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Old 01-15-2017, 04:56 PM   #1
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I sold my 02s and bought a 987s. Love the car. Huge upgrades in many ways. So happy with it.

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Old 01-15-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:21 PM   #3
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Huge upgrades in many ways.
Like what?
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Biggest difference? How is the interior holding up btw?
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:38 PM   #5
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Looks, I like the look much better. Old one looked OLD. Sorry but the way I felt about it.

Ride quality

Interior quality, far ahead, the 986 interior sucked in comparison. 987S interior is like a 911

Rims are much nicer, I have the 19s. I hated the twisty wheels on my 02.

I did like the color of my old car and the way it handled, but this 987s is better in just about every way. Love the sleeker look
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:40 PM   #6
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Every generation gets better. I will drive this 987s for a few years then move up to a second gen 987s or 981s.

The 981s is what I want and will move too maybe next.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:50 PM   #7
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No doubt the 987 is more refined....but having owned both, there is no doubt the 986 is much more 'raw'' which is part of the fun of the car. The 986 at times felt like it might just kill you. The 987, not so much. Both have their pros and cons.
As to looks, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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No doubt the 987 is more refined....but having owned both, there is no doubt the 986 is much more 'raw'' which is part of the fun of the car. The 986 at times felt like it might just kill you. The 987, not so much. Both have their pros and cons.
As to looks, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I thought beauty was in the eye of the "beerholder."
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Looks, I like the look much better. Old one looked like a chick car. Sorry but the way I felt about it.
A LOT of chicks would love to own or at least be able to drive my Porsche 986. Charging as I type.`

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A LOT of chicks would love to own or at least be able to drive my Porsche 986. Charging as I type.`



I must say I agree, Fred. That's a hot car!
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I see you also have the chick problem

Man.... in silver. Let's trade any day
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Yes, the 987.1 does have an improved interior in some aspects. Ingress/egress is smoother (for me at least), standard OBC, better cupholders, more lighting, tighter shifter, and has a touch more footroom.

Aside from that, the materials are worse than the 986. The base plastics (for the panels) are more brittle, the soft-touch rubberized paint comes off more readily, the HVAC controls get FUBAR'd easier, the leather isn't quite as nice, and the panels are harder to keep clean. Feels more Volkswagen-like than Porsche.

That said, I do like both. Not like I'm going to turn down a spirited drive in a 987.
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Never once have I felt like, or had someone call my 986 a chick car. In fact, you could argue the less refined, more raw experience is just the opposite as compared to the newer cars. However, I too look forward to moving to a 987.2 and a 981 some day.

BTW, a belated welcome back and best wishes for a continued recovery, Fred Happy you are still with us, brother.




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OP had nicely optioned and well kept 02S, but didn't mod it at all (no upgraded factory or aftermarket sideskirts or bumpers), had stock outdated wheels, dated amber side and tail lights, and plastic rear window. The 987, with glass rear window, updated interior, and 19"wheels would look more modern (although some people still dislike those lobster fork style factory wheels). Many people here as you can see updated the looks of their 986 Boxsters where they look better than the 987 IMO. Yes, the newer models always have incremental improvements (although I'm not sure I like the 718), but they aren't always enough to make people do the jump. I've had mine for 15 years, and don't look to jump to a newer used one every 3 years. I'd rather keep my current one that's treated me well and use it till it dies, and then get a different car (I'm most likely not going Boxster again), as I like a change every once in a while.

His for sale ad on his 02S: http://986forum.com/forums/boxsters-sale-wanted/64112-2002-boxster-s-sale-loaded-exc-condition.html

I personally don't think the 987 looks better than a 986...as mentioned above, beauty is in the eye...


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Never once have I felt like, or had someone call my 986 a chick car. In fact, you could argue the less refined, more raw experience is just the opposite as compared to the newer cars. However, I too look forward to moving to a 987.2 and a 981 some day.

BTW, a belated welcome back and best wishes for a continued recovery, Fred Happy you are still with us, brother.
Hurts everywhere brother, getting better everyday however. Thanks for the kindness

Good to see you here again

ps. nothing against the 987 in any way, great cars, but recommend you to wait just a few more years and get the 981 instead. Sexy roadster
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Nice one, Boxtaboy. I'll have to vote for the 986's shapes. Great compare/visuals btw.

Absolutely love those 5x spokes SSR wheels also.
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Nice one, Boxtaboy. I'll have to vote for the 986's shapes. Great compare/visuals btw.

Absolutely love those 5x spokes SSR wheels also.
Thanks bud. Love what you did with yours too. It's nice to see such nicely modded Boxsters on this forum.
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I see you also have the chick problem

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OP had nicely optioned and well kept 02S, but didn't mod it at all (no upgraded factory or aftermarket sideskirts or bumpers), had stock outdated wheels, dated amber side and tail lights, and plastic rear window. The 987, with glass rear window, updated interior, and 19"wheels would look more modern (although some people still dislike those lobster fork style factory wheels). Many people here as you can see updated the looks of their 986 Boxsters where they look better than the 987 IMO. Yes, the newer models always have incremental improvements (although I'm not sure I like the 718), but they aren't always enough to make people do the jump. I've had mine for 15 years, and don't look to jump to a newer used one every 3 years. I'd rather keep my current one that's treated me well and use it till it dies, and then get a different car (I'm most likely not going Boxster again), as I like a change every once in a while.

His for sale ad on his 02S: http://986forum.com/forums/boxsters-sale-wanted/64112-2002-boxster-s-sale-loaded-exc-condition.html


I personally don't think the 987 looks better than a 986...as mentioned above, beauty is in the eye...


I do believe it is all in the mods. Bone stock early 986's do appear a bit "soft".
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I do believe it is all in the mods. Bone stock early 986's do appear a bit "soft".
A bone stock 986, those kept in good condition, somehow doesn't look like a chick car at all. Soft maybe, but certainly not definitive chicky. Not exactly sure how to put this into words. Have a look at forum member Chuck's 986 for instance, pictures speaks louder I guess.

Yea had a bike crash. Well, I've crashed more often than as far as I can remember but let's say this one was a bit different lolll Landed right on my shoulder at over 100mph (highside). Thankfully I do not remember anything other than seeing my bike getting smaller and smaller under me... literally lost conscious on the impact. (yup, we are done racing, sad thing)

No clue what's a 'highside'? , here goes a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2bOZL9xOlA

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