Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
blkboxster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
May Get A New Car.

well since winter is comming im deciding to get a hummer h3,becasue the boxster sucks in winter.Does anybody else in this forum have an h3.And what kind of deals can i get with the year end clearance.

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 06:04 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northbrook,Illinois
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by blkboxster
well since winter is comming im deciding to get a hummer h3,becasue the boxster sucks in winter.Does anybody else in this forum have an h3.And what kind of deals can i get with the year end clearance.
Why don't you just get a cheap secondary car for winter
redman12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 06:29 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Rail26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,147
H3? I think that is more of a chick vehicle than a VW cabriolet! The only people driving those in El Paso are soccer moms and overweight female government workers. Why not go for a used Cayenne, Toureg or Land Rover?
__________________
'05 987 Basalt Black/Sand Beige
5 spd, 18" wheels
AH-64 Apache
RC-12 Guardrail
RC-7 Crazy Hawk

"If the wings are traveling faster than
the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter--
and therefore, unsafe" --Unknown
Rail26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 06:49 PM   #4
blkboxster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Good point.. i see what else i should get.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North New Jersey
Posts: 440
The H3 is really underpowered!
You really need a truck?
How about a nice Audi quattro instead
__________________
Marc Gelefsky
02 996 Carrera Coupe 6 Speed Aero
86 911 Carrera Targa

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...tar14266_4.gif
EX-88 951, 87 951, 86 944na, 85.5 944na 00 Audi S4..01 Boxster S .etc..etc
Marc Gelefsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 08:18 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 446
My two cents, I have a Touareg and love it. Sweet ride. Gotta get the V8 though, the V6 is underpowered for the weight of the vehicle.

If you consider one and have any questions, let me know.
__________________
05 987 S SOLD
Arctic Silver
Bose/Xenon

05 Touareg V8
Black
drburton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 08:23 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: usa
Posts: 560
If you want to get a new/used car, be my guest. Personally, I think the Boxster does fine in the winter when equipped with winter tires.
__________________
2k13 Boxster Amaranth Red/Black
cfos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 10:43 AM   #8
Registered User
 
ohioboxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Akron
Posts: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rail26
H3? I think that is more of a chick vehicle than a VW cabriolet! The only people driving those in El Paso are soccer moms and overweight female government workers. Why not go for a used Cayenne, Toureg or Land Rover?
Thats funny, me and a couple of guys were talking about the VW cab being a chick car just last night.
__________________
2002 TT
ohioboxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Porschekid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 670
I have an A4 2.8 Quattro... I love it.
__________________
http://www.thecarspace.com/photos/8/...1481113d25.jpg
When people risk their lives, shouldn't it be for something very important?
Well, it better be.
But what is so important about driving faster than anyone else?
Lots of people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well.
When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.
Porschekid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:22 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: California
Posts: 38
I suppose it depends where you live but the boxster never leaks and has great heating- so, at least in North Cal, it's fine as a winter car...just stay out of the mountains!

If you want an SUV what about the Nissan Murano?...great car for a great price (I'll keep my Boxster though!)
__________________
Bobby
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...4/CIMG4210.jpg
Triple black '02
Tinted ambers
18inch Turbo Twists
British Flag!
johnsonrj74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:44 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porschekid
I have an A4 2.8 Quattro... I love it.
My wife has an A6 S-line 2.7 twin-turbo quattro... fun car.
__________________
Jack
2000 Boxster S - gone -
2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2
JackG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 12:09 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 701
wife has a murano....it sucks compared to my boxster!!!! I put on the winter tires in Illinois and I'm money! no need to go for a different car....all joking aside the murano is great, but not compared to the boxster....I'm nervous to test drive a cayene becuase if it handles remotely like a box, the murano would be gone!
super66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #13
bmussatti
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Here's a nice Hummer for the winter:
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 01:48 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,696
winter car? AWD? SUBARU STI!
(you would have the coolest garage on the block)

ok so you don't want to look like boy racer?
Infinti SUV thing. Sound very cool looks great in their version of seal grey with
some espresso colored seats.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 08:33 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Rail26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,147
Here is the new H4....
__________________
'05 987 Basalt Black/Sand Beige
5 spd, 18" wheels
AH-64 Apache
RC-12 Guardrail
RC-7 Crazy Hawk

"If the wings are traveling faster than
the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter--
and therefore, unsafe" --Unknown
Rail26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 06:17 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Iowa USA
Posts: 196
My wife and I just got an Acura RDX, for a SUV (kinda) it sure is a fun car to drive if you were looking new......
IowaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 06:44 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Brucelee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 8,083
Smile

Buy an older Wrangler with a 5 speed. Beat the P.. out of it and have fun.
__________________
Rich Belloff

Brucelee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 07:35 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 335
Quote:
Originally Posted by IowaS
My wife and I just got an Acura RDX, for a SUV (kinda) it sure is a fun car to drive if you were looking new......
I really liked the Mazda CX-7 better. The transmission in the Acura is slooooowwww. But it does have a very nice interior and all the techie toys. The electroluminescent gauges are really cool. Balance that against a good $6k in price premium over the Mazda. If I was going to spend north of $35k the only choice for me would be the Infiniti FX35. That's a hell of an SUV.
BuffaloBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 08:27 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Iowa USA
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuffaloBoxster
I really liked the Mazda CX-7 better. The transmission in the Acura is slooooowwww. But it does have a very nice interior and all the techie toys. The electroluminescent gauges are really cool. Balance that against a good $6k in price premium over the Mazda. If I was going to spend north of $35k the only choice for me would be the Infiniti FX35. That's a hell of an SUV.

We looked at the CX-7, it just didn't do it for us and after driving both I thought the RDX was a better performer..the transmission especially when shifting with the paddles leaves a bit to be desired, but I rarely use them anyway...my personal opinion is they are stupid to have on this type of car/SUV anyway... We have only had it for a little over a month but have really enjoyed it.
IowaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 07:43 PM   #20
Registered User
 
Pilot2519j's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 655
Audi Allroad is my suggestion

Thats what we drive for going skiing. Personally an SUV is waste of gas since you are always moving over 5000 lbs. and get real poor mileage, only exception is if you have a large family. Regarding driven the comment of winter driving in a Boxster, I have driven my Boxster in the snow for three years with Continental winter set 17" and have not been stopped so far. You need the winter tires since the high performance tires are super poor in snow.The problem in NY is the side streets since highways get cleared right away.

__________________
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate
Pilot2519j is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page