Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
Registered User
 
fullthrottle52's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 238
Just made a big mistake!

I just drove a 2004 Carrera 4S for the first time. Have been looking at a change a clean 911 car around with only 28,000 miles. Looks new in and out. Great price. Wow does that thing scoot and handle. Still like my boxster but....

__________________
2000 Boxster - Loved and sold
1999 911 Cabriolet - Also loved and sold.
fullthrottle52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
Certified Boxster Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,603
Buy it! Having a Boxster and a 911 is the best of all worlds!
__________________
1999 996 C2 - sold - bought back - sold for more
1997 Spec Boxster BSR #254
1979 911 SC
POC Licensed DE/TT Instructor
thstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Idaho Red Rocket 3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, ID.
Posts: 488
That is my dream car ... oh yeah ! Hope to have a Carrera 4S one day. I would give my right arm for that car ... no wait ... then I would have to drive an automatic ... no I need my right arm. Ok, I would give my next door neighbors dog's right toe nail. I guess I'm not getting one that cheap. Am I ?

I did make a nice score today on a 2004 Honda Civic for the wife to drive to work during the winter. One owner very clean got it $1600 under book. She is very happy, so I'm happy. OH ... and it is red to match the Boxster.
__________________
2000 Boxster S
And then there are the Motorcycles.
Idaho Red Rocket 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,729
Color Combo?
coreseller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
Registered User
 
fullthrottle52's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by coreseller View Post
Color Combo?
Black on black. Cabriolet with a hard top with a cart and lift. Built in radar detector and Bose audio. Very desirable.
__________________
2000 Boxster - Loved and sold
1999 911 Cabriolet - Also loved and sold.
fullthrottle52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Ckrikos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 633
Haha, that's exactly how the bug bit me too.
__________________
LB/GG/MB 02 2.7 sold
MB/GG 02 996TT
Ckrikos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #7
Registered User
 
tomc88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 132
my neighbour has a 2005 C4S so I get constant reminder

those awesome super wide rear wheel arches

it will be my next (2nd) porsche
__________________
2001 Boxster S
tomc88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullthrottle52 View Post
Black on black. Cabriolet with a hard top with a cart and lift. Built in radar detector and Bose audio. Very desirable.
I looked very hard at a 2004 C4S Coupe up on the east coast, it was the dark Lapis Blue with a dove grey full leather interior, lowered suspension on RUF wheels, in pristine condition and imo heart breakingly beautiful.

Sounds like you may of found a good one, if it is on a dealer lot now is definitely the time to bargain..........
coreseller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #9
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
Wait until you drive a 2009 C4S ;-)
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 01:47 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Peoples Republic of Kaliforneea
Posts: 686
I had a friend with the 04 c4s with the sport exhaust...one of the best sounding ever IMO. Life is short OP, buy the darn thing!
__________________
02 Boxster (DD sans kids)
03 Dodge Ram Quad Cab (Stuff hauler)
06 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa (Personal weekend car)
06 Maserati Quattroporte (Family hauler)
08 Corvette Z06 (Track car)
986_c6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 06:24 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 442
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idaho Red Rocket 3 View Post
That is my dream car ... oh yeah ! Hope to have a Carrera 4S one day. I would give my right arm for that car ... no wait ... then I would have to drive an automatic ... no I need my right arm. Ok, I would give my next door neighbors dog's right toe nail. I guess I'm not getting one that cheap. Am I ?

I did make a nice score today on a 2004 Honda Civic for the wife to drive to work during the winter. One owner very clean got it $1600 under book. She is very happy, so I'm happy. OH ... and it is red to match the Boxster.
Happy wife, happy life, unhappy wife...a life of misery and endless suffering.
jdlmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 08:11 AM   #12
Registered User
 
fullthrottle52's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 238
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdlmodelt View Post
Happy wife, happy life, unhappy wife...a life of misery and endless suffering.
Isn't that the usual problem. To spend 32,000 on a 10 year old car is hard for most wives to wrap their minds around. Then if you have to put a little money into it after the purchase makes that an even more difficult sell.
__________________
2000 Boxster - Loved and sold
1999 911 Cabriolet - Also loved and sold.
fullthrottle52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 08:34 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Miramar, FL
Posts: 163
Happy Wife

That is so true fullthrottle52. My wife of 25 years, on the other hand, has never raised too much of a stink when I have gone toy shopping. She says that she trusts my financial judgment and prefers that I spend my money and time on cars and motorcycles than in going out drinking, or gambling, etc. When I was looking to buy my Boxster, I did show her what the approximate sticker price was vs. what I was buying it for. Of course, it didn't hurt that we also traded her car in on her favorite car at about the same time.
Alfieg23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 08:35 AM   #14
recycledsixtie
 
recycledsixtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Edmonton Canada
Posts: 824
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullthrottle52 View Post
Isn't that the usual problem. To spend 32,000 on a 10 year old car is hard for most wives to wrap their minds around. Then if you have to put a little money into it after the purchase makes that an even more difficult sell.
I hear the whining every time I spend $$$ on my Boxster from the other half. My defense it is not like your Camry and does not drive like it either...

Loaded 2002 Camry $36500 new and my 2001 Box base $18500 used. I still have a lot of $$ to spend to catch up ....
recycledsixtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #15
Registered User
 
BYprodriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 3,404
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullthrottle52 View Post
I just drove a 2004 Carrera 4S for the first time. Have been looking at a change a clean 911 car around with only 28,000 miles. Looks new in and out. Great price. Wow does that thing scoot and handle. Still like my boxster but....
Don't make the bigger mistake of thinking you can enhance your driving fun by buying it. The only superior part is the engine that will fit in your Boxster like it was made for it.
__________________
Jerk that is constantly criticzing new forum members and overly advertising my rebuilt engine for sale for a highly inflating price along with other miscellaneous parts accumulated over my 20 years of ownership.
BYprodriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2014, 10:45 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 1,675
My wife couldn't understand why I needed three Porsches at one time ('93 RSA, '88 Turbo and '73 RS Tribute)...sold the Turbo and bought the Box S. Also had a Grand Cherokee as my DD.

Ahhh, life was better then (before the RE market crash)...
__________________
JGM
2002 Boxster S
1973 911 Green FrankenMeanie
PCA DE Instructor circa '95
jmatta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 12:10 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,707
2002-2004 C4S is the best looking water-cooled Porsche so far imho. Nice side perk is you get the Turbo curves without the cost of maintaining a Turbo.
Downside: All wheel drive. Rear end starts to slide, it cuts power, all that nimble handling you've taken for granted in Boxster goes out the window. As long as you only drive in straight lines, in weather where snow clearance in a low-sitting car isn't too bad, it's a good 12 month workhorse car.
With depreciation baked in now, a low mileage car even at ~$30K is pretty compelling Porsche proposition relative to older air-cooled Porsches: fast, low maintenance with magazine cover styling. Basically you can actually drive it on anything but sunny days and you don't care about the mileage racking up. You get your cake and eat it too.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW

Last edited by Perfectlap; 01-02-2014 at 12:16 PM.
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: maryland
Posts: 60
I caught the same bug. I was invited to drive new Porsche's around the track in NJ. When I was done while I was at the track I started looking for the newest Porsche I could afford. I found an 09 Boxster with low mileage but came off the high before I pulled the trigger. I love my 74 911 but newer performance was exciting. Bought an 03 Boxster. Much better financial choice.

rocartfe2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page