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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,341
Posted By d18mike
They've actually studied the impact of the...

They've actually studied the impact of the Boxster from a "sexual signaling" standpoint in 2009. Three university professors combined on the paper. Below are the results. In short, women are...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By d18mike
70 is my cut off here in Michigan. Below...

70 is my cut off here in Michigan.

Below that I feel like the automotive equivalent of the morbidly obese guy who wears shorts into Wal-Mart in February when its 8 degrees. Not a look I care to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-29-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,451
Posted By d18mike
I consider myself to be a pretty good at...

I consider myself to be a pretty good at touch-up/paint work ... but that 2000-04 Porsche laminate is just a nightmare to work with in every respect. I don't know many folks who have done a great...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-29-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By d18mike
You can certainly try at that price. It only...

You can certainly try at that price. It only takes one buyer! But it seems high to me at that mileage without service records, regardless of the narrative.

It may take awhile, but with the new...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-26-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By d18mike
I also think that's quite high. My guess is...

I also think that's quite high. My guess is you'll get around $12,500. But it only takes one buyer!

Also, the new Boxster officially arrives in dealerships this week. Not sure it will have an...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-09-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,204
Posted By d18mike
Everyone has their favorite wax. I've tried too...

Everyone has their favorite wax. I've tried too many to count.

But my "go-to" from a cost and performance standpoint is 3M Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax. $18 a can and gives as close to a wet look...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-16-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,028
Posted By d18mike
Everyone has a different approach on this....

Everyone has a different approach on this. Porsche recommends every 15k. I think the majoriity of owners do it around 5k. I tend to be between 3-5k. Serves 2 purposes: good engine maintenance and an...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,170
Posted By d18mike
I've owned all 3 cars at one time or another --...

I've owned all 3 cars at one time or another -- 993, then a Boxster and now a 997. Loved all 3, each for different reasons.

Sold the 993 to get a Boxster which I reasoned was a better daily...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By d18mike
On one of the Rennlist forums the...

On one of the Rennlist forums the founder/moderator can get your code for you. You will need to follow the process to get your radio model number etc... Its a great service.

Do the right thing....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,063
Posted By d18mike
if you want to see a jaw dropping collecion of...

if you want to see a jaw dropping collecion of beautifully designed cars, Google Ralph Lauren car collection. I believe many of these are frequently loaned to art museums. Many of these may not be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-25-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By d18mike
I do not trust that Porsche's prototypes will...

I do not trust that Porsche's prototypes will look anything like what finally hits the road.

Remember those absolutely stunning Boxster prototypes that came out in the early/mid 1990s. It was a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-13-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By d18mike
I've owned a newer 911 and a Boxster. IMHO, the...

I've owned a newer 911 and a Boxster. IMHO, the Boxster handles better and 911 has more muscle. Both are great cars. You simply can't go wrong.

The car you showed at the beginning of a thread is a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-26-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By d18mike
Second what Ekam says about Nokian Tires. ...

Second what Ekam says about Nokian Tires.

I've lived in Switzerland and Norway where winter tires are legally required after times of the year and where -- especially in Switzerland -- the roads...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 04-04-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By d18mike
Thanks. There is a business opportunity there for...

Thanks. There is a business opportunity there for someone. I bet someone could sell the heck out of these on sites like this.
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 04-04-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By d18mike
This is terrific. I will bid on eBay -- but in...

This is terrific. I will bid on eBay -- but in case I don't win, can you tell me where you got this? Can't find one on the net. Thanks!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,182
Posted By d18mike
It's official -- it's not a chick car, it's a...

It's official -- it's not a chick car, it's a chick magnet!

Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By d18mike
Another thumbs up for AutoZone -- I believe their...

Another thumbs up for AutoZone -- I believe their batteries are made by Johnson Control.

One quick tip -- most of the batteries have a date sticker on them. The oldest batteries are typically...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-05-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By d18mike
It's great if you can install the top yourself....

It's great if you can install the top yourself. In the new book 101 Projects for your Boxster there is a primer on how to do it. Wayne may have even posted that section on the Pelican Parts site. You...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-14-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By d18mike
Been very happy with my Dansk. Dont have a large...

Been very happy with my Dansk. Dont have a large basis for comparison but I would say the consensus is that it doesnt growl quite as much as Fab Speed but it is more agreesive than stock. Wayne...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-08-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,333
Posted By d18mike
When I lived in Europe a few year ago, I read a...

When I lived in Europe a few year ago, I read a non-Porsche specific article about the increasing number of requests for the debadging option in Europe.

In many cases it's not that people are...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-05-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By d18mike
I've been down this long and winding road road...

I've been down this long and winding road road before.

Very few paint jobs more difficult than that coated scratch-magnet know as a 986/996 console. I tried and failed, as have others. You really...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By d18mike
You've given me a lot to think about, guys....

You've given me a lot to think about, guys. Thanks. I'll look at the options in depth and keep you posted on where I end up.

As well-made as these cars are, I'm really surprised/disappointed in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,693
Posted By d18mike
The stock DME settings on the Boxster are...

The stock DME settings on the Boxster are calibrated for the engine to run on pretty low Octane fuel -- obviously the car is base tuned to a somewhat low common denominator so if you get caught in a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,693
Posted By d18mike
Local Sunoco station just added 104 octane race...

Local Sunoco station just added 104 octane race fuel to its lineup. There are apparently enough racing boats in this area that use it to justify adding the pump. Its over $6 a gallon. I've only seen...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-30-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By d18mike
Hot Water Extractor System Anyone?

Living in the Midwest, the carpets in our family cars tend to get very dirty.

Thinking about getting a hot water/extractor cleaning system for the cars and light use around the house. But man are...
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