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BlackSapphireZ 04-04-2007 06:50 PM

possible future Boxster owner
 
hello guys

my name is Jin, from Maryland I currently have 03 BMW Z4 and I am looking to get into 02~03 boxster hopefully an even trade.

what should I look for? i know cars have their own little problems so I just want to be aware of them.

u can PM me if you want regarding the trade:)

blkboxster 04-04-2007 07:05 PM

Hey,idk if anybody would trade a boxster for a Z4 :D

you got mail :D

Adam 04-04-2007 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackSapphireZ
hello guys

my name is Jin, from Maryland I currently have 03 BMW Z4 and I am looking to get into 02~03 boxster hopefully an even trade.

what should I look for? i know cars have their own little problems so I just want to be aware of them.

u can PM me if you want regarding the trade:)

Just curious, why do you want to trade in for a boxster? Please no smart ass comments guys... we all know the boxster is better, but I want to know blacksapphire's thoughts.

BlackSapphireZ 04-04-2007 11:52 PM

i honestly don't know if hte boxster is better or not...but I've had an SLK..now Z4 only other car in the Luxury 2 seater convertible(within reasonable range) is the Boxster.

i go through cars faster than my underwear... LoL just about so I just want to try out everything :)

racer_d 04-05-2007 03:31 PM

03's will have a glass rear window. Pre 03 they were plastic. There may be other trim/minor year changes, but this one is always pointed out as a "big" change.

While a Boxster can be luxuriously equipped, it IS a sports car at heart. The other two (SLK and Z4)? not so much ;)

BlackSapphireZ 04-06-2007 09:20 PM

from my experience, the SLK had a really long gearing for like old people driving and the Z has really short gearing and tight suspension to make it feel sporty for sure.

I haven't driven a boxster yet...

larryshomework 04-07-2007 10:37 AM

Another significant difference between 02 and 03 is the body styling. The 02 has a rounded front and rear while the 03 has aero lines in the front and back (not sure if it's clear what I mean). I prefered the 02 and older style to the 03 style.

I also believe that the interior color scheme changes (if you get gray or tan interior). The steering wheel is black on the 02's but color consistent on the 03' (gray interiors have gray steering wheels, shift boots, etc.).

Finally, I think the wheels change from the turbo style of the 02 and older to a different style for the 03's.

Look on Ebay and you can see the differences.

mikefocke 04-07-2007 11:40 AM

So read this
 
Buying a Boxster

RandallNeighbour 04-07-2007 12:51 PM

Mike's link is a good one. I also put some buyer's tips together (see links in my signature).

However, before you start learning about the problems associated with boxsters, you should go out and drive a model year in the price range you can afford to see if you like it more than your BMW.

Now I think you'll love the mid-engine configuration far more than your car, but who knows? All this research may be for naught.

If I were you, I'd be looking at 2005 or newer S's... there's a bunch for sale now that the 07 S has a 3.4 in it.

BlackSapphireZ 04-08-2007 09:49 AM

thanks for the link


I am not made of money LoL I wish i was

so 02~03 would be my best bet... but seems like 03 is the better of the two :)

i haven't driven any of the cars I bought...i just bought it and learn to like it lol seem to work well


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