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dibblecorse

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3,035 posts

78 months

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Just bought a 98 Boxster 2.5 in poverty spec in blue with tan smile

Edited by dibblecorse on Tuesday 17th January 11:34

IMI A

3,135 posts

87 months

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wouldn't worry about how you look in the car. Boxster is a fantastic steer - you'll love it. Early 2.5 loves being revved!

cragswinter

8,359 posts

82 months

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Meh, try dressing hair for a living, therefore by default making every car you drive a hairdressers car.

Welcome! thumbup

VinceFox

19,171 posts

58 months

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These areroper cheap these days, i was amazed at what you can get one for.

Can i be cheeky and ask roughly what you paid?

VinceFox

19,171 posts

58 months

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Cool, keep us updated. In weaker moments ive been tempted with the 3.2 version a couple of times.
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Jammy Dodger

2,449 posts

41 months

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VinceFox said:
Cool, keep us updated. In weaker moments ive been tempted with the 3.2 version a couple of times.
i've had a 3.2 and a 3.4 RS Spyder - great cars

personally wouldn't settle for 2.5 but im used to quicker stuff

gibbon

972 posts

93 months

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Jammy Dodger said:
i've had a 3.2 and a 3.4 RS Spyder - great cars

personally wouldn't settle for 2.5 but im used to quicker stuff
Whats the point in this post?

Good luck to the OP, enjoy your new car. smile

Jammy Dodger

2,449 posts

41 months

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gibbon said:
Whats the point in this post?

Good luck to the OP, enjoy your new car. smile
just to affirm a good choice, backed by personal experience, that ok ?

DrMoriarty

234 posts

33 months

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just sold mine. Too big for it now. Good fun cars. enjoy it

y2blade

54,388 posts

101 months

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Jammy Dodger said:
personally wouldn't settle for 2.5 but im used to quicker stuff
That is a Bit of a tw@ty thing to say don't you think?!



Dibble: Good on ya chap, I look forward to seeing some pics and hearing your thoughts on it smile



gibbon

972 posts

93 months

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y2blade said:
That is a Bit of a tw@ty thing to say don't you think?!
Exactly.

DrMoriarty

234 posts

33 months

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y2blade said:
Jammy Dodger said:
personally wouldn't settle for 2.5 but im used to quicker stuff
That is a Bit of a tw@ty thing to say don't you think?!



Dibble: good for you chap, I look forward to seeing some pics and hear your thoughts on it smile
I have found myself wanting a bit more go out of mine.

tvrman

357 posts

170 months

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I did the same after some beers using ebay.

The flight to Scotland to pick up the 2.5 Boxster was fun and made it into an adventure. The car has now turned into a hobby, and I am spending much time on the hifi and getting the on board computer working (Yes, you have one installed). The missis loves it, just keeping fingers crossed it turns out to be hassle free.

Have fun with it, and enjoy the car. BTW the 2.5 is quite light, so does have some benefits.

Ian

vladcjelli

1,957 posts

44 months

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One for sale outside someones house down the road from me for about £4500.

Not an option due to not having £4 never mind the thousand bit, but I could see myself having a bit of bargain fun in one.

Keep us updated.

Rude-boy

18,833 posts

119 months

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DrMoriarty said:
I have found myself wanting a bit more go out of mine.
I also found this but then I have found that of almost every car I have ever driven long enough to start pushing the envelope of.

As it goes it's just about hot hatch quick on the straights but as soon as it gets twisty there is little that can upset a well driven one, until the next straight.

For the money I would have one over anything else with 2 doors and cloth roof in that price bracket. The only downside is that if you want to keep it tip top you will be paying out £1kpa minimum on servicing and bits (on top of tyres, go juice and insurance). If you are happy just to keep the wheels turning you could get away with about £500pa. But that would just be cruel to a fantastic car.

nigelevans911

99 posts

72 months

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were you buying her from dibs

Jammy Dodger

2,449 posts

41 months

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y2blade said:
That is a Bit of a tw@ty thing to say don't you think?!



Dibble: Good on ya chap, I look forward to seeing some pics and hearing your thoughts on it smile
not really, the haters clearly misunderstood my point.

I don't know the age/spec/miles/condition/history/price balance of the specific car in question, but what I do know is that the price margin between the 2.5 and S is quite narrow compared to the vast difference in performance.

Could probably have had a 3.2S, one reg letter older and a very few more miles for similar money.

ETA - I really am used to stuff a bit quicker, so in my case the higher performance is important, although I appreciate that's not everyone's priority, to the extent that I got bored of my TVR 5litres 270bhp/tonne very quickly and now supercharged 390bhp/tonne.

Horses for courses, that was the point I was making sorry that didn't come across.

Enjoy it anyway - the handling will delight you



Edited by Jammy Dodger on Tuesday 17th January 11:09

Rude-boy

18,833 posts

119 months

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Jammy Dodger said:
Could probably have had a 3.2S, one reg letter older and a very few more miles for similar money.
I hear what you are saying but the difference in price is at least £2.5k whihc at these prices is over half the cost of the car in the first place - it's all relative.

Interesting to see that prices seem to have hardened, I practically gave mine away but I wanted out and CBA with private sales for the sake of a monkey.

I'd also suggest that the running costs, which with Pork of this age are going to be there, of a 3.2 are about 1.5x that of a 2.5.

Without trying to sound all 'posh' at the price the OP is paying it's almost a disposable item, when you start to get to £6.5k+ min. for a 3.2 you are starting to talk about sums that would sting if the engine turned into a handgranade.

gibbon

972 posts

93 months

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Jammy Dodger said:
not really, the haters clearly misunderstood my point.

Edited by Jammy Dodger on Tuesday 17th January 11:09
Not a hater at all, i just thought it came across as a bitt nobby really. Theres always a bigger boy in the playground, im not sure the relevance of your post to the fella whos excited about his new pride and joy.

Enjoy the boxtering chaps, great car and awesome value.

g7jhp

2,691 posts

124 months

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Jammy Dodger said:
y2blade said:
That is a Bit of a tw@ty thing to say don't you think?!

Dibble: Good on ya chap, I look forward to seeing some pics and hearing your thoughts on it smile
not really, the haters clearly misunderstood my point.

I don't know the age/spec/miles/condition/history/price balance of the specific car in question, but what I do know is that the price margin between the 2.5 and S is quite narrow compared to the vast difference in performance.

Could probably have had a 3.2S, one reg letter older and a very few more miles for similar money.

ETA - I really am used to stuff a bit quicker, so in my case the higher performance is important, although I appreciate that's not everyone's priority, to the extent that I got bored of my TVR 5litres 270bhp/tonne very quickly and now supercharged 390bhp/tonne.

Horses for courses, that was the point I was making sorry that didn't come across.

Enjoy it anyway - the handling will delight you

Edited by Jammy Dodger on Tuesday 17th January 11:09
But even a Driving God like you had to start somewhere (TT Roadster 180 Quattro)! biggrin
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