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How Did The Porsche Boxster Get To Be Called A “Girl’s Car”

By   May 23, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

For guys that drive a Porsche Boxster nothing is more irritating than hearing that a Boxster is a “Girl’s Car”. There is a school of thought that thinks that just about all convertibles are feminine. This is a fairly recent phenomenon and the Boxster is a victim.

But, why is this? What makes some people (mostly trolls on the internet) think that a Boxster driver should not be a man?

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Does Desnorkeling Add Any Horsepower

By   April 30, 2018

Porsche Boxster Desnorkel

Porsche Boxster Desnorkel

The desnorkel modification is a very popular one for owners of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans. The mod can be done on 986, 987 and 981 generation cars. Some claim that it is a free way to add horsepower to your Porsche Boxster or Cayman.

But does removal of the snorkel actually add any horsepower?

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Lotus Elise Or Porsche Boxster

By   March 6, 2018

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster

Both the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster offer an incredible driving experience. They each provide a somewhat affordable (or very affordable on the used market) mid-engine performance roadster . But that is where the comparison largely ends. They are both fast and ready for a curvy road, but they use very different methods of accomplishing this.

The Elise truly harkens back to the philosophy set by the British sports car maker’s founder, Colin Chapman, of adding lightness. This is what makes the small Elise great as it provides an excellent power-to-weight ratio even without much horsepower.

The Boxster is on the other end of the spectrum. It is a comparably heavy car, but it offers a more refined drive with much more horsepower. From a power-to-weight ratio it is very close to the Lotus, but in a more livable package.

Let’s take a look at some of the comparable variations of each model and see just how close or far apart they are.

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Will The Porsche Boxster Ever Be A Collector Car – Video

By   February 23, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The early Porsche Boxster is possibly the best value that one can get in a sports car today. For around $7,000 you can get a well maintained 986 Boxster with a naturally aspirated flat-six and handling that is out of this world.

Sure there is that little IMS Bearing issue which is a large reason why prices are so low. But the early cars have a double bearing design that is much less prone to failure and you can get a retro fit kit that helps prevent it from causing issues.

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What You Need To Know About IMS Bearing Issues Before Buying A Porsche 986, 996, 987 Or 997

By   January 11, 2017

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

Currently, the best values in used Porsches are the 986 and 996 generation cars. Both the Boxster (986) and 911 (996) offer a good amount of performance with prices of both being south of $20,000. In fact you can find a clean running early Boxster for as low as $5,000.

While the 996 will run you a bit more, you can find clean running early examples of the 911 For under $15,000 and we’ve seen a few as low $10,000. While there are a few things that attribute to these low prices, there is one major reason that they are so affordable, the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS).

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