Anyone know about sports cars? Porsche in particular!!!

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Found 3rd Oct 2009
Ok guys im thinking of buying a used boxster s, any advice for me? im thinking of a 51 plate with super low mileage and full history. But I need to know the pitfalls

Can you help?

Cheers

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Personally I'd head ]here.

You do realize people would laugh at you, Poor mans 911 etc..

[COLOR="Red"]I have an Aston Martin Vantage if that's any help.[/COLOR]

The JFK;6471373

[COLOR="Red"]I have an Aston Martin Vantage if that's any help.[/COLOR]



Your a **** then, and no it does not help anyone to know this.

jon1000jon;6471386

Your a **** then, and no it does not help anyone to know this.


[COLOR="red"]
I'm a 4*?

I think I am more a 5* TBH.

But you're intitled to your opinion.[/COLOR]

The JFK;6471404

[COLOR="red"]I'm a 4*?I think I am more a 5* TBH.But you're intitled to … [COLOR="red"]I'm a 4*?I think I am more a 5* TBH.But you're intitled to your opinion.[/COLOR]



I didnt mean it in a real bad way, just a show off then maybe. If I said I have a saab, a scooby and an SLK, you would think I was a **** too, Thats why its best not to show off.

Yes nice car, but If you, or your family own an oil rig in Saudi or Dubai, then go for it.........heavy on juice

taurus_the_bull;6471531

Yes nice car, but If you, or your family own an oil rig in Saudi or … Yes nice car, but If you, or your family own an oil rig in Saudi or Dubai, then go for it.........heavy on juice



If you intend buying a sports car then fuel economy is not going to be high on the agenda. Power, performance and handling are probably of more importance.

As with any German car, it will do the job with astonishing efficiency.

jon1000jon;6471433

I didnt mean it in a real bad way, just a show off then maybe. If I said … I didnt mean it in a real bad way, just a show off then maybe. If I said I have a saab, a scooby and an SLK, you would think I was a **** too, Thats why its best not to show off.


if you got the bills then why not show off.

OP how old are you? do you earn enough to keep the car running? Insruance is another factor

I have a 46kbmw its a gas guzzler but I love it. MAD fast

Mid Life Crisis?? Get a Hotrod they are unique

Honestly my partner boss has one and everyone laughs cause they just look horrid and it is know as the 'poor mans porsche'.

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pugw$sh;6471576

If you intend buying a sports car then fuel economy is not going to be … If you intend buying a sports car then fuel economy is not going to be high on the agenda. Power, performance and handling are probably of more importance.As with any German car, it will do the job with astonishing efficiency.


well its only as a spare car, i have a perfectly good jag for my normal running around, i just have always wanted a porsche, i would love a 911 but in order for me to get one for what i want to spend its gonna have miles to compare with the millenium falcon!!!
The boxster should do just fine for now

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EBT;6471826

Honestly my partner boss has one and everyone laughs cause they just look … Honestly my partner boss has one and everyone laughs cause they just look horrid and it is know as the 'poor mans porsche'.


yeah i know its the poor mans porsche, but it beats the crap out of a z4 or anything else in that range doesnt it?

EBT;6471826

Honestly my partner boss has one and everyone laughs cause they just look … Honestly my partner boss has one and everyone laughs cause they just look horrid and it is know as the 'poor mans porsche'.



+1

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gr8h8me;6471769

Mid Life Crisis?? Get a Hotrod they are unique


mid life? im 34 you cheeky sod!!! I have vintage cars which i would never want to chop up to rod them off, shudder the thought!!!

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taurus_the_bull;6471531

Yes nice car, but If you, or your family own an oil rig in Saudi or … Yes nice car, but If you, or your family own an oil rig in Saudi or Dubai, then go for it.........heavy on juice


only heavy on juice if you have a lead foot arent they?

I have an audi cab at the mo and thats really quite frugal but i dont boot that

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black gerbil1;6471605

if you got the bills then why not show off.OP how old are you? do you … if you got the bills then why not show off.OP how old are you? do you earn enough to keep the car running? Insruance is another factorI have a 46kbmw its a gas guzzler but I love it. MAD fast


oh insurance is only 400 sheets a year, and im 34 of course i can afford to run it you cheeky monkey!!! its just a toy for weekends and picking my son up from school too hehehehe

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The JFK;6471373

[COLOR="Red"]I have an Aston Martin Vantage if that's any help.[/COLOR]


why would that help? what the hell does that have to do with me buying a porsche..........................................tool!!!

poor mans porsche my A*&*&. Jealousy is an ugly thing. They are brilliant cars particularly the 3.2. 2.7 at a minimum dont get the 2.5.
They are good on fuel economy, superb to drive, great in summer, but cold in the winter. The heated seats help with that though. They are almost bombproof, if you like them get one, ignore the people with no money

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ADZ1478;6471987

poor mans porsche my A*&*&. Jealousy is an ugly thing. They are brilliant … poor mans porsche my A*&*&. Jealousy is an ugly thing. They are brilliant cars particularly the 3.2. 2.7 at a minimum dont get the 2.5.They are good on fuel economy, superb to drive, great in summer, but cold in the winter. The heated seats help with that though. They are almost bombproof, if you like them get one, ignore the people with no money


i know it is jealousy but i can cope with it, hell i dont have that much myself, just made a few lucky moves along the way, thats why i arent rushing down to buy a brand new 996 cabrio, the cash has to last!!!
I would only use it as a good weather car and very rarely thrash it, thats what the jags for!!
Thanks for the advice, have you got one then?

markhodges1975;6471862

yeah i know its the poor mans porsche, but it beats the crap out of a z4 … yeah i know its the poor mans porsche, but it beats the crap out of a z4 or anything else in that range doesnt it?


Well in terms of 'being a Porsche' it does but not otherwise particularly with its slowish 2.5/2.7 engines, the Z4 has a solid range of engines some of which outperform the Boxster at the same level although the Z4 is generally held in fairly good regard. Ultimately I'd say a lot of it comes down to personal preference as I see a lot of disagreement over the Boxster and its rivals in terms of which people prefer. If you'd like a Porsche though it's obviously a good choice as it's not a car which just wears the badge (like the Cayenne...ugh!)

I wouldn't be so hung up about the mileage though as it's not a good indicator of the car, they're generally well built and should be able to take some miles so if it's been well looked after a few miles aren't anything to worry about. As with any car condition is really much more important, that's just a case of seeing the car, checking through its history etc. What you do want to avoid is cars that have had a hard life and seen plenty of track use (saw lots of them at the Ring and sadly some of them had perished as a result with mechanical failures) as these are the ones to avoid even if they have lower mileages as obviously you don't want one that's been thrashed hard for each of its miles.

John

markhodges1975;6472049

i know it is jealousy but i can cope with it, hell i dont have that much … i know it is jealousy but i can cope with it, hell i dont have that much myself, just made a few lucky moves along the way, thats why i arent rushing down to buy a brand new 996 cabrio, the cash has to last!!! I would only use it as a good weather car and very rarely thrash it, thats what the jags for!!Thanks for the advice, have you got one then?



Had quite a few, started many years ago with a 944, moved on to a few 911's then on to bmw's had a Z3 and a Z4. The boxster is the most fun by a mile. I went for the 2.7 as I was using it every day. I have an M3 it the minute but I dont look forward to driving it like the boxster and am seriously thinking of getting another one. The problem was just the 2 seats, nowhere for the wife to sit :whistling:

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ADZ1478;6472220

Had quite a few, started many years ago with a 944, moved on to a few … Had quite a few, started many years ago with a 944, moved on to a few 911's then on to bmw's had a Z3 and a Z4. The boxster is the most fun by a mile. I went for the 2.7 as I was using it every day. I have an M3 it the minute but I dont look forward to driving it like the boxster and am seriously thinking of getting another one. The problem was just the 2 seats, nowhere for the wife to sit :whistling:


hahaha i have an audi cab at the mo and its good if me, my boy and my gf want to go out, i think my missus will have to make her own way if negotiations go well tomoro!!!
Saying that I have a chance of a couple of 996 at almost the right money, im just adverse to paying more than i need to, after all it is just a toy.
Ive had a beemah before and it was ok, never set the world alight though, but couldnt fault it all the same, i guess it likes owning an alfa, proper drivers car but god alone knows why

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dcx_badass;6474436

Porsche's are really ugly cars, I pitty your neighbours.


im no oil painting myself so im sure theyre used to that lmao
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