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Old 08-17-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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Words of Wisdom for New Owner??

I've read and researched lots of old posts here and elsewhere. Looking for current "need to know" wisdom from those who know! The floor is yours. Thanks for any response...

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Old 08-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Just what are you askin'?

Could you be a bit more specific??
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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what you know now that you didnt back then

Things you know now that maybee you didnt back then. Driving characteristics, views on maintenance, mistakes you've made, good decisions you made, etc.

I am just very excited about getting the car but know that i don't know anything about these cars other than what I have read in magazines and old posts on a variety of topics.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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Keep reading, asking questions and contributing when you can. Drive your car, get to know your car, listen to it. Knowledge is power.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Sparky,

Welcome to the forum. For us to give you any advise we need to know what kind of car your going to buy or have already bought. The different models, engines, transmissions and years all have their own +'s and -'s.

Congratulations, driving around in your Porsche will make you feel like a Rock Star!
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I've read and researched lots of old posts here and elsewhere. Looking for current "need to know" wisdom from those who know! The floor is yours. Thanks for any response...

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Did you buy a new car? If so, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the break-in period. After that, don't baby the car. It likes to rev.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:30 PM   #7
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2006 S, 20k Miles, No Mods, Original Tires

Sorry for the bad post, I meant to include the above.
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Keep all fluids clean and fresh.

Replace all filters often.

Buy a warranty if your car does not have one.

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Old 08-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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20K on a set of original tires in an "S"? You'll be looking for a new set of tires soon. I echo the last in changing fluids and filters. Always keep your eyes open for good deals (unless your loaded then you can just disregard). I search EBay and other discount parts websites and have saved allot of money.

Example: Paid $100 for a set of headers, the very same ones but with a different name on them $600. Painted Aero II side skirts; Paid $215, from a dealer $800+.
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Good recommendation. Too many people can just barely afford these cars and then have to sell them as soon as something expensive goes wrong. I saw it happen with a buddy's 911. He dropped a valve, had to have the engine rebuilt, and then could not pay for the repairs. He eventually lost the car! I'd definitely set up a slush fund of $5,000 to $8,000 (which is what it would cost me to do an engine swap myself), you may want to save more.

I'd also strongly consider keeping it stock!!! Mods get to be very, very expensive on these cars. Don't ask me how I know.

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Keeping it stock is a very good piece of advice. Modding our cars is a can of worms you may not want to open considering you won't get your money back on them and at times, they require secondary mods (ie, lower the car and then face adjustable suspension parts to get it back into alignment, etc.)

06 S... nice ride. I dream of upgrading to an 06S or better yet, an 07S to get that 3.4 motor. Maybe one day...

I'd say the thing you need to watch carefully is tire wear and watch for oil drips on the floor of your garage. Both are expensive to fix and that slush fund advised earlier will certainly be tapped.

Oh, one thing you should definitely invest in if you don't have one is a good radar detector. I recommend the Valentine One...
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:05 PM   #13
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1. Have FUN...!!!

2. Don't go in for frivolous mods until you know the car is well sorted (you may need to spend the cash on necesities). There'll be time enough for that later, conserve your cash for now.

3. Take a driving course to make the experience even more enjoyable.

4. Have FUN... !!!
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welcome to the forum! .. when i got my box i was told one thing to first get checked out.

- the De-humidifier within the dash - .. if this part breaks i hear it can be a tedious and costly expense to get fixed.. make sure your warranty (if you have one or if your getting one) covers this - Thankfully i have not encountered this problem (knocks on wood)

- i hope you keep your porsche long and it stays strong and brings great joy/memories in the future =] best of luck













-!!!!POST SOME PICKS OF YOUR NEW RIDE!!!!!
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Rear Fog Lamp - Change from right to left side

I have a 2003 Boxter, and have moved to Europe where I need the fog to be on the oposite side, does anyone know which fuses I need to change to make this happen please?

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