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Old 04-25-2017, 04:25 AM   #1
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New member,great forum!

Glad I found this site. I've got a lot to learn and already fixed several things myself by using search function. Can't wait until I have a question 😁

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i was looking for a fun car to drive with my buddy that had 2006 AMG he suggested a boxster drove a 1999 986 but just not the power , a S was recommended i found one in a matter of weeks in my area 2001 S with 18,000 MILES ALL BLACK i fell in love and now she sits in her single bay garage as the queen , i have put about 4,000 miles what a car ;]
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Have you checked your rear fog lights? Often one is not working.
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Is this something that came with the car or did a previous owner purchase it?
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Have you checked your rear fog lights? Often one is not working.
Yep they work 😁

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Welcome to the madness. That is a nicely optioned Boxster! And the Certificate of Authenticity was purchased by a PO from Porsche. Currently they cost $110. And, nice color!!!
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Welcome to the forum enjoy your new to you car.
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Thanks, love driving it. I just hope it doesn't break 😏
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Very nice. 2003 is the best year bar none.
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Congrats and welcome. Please give thought to joining a local PCA chapter. Wonderful people and a great resource for help when you need it. Dealers and most shops will give you a 10% discount on parts and labor. Safe travels.
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Is this something that came with the car or did a previous owner purchase it?
I'm guessing it came with the car. Mr. Schwab ended his term at Porsche in 2003. See this thread: http://www.moto123.com/print_article.spy?artid=6754

Welcome to the Forum. I have an '02 S, and couldn't be happier.

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Thanks, love driving it. I just hope it doesn't break 😏

It will. It's the law.

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It will. It's the law.

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LOL I bought it on a whim because I saw it, test drove it and really liked it. It only has 39000 verified miles which on a normal car, would make me feel pretty confident. Then after I bought I started doing some research, IMS bearings, parts and service prices etc. and I'm hoping for the best. Everything works on it and it is tight and drives great so I'm sure this feeling will pass. Thanks for your input.
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LOL I bought it on a whim because I saw it, test drove it and really liked it. It only has 39000 verified miles which on a normal car, would make me feel pretty confident. Then after I bought I started doing some research, IMS bearings, parts and service prices etc. and I'm hoping for the best. Everything works on it and it is tight and drives great so I'm sure this feeling will pass. Thanks for your input.

My '02 S was the same - the first time I bought it there was only 36K miles on it. I was the third owner, and couldn't say No to owning it. I had a major life issue a few years later, and reluctantly sold the car with 46K on it. Things got straightened out, and I just bought it back again, because I wanted the car back in my life very much. It only has 52K on it now. So the people who owned it after me only put 6K miles on it in four years. I feel like I rented the car to those people, and they took great care of "my" car.

Maintenance is vital to the survival and enjoyment of a car like this. Just set aside a few bucks every month in a savings account you don't think of, and if/when something expensive happens, you'll have the cash available to cover it. I think of it as a kind of insurance policy. Read the various forums about the ups and downs of owning a Boxster, and enjoy the process. It ain't your grandpa's Oldsmobile.

Above all, enjoy yourself. The best thing you can do for your car is to drive it.

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