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Old 10-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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15 Yr Old Boxster S vs $100K Supercars

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Is a $15,000 Porsche Boxster the Perfect Alternative to a New $100,000 Sports Car?
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:46 PM   #2
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Drop a 3.6 or a V8 in a Boxster and I bet it would do well against the other cars
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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Nice article.....don't get how he was able to get those wide tires on stock rims and not have problems....yes I am illiterate when it comes to wheel and tire fitment
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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I could not get an additional $80K worth of enjoyment out of any car over the box even if I paid $250K for a new car.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:23 PM   #5
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With the 3.6, big brakes, updated suspension, and weight loss these cars are faster on track than a lot of more expensive cars.
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What I liked is that the Boxster with a few simple modifications was able to run all day long and was the writers tool to learn the track. What other 11 year car can you do that with. Not many.
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:06 AM   #7
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I was somewhat disappointed that the author didn't post any actual lap times and/or speeds/g's around the track.

I'd bet that the Boxster was able to keep up very closely with the supercars in the corners and, of course, lost time on the straights due to the horsepower differences.
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:05 AM   #8
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I was disappointed too but figure the magazine is not going to post times that makes the cars that the manufacturers lend them for testing look bad. Would have been nice and certainly would create demand for our undervalued Boxsters.
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I just bought a MY02 S with a mind to turning it over quickly.

I don't have the car until Tuesday, but I'm already realising it's going to be difficult not to get attached to it...

Great little read, thanks for sharing
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:15 PM   #10
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I just bought a MY02 S with a mind to turning it over quickly.

I don't have the car until Tuesday, but I'm already realising it's going to be difficult not to get attached to it...

Great little read, thanks for sharing
That ws my original thinking too. Just a car to try out before I went to an old 911 (you couldn't give away old 911s then). The Boxster was so damn reliable and a pleasure to drive I thought it pointless to sell, I simply couldnnot get something better for the money I would get selling the car without having to kick in a lot more or taking on a monthly payment.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:57 AM   #11
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Cool article, and I wonder if it was a paid placement for the Falken Azenis RT615-TK:

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They're the rubber of choice in wheel-to-wheel racing and autocross events that specify a 200 treadwear rating
Hmmm.... They *are* cheap and one of the few sizes that you can get for a 14" Miata wheel, however now that you can get the Direzza ZII in that size nobody is running them. I've only ever seen them 1 or 2 times else in a sea of Hankook RS-3, Rivals, Direzza, and the new RE71R. They do have a pretty neat tread pattern though

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When my Boxster was delivered in 2004, it came with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, sized at 225mm width in front and 255mm width in the rear.
265 not 255

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the Boxster would periodically spit coolant out of its fill tube onto the inside of my trunk lid
Like this?

Mine has never done that thankfully, I wonder what the cause was? Garden variety overheating?

Very cool article and it would have been nice to have some lap times and comparisons. Maybe when the full supercar article comes out they will have a sidebar with Boxster info?
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