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Old 02-20-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone else Is like me with a dollar figure in mind as far as a major repair that would make you part with your boxster? I personally have a number of 3,000.00. After 3 years my boxster has needed 12,000 in repairs and maintainence because I was dumb and didn't do a PPI. But even after that the next time it needs more than basic maintainence I think I'd rather put the money into a newer Porsche.

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My 2002 S now has 122,000 miles and runs and drives well and I consider it dependable. I'm hoping to run it to 200,000 miles and go from there hopefully
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I'm in the same boat as you basically as far as what I've done and where I am with my 986.
From here: All the sub-$3,000 things it will need I'll do, like brakes, clutch, suspension components, etc, but if the engine blows..... Well that's a sticky question. Do I dump it and drop wad on a newer car? Or drop a used engine in this one and keep going? I'm not sure. Depends on my state of mind at that time I suppose.
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What repairs have you had that totalled 12K?
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #6
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In my case I think that I would keep it regardless of needed.
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Old 02-20-2016, 06:48 PM   #7
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What repairs have you had that totalled 12K?
The 2 major things were clutch/flywheel/ims/rms and a complete suspension refresh then smaller things from wheel bearings, engine mount, water pump, AOS, axle rebuilds, fuel sending unit, new top, brakes, rotors, tires , fluids, labor etc etc
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After more than 100 track days, building a Boxster race car, three engines, two transmissions, four clutches, 30+ sets of tires, etc, etc; I am committed to spending whatever it takes to keep the Boxster on the track.

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💍I'm committed to the 986. Sooner or later she's going to the Porsche Parade to take on the 914s at autocross. With the right power, I believe the 986, being smaller, will turn out to be a better ax car than the 987, 981, or 718.

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