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Old 02-20-2015, 04:44 AM   #1
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My new 03 boxster S

Hi all,

Recently purchases my first boxster. It is a 2003 boxster S. Needless to say, couldn't be more happy! It has done 80k miles.






Performed an amberectomy, though its not on the photo's. Also fitted some led parking lights, so it matches the xenon better.

Im considering doing the IMS. Though its madly expensive.. (Got qouted 2k. About 2,5k in usd?). Any opinions?
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:50 AM   #2
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Congrats, and a very pretty car. Love your wheels, I wish the one I bought had those. Was the tail light replacement as straightforward as everyone seems to say?
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:53 AM   #3
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Congrats, and a very pretty car. Love your wheels, I wish the one I bought had those. Was the tail light replacement as straightforward as everyone seems to say?
I think those are 03 tailights, come with the car. But it is a plug and play mod
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
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WOW great looking car!! Enjoy
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:03 AM   #5
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What a great color combination. Doesn't look like the previous owner left the top down too much in the summer because that red leather and carpet is still red and not pink.

Was the hard top on the car most of the time the PO owned it?

My car went for years with the hard top on it and the soft top underneath all folded up. The elastic straps are all stretched out and have no elasticity in them any longer because of this and it makes raising and lowering the top a challenge to help the top fold right.

BTW, you bought the right model year and motor size. O3 for the glass rear window on the convertible top and the 3.2... just perfect!
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:15 PM   #6
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Go Otto! Our cars are almost identical. I did the IMS for peace of mind and while in there,did a new rear main seal (RMS) and my clutch had about 50% life left in it; so I did that as well. I bought the car with 60,000 miles.

This was in August of 2012 and it was around 2,800 USD.This was all done by my independent garage guy specializing in Porsche.

Where do you live in Europe?
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:17 PM   #7
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Thx all!

@wallace: yes they're the stock headlights!

@randall: don't know if the PO had the roof down a lot. Doesn't looks like it; the interior is in a pretty good state I intend to keep it that way, so already treated the leather with some kind of conditioner.

@litespeed: that sounds like a good price for all those fixes. I think ik would be a bit more expensive here in the Netherlands

Last week i detailed the car. No more swirls!
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:39 AM   #8
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Very nice car Otto, I like the interior, especially the colour of the steering wheel

Greetings from the Netherlands as well haha

Ps een keer een ritje, afhankelijk van je standplaats?!


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Old 02-21-2015, 05:01 AM   #9
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Good looking Boxster S!! I have 96tkm driven 04 and had clutch and IMS done last week here in Finland! Little bit over 2k€ but thats ok for peace of mind and good working clutch and gearbox

ducati11, how much is that cayman-look top in your country?
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:37 AM   #10
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LOVE the silver on red interior, looks awesome! Great buy pal!
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:10 AM   #11
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My hardtop costed about 4 K all included (hinges and locks, rearwindow, Porsche on trunk, install, paint inside outside)

But very happy with the result!!!
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:17 AM   #12
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Congrats on the buy! Very nice looking car.

For IMS, i wouldn't do it unless you readily have the cash, can do without the car for days and more importantly need piece of mind. Needing a clutch helps make the decision easier too. For me though, even with the cash, even if I needed a clutch I probably still would not do it. I do frequent oil/filter changes (every 3K miles / 5K KM) and only use Mobile 1. I have a magnetic drain plug and watch that and the filter for bits of plastic, metal indicating something is amiss. Also invest in a durametric and keep an eye on cam deviation. If no bits in the oil and deviation angle is in spec and solid, leave it alone. I've heard of so many of these cars going 150K am more miles with pristine bearings... why change it and spend the $$ blindly is how I look at it...

Enjoy the ride!
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:19 AM   #13
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@ducati: nice hardtop! Did you btw do the IMS? And if yes, any tips for a good mechanic? Always in for a drive, sure. Standplaats Arnhem, jij?

@alimar: thx. Am gonna just drive it now and probably gonna wait till the clutch needs replacing.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:38 AM   #14
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No IMS, car was checked by Porsche specialist
I live in Overijssel, 100 km from Arnhem

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very very nice color combo
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