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Old 07-06-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Sold M3, thinking about Boxster

I have sold my e46 M3 and thinking about a boxster - either the 986 or 987. Am interested in people's thoughts about:

1) flaws in the 2nd generation 986 that have been corrected in the 987
2) main problems with 986 (and yes I have already checked about golf clubs fitment)

I always thought the M3 was a good compromise between performance and practicality and I still think it is a great car. But a new one will be out in a few years and I thought I should explore a boxster since they look and drive great. My only gripe is that when you add in all the extras, the boxster isn't as cheap as it first appears ... and I like my gadgets ...

So any thoughts will be appreciated and even if u provide links to other threads, that would be great ...

Know any good salespeople at porsche in london?

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Old 07-07-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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I think it's a great car. I love the drive and haven't had any major problems, just a sensor here and a relay there so far. 66K miles on a MY '00.

The only things I don't like about my MY are the cheap, plastic interior parts and the plastic rear window. I know the window was changed in '03, but I don't know about any interior changes. The interior plastic parts have a coating on them to give them a flat finish and the coating scratches very easily. I also don't like the rubber knobs on the radio.

Those little negatives aren't that big of a deal and I'm sure someday soon there will be aftermarket interior parts that will be higher quality for replacement. Overall, I'd buy it again, and again, and again.....
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:53 PM   #3
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A 996 cabbie has the same dash and it is 85k+ so we can't complain too much. The box S is better than a E46 or an m roadster from my experience. ....nothing beats the mid-engine feel.

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