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Old 04-27-2018, 02:32 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a Boxster for retirement


I appreciate being added to this site. I test drove a 2003 Boxster after test driving a Honda S2000 and I loved the Boxster. The S2000 was okay but not thrilling. Handling and comfort in the Boxster was wonderful. So now I'm looking.


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Old 04-27-2018, 07:16 PM   #2
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Awesome Paul! I'm not quite retired but close and picked up a low mileage (29k) 2004 Boxster S about a month ago. it has been a blast to drive have fun in your search and enjoy. Rick
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:53 PM   #3
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I bought my retirement car a year ago. Test drove several, sold my Miata, bought a garage to keep my toys. I like the comfort, power and sound.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:51 AM   #4
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A 986 is a great retirement roadster! Unlike a 911, you can stretch its legs in town; it is fairly easy to maintain by the owner, and the sweet sound of the flat-6 is no different than many other Porche models

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Old 04-28-2018, 07:40 AM   #5
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I bought my 2003 S 6 months before I retired but for all intents it was a gift to myself for putting in 41 years.

Absolutely the right thing to do. Having time to tinker with it is invaluable.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:21 PM   #6
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Iím far from retirement, but bought mine about 10 months ago last July/August. Been incredibly reliable so far, zero hassles, which is what I love about it. Being able to put the top down on the sunny days is a true blessing, and I strive to see other enjoy the little things as well.

If youíre looking for advise, avoid the 2005 model, heard nothing but bad things about their IMS issues. Pre-purchase inspections are the safest bet, if youíre incredibly cautious youíll want to set aside around $4,000-$5,000 to do some preventative maintenance. If you can find one with a clear service history, and has had regular maintenance (oil changes every 4-5k miles, spark plugs, that sort of thing) then iíd say youíre good.

Haappy searching!
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:36 PM   #7
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Well I bought my 2000S little over 2 years ago, I am retired military but still have about 8 years till I plan on really retiring. I bought mine after looking at a couple of corvettes, love the vettes but wanted a weekend toy and felt price was too much. Anyway week later saw my boxster for sale had Full PPI, IMS, hard top, and found out I knew the 2nd owner. Car had perfect records, 2nd owner bought it frim his boss, 3 rd owner only put about 2500 miles on it in 2 years, but had it maintained and detailed 2 times a year. I now use the same indie mech. Was strange, i had seen the car in the past seems like fate.

Great fun car to drive, and where I live not many around like driving an exotic almost.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:45 PM   #8
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Hi and welcome to the old farts boxster club. I bought our 2003 tip 2.7 just over 3 years ago, I'm 78 in May, setting off on a 2000 km interstate trip on May1

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