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Old 11-19-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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Introduction - new owner 01S

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I just want to make an intro as is proper forum etiquette. The car is a white 01 6-speed S 90K which I got in southern CA a few months ago. I am in TX and after looking at a number of local cars for months I decided to look in CA and found one in only a few days that hit the right chords for me.

A little back story: Been a car guy since a kid and have had (l'm not alone in this) cars from most European countries, Japan as well as domestics over the years. Most recently sold a completed rebuild project in Jan/Feb and with cash burning a hole in my pocket started looking for a replacement weekender. A good friend and current 993, former Box and other Porsche owner convinced me to look at the Boxster. He used to race one of his Porsches and I told him I was interested in a 911. He said sure but if you get a Box you will really like it! So that's when I started looking hard at the Boxster.

I must say so far I love it. Equally importantly my wife of 27 years loves it. Pics or it didn't happen right...this is from before I picked it up in CA.

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #2
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Very nice! Love the color combo!

I am down in Dickinson, just a few miles away.

Welcome!
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:26 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Boxster world. Your friend is truely a good friend based on the sound advice.

If you haven't alreadt make sure you get the car inspected by someone that knows Boxsters and great any needed service done.
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Beautiful color combo. Congrats!
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Gentlemen. Glad to be an owner.

Porsche9, were good. Needed rear bearings and new belt. The car is in great shape. Could use a new set of tires soon - mostly because I prefer Michelins. New clutch on the horizon at some point but not yet...

Gonna just enjoy the presently nice TX weather that I am sure bglz42 is enjoying just down the road from me.
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:14 PM   #6
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Thanks Gentlemen. Glad to be an owner.

Porsche9, were good. Needed rear bearings and new belt. The car is in great shape. Could use a new set of tires soon - mostly because I prefer Michelins. New clutch on the horizon at some point but not yet...

Gonna just enjoy the presently nice TX weather that I am sure bglz42 is enjoying just down the road from me.
Good to hear. This is definitely the time of year to enjoy the weather and were alot of our Boxster friends further north put their cars into hibernation.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
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Welcome Dave, nice looking car and you're a lucky man you can still drive it this time of the year.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:17 PM   #8
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Welcome, Dave. Sweet looking ride. And here I thought Savanna Beige only looked good in a blue car! And I hear you about the spousal approval. I worked on my wife about a year before she submitted - I mean agreed - and now she loves the car. What she doesn't love is me looking at various forum posts constantly! Drive the snot out of that thing!
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:24 PM   #9
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Looks good and I love that style of wheel.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:20 AM   #10
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Thanks so much guys.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:55 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum! That had to be a fun drive back to Texas, surely you have more pictures
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:59 AM   #12
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HA! Yes I have some more picture which I intended to use in the OP. But those are on a camera in my closet and i can't seem to remember to grab the camera and download the pictures.
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Well the headlights decided to not come on last week. No problem, consult the forum, find out most likely the headlight switch. Buy new switch and replace. Headlights work again. Also ordered new Osram Night Breaker H7's just for grins. Not installed yet but looking forward to removing the headlight units...I like taking things apart and putting them back together.

A few more photos for those who like pics of white Boxsters.


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Yes, it's likely one has to travel to obtain the right Boxster ... in my case to a Ford dealer in Brighton, Colorado.

Learned about the headlight switch on the drive home as when I one time switched from high back to low beam I got darkness instead.

As regards your clutch (you may already know this) this car has a dual-mass flywheel which could require replacement at the same time. A $1000 part itself.
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Nice ride bro... I also have a 01 S... very sweet you will love it. Don't forget to drive'her hard each day.... teach 'her who's the boss!! haha Because we both know once you get home, a new boss is waiting inside the house!!
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Welcome Dave, and hello! I'm at 1464 and 1093, just north of the Westpark. Excellent choice of vehicles! Hope to see you around. Are you a PCA/LSR member?
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Morgal48,

I know that area well. Not a PCA member yet but it is on my list.

See you around.

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DrCactus. You got that right!
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I also went shopping for a 911 and came home with a Boxster as my first Porsche! They are quite addictive.

Great looking car and kudos on posting the pic's!

Keep us up to date as you work your way though mods and repairs.
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Welcome to the addiction.
I can highly recommend that you take a Porsche Performance driving school.
It will teach you how to control the car safely and with confidence, get the most out of its performance, have tremendous fun in the process and meet a bunch of nice Porsche folks.

Also, should the time come for a repair, always think of it as an opportunity to upgrade parts
There are lots of upgrades that can be done and I am always surprised at how easy it is to work on the Boxster and DIY if you are so inclined.

I think the #1 upgrade is the Top Speed or other aftermarket exhaust and the 2nd CAT deletes if your car has 4 Catalytic converters like many CA cars have.

The resulting sound is not too loud or raucous till you rev it and will make the most sports car like sound you ever heard. Seriously, you will turn down your music just to hear that awesome tone and under bridges...orgasmic!

There is a huge knowledge base of users and threads here so support from the forum folks is awesome and invaluable.

Enjoy.

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