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Old 04-11-2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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Looking to Buy a 2010-12 Boxster

What kind of issues, I should look into before selecting one.
I plan to do a PPI (at dealer or Porsche Indy) before the final deal.
Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:03 AM   #3
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986 ends in 2004. Find an appropriate board?
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Wow, guy is just asking a question, and politely at that, and you guys are turning this into Rennlist.

Dude, when it comes to those model years, I'm not aware of any serious flaws. Get a PPI from a qualified Porsche mechanic and you should be good. Depending on the mileage, suspension will be starting to show its age and the water pump may need attention....
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Wow, guy is just asking a question, and politely at that, and you guys are turning this into Rennlist.

Dude, when it comes to those model years, I'm not aware of any serious flaws. Get a PPI from a qualified Porsche mechanic and you should be good. Depending on the mileage, suspension will be starting to show its age and the water pump may need attention....
I didn't mean any attitude, but come on, man. How many here have 2010-2012 experience? Why not talk to a board of members who own this year car? This model ended in 2004.
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Planet-9 is more centric to the 987.2 model range. Some quick searches there will produce items to watch out for.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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Wow, guy is just asking a question, and politely at that, and you guys are turning this into Rennlist.

Dude, when it comes to those model years, I'm not aware of any serious flaws. Get a PPI from a qualified Porsche mechanic and you should be good. Depending on the mileage, suspension will be starting to show its age and the water pump may need attention....
I am unqualified to answer anything about a later 987 .Same goes for many of us.And I have about 3000 Posts on 4 Forums about the 986.
Why not go to the correct Forum where there are lots of knowledgeable people to help him based on knowledge ? There were (according to Porsche) thousands of changes to the 2012 MY compared to the 1997MY Boxster. According to Porsche there was an 80% change between 2004 and 2005 alone !See link below."2005 MY: 80% new Type 987 Boxster and Boxster S launched."
THe flaws of 987 cars have been discussed on the 987 Forums and they have Buyers Guides and Faqs there . Start with DFI and PDK.Hinting that there are not problems is misleading - exactly why he needs to go to a 987 Forum !
In deference to our hosts I did not link to the obvious Forum but since you mentioned Rennlist, here is one :
https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-718-forum-125/
https://www.porscheclubgb.com/regions-registers/registers/modern/boxster/boxster-buyers-guides/987-buyers-guide
http://www.planet-9.com/987-cayman-and-boxster-chat/109296-987-cayman-boxster-buying-guide.html
This info is easy to find ONLY if someone is kind enough to give him that one critical number "7" as in 987 .And I did. With a Search of "987 Buyers Guide" he is golden.

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Smart advice from Timco with over 3000 Posts here.
See #6 above for a few helpful links.

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