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Old 11-21-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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I've found a replacement Boxster S

In September, an idiot killed my 2004 S. Here is what it looked like.



Well after a few months of searching, I've found this:



I'm picking this up on Monday. The PPI confirmed that it needs a new clutch which I've bought already. While I'm in there, I'll change the IMS and RMS and exhaust. I'm starting to get really excited. It's like waiting for Christmas morning.

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Old 11-22-2014, 05:50 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new car, it's a nice color.
Is it a base boxster or an S ?
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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Very nice. Options & Miles?
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new car, it's a nice color.
Is it a base boxster or an S ?
It's an S, unless someone fitted a Base with S calipers and bumper. I have driven both iterations of the 986 and they are both wonderful cars. However, it would be hard to go from a stock S to a stock Base unless you the kind of driver that never sees more than 3500 on the tach.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
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It's an 2003 S. This is the options list:

Heated Front Seats, Cruise Control, Porsche Stability Management, HI-FI Sound (Digital), Porsche Windstop (Deflector), Graphite Grey Standard Leather, Lapis Blue Metallic, Graphite Grey Floor Mat, Metropol Blue Top

Adding to that, I'm going to put the 18" carreras that I pulled off the old car.

It has only 52600 miles on it. Less than half of my grey one. I'm pretty psyched.

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Old 11-22-2014, 10:04 AM   #6
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Looking very sharp!
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:24 AM   #7
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send or post the vin and I will try to get you a build sheet
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send or post the vin and I will try to get you a build sheet
Actually, you already did. Thanks though.

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Old 11-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #9
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Very nice! I like the blue on grey color combo.
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it would be hard to go from a stock S to a stock Base unless you the kind of driver that never sees more than 3500 on the tach.
Ouch!!! I resemble that remark!!

Typical S snobbery
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:04 PM   #11
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Here she is after a good cleaning. This is just an initial cleaning. I'll do a really good polish, sealing and wax later on.

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Congrats on the find. She looks like one sweet ride.

Good luck with her after the preventative maintenance.

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:22 AM   #13
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Ouch!!! I resemble that remark!!

Typical S snobbery
Not snobbery at all. I drove both, no way I was driving a base home. Came down to HP and brakes.
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Ouch!!! I resemble that remark!!

Typical S snobbery
Simple fact that most would agree with.
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Ouch!!! I resemble that remark!!

Typical S snobbery
"...do you know about the Porsche pecking order?"...
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funny thing is a lot of people give advice , that there is not much difference between an S and base. I have owned both and the difference is significant . just like the 3.2S and the 996 3.4 i can't believe how much more juice the 3.4 has. my 996 feels really fast after a drive in the Boxster S .
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It's an 2003 S. This is the options list:

Heated Front Seats, Cruise Control, Porsche Stability Management, HI-FI Sound (Digital), Porsche Windstop (Deflector), Graphite Grey Standard Leather, Lapis Blue Metallic, Graphite Grey Floor Mat, Metropol Blue Top

Adding to that, I'm going to put the 18" carreras that I pulled off the old car.

It has only 52600 miles on it. Less than half of my grey one. I'm pretty psyched.

Tony
You're way ahead with the lower miles... and a nice colour change too.
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my 996 feels really fast after a drive in the Boxster S .
Until the curves start....then baby's got a full diaper that needs taken care of
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Until the curves start....then baby's got a full diaper that needs taken care of
certainly takes some big ones to take a 996 in hot like you can in the box but with PSS9 , gt3 bars and some fat rubber out back my 996 feels more buttoned down than my ROW m030 S .
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:16 AM   #20
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I liked the grey one. The interior was mint and the color combo felt more classy. Plus, the seal grey color hid a lot of dirt. It looked clean for a longer time. When I picked up the blue one, it had just been cleaned, but it showed a lot of scratches (deeper than could be polished out). I had to take some sandpaper (1000 grit, then 2000 grit) and rubbing compound to get it to look like this. Next I'll polish, glaze, seal and wax it. That should get rid of the spiderwebs that are so noticeable on the darker colors. I want it to look liquid smooth up close. I think it looks great so far though.

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