Tag Archives: 986

How To Get Invited To A Press Drive Event – Video

By   July 20, 2019

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

Since starting my first car blog, The Porsche Guys, I’ve been invited to a number of press driving events. These events include drive events or press cars from Porsche, Ford, Chevy and Dodge.

But what is one of these events really like and what does it take for someone to get an invite?

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Code P0453: Porsche Boxster Check Engine Light – Video

By   February 19, 2019

Porsche Boxster P0453

Porsche Boxster P0453

When a check engine light illuminates on your dash, there aren’t many other things so small that can ruin your day in quite the same way. For many of us it means taking your car to a mechanic or getting out the trusty OBD II reader to see what is wrong.

Most of the time a check engine light has something to do with the car’s emissions system. This can be something with the fuel, air or exhaust as if any one of these is out of whack the light will come on. It can also be an issue with the sensor that checks the system itself.

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Porsche 986, 987, 996 and 997 Front Hood Strut Replacement

By   January 21, 2019

Porsche 986

Porsche 986

Over time the struts that hold up the front trunk on a Porsche 911, Boxster or Cayman will start to fail. When this happens it can be quite painful as the front hood will potentially come down on your head.

The good news is the replacement is fairly simple and can be done in about 15 minutes. The parts also don’t cost much as we were able to get ours for just $20.

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How Much Does 5 Years Of Maintenance Cost On An Affordable Porsche Boxster

By   October 24, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The 986 generation of the Porsche Boxster is currently the best value in the sports car market. You can currently find early examples in running condition for as low as $5,000, however between $6,000 and $10,000 will purchase a better maintained low mileage vehicle.

With such a low price of entry the question turns to how much does it cost to keep one on the road?

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