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Old 09-13-2018, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by boisenelson View Post
Great story and thanks for sharing. I still have the 2003 986 I purchased new. It's got 34,142 miles on the clock and I've only put 4k miles on it in the last 8 years. I do annual oil/fluid changes on it and spent 8 hours last Sunday completing it's service. The car has zero leaks of any sort and has never shown any metal in the oil, magnetic drain plug, or filter. I've had many cars since I purchased this one and currently own two other Porches besides the 986. I just can't bring myself to sell this car because it was the first Porsche that I purchased new, and I've just got a soft spot for it. It's not worth much (base with a Tip) and I guess the car is worth more to me due to my history with it.....I bought it new in Honolulu when I lived/worked there and it was my daily driver for 3 years...than the money I'd get for it. I shipped it back with me when I moved back to the mainland and it's held it's place in the garage/shop ever since. Maybe someday it will appreciate in value but that's not why I keep it around
I hear you. In today's market, mine is worth perhaps $15K, but I wouldn't sell it for $50K. It's worth more than that to me for some of the same reasons yours is to you.
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:24 PM
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Great story, enjoyed reading it. I'm one week into my first Porsche, also a Boxster. 2002 with 41,000 miles, though mine will be daily driver. Congrats on 21 years with yours!
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:07 AM
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Great stories! These have been enjoyable to read. Here are my two "bookends" A 2001 BoxsterS one of the early 6 cylinder mid-engine S models and a 2015 CaymanS a later 6 cylinder mid engine S model. Both drive great with very distinct differences, just truly wonderful, fun cars. I was going to regretfully trade in the Boxster for the Cayman but the salesman told me I would be better off selling it myself as it was in excellent shape and they were limited on what they could give me for a 15 year old car. So I kept it and found it hard to get serious about selling it. A short while later when I found the 6 cylinder mid engine cars were going extinct I was really happy I kept it!.




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Old 12-01-2018, 11:56 AM
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great story.
white/ red interior and silver/red have got to be the best color combinations ever
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:24 AM
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I saw my 2003 986 I bought new 10 years ago on Autotrader. Bought it the next day at the local dealer. I new the guy who I had sold it to and he had taken very good care of it. Sold my 2013 981 a week later. The 981 is a great car, but there is something about that 986 that I missed. I added Fabspeed exhaust, and short shift kit and now it's a real blast to drive.
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Happy to hear the car has been good to you. Iím picking up a Ď97 Artic Silver / Boxster Red in a week. Iíll be the third owner. VIN shows itís the 2,314th car made.

Iíd be interested to know if that is close to your car.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Davefrompa View Post
Happy to hear the car has been good to you. I’m picking up a ‘97 Artic Silver / Boxster Red in a week. I’ll be the third owner. VIN shows it’s the 2,314th car made.

I’d be interested to know if that is close to your car.
Mine is 2057. Congrats on your '97 - the full leather makes a big difference in the richness/quality feel of the early 986 interior. The '97 (which, of course I am partial to) is a one off, being the first year, built by Porsche in Stuttgart and having "clean" interior door panels (not having side airbags). Best of luck...I'm taking mine out for a long ride today! Happy New Year!
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