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04-29-2008, 11:07 AM
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Posted By 911sport

My advice is to get an 03 or later Boxster. They...

My advice is to get an 03 or later Boxster. They have the glass rear window and the glove compartment, which makes them more desireable for resale. The engines also have a bit more power in the later...
03-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By 911sport

Oil Change Frequency?

I bought my '03 Boxster at a Porsche dealer last May. 33K miles, Porsche certified. There was a Mobil 1 oil change at the time.

Since then, I've driven about 4500 miles, mixed driving, no...
03-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By 911sport

You want a Boxster with a glass rear window and a...

You want a Boxster with a glass rear window and a glove compartment. That would be '03 or later.
You'll get the best value with a low mileage 3 or 4 yo car. Buy a Porsche certified one at a Porsche...
01-11-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By 911sport

If the shaft tolerance isn't right, as happened...

If the shaft tolerance isn't right, as happened in some cars, the RMS problem doesn't go away, and the only solution is to replace the engine. I did some reading up on this problem when I was looking...
01-10-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By 911sport

I might add that I also looked at a 996 C4 3.4L....

I might add that I also looked at a 996 C4 3.4L. Didn't think it was much different than the Boxster driving on back roads, except for 6 speed. I did like the rear seats and bigger interior. But you...
01-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By 911sport

I traded my 82SC about 8 months ago for an 03...

I traded my 82SC about 8 months ago for an 03 Boxster. This was a Porsche certified car--one owner new Boxster trade at the dealer.
The SC handled very well, but is a punishing car to drive. The...
01-09-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By 911sport

Is the radio code on the front cover of the radio...

Is the radio code on the front cover of the radio manual? There is a three digit number with a letter printed on the center part of the page.
01-05-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

With regards to these jump start cordless...

With regards to these jump start cordless systems, I noticed they come in 300 amp and 450 amp.
Vector/Black & Deckers are in the $50-80 range. Is the 300 amp OK for a Boxster? The Vector pictured...
01-04-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

Can a 2 amp Black & Decker charger replace the...

Can a 2 amp Black & Decker charger replace the motorcycle battery?
Seems like it might be difficult to disconnect the old battery with the positive terminal connected to the motorcycle battery.
01-04-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

I suspect my 2 amp Black & Decker charger would...

I suspect my 2 amp Black & Decker charger would suffice as a "jump start" system to plug into the lighter. The only problem is the adapter for the lighter is bigger than the Boxster lighter! The...
01-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

I finally got the car jump-started on the Porsche...

I finally got the car jump-started on the Porsche assistance plan. It turned over with some difficulty and gave off a lot of white smoke. No idiot lights on the dashboard. The guy who jump-started it...
01-04-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

The 2 amp charger light read full charge after...

The 2 amp charger light read full charge after 12 hrs. Kept it on overnight another 10 hrs until this morning. The car still did not turn over, but it sounded a lot closer than yesterday. Almost...
01-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By 911sport

Battery for '03 Boxster?

This morning failed to start on the coldest day of the winter so far (25 degrees).
Put a trickle charger on around noon, and it's still charging after 7 hrs.

The OE battery is not the...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,279
Posted By 911sport

Did you have to drop the engine to replace the...

Did you have to drop the engine to replace the clutch? That came up in a Q&A in December's Panorama.
12-27-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,572
Posted By 911sport

Get her a Toyota Prius hybrid. Those cars have a...

Get her a Toyota Prius hybrid. Those cars have a rear view navigator on the center dash--watch a video of what's behind you as you back up. Just rode in one this afternoon. That's a true 21st...
12-27-2007, 11:19 PM
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Posted By 911sport

Yeah... that's true, since many are 2nd or even...

Yeah... that's true, since many are 2nd or even 3rd cars. But a high mileage car is usually heavily discounted. I saw one with 100K + miles for about $10K on msn. com used car sales. I would stick...
12-27-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By 911sport

It probably depends on what part of the country....

It probably depends on what part of the country. In the East, the 03s right now are selling for about $25K base model, $30K for the S. Oddly enough, dealer pricing is at least as competitive as...
12-27-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By 911sport

We can assume this is not DIY. The question is...

We can assume this is not DIY. The question is what other maintenance items besides the clutch require an engine drop in the water-cooled 911 vs the Boxster?
12-23-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,199
Posted By 911sport

Boxster vs water-cooled 911: maintenance differences?

Just wondering what the major maintenance differences are between the Boxster and the water-cooled 911? In other words, between mid-and rear-engine configurations?
For example, December Panorama...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-20-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,155
Posted By 911sport

December's Panorama has a Q&A on 996 clutch...

December's Panorama has a Q&A on 996 clutch replacement. It is expensive--up to $5K because the engine is usually dropped.
09-27-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By 911sport

Buy a Porsche-certified car if you buy from a...

Buy a Porsche-certified car if you buy from a Porsche dealer. Comes with a 2 year new car warranty.
You'll pay more for a dealer car, but they are often one owner new car trades originally sold new...
08-20-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By 911sport

I got 35 mpg again on another 300 mi round trip...

I got 35 mpg again on another 300 mi round trip to the mountains. Mostly highway, top up, no ac, 60-65. Maybe 20% of the trip on backroads with top down, 45-50 mph. I estimate 38 mpg pure highway at...
07-18-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By 911sport

Moisture Leak in Headlamp Lens Seal

Last weekend when I was washing my Boxster, I noticed the right front headlight lens fogged up some, indicating a leak in the seal. There is a rubber gasket around the edge of the lens, and that is...
07-12-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By 911sport

Reading these posts, it's clear gas mileage is...

Reading these posts, it's clear gas mileage is dependent on how aggressively you drive--which is true for any other car, as well.
The message is you can get exceptional gas mileage--beyond the EPA...
07-10-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,645
Posted By 911sport

The new Boxsters are rated at 23/32 mpg. I wonder...

The new Boxsters are rated at 23/32 mpg. I wonder if those 03 EPA numbers are accurate.
Could be earlier years' numbers. They seemed to be refining fuel efficiency yearly. Gas is expensive in...
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