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Old 11-04-2018, 01:23 AM   #1
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Porsche Boxter S

Saw this little Boxter for sale up the road, decided to take a look and ended up buying it. She's a 2005 model with 53000 on the clock, very clean and tidy indeed. Never been too excited by Porsche's in the past, but I like to try things I usually stay away from, I like surprising myself. Despite the fact that the engine is twice as large as the Peugeot's, they're almost matched on power. Two very different cars, the Peugeot drives as a modern hot hatch, smooth, refined, quiet and super sharp pinpoint accurate handling. The Boxter is more old skool, but still a fun car, and she makes a lovely sound. Power delivery is very different too, the turbocharged Peugeot gets a lot of low down grunt, with torque starting at just 1900 rpm, but the power band in the Porsche is much higher up the rev range, seems to pick up at 3500-4500 rpm and will rev nicely to 7000. Driving normally, I'm getting an indicated 30 ish mpg, driving for fun, I'll see low 20's. Looking forward to the spring when the roof can come off. Not taken many pictures yet, here's a couple.
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Nice car. Great MOT history. Personally, for looks, I prefer the Boxter to the 911.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:01 AM   #3
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The only thing this car is missing is a nice V-8 engine. I'm just kidding, nice car and congratulation on the purchase. I heard that maintenance on these cars are very expensive, but they are one of the best handling cars money can buy.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:55 AM   #4
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That's a very sharp looking car. Keep us posted.
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Nice car. Great MOT history. Personally, for looks, I prefer the Boxter to the 911.
Thanks, yes I always check the MOT history when buying used cars, this car as far as I can tell has never failed, and never had any advisories either.

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The only thing this car is missing is a nice V-8 engine. I'm just kidding, nice car and congratulation on the purchase. I heard that maintenance on these cars are very expensive, but they are one of the best handling cars money can buy.
I'm going to try and keep the mileage down on this one and hopefully maintance costs too, the engines are very hard to work on, the previous owner changed the oil every year so I will do the same, even if its only done a few thousand miles.

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That's a very sharp looking car. Keep us posted.
Thanks, I'm pleased with it. Everyone in town is making a huge fuss. When I bought my Peugeot, no one batted an eyelid, my Porsche was half the price of the Peugeot and yet now I'm the talk of the town. Strange what a badge can do isn't it...
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Hahahaha, yes. When I was in college in 1978 I had a 1975 Porsche 911S, guards red. Incredible car. A few guys liked it but mainly no comment. One week I had to take my dad's 1978 Corvette 25th anniversary pace car replica. Two girls found me in class or somewhere and asked for a ride. One girl just came up and got into the car while I was stopped at a light. It was an ok car but nothing compared to my 911. Girls liked it though.
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I had a mate who, back in the day, had a MGB Roadster. It was a babe magnet. He replaced it with a Lotus Cortina and his pulling power disappeared. It was as if he had grown a humph.
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