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Old 08-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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Money's flying everywhere

So, with my new job, and a very lucky commission, I'm kinda bumped up into a higher tax bracket. Because of this, I'm looking at cars again. I'm only in the preliminary stages, but one car has caught my eye. A porsche Boxster, 2000-2001 model.

I'll be putting maybe 5,000 miles on it a year.

my only question is; what kind of achilles heels do boxsters have? What should I prepare myself for?
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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the fact that its a porsche
my opinion is that i dont like them, ugly and they sound like a bag of nails!
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAphQpbm4JA

mostly about the z4m but helpful nonetheless

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http://www.caranddriver.com/bestcars...e-boxster.html
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:22 AM   #4
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT7qJN7kUGI

thats got nothing much to do with it, i just had to put i on, back to the point, id go for something like a BMW Z4, SAAB 93 something like them but not a porsche!

mind you, id much prefer a hard top!
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:38 AM   #5
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People have different tastes. If he wants a porche, let's support him on getting one. But, aren't they kind of on the cramped side?
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:49 AM   #6
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okeydokey, good on ya, go on, get the porsche, get a hair dressers car! lol
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:51 AM   #7
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good to know you're earning the money to afford such a car!

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/art...073971,00.html
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:05 AM   #8
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People have different tastes. If he wants a porche, let's support him on getting one. But, aren't they kind of on the cramped side?

When you drive 5000 miles a year who cares? It's not like he's transporting things with it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:31 AM   #9
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Maintenence might kill you I dont know how often you will be making the money to keep one running. But you could get an older 993 or 964 911 if you held off just a wee bit, but that would put you in the poor house just as quickly though.


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What lucky commision? Did you sell an assload of worktrucks or like a GT?
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What lucky commision? Did you sell an assload of worktrucks or like a GT?

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I'm looking for maintenance problems. I couldn't care less about trunk space or driver space. I'll be using this car for weekend dates, and my 16 year old brother might use it the occassional weekday.

All i want to know is reliability. i don't want support, like synthetic suggests, or people's opinions on what car to get. All I want to know is reliability. Preferrably first hand experience. There's only really been one link that helps me out/
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:39 AM   #11
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when it comes to porsche, id have to say get a carrera... boxter sucks in compareson... though they are a lot cheaper generaly speaking... i feel somewhat ignorant by saying that, though at the same time i dont just because ive driven both... but thats my opinion
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:54 PM   #12
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All I want to know is reliability. Preferrably first hand experience.
How many people on here do you reckon have 1st hand Porsche owning experience?

surely you're not trying to flaunt this over the 16yo's?
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I'm looking for maintenance problems. I couldn't care less about trunk space or driver space. I'll be using this car for weekend dates, and my 16 year old brother might use it the occassional weekday.

All i want to know is reliability. i don't want support, like synthetic suggests, or people's opinions on what car to get. All I want to know is reliability. Preferrably first hand experience. There's only really been one link that helps me out/


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Old 08-18-2006, 11:30 PM   #14
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All I want to know is reliability. Preferrably first hand experience. There's only really been one link that helps me out/
Well, I have no first hand experience, but the JD Power surveys say the Porsche brand is quite reliable. Clicky
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:22 AM   #15
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from what ive heard from this site, it seems quite a reliable car (to my suprise lol), shame its an english website, it tells you what to expect to pay for such a car
http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/art...073971,00.html
if you want to convert the price on the site (poundsŁ into dollars$)
i always use this site
http://www.xe.com/ucc/
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