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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jr1966
Yes to Brucelee. A recent article in an...

Yes to Brucelee. A recent article in an automotive publication showed that any 2-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires would even be better than any all-wheel drive vehicle with all-seasons. So it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,460
Posted By jr1966
That's married life. Compromises. And the...

That's married life. Compromises. And the Missus will always drive while talking over the cellphone. In other words, they can't shift with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By jr1966
I'm just hoping that if I get a used Boxster now,...

I'm just hoping that if I get a used Boxster now, that its depreciation would be slower. I would expect to spend more on repairs and maintenance than it's yearly depreciation. But I don't want its...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jr1966
I think it may be a base version without the...

I think it may be a base version without the sport suspension. Meaning all-season tires. BMWs have near 50/50 weight distribution so it's not the weight in front of the car. It just looks like it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,161
Posted By jr1966
just put your top up when you're downtown. or if...

just put your top up when you're downtown. or if you can afford it, get a hardtop when driving in urban areas.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,460
Posted By jr1966
I have driven both tip and manual. And yet to...

I have driven both tip and manual. And yet to get my own Boxster.

I prefer manual. However, I also am considering a tip due to the reason so that my wife can also drive it. I mean my wife can...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By jr1966
Either he doesn't want to pay for it or that...

Either he doesn't want to pay for it or that independent shop do not have the expertise or skill to repair it. But converting it to manual would also cost money. And if it were me, I'd rather use...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-24-2006, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By jr1966
Yes I just read something about those oil leaks...

Yes I just read something about those oil leaks in a recent issue of SCI magazine.

The independent shop has some record of that vehicle. He knows that vehicle had problems with the top and the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By jr1966
I agree with RandallNeighbour that the back view...

I agree with RandallNeighbour that the back view of the Boxster is just awesome!
Other reasons why I am in the market for a Boxster is I am getting tired of BMWs of which I have had 4 and still have...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-22-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By jr1966
From the way it looks according to my mechanic...

From the way it looks according to my mechanic who checked the car, there are a lot of missing parts for the power top mechanism. They probably just left the hinge to raise and lower the top.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-22-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By jr1966
Thanks for all the feedback. Though it remains...

Thanks for all the feedback. Though it remains to be seen, I just want to make sure that the boxster will hold a certain value let's say 5 years from now. Or up to what certain point will Boxsters'...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-22-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By jr1966
No there isn't. That is the reason why the...

No there isn't. That is the reason why the vehicle I am considering, a '97, is only one of the few Boxsters running around and for sale. And it kinda beats the risk of purchasing one from the US...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-21-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By jr1966
headlight lens

the '97 boxster that i am considering to purchase have headlights that have turned yellowish. can the lenses be changed or does it have to be the whole assembly? if lenses can be changed, where can...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-21-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By jr1966
986 boxster value

is there any potential for a boxster to become a future classic? it may not reach the status of a 911, but it is still a Porsche. And how much lower would it still depreciate if it's a '97? i am...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-21-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By jr1966
potential problems

since i am considering the purchase of a '97 Boxster, 44,500 miles, are there any other things that I should watch out for before committing to purchase? appreciate any help. thanks.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-21-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By jr1966
soft top problems

I am considering the purchase of a '97 Boxster. The main problem is the vehicle's power top mechanism failed on the first owner and they had the whole power top mechanism removed and converted to...
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