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Old 09-22-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Inexpensive car cover that almost fits

I have a 1.5 car garage and 8.5 cars. I have tried a variety of cheap car covers. The few covers I have purchased for under $50 (made of pressed polyester) have all fallen apart within 6 months. I just got one from Amazon that looks like it will do well. It is actually made of a good quality woven fabric (looks similar to a heavy duty cloth shower curtain). The fit is a bit long in the back, but the length and width are good. The mirror pockets fit with a slight pull. If you keep your car outside and do not want to spend $150+ for a proper cover, I highly recommend this for just under $25.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:18 AM   #2
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If you are going to use a cover that doesn't fit properly I would suggest putting some bungee cords on it to hold the cover tight. A cover that moves too much in the wind will destroy your paint over time.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:14 AM   #3
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Fit looks terrible! If you can afford 8 1/2 (?) cars, you can afford a good quality cover. Where I live, the wind would ruin the paint job in short order if the cover didn't fit well. I'm going on 3 years on one of these and I'm very happy!

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Old 09-23-2015, 07:51 AM   #4
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Yes, the fit in the back is bad. That is what I was trying to show in the picture. For me, it is not hard to adapt the rear to make it snug. The front fits pretty well.
This is a WeatherShield HP material cover for $25. The cost for one custom fit for a Boxster is over $300 more than this costs.

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Old 09-23-2015, 10:25 AM   #5
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I'm getting one for my 996 and will see how it fits. Since a 996 is a little bigger in the back, it may be a good fit. Worst case, I send it back
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Old 09-23-2015, 02:20 PM   #6
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I picked up a slightly used OEM Porsche cover of of ebay for 125.00 Fits both my Boxster and Cayman depending on what one I am driving. Its not as cheap as the one you pictured but it fits like a glove and is easy to put on. After having the cheaper covers this one was well worth the money paid.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:33 AM   #7
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I've used Covercraft for many years; well made, long lasting, stores well...
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