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Old 07-31-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hi all, ive never posted before but im taking my 03 boxster on a trip from kelowna bc to vancouver< i just got the car about 4 months ago and havnt really gone anywhere with it yet. ive checked the fluids and tire press is there anything else i shouldknow or do before we set out? the car is an 03 2.7l with 46000kms........ cheers Greg.....

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Old 07-31-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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I have a boxster very similar to you, 03 2.7l, 49k miles. I took it for a 700 mile road trip and it was pretty much flawless. I didnt check anything except the tire pressure and oil and had no problems or worries. wipers were good in the rain and gas mileage averaged 26-28 mpg. overall good trip and i dont think you need to be worried about much
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:41 PM   #3
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i didnt think i would have any issues, i had a very through ppi done on the car before i bought it, but reading about all these ims failures has me a little nervous
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:27 AM   #4
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I've had my '01 on two road trips over the past couple of months. One about 800 miles and the other about 1,950 miles. The car did great. The only downside might be the ride over poorly maintained highways... gets a little old after a while.

I did my usual pre-trip stuff - tires, check all fluids, wash, and wax. I checked the oil (via the dash gauge) with every fill-up. Averaged about 31mpg on the 800 mile trip and 32mpg (best of 33.7) on the 1,950.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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I've done three 1600 mile road trips with no problems at all. The car was flawless, and incredible. Just check everything, and make sure you have the essentials. Like a tire change kit, inflated spare, first aid kit, etc.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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Thanks alot folks, im lookin forward to hittin the road with the p car.

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