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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By longislander1
Very nice! I think you've convinced me to change...

Very nice! I think you've convinced me to change the vents on my '05. By the way, is that a sand interior? Looks similar to my color combo (seal/sand), except I have a gray top and meteor seems to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-15-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By longislander1
It sounds like you're new to Porsche. If so,...

It sounds like you're new to Porsche. If so, you're going to be surprised at how crappy the dealer service can be for a car that costs this much. I get much better service at my Mazda dealer for my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-15-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By longislander1
I ordered a custom windstop decal from these...

I ordered a custom windstop decal from these folks:
http://www.signspecialist.com/cgi-bin/font/samples_auto_porsche.cgi/PORSCHE/. They do nice work and the price is right. Sorry I don't have a pic...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-15-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,251
Posted By longislander1
It seems the dealers are overstocked with Caymans...

It seems the dealers are overstocked with Caymans this year and not Boxsters. I've seen '06 Cayman Ss advertised at 17%+ under MSRP. I recall seeing something a while ago which said Porsche was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-12-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By longislander1
I'm not shocked or surprised. Porsche blatantly...

I'm not shocked or surprised. Porsche blatantly overcharges for service anyway, so what's a few dollars more? But if the manual says about eight quarts (including new filter), why would the dealer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-11-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By longislander1
987 oil overfill

One of the posters on ppbb -- whose 987 is having its engine replaced at 27K miles after intermediate shaft failure -- says he checked his service records and found the dealer was overfilling oil by...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,117
Posted By longislander1
Corporate fleet lease could also mean the car was...

Corporate fleet lease could also mean the car was a demo/loaner, at least according to what the Audi dealer told me when I looked at the carfax listings for some '06 loaners he had for sale.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,701
Posted By longislander1
At work, I try to mind my own business and park...

At work, I try to mind my own business and park far away from others. Once I returned to find two junkers parked (backed into their spaces) on either side of my car so I could barely get the door...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-12-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By longislander1
I've heard fairly good things about the...

I've heard fairly good things about the Huntington dealership and it's probably the place I'll take my 987S for its next annual service.

I tried Roslyn for the one-year service last July on the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-06-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By longislander1
Just as I predicted, gas prices . . .

have started to edge up after the election. Now, the oil industry is telling us "refinery maintenance" is a factor. Yeah, right. Damn, I wish I had the same foresight with my investments. :)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-03-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By longislander1
After owning mostly premium German or Japanese...

After owning mostly premium German or Japanese cars, I continue to be astonished by the quality, durability, handling and acceleration of my $22K built-in-Michigan Mazda Tribute. I originally bought...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By longislander1
I had the same reaction as Brucelee regarding the...

I had the same reaction as Brucelee regarding the TT-Cayman comparison and the price difference. The competition is now catching up on technology and it's already well past Porsche in customer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-01-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By longislander1
I totally agree with you about the classic lines....

I totally agree with you about the classic lines. It's one thing I like about my 987S. That's why it's such a shame sales are down and depreciation is so great.

My problems are very minor...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-01-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By longislander1
Perfectlap, that's a much better and more...

Perfectlap, that's a much better and more succinct explanation than my long rant. I guess the fans will always be loyal, no matter how much abuse they take. But with today's larger production...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-30-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By longislander1
As I posted on PPBB, the Porsche spokesman's...

As I posted on PPBB, the Porsche spokesman's explanation is pure BS when you consider other cars in the market had much better October YTD sales figures. Honda S2000 was down around 18%, Mercedes...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By longislander1
The real news behind the Sky and Solstice is...

The real news behind the Sky and Solstice is whether anyone will still need to pay $60K or so to get a real sports car. I know those two cars don't match a Boxster, but when you see BMW offering a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By longislander1
I came late to this thread, but I have to tell...

I came late to this thread, but I have to tell you that when I hear this stuff, it makes me think I've bought my last Porsche. This company is ignoring inherent defects and riding on its past...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By longislander1
I'd go for the Infiniti now and trade up to a...

I'd go for the Infiniti now and trade up to a Porsche later. Also, as cars continue to get better and better, I'm not sure your next choice will be limited to a Porsche. As I read all of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-22-2006, 06:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,186
Posted By longislander1
My point is that this country has NO energy...

My point is that this country has NO energy policy under the current administration, other than to line the pockets of the oil companies. Richard Branson is committing more dollars to alternative...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-21-2006, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,186
Posted By longislander1
From today's paper: "WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 ...

From today's paper:

"WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 Four government auditors who monitor leases for oil and gas on federal property say the Interior Department suppressed their efforts to recover millions...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-19-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,186
Posted By longislander1
Let me ask you some questions. Should gas cost...

Let me ask you some questions. Should gas cost $2.79 a gallon where I live, less than 50 miles from the nearest refineries, while the national average is $2.50? I'm sure that's just "market...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-17-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,186
Posted By longislander1
Brucelee, we'll see if it's really fantasy. ...

Brucelee, we'll see if it's really fantasy. Watch what happens to prices after the elections.

Fossil fuels have become a national strategic resource, yet our government allows them to be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-15-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,186
Posted By longislander1
This is no accident and has nothing to do with...

This is no accident and has nothing to do with market demand and everything to do with politics. I believe gasoline will spike back up after the November elections. BP originally reported a major...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-05-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By longislander1
Sounds like you've got a good sales rep if he/she...

Sounds like you've got a good sales rep if he/she is sending you e-mails on the status. Hope the delivery goes smoothly for you.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-04-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By longislander1
The only thing I would add is that you should...

The only thing I would add is that you should keep on top of your salesperson, assuming he/she is cooperative and helpful. I ordered my '05 987S on March 19 and delivery took place July 22. The car...
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