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Old 06-05-2014, 07:24 PM
cstraley cstraley is offline
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New Porsche owner

2014 Boxter S purchased last fall.

Fort Wayne Indiana


I am a first time Porsche owner with zero regrets and lots of smiles.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:00 PM
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Yes. I'm officially jealous.
What goodies did you get?
Welcome to the forum
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:35 AM
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options

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Yes. I'm officially jealous.
What goodies did you get?
Welcome to the forum
Sorry for the late response. I had to be careful with the options which otd was 82k.

$2500k seats cooled/heated, nav, bose, PDK, active headlights, PASM, sports exhaust, 911 Carrera rims, convertible trim painted to car color.

We love it, blows away my old C6 convertible, Infiniti G37s convertible and BMW Z4 convertible by miles in every respect. EXCEPT options!

I have no back up camera, no blind spot monitoring, no parking sensors ??
No backup camera and no parking assist on this car is almost inexcusable imo.

I contemplated trading in my S5 for a similar Cayman S but can't swallow the option torture. Then again it could be the 2015 GTR or the 2015 RS5 calling to me.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:25 AM
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I lived decades without the camera, so not a deal breaker for me.
Looks like your car is pretty well turned out.
Options do kill with Porsche.
But nothing drives like it.
I'm tempted by the new Cayman as well..... but also have 9ll C4S (my lady's) that I can drive. Love the drop top.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:34 PM
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Sorry for the late reply. I am a new member and thought to say hello to previous members. I didn't know Boxster didn't have a backup camera. No rear view camera?
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:09 PM
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Rear view camera

I have a Boxster S, October 2013 Build. My previous ride was a 1998 BMW Z3, excellent car. I find the rear view in my Boxster is terrible. It is so bad I had a Rear View Camera installed. Rear view cameras will be mandatory
in US cars in a few years.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
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camera

Were you able to tie the camera into the Nav unit?

I agree the rear visibility is not good.

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I have a Boxster S, October 2013 Build. My previous ride was a 1998 BMW Z3, excellent car. I find the rear view in my Boxster is terrible. It is so bad I had a Rear View Camera installed. Rear view cameras will be mandatory
in US cars in a few years.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:22 PM
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I had a NAV-TV RGB PCM3.1 - AV970 Kit installed with a CAM6 top mount super-low light backup camera. The camera has a 160 degree field of view. It is viewed through the Navagation screen. When the car is placed in reverse the rear view camera fills the screen. I am also able to have to camera on all the time if I wish. NAV-TV is located in Coral Springs, Florida. Their web site is : navtv.com.

I found when backing the Boxster there was no visibility directly behind the car. You could easily hit a parking bumper and tear up you rear end. The NAV gives me complete visibility. Parking is very easy, no more cranking you head to see or adjusting the rear view mirrors. It also helps when backing up from a parking space to see cars on both sides. Porsche should make it a option, but soon they will have to as US will regulate it.

My installer was Pure Audio, Inc of Naples, FL. They specialize in this unit. Very professional work. Their number is 239-300-0629 [email protected].
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:24 PM
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Interesting. I didn't have this issue on my 986, 987 or the 2011 911 I own. It is an issue on my truck.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:42 PM
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thanks for the info guys. it'll really help me.
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