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2009 and up should have the 9A1 engine. However, there are retrofit kits available for the earlier engines. you can test for IMS bearing failure by cutting the oil filter in half and looking for tell-tale debris. If you catch it in time, you can install the upgrade kit (something like $3,000 installed). Most IMS bearing failures recorded come from 1997-2004 cars. So it's unlikely, but not impossible, that a 2004-2008 ... Read More
So like every one else I see what is going on in the financial markets. I am looking to lease a Boxster and yes the deposit, factor, residual, miles are all important. While the dealers say rates are not important and factor and residual are the key elements I disagree. Market rates help to set the factor. My sales guy is either playing dumb or clueless on this topic. I am ... Read More
Upper range for 2003 Boxster pricing is $28,500-28,700 but I imagine the seller is considering the extremely low mileage. Is he throwing in any extras, or is the Box stock as a rock? For top dollar, you can get picky, but it will probably pass a pre-purchase inspection with flying colors. I envy you! For more info on buying, check out mike focke's web site and the articles archived at the ... Read More
I will be completing a lease contract on a 2004 Boxster at the end of this year and am interested in a 2008 model. Assuming a 48 month lease period, standard mileage allowance, no additional options, and top credit tier, what monthly payment range would be considered optimal for me as a repeat customer? Thanks, The Doc
On impulse a couple of weeks ago I bought a ’99 Boxster from a San Diego Union ad - cheap price, 57,000 miles, and then got Eibach lowering springs, Bilsteins, new front brake rotors, brake pads all around, 4-wheel zero tolerance competition alignment, new front 225-45/17 Yoko Advan Neova tires, plus new rear window and a few other things including Mobil I oil change, brake fluid flush, and air filter. The ... Read More
I've never leased a car, so I'm not sure if it's a decent lease deal given money factors, residual values and all that stuff. By paying cash for all of my cars, I know I can comfortably afford them. But I done gone to business school and understand about opportunity cost of putting out $43,500 up front (or substantially more for a 911 S Cabriolet). So here's my complete analysis: 1) ... Read More
Far be it from me to want to discourage anyone from joining the Porsche family, but your statement.... "Avenger is going to start costing me a lot of money to keep up, and I would like to replace it with an affordable Boxster from the 90's (budget is a big consideration with the cost of the LR3 lease payment weighing me down every month)." ...has me wondering if a 7+ year ... Read More
I paid $38,000 for my 2004 Boxster (in May 2005) with 4614 miles on it, from a Dallas dealer. Upgrades were the color crested emblem on the 18" rims, silver metallic paint, xenon self leveling headlights, power seat package, windstop, the Bose stereo with sub-woofer, a Boxster car cover, two Porsche hats and two t-shirts.
In 2004, the S2000 got a bump in displacement to 2.2 liters, so it has more torque at lower rpms and redlines at a more "tame" 8,200 rpm. So, although it may still be too edgy for your preferences, don't go strictly by the 2000 model. It didn't even have a glass rear window, which is an absolute must, IMO. Designman makes some good points, but I found the 2005 Boxster ... Read More
I am new to the Porsche world as well. Right now I am looking at a 2004 Boxster. Any idea on how much of a discount I could expect on that? The price on the lot is $40,300. How much lower do you think they would be willing to go?
Not to pile on, but you seem to be getting a lot of good advice to stay away from the Tiptronic. I have been considering a 2005/6 911 and Boxster S myself and spent about 3 hours test drving 5 different cars at the dealership last Thursday. One was a 2005 Boxster S Tiptronic that the dealer wanted me to test only because it had the optional PASM and sport chrono ... Read More
I would like your input: The car had an MSRP of $71,000, asking $46,000 2004 Boxster S Tiptronic Metallic Paint Full Leather Self Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensors Power Seat Package Bose sound package / windstop Xenon Headlights Heated Seats 18" Wheels Turbo Porsche Crest Cruise control CD Changer Carbon Package 2 1/2 Years "in service" date 11,000 miles What is a fair price for me to buy it? Thanks Anthony ... Read More
I am new to Porsches, I have the chance to buy a Boxster S, 2004 (not the oldest version) with about 5M Mi or buying, for a few dollars less, a brand new Boxter, which way should I go?
I am sorry i missed posting the options I am looking at, here you go. 2004 Brand new Seal Grey Boxster Black Top Graphite Grey Standard Leather Bose (Digital) with Wind stop Xenon Headlights 18" Lt Alloy Carrerra Wheels CD Shelf Center Console Wheel Caps with Colored Crests Cruise Control Remote Control Alarm System Graphite Grey Floor Mats MSRP of $51805 Sale Price of $45177 2004 Atlas grey boxster Certified Preowned ... Read More
I am buying my first porsche (boxster) in a matter of days...I wanted to buy one 2 years ago, but talked myself out of it(too pricey, not practical (will be only car and we get a lot of snow in the winter!)...ended up with BMW 325ci... Anyway, throwing caution to the wind and buying one!! I have been reading all of the discussion and have a couple of concerns...hoping all current ... Read More
AS many Porsche fans wait for the new model are there any great bargains to be had on the 2004 Boxster?
I just purchased a 2004 Boxster and love it! I have a few questions. First, does anyone have a cover that protects the car in snow and winter weather? If so, is it a Porsche cover or do you recommend some other manufacturer which stretchs and goes on easy with little difficulty? Second, I seem to get sound only from the dash speakers. I have Hi Fi sound and see speakers ... Read More
After hanging out at the BMW 5 series board for the last few years I am poised to make our first Porsche purchase this year. I know what I want (Boxster w/convenience plus package (Bose, anti-theft, cruise, windstop, colored center caps, CD shelf, bi-xenons, PSM and trip computer) sport seats, heated seats, sport chassis, 18" Carrera wheels and metallic paint) and have actually been out looking for a 2003 Boxster or ... Read More