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The Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

By   August 8, 2018

Original Porsche Boxster  Welcome Video

Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

Back when the Porsche Boxster first came out, in model year 1997, there was a huge waiting list to get an example of the new roadster. The Boxster would go on to help save Porsche from financial difficulties.

For those fortunate enough to get an early Boxster when new, the experience was different than many other vehicles. In general Porsche dealerships provide a no pressure, up scale selling environment. After all, the car sells itself.

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How To Change A Serpentine Belt On A Porsche Boxster Or Cayman

By   July 11, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The mid-engined Porsche Boxster is a very practical sports car. It features two trunks and Porsche thought through just about everything. This includes making maintenance fairly easy. Including making it easy to change the serpentine belt. Unlike some other cars with the engine in the middle (like the Ferrari F355), Porsche doesn’t require that the engine get removed.

Below are the steps to change the serpentine belt in a Porsche Boxster or Cayman. We did this on a 986 Boxster, but the steps should be similar on the 987 Boxster / Cayman and even the 981 Boxster / Cayman.

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How The Porsche Boxster Almost Cost $80K In 1997

By   July 10, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

When the Porsche Boxster was first sold for the 1997 model year, it had a base MSRP of $39,980. That was for the base level trim and options could quickly make that price climb. At the time the base 993 generation Porsche 911 Carrera started at about $73,000.

But what if the Boxster had entered the market at a higher price than the 911? The fact is, it almost did.

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Porsche Club Of America Says Buy A Porsche 986 Boxster Now

By   June 28, 2018

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

This week in the Porsche Club of America’s (PCA) E-Brake Newsletter, there was an article that said now is the time to buy a 986 generation Porsche Boxster. The article partly based the reason why we should purchase a 986 now on the current 914 market.

When the 1997 Porsche Boxster was released, the 914 was just over 20 years old. At the time, adjusted for inflation, the price of a used Porsche 914 was about $8,000. Interestingly enough, a decent early 986 Boxster is about 20 years old now and will cost you about $8,000.

Does this mean you need to buy that Boxster in the near future before prices climb?

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