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can anyone tell me WHY I should buy a boxster?

 
Old 12-21-2005, 09:32 AM
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Dont dump the jeep!!!!! Wow 37 tires, what kind of lift do you have????? Get the boxster keep the jeep. After all, what other vehicle can you drive down the road with no doors on and not get pulled over by the police?
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:37 AM
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Now don't get me started about my jeep - My jeep is my wife - my porsche is just my chick on the side. Teraflex long arm lift with 8" skyjacker coils - 3" body lift . 4.88 gears with lsd in rear. actually the jeep is too big for the tires but I can't go any larger at this time - buying parts for two "project" cars get expensive.
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:13 PM
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I was torn between a bmw z4 or a boxster. I test drove the z4 first wasn't impress. Since i've own several bmw's. test drove the boxster and knew immedialty that this is the car I want.
As for gas mileage, I think it's reasonable. It's a Porsche, who cares about gas mileage ENJOY IT and have FUN!
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:41 PM
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You should buy a Boxster because you saw one, test drove one and decided you needed one.....
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jean_noir
currently I have a 944 turbo pushing 260 hp, handling is superb, and when that turbo kicks in (DAMN) . But its almost 20 years old and the little things are naggling me (20 yr old plastic breaks easily) and I have grown tired of chasing leaks. The car over all remains solid but I am possibly looking to something new - possibley a boxster. My only real opposing thought is that the 944 have goobs of power upgrades (360 hp is only $1,300 away) and I am addicted to speed now. Plus it is a fairly easy to work on vehicle (as long as changing the clutch is not involved) - someone please convince me why? push me over the "buy a 986" edge.
Sounds to me like you really like your 944T. Only a test drive would convince you to get a 986. Maybe you won't fit in the car, like the feel etc. Try one. If you don't like it, move on. No one should need "convincing" to own any model of Porsche
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by m21sniper
I highly doubt a Boxster will outhandle a 944.
Have driven the 944, white in immaculate condition but I can tell you that a
BoxsterS will DEFINITELY outhandle a 944, but I've never driven the 944 Turbo.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:20 AM
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Jean,
I know what you mean. I sold my jeep and I regret it. I had the sickness. Right down to having a framed picture of the jeep on my desk. You know, you are at a point where you can put aside the jeep projects for awhile and enjoy a boxster.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:34 AM
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You should by a Boxster because no one ever says, "Wow, you have a honda!"
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:39 PM
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944, 4 teh WIN!
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:21 PM
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stock to stock 944 vs boxster. ummmm... tough call. but i know a 944 s2 or 968 will. and a turbo dont even try it. put it like this try and find a stock 944 turbo today....... say you have no track time under your belt. i bet money you would be able to drive the 944 to it limits easier than you would in a boxster. just my .02. and i driven both.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by blcdeez
You should by a Boxster because no one ever says, "Wow, you have a honda!"
LOL I own a Honda V6 Accord, I call it my "Temp car while my Porsche is in for service car"

The quote I hear is "Dude, why you driving that, where's your Porsche"
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Old 12-25-2005, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by lowside67
I think you're incorrect - the 951 is a heavier, softer car with an older suspension; the Boxster S will stop better, turn in sharper, and be more stable at speed.

Having owned both, these are just my observations.
A properly prepared 944 will run with pretty much anything at the track. The 951 Turbo is considered by many to be the 'ultimate' porsche, the perfect blend of light weight, turbo power, and awesome handling(I prefer the heavier V-8 928, but that's me, lol).

Can we say that about the Boxster?

I see a lot of racing vids posted here, i never see any boxsters running with the big dog 944, 928, 911 pack.

If anyone has a boxster that does run with the big dogs, i'd sure be interested in checking it out.

Regardless, i would own a boxster or a 944....and both would be best. They'd look great next to my V-8 powered 928S.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:16 PM
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I have personally considered a 944 before buying my Boxster but many things drew me away from it.
-The mechanical issues the car has,everyone I know has had at least $1k worth of mechical work seperate from mantainence
-The availabillity of parts for a car as old as a 944
-A base 944 no matter what year can not beat a Boxster in handling and speed,unless it is a turbo(but in that case lets through a Boxster S in the mix)
-While the 944 may be a good looking car there is something about the body of a Boxster that is just astonishing to me
-The 944 can not get anywhere near the fun factor of a Boxster during the summer and fall,mainly because of the convertible
*The Boxster pulls attention like no other compared to a 944
-The exhaust note from a Boxster is intoxicating,I have not heard a 944 owner say that yet

Pros of 944 compared to a Boxster
-The 944 is ALOT less then a Boxster,allowing you to have a fleet of 944s compared to one Boxster
-There is about a 3:1 ratio of aftermarket performance parts for a 944 compared to a Boxster

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by lowside67
Well, lets say just for the sake of argument that you buy a Boxster S.

Your 944 turbo makes 260hp according to you, and weighs right around 3000lbs.

The Boxster S makes 250hp and weighs 2850 lbs.

It's hardly like you're going from a "fast" car to a "slow" car, we're talking small differences. The advantages you'll see are of course a much more modern car, a much sharper handling car (lighter weight, stiffer, etc etc), and overall a much more "comfortable" car - of course this comes with a pricetag, but it's absolutely NOT a step down from a 944. (FYI my last car was a 944 S2 Cabriolet)
Is the 2850 lbs dry with no options? I just weighed my 2000 S with the following mods and 3/4 tank of gas, no driver and got 3000 lbs exactly.

1) Sparco Evo 2 seats with steel mounts, manual sliders replace full power seats

2) Halon fire extinguisher on BK seat mount with BK sub bar

3) Stable Energies roll cage replaces stock roll bar

4) Carbon fiber hood replaces stock hood

5) JIC coilovers replace stock struts/springs

6) Volk TE37 rims (8.5 and 10.5 inch 18's) replace stock 18" Turbo Twists

7) Dunlop SSR's replace stock Continentals

8) Momo Apache steering wheel with quick release hub replaces stock airbag wheel

The car has the nav system, CD changer, Litronics and leather interior as weight sensitive options. Of the mods previously mentioned only 2,3 and 7 add weight, all the others reduce weight. I didn't get to weigh the car before the mods, so i was wondering about the weight you quoted.

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Old 12-28-2005, 04:37 AM
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No torque.
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