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Old 01-16-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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Just picked up my first Porsche, a '98 Boxster at the urging of my wife. I gave up on cars and autocrossing a while back to focus on motorcycles and really missed having a cage that was fun to drive. I guess she got tired of me complaining about living with FWD.

Bought it from the original owner who got "lucky" and had the engine replaced by Porsche when it failed on him at 24k miles (car has 64k on the body now). I figured that's the best way to get an early boxster, right? They had the problem sorted out by '01 when the did his repair.... I hope.

It's totally stock at the moment and likely to stay that way for a while other than some clear lenses. First I need to find the limits of what it's got the way it is before I think about tweaking.



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Old 01-16-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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Awesome ride - welcome!
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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Howdy, and WELCOME aboard. There are some really nice folks here, and plenty with good senses of humor.

BTW, aren't we all glad Porsche finally figured out THE RIGHT PLACE TO PUT THE ENGINE?


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Old 01-16-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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congrats and welcome.

finally someone that will buy it and find the limits, and then do the upgrades. wise man you are sir

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Old 01-16-2007, 07:07 PM   #5
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BTW, aren't we all glad Porsche finally figured out THE RIGHT PLACE TO PUT THE ENGINE?
Yea, tell that to the wife. During the first ride she said "why is the engine so loud?" and "what is that whining noise?". I tried to convince her you pay extra for that noise!

Snapping shifts at red line while out running a 540i through the twisties... maybe it was a bit much for her first ride in the toy. She got sick about 20 minutes into the run, but claims to have enjoyed it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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welcome to the forum! boxster is like a motorcycle with four wheels love the twisties! like what Uro said...lots of really nice member here and a place to chill

I have the 99' model, so we're not far apart and engine was replaced too by the previous owner..not it has 48k miles on it
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:07 AM   #9
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Welcome and congrats!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:00 AM   #10
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Welcome aboard!!! This is a great site with many knowledgable people.

I have leart alot here. Have fun

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