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#288 of 932 Boxster First Roadster With Head Airbags
Nov 24, 2004 (7:18 am)
Porsche's Boxster roadster for 2005 will be, the company claims, the first roadster to offer side head protection airbags. The new system inflates an airbag from the top of the door panel, whereas side curtain impact protection typically drops down from a hardtop car's roofline. The new Boxster, by the way, has a wider track and wider wheels and tires than the first-generation car that launched in the U.S. in 1997. Two engines are being offered, including a 2.7-liter, 240-hp flat six and the 3.2-liter flat six in the Boxster S. At 280 hp, it will launch the new roadster from 0-100 km/h (0-62.5 mph) in 5.5 seconds. The new Boxster will offer optional ceramic brake discs; every Boxster will get six airbags and stability control. The Boxster starts from $43,800 and goes on sale in January.
#289 of 932 What to do
Nov 25, 2004 (7:58 am)
I just bought an '01 Boxster.Please give me your most important tips for maintenance and care for my car. Thanks
#290 of 932 boxster test drive?
Dec 21, 2004 (5:06 pm)
I am a 19 year old, and a Dallas-based business owner. I own a internet/web based IT firm. I work in a pretty upscale residential/commericial neighborhood and I consider myself to be a business professional.
Down the street from the office builing, we have a Porsche and Mercedes dealership named Park Place Motors. They have been in this area for many years and it is well known to cater to Dallas' upscale automotive clients (the rich...lol).
I am considering buying a Porsche Boxster soon (the new redesigned model) and I was wondering what you all thought about a 19 year young man buying a car of this caliber. The only reason I am asking is because of the possible skeptism when it comes to a test drive. Do you think the dealer will take me seriously when it comes to test driving the car? Or should I go ahead and purchase the Porsche without ever driving it?
Just wanted to hear some advice on this. I am thinking that the dealership will just brush me off and not take me seriously.
Please help me!
#291 of 932 What to do & test drive....
Dec 21, 2004 (5:29 pm)
Maintain that '01, according to the manual....change the oil as soon as you get it, then once a year with Mobil One 0W40, and drive it like you stole it
Park Place should be willing to give you a test drive, especially this time of year. The '05s will not be in till late January, but driving an 04 should be enough to hook you. Maturity, rather than age, will decide if a Porsche is for you.
Good luck to both of you.
#292 of 932 Re: What to do & test drive.... [fantom]
Dec 21, 2004 (5:48 pm)
Actually my test drive/dealership visit wont be until around March, but I consider myself to be very mature...that is, carrying myself in a manner that bespeaks an age much more than 19.
#293 of 932 Re: boxster test drive? [cdallen2004]
Dec 21, 2004 (6:16 pm)
First off - avoid Park Place like the plague. Some may have good experiences there but a majority of my PCA friends and myself included have been appalled at some of the stuff they pull there. Boardwalk has been exceptional to deal with if you were to stick within the Dallas area. I have purchased 11 porsches new from dealerships all over the country and just purchased a Cayenne S from Boardwalk Porsche. One of the best experiences.
As far as your age: as long as you look respectable and carry yourself well, it should not be a problem. Park Place you might get ignored.
Before you buy, I'd recommend going to www.ppbb.com and learn all about the car you can before you buy it so you know exactly what you want and exactly what to look/lookout for. Sorry to bag on edmunds.com but that site contains hundreds of boxster enthusiasts who visit the site ebery minute.
#294 of 932 Re: boxster test drive? [chile96]
Dec 21, 2004 (6:23 pm)
thanks for info. I shall proceed to Boardwalk then....
does boardwalk have a better selection also?
#295 of 932 Re: boxster test drive? [cdallen2004]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 22, 2004 (6:54 am)
A phone call to give them a heads up wouldn't be a bad idea.... Just ask for the sales manager, and explain your situation....
Tell them you are interested, but you don't want to get blown off because of your age.. They might want to run a credit check or have you bring in some type of pre-approval for a loan for the car....
You might consider some of this to be unfair... but, you already seem to realize that your situation is unusual...
Jan 30, 2005 (8:43 pm)
I went to a local auto show on Saturday and was gawking heavily at the new '05 triple black Boxster that was sitting there (locked of course). I totally dig the new design. Really clean and flowing. It was a low option car too, just heated seats, Boxster S wheels and maybe 1 0r 2 more options. The car stickered for under $50K, nice:)
#297 of 932 Speed Yellow Boxster S
Jan 30, 2005 (8:48 pm)
A Speed Yellow Boxster S smoked the competition (Crossfire SRT6 Convertible, C6 Vette Convertible, & SLK 350) by taking first place in this month's (March 2005) C & D comparo test.