you might want to do to the car.

I'm sure you are aware of the problems with it, but if not there is tons of info on this and other forums about it.

Best wishes and good luck!
__________________
"Never force it.... get a BIGGER hammer!"
J Tinsby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
ddb
www.klisstle.com
 
ddb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 926
Garage
Great looking car jakejit! Congrats and welcome to the Forum. That's a great (and maybe unusual) color combination. I don't think I've ever seen that particular color. Before I read your text I looked at the pictures and wondered about the color. I thought maybe it was GT Silver Metallic.

I have a gray GAHH aftermarket top that is Graffiti Gray I believe. I'm very happy with it. Gray will show dirt a lot quicker than black, but mine isn't a daily driver and this hasn't been an issue for me. Here is a pic of the top on my car.

I'm not certain, but read in a recent thread that both the Auto Tops Direct and GAHH tops are made by the same folks. The length of the warranty period is longer for the more expensive GAHH tops.

Best of luck with yours.

ddb


Last edited by ddb; 05-01-2011 at 02:43 PM.
ddb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In the garage...
Posts: 1,546
Congrats & welcome to the forum

Correct, you do have the Boxster Red interior. However, might I toss an alternative to you... go w/ contrasting black mats (and red lettering). I did in my Boxster and will also do so in my 997 some day soon.



Plus this way, you don't have to be afraid of an exact color match w/ new carpets either. Just a thought for you to consider before you pull the trigger. anyhow, either buy OEM mats thru Suncoast or Lloyds thru Pelican.

Enjoy and Drive her in good health
Burg Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
Registered User
 
KevinH1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,363
Nice car.

Regarding the top replacement - Some members of this forum have reported good results replacing just the plastic rear window. This may be an option if the rest of your top is in good shape. Check here for more info: http://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/havingareplacementplasticwindowsewnin

This may be the most economical choice for you since you want to retain the plastic rear window.

While you are there, you might want to review all of the material Mike has posted. His information has been a big help to me.
__________________
2000 Arctic Silver/Black, Hard Top, On Board Computer
PNP Rear Speakers, HAES 6-channel amp, Avic Z140BH,
Painted Bumperettes, 2004 (OEM) Top and Frame
Homelink transmitter integrated in dash with Targa switch
Carrera Gauge Cluster with silver gauge faces, heated seats, litronics, painted console
KevinH1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 61
Thanks for the warm welcome and advice.

I've got a cart full of goodies all lined up from suncoast ready to go. I'm going to take my chances on the boxster red mats and hope for a good match. I seriously considered the black mats since they would also be easier to clean, but for a non daily car, why not. As for the top, that is interesting to hear, I'll definitely opt for the 425 option from auto tops. Now to decide on color. I'll probably search around for some more examples.

Unfortunately no service history with the car. I really hoped for a car that had it, but it is soooo rare for these cars since a lot of them have auctioned or ended up at a dealer at one time or another. Sooo, with that, no word on RMS or IMS replacement. My PPI showed that it was unlikely that either had been done. When it comes time to do a clutch or I need to do the RMS, I may do a bit more investigation on the IMS options. I have viewed it as something that is VERY bad if I get unlucky, however, it doesn't seem all that common in the grand scheme of things so I'm just taking my chances. Hope I didn't just jinx myself!
jakekit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,260
You might want to consider replacing your top with one from a wrecked 03 or 04. That way you get the full size glass rear window and don't have to do the "Boxster chop" that, trust me, will get old real fast.

The project is an easy bolt-on. The issue is finding one from a wrecker in grey, if you're stuck on that.

Other than that, welcome, and enjoy!!

__________________
2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
clickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 08:15 PM   #10
Opposed to Subie Burble
 
Overdrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central CT
Posts: 1,197
Garage
Great find, the car looks amazing! Someone took very good care of that interior, and if the only thing that happened to it in almost 10 years was a tear in the window, that's great.

Definitely look into the IMS retrofit/replacement as has been suggested earlier, and just don't leave it sitting around too long. I know it's not the daily driver for you, but it does like to be driven.

Enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy.
__________________
-O/D

1997 Arctic Silver Boxster, 5-spd
IMSR + RMS
Robbins glass window top
Overdrive 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 01:42 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