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Old 26-11-2017, 08:58 PM   #11
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Loved our Boxster, have a widebody 4S now, but miss the Boxster.
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Old 27-11-2017, 10:53 AM   #12
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Loved our Boxster, have a widebody 4S now, but miss the Boxster.
We've no plans to get rid of this one, it's far too good to let go of! I'm after a 996 Turbo (or more likely 4S) for the ultimate his 'n' hers.

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Funny, I was just reading through your thread now! I think you need a floor like mine - I’ll comment in your thread.

I’ll get on to writing mine up!
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Old 27-11-2017, 01:58 PM   #13
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Funny, I was going to start a thread today about the early 986 Boxster I picked up on Saturday.

Mines a 'too goo to not buy' high spec model thats been showered with love and big bills. Everything has been done it seems, and not too bad from a detailing viewpoint either - it does bead ! Plus it was cheap as chips, drives beautifully and is in fabulous nick, especially inside.
It joins my 944 Turbo.

My list of things to do I'll post in my own section, but good luck with yours.
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Look forward to seeing that one Mark. We did want a car like that if I'm honest, but the back story with this one was what sold it to us. Plus, I had seen a lot of dogs by this point - this one isn't perfect but it's really honest.

Have you got a thread / some pics on the 944? A lot of love for these too here - in fact we were really torn between going after an S2 or the 986. 986 just cut it in the end because the boss found it a bit less intimidating - plus that lovely stereotypical Porsche intake howl just behind your left ear!
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I've the Turbo now for 14 years, its a real keeper so I wasn't really looking - I just knew the guy who was selling the 986 and I seemed to buy it...

No thread on the 944 actually, though its featured in my column this month in Ultimate Porsche magazine. But as the 986 is a clean slate I'm intending to document and build a thread of what I do to it. 944 has had so many products on it its untrue !

No howl on mine though, in fact only a turbine-like note - 944 sounds much better.

My other company www.carinspections.co.uk looks at more dogs than the RSPCA.
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Looks a great Boxster
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Some of these have been loved and treated like the proper Porsche they are, they're the ones to have. Too many sadly under invested in.
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First wash on the 986 today, rather satisfying experience. Just enough to assess where it needs work. Going to go back and take a proper look round tomorrow, start to form a plan.

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First impressions, EZ and long Vikan brushes particularly good. Small one a bit stiff for use on the roof. Auto Foam and Auto Wash particularly good. I2 seemed to work a treat on the roof and for removing cosmetics residue on the touch points in the F20.

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Some evidence of protection. Maybe a filler-heavy polish of some description, has the look of filled RDS on most of the surfaces. Got plenty of cack out of the arches but nothing to write home about.



Will stick some pictures of the problem areas up tomorrow.
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Looking forward to seeing this. I owned a 987 from 2008-16. Great car which i used as a summer toy. If you are going to use it everyday prepare for some pretty big bills. I put about £5k into mine on servicing alone over 40k. And don’t leave it out in freezing / heavy rain in you can help it.

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Looking forward to seeing this. I owned a 987 from 2008-16. Great car which i used as a summer toy. If you are going to use it everyday prepare for some pretty big bills. I put about £5k into mine on servicing alone over 40k. And don’t leave it out in freezing / heavy rain in you can help it.
Cheers mate, nice looking car you had there. The thing with the cost of ongoing maintenance on this, is that it's eclipsed by the lack of depreciation. With the cost of the loan to buy the F20, as well as the hit in value over 2.5 years, we could have bought a whole extra Boxster with change. Plus the fact that we're tied into main dealer servicing on the BM which isn't exactly cheap. As for whether we use it over winter, we'll see how it goes - but again it was cheap enough that we can afford a winter car.
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