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Old 06-04-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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8 things about the Boxster that I don't like and wish Porsche would fix.

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1) Only 3 settings for the wippers. Super slow, med and super fast! No in-between stage or dimmer type switch. Kind of stupid.
2) Sun visors don't move to the outside. Stuck in that up or down position so it doesn't interfear with the top maybe? Who knows why?
3) E-Brake had to be up to put top up or down. (Fixed recently with hack thread found on this site)
4) Seatbelt cuts into my collar bone area.
5) Alarm - Headlights flash 2 times for armed and 1 time for dis-armed. Shouldn't it be the other way around? No horn noise uless you leave your interior lights on.
6) Plastic Rear Window - always worried about it cracking and splitting.
7) Blind spotts when top is up and trying to see behind me when coming out of a u-turn.
8) RMS Leak - Had it fixed once, worried it could still come back some day.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Most of these have been address by Porsche...they call it the 987 and the 987S Boxster!!
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Dont forget to the rattling windstop and lack of a glove box on the early boxsters like my 1997
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Dont forget to the rattling windstop and lack of a glove box on the early boxsters like my 1997
I've never had any problems with my Windstop. Fits tight with no noise.
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Most of these have been address by Porsche...they call it the 987 and the 987S Boxster!!
Does the 987 allow you to adjust the sun visor to the outside?
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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the rattling wind stop and RMS is still an issue on some 987.

glove box? what do you want next a frapucino drink holder?
wipers? If I'm going at least 45mph I don't even turn them on. Water just blows off from the rake of the windshield.

I wish:

1: no electric top, something manual on high quality ball bearings. Saves weight and an no expensive top repair.

2: Turbo headlights like 2002-2004 911. Although the fried eggs are cool. Thank god they didn't put the round 911 light on any Boxsters.

3. they should have sub contracted the design of the gear box to Honda. If they came up with something half as good as the S2000 it would be a 1000% improvement.

4. a lower rear valance. Sits too high off the ground.

5. Get rid of the electric front and door latches. and place the latches in the center arm rest where you arent's scratching them with your shoe.
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stock turbo engine and i would forget them for everything else that sucks on this car
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:26 PM   #8
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Does the 987 allow you to adjust the sun visor to the outside?

Sun visor...what the heck...it's a convertible...sun is coming in from all kind of angles! That why I got a convertible and a good set of sunglasses (and sun screen).
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I second the wiper situation... my bmws always had the smart wipers that stopped or slowed when you stopped at a light. Dont other boxsters have the intermittent dimming switch on the dash???
I wish you could put the windows up by turning the key and holding it.
Rear axle hop if you try to "burn a little rubber"
Otherwise, not many complaints.
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The Key! It's the worst. The buttons go off when I don't want them to, in my pocket. Then when I actually want to pop the hood using the key I end up popping the trunk or locking the car. You have to have fingers the size of a two year old to actually press the right button.
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Interesting thread as I just emailed Porsche about a few things I would like to see changed in the 987:

1. The HVAC controls are way too complicated and irritating to use
2. The navigation is also quite clunky
3. Make the top go down or up with a simple button push, and not to have to hold it down. We shouldn't have to hack it to work that way.
4. I also agree with Perfectlap about the gearbox.
5. Give me just a little more leg room from the clutch to the steering wheel. I am only 6', and the 2007 has a telescoping wheel, but my knee sits right under that steering wheel before I engage the clutch.
6. And I guess since were venting, why not have the door locks programmed from the factory to lock when you start the car and unlock when you turn it off.
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I wish you could put the windows up by turning the key and holding it.
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think my 2000 has this feature. It isn't something I use on a regular basis. I believe I was able to lower and raise the windows with the key in the lock when I had my center console torn apart, and the window buttons disconnected.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

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The Key! It's the worst. The buttons go off when I don't want them to, in my pocket. Then when I actually want to pop the hood using the key I end up popping the trunk or locking the car. You have to have fingers the size of a two year old to actually press the right button.
Yes, I go out into my garage and find one of the hoods popped open all the time.
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You guys better be careful. Germans don't take criticism very well.

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HI, I'm glad i didn't pay $50,000 for my car, makes it easier to accept all the crap from Porsche.
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putting the jey in and turning it one way or another, holding for a little while, willg et the windows up or down, depending on where they are when you started.
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putting the jey in and turning it one way or another, holding for a little while, willg et the windows up or down, depending on where they are when you started.

What did you just say BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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damn just saw how badly that ended up looking, wow

anyways...put the key in the door, hold right, and windows will go up, hold left, windows will go down.

better?
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DJ must have aiming the new camera to the car in one hand that's why he was having hard time typing the words..hahahahahahahaha!
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damn just saw how badly that ended up looking, wow

anyways...put the key in the door, hold right, and windows will go up, hold left, windows will go down.

better?
HI, much better and yes you are right about the key left wait down and right wait up and ******************** i scratched the paint again thingy

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