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TVR MAN

965 posts

110 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Got myself a 2004 986 Boxster S yesterday. My bank account wouldn't describe it as poverty Pork but this thread feels like a suitable home for it.

It's wonderful! It replaced a VX220 and whilst it does feel a bit soft in comparison it just does everything so well; it's great for hooning, cruising, going for some shopping, everything!

As far as options go it has PSM, Upgraded Sound System, 6 Disc Changer, Wind Deflector as well as other minor things.

Oh and the noise it makes! cloud9





It's done 81k miles so hopefully it's relatively free of IMS issues. It's just had new brake discs all round and the coil packs were recently changed too.

Edited by TVR MAN on Tuesday 26th February 22:26

cmoose

26,650 posts

117 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Remove bumper:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um-h2aUJHY4

Heavy clutch does mean it's worn, but needn't be a disaster. Mine was heavy when I bought 35k miles ago. It does help if you don't hammer the clutch from a standing start and rev match your downshifts - latter makes a big difference to clutch life. And it's fun. So win-win.

mr pg

937 posts

93 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Put some wire mesh grilles behind the bumper whilst it's off. Just done this on my 996T.

edc

5,017 posts

139 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Hello again fellow poverty pork owners. My S should have a pair of these fitted at the end of the week.



On the more routine front, I stuck in a can of Wynns for whatever placebo effect that gives, used a dark blue Renovo colour reviver and today treated the hood with Fabsil which should add another layer of water repellent. Roof looks much better now. Also fitted a new pair of Continental Sport Contacts, bought for a relative bargain of £305 ish delivered.

Just clocked 66k, that's 7 k since March, most of that done up to July.

On the negative side I've noticed a slight floaty sensation when really pressing on. I suspect wishbone bush.

gemini

10,929 posts

152 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Thats one pampered poverty porker!
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RESSE

3,727 posts

109 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Good article in November's Classic and Sports Car magazine on the Boxster:

"Sale of the century - Porsche's roadster for the new millennium is not only a pukka modern classic, but also the biggest bargain of the noughties".

edc

5,017 posts

139 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Pampered ish, certainly no shed! It's a bit of a mini project and not a daily (anymore). The roof treatment was well worth while especially now the weather is as it is. Now it is like the paint with water beading on the top and just running off.

edc

5,017 posts

139 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Stainless exhaust manifolds now fitted. Its now got a stainless exhaust system bar the cats. First impressions are +10bhp on the butt dyno! It seems to rev a lot more freely from 2k rpm . I haven't really stretched it yet but from 2k to 5k you can feel a noticeable difference.

The sound has changed too, some for the better and some not quite so. I seem to have lost some of the growl in the mid range and a bit of edge nearer the top end. But, the silencer on its own was quite loud. The resonance has damped down a bit and is over a much smaller rev range say from 2.2k to 2.8k.




woogie

3,175 posts

140 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
RESSE said:
Good article in November's Classic and Sports Car magazine on the Boxster:

"Sale of the century - Porsche's roadster for the new millennium is not only a pukka modern classic, but also the biggest bargain of the noughties".
I just bought this mag after reading this smile

yajeed

3,968 posts

142 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
edc said:
Stainless exhaust manifolds now fitted. Its now got a stainless exhaust system bar the cats. First impressions are +10bhp on the butt dyno! It seems to rev a lot more freely from 2k rpm . I haven't really stretched it yet but from 2k to 5k you can feel a noticeable difference.

The sound has changed too, some for the better and some not quite so. I seem to have lost some of the growl in the mid range and a bit of edge nearer the top end. But, the silencer on its own was quite loud. The resonance has damped down a bit and is over a much smaller rev range say from 2.2k to 2.8k.
Sounds good. Are they as easy to fit as they look in the picture? It looks like it's just a few bolts (assuming access to a ramp)?

996 sps

6,072 posts

104 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
I have been scanning the net last 2 weeks for Boxsters, debating if to take the jump and just buy one with fairly high miles on, but wondering if I will then suffer with more running faults......

yajeed

3,968 posts

142 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
996 sps said:
I have been scanning the net last 2 weeks for Boxsters, debating if to take the jump and just buy one with fairly high miles on, but wondering if I will then suffer with more running faults......
There are lots of buying guides around. My personal opinion is that mileage doesn't really matter.

However, you do need to be aware of: suspension components (bushes and shocks), front arms, brakes, clutch, IMS/RMS, tyres, radiators (inc. air con).

If you buy a car with all of those in good condition (and probably a few other things I've forgotten) then that's more important than mileage IMHO.

If you don't, you could end up doubling the cost of the car to put it right.


edc

5,017 posts

139 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
yajeed said:
Sounds good. Are they as easy to fit as they look in the picture? It looks like it's just a few bolts (assuming access to a ramp)?
I didn't fit them, not that I couldn't as fitting is the easy part. The bolts and studs are known to break and I had 4 break which needed drilling out. If you have access to ramp, gas tools and patience then you might be OK. It took 3.5 hours without being in a huge rush.

Oh - and these were £110 from eBay biggrin

custardkid

2,028 posts

112 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Just swoped my Z4MC for some poverty S pork


gemini

10,929 posts

152 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice. Welcome.

996 sps

6,072 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Chaps,

Whats the deal with tiptronic, should I avoid? Does it bring servicing costs up?


Apologies for questions all the time.

HurryUpAndWait

845 posts

91 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Damn you, Povo Pork owners! This thread is dangerously inspiring stuff. 986 Boxsters seem to offer sensational value, so long as it doesn't go 'pop', which is just bad luck as far as I can tell.

I was thinking that my next motor needs to be an event after my oh so smooth, but ultimately uninspiring BMW 130i, so was thinking of M3 CSL (having owned a CS) for dynamics and soundtrack, or 996 Turbo for uber-grunzen. However, I think I'd be too chicken to take either of these on a track, so would be a waste, or perhaps too fast for the road (certainly the case for the turbo). The 986 would fit the bill perfectly.

beer

gemini

10,929 posts

152 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
DO IT!

Moospeed

314 posts

153 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Spent a couple of hours reading this thread from the start, astounded at the value of these!

I was looking and test-driving two years ago as a possibility for Elise replacement.

At the time I was looking for the newest, lowest mileage, MO30, black 986S that could be had for £11-12k. I really wanted a 987 but didn't have the £15-16k starting price.

I ended up getting yet another Elise derivative - VX220 turbo. Those haven't lost anywhere near the same value in the same time. Guessing it's down to rarity maybe? Obviously not down to the badge wink

Shows how things change... I can definitely see the appeal of a straight early silver 2.5, red seats now. Wouldn't have even featured on my searches before.

cmoose

26,650 posts

117 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice.

If I had the spare cash. I'd be in there!
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