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jonttt
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2014 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Fair play. I thought they were stunning when they first came out. Do you remember all the fuss over the cill being slightly out of line on the early cars? Did they sort that out?


There is a thread on Pistonheads with lots of 718’s still having it. Will be interesting to see if post factory shut down cars still have it Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok so I'm still looking to buy a Boxster. After Bolton screwed me out of two cars I'm looking at other options. So the latest question is about size, because you know it matters right.

So I'll be a little more careful about posting photos and details of the cars I'm looking at after last time.

In June I test drove a 2.7 high spec Boxster at a good price. High mileage for the year but a very nice example. At the time of driving it I was surprised at how competent it was and afterwards driving a 3.4 I remember thinking there wasn't as much in it as I would have thought. This was just before I went back to work and the car disappeared off their website. Well it's appeared at another dealer at a slightly raised price. However it's back in the mix. This car has almost every option I have on my list similar to a GTS; except extended leather, it has everything.

There are also two 3.4 Boxsters which are slightly older and have many of the things I want except sports exhaust and one doesn't have the sport plus seats with larger shoulder bolsters ( a few other smaller things missing as well. They are also a few years older than the 2.7.

I'm tempted to get the newer 2.7 but I think I'd get engine envy after a while. However if I get the 3.4 I'll have to spend money on either to get them to where I want to be.

Anyone had the same dilemma? What was your decision? Or what do the rest of you think?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2p? Sometimes there's no replacement for displacement.

Engine envy, its a terrible thing... nooo
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Isysman,

This car is being sold by a neighbour, a very good example. PM me if you need any more information.

http://www.dg-porsche.co.uk/981-boxster-s-2/

Cheers, Keith.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
My 2p? Sometimes there's no replacement for displacement.

Engine envy, its a terrible thing... nooo


Yes, this is what I'm worried about. Going to view one of the 3.4 cars tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkeith wrote:
Hi Isysman,

This car is being sold by a neighbour, a very good example. PM me if you need any more information.

http://www.dg-porsche.co.uk/981-boxster-s-2/

Cheers, Keith.


Keith

Nice looking car - no sports exhaust though!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.7 ( I thought they were 2.9 ) nooo

You just know it has to be an S Thumb

My 987.1 3.2 seems to run out of puff on track Sad

As Raggy says, there is no replacement for displacement Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
jkeith wrote:
Hi Isysman,

This car is being sold by a neighbour, a very good example. PM me if you need any more information.

http://www.dg-porsche.co.uk/981-boxster-s-2/

Cheers, Keith.


Keith

Nice looking car - no sports exhaust though!


I agree, but, that can be remedied without too much money to get exactly the right exhaust note. It actually sounds nice as is.....

Cheers, Keith.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
2.7 ( I thought they were 2.9 ) nooo

You just know it has to be an S Thumb

My 987.1 3.2 seems to run out of puff on track Sad

As Raggy says, there is no replacement for displacement Grin


The 987.2 (non S) is a 2.9. The 981 non S is a 2.7

Yes I’ll get the S model if I can find one with the right spec.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a car this morning, I think I’m going to make an offer. Unusual colours so had to see it first. Drove well and has a good spec. More to follow...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 'S' is absolutely superb. It has most options that the GTS has.
They are such a beautiful car styling wise and obviuosly nosie wise especially with PSE Thumb
Pics when you are ready Sir!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michelin wrote:
My 'S' is absolutely superb. It has most options that the GTS has.
They are such a beautiful car styling wise and obviuosly nosie wise especially with PSE Thumb
Pics when you are ready Sir!


I am being super careful about this car until I have it in the bag. I have placed a deposit on it and it's booked in to Porsche Wilmslow Friday for a PPI but until I get the keys I'm keeping quiet after what happened with the last car.

I can say the car has almost every option I wanted bar a couple of things that I will document and sort out pretty quickly once I have it. Super excited to get the car, just hope Porsche give it a clean bill of health. If all goes well I should have it this weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

981 2.7 is a good choice but you are likely to be let down by the lack of options on it given cost of some extras starts to push buyers into the 'S' model.

I'll take a 2.7 when they come down to sub £20k (which will ne next year) and run it as a daily Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upon reading Zingaris comments on sub 20k 981's, I thought he'd lost it and was going to ask for £10 of what ever he'd been smoking this evening.
Autotrader supports his prediction. Surprised
That sorts Mrs P upgrade next year
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
981 2.7 is a good choice but you are likely to be let down by the lack of options on it given cost of some extras starts to push buyers into the 'S' model.

I'll take a 2.7 when they come down to sub £20k (which will ne next year) and run it as a daily Thumb


The car I was looking at was a Black Edition and it had every option going! Hence me looking at it as an option. I think the only option it didn't have was extended leather.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
981 2.7 is a good choice but you are likely to be let down by the lack of options on it given cost of some extras starts to push buyers into the 'S' model.

I'll take a 2.7 when they come down to sub £20k (which will ne next year) and run it as a daily Thumb


No rose tinted spec here chum Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Zingari wrote:
981 2.7 is a good choice but you are likely to be let down by the lack of options on it given cost of some extras starts to push buyers into the 'S' model.

I'll take a 2.7 when they come down to sub £20k (which will ne next year) and run it as a daily Thumb


The car I was looking at was a Black Edition and it had every option going! Hence me looking at it as an option. I think the only option it didn't have was extended leather.


did it have your favourite brakes ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to follow up and maybe close this thread with the following information regarding the 'service' I received from various Porsche dealerships during the process of buying a car.

I contacted four Porsche dealerships for help sourcing a car over the last 12 months or so. The following dealerships:

Wilmslow
Bolton
Chester
Cardiff

Of the four, only one of them ever contacted me to offer potential cars for sale.

WILMSLOW
Wilmslow was the biggest disappointment for me as I have been a customer there for the last 5 years buying my 997 there and spending over £20,000 in parts whilst doing the conversion.

I made many attempts to get someone to try to source a car, and I even went in there and complained to two different salespeople to try to motivate them into action. At no point did any of the three people ever send me details on any car. I even turned up at the dealership on occasion to see a 981 Boxster in the showroom but no email or call ever.

(NOTE: Service and Parts guys are still awesome here and I'll continue to use them for those services)

BOLTON
I've already explained what happen at Bolton, selling two cars from under me whilst waiting for Oliver the salesman to get back to me with details of a price for a trade in on my car (still waiting).

CHESTER
I even broke my promise to myself and returned to Chester to look at a GTS they had and to talk to a chap who said he would be happy to source a Boxster for me and that he would be in touch in approx a week. I had no further contact from him or anyone else at that dealership.

CARDIFF
The dealership that actually did its job was Cardiff. After contacting a chap call Ben Voden about a white Boxster, he sent me a personal video link, showing me around the car and talking to me about it and the differences between it and my 987 (which he had clearly researched). I decided the car just had too few of the options I was looking for so passed on that car.

Today he contacted me again about another car - he left a voicemail for me and and followed up with an email with details. I replied that I had found a car privately but that I appreciated his help and told him briefly about the experience I had with the others.

If and when I'm in the market for a new Porsche I'll be contacting him first as it seems he actually does his job. So bravo Porsche Cardiff.

So to finish, if you are reading this thread and don't know, I did buy a car privately with a great spec.You can see details in the following thread.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=130579
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