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Old 03-10-2016, 09:31 PM
Stephen Y Stephen Y is offline
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Boxster Purchase

I'm hoping to get information on the Boxster before making a purchase. I have been wanting to but a Boxster, but have nearly been totally scared off by the many online accounts I've been reading about IMS bearing caused catastrophic engine failures, rear main seal failure, air/oil separator failure, etc., with the IMS problem being the most discouraging. I have had a Fiat 124 spider for over 20 years (that I have maintained and repaired myself) and want to move up to a used Boxster which I can afford, but not
to buy once and then replace a blown engine therein. Given the info I've been able to find, it appears to me that the 2009 Boxster is both as new as I can afford and relatively threat free and probably as new as I can afford, especially compared the the 2000-2008 models. My questions for anyone who cares to weigh in: What can you tell me about the 2009 Boxster;
is it relatively risk free of particular engineered problems or failures, or is there another model year that I should consider? How difficult and expensive is the Boxster to maintain and repair? I've done most of the routine maintenance and a lot of repair work on my cars. I've investigated the Boxster a little so far, and it looks to me that much routine maintenance
and repair on it is certainly doable. I welcome any comments and insight as they will be helpful to me in making my Boxster buying decision.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:13 PM
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Anything after 2005 is a very safe bet. I dislike the Tiptronic - sucks power and plain sucks. The PDK, which I think is available on a 2009, is much better. Have it on 2012C4S.
Still, nothing beats a stick.
Odd things: Tire pressure sensor batteries only last three years, are expensive from Porsche and bear to replace.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to the forum Stephen.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:13 PM
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Bite the bullet like I did and order new!!
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