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Old 08-25-2011, 06:05 AM   #1
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Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone on the forum. I bought a 2003-S about a week ago; (Midnight Blue) - very stock -- and have been lurking for a while. Looking forward to doing some autocross, and enjoying what's left of the Chicago summer with the top down.

The forum has been very informative, as I've been looking for my car for a couple of months; has already helped me avoid a car with a RMS leak, and a couple of other problems, so much thanks.

First up, some winter wheels...

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:11 AM   #2
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Welcome...drive up to Elkhart Lake Labor Day weekend and enjoy one of the finest Porsche Club Race events in the nation at Road America.

Details can be found at www.PCA-Chicago.org

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Welcome to the 986 Forum and to the experience of owning and driving the best road sports car ever built...The Boxster.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #4
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Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone on the forum. I bought a 2003-S about a week ago; (Midnight Blue) - very stock -- and have been lurking for a while. Looking forward to doing some autocross, and enjoying what's left of the Chicago summer with the top down.

The forum has been very informative, as I've been looking for my car for a couple of months; has already helped me avoid a car with a RMS leak, and a couple of other problems, so much thanks.

First up, some winter wheels...

Cheers,
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So you plan on driving it in the snow?
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:48 PM   #5
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WooHoo, Midnight Blue is perfect!
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:42 AM   #6
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So you plan on driving it in the snow?
I am. Am I nuts? I've had plenty of RWD cars over the years in Chicago winters, and have never had problems with the right rubber on the road. Given, the clearance is a bit lower than most, so I have to be careful there - no driving until the big stuff is cleared... I do have PSM, so was thinking I'd be in OK shape...
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My concern is the salt they put down on the roads. That's the only thing stopping me from driving while there's snow and ice around. The car itself, given the right rubber, would undoubtedly perform very well.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #8
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I bought a 2003-S about a week ago; (Midnight Blue)
Now that, my new feathered friend, is a most-excellent choice. The color's perfect and you have that glass window and a 3.2 with more HP than the base model.

We now need pix of the exterior and interior.

From what I hear, the car handles well in the snow except for the fact it's so low to the ground. The salt issue would be a concern for me considering I keep my cars so long.
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With winter tires I see no problem to get through the winter. Heated seats?

Regular car washes will go a long way to prevent rust, I am certain you know this already

Finally, get out there and go race, this is so much fun!!!!

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #10
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With winter tires I see no problem to get through the winter. Heated seats?

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Heated seats - affirmative. Pictures coming soon, if I stop diving it enough to admire it for a while!
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #11
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We now need pix of the exterior and interior.
So, I've owned it 1 week, and just washed, polished, and waxed it properly (wife complained that we've had the BMW for 7 years, and I've never show it that kind of love... sad, but true)

Here's some pics my new, shiny baby -- I may get out of the alley to someplace more photogenic in the near future, but currently having some work-life balance issues!
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So, I've owned it 1 week, and just washed, polished, and waxed it properly (wife complained that we've had the BMW for 7 years, and I've never show it that kind of love... sad, but true)

Here's some pics my new, shiny baby -- I may get out of the alley to someplace more photogenic in the near future, but currently having some work-life balance issues!
That looks great! Amazing shine
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #13
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..... and enjoying what's left of the Chicago summer with the top down......

Top down in the summer???
That's not how we do it in Dallas!
I don't think my top has been down since early June.
Of course February to June and September through November may be different than in Chicago.

Hope you love your Boxster!

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