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New addition to the car family

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 pm

Decided to surprise my wife with a little summer car to cruise the Connecticut/Rhode Island shorelines. Living in a bit more YOLO mode since she went through all she did with being on the front lines as a charge nurse at Yale over the past few months. Gotta enjoy life and not worry about decisions sometimes.
Or, it's simply a mid-life crisis thing. Either way... I'm okay with it. :cheers:

2003 Boxster with S exhaust upgrade, 71K, clean and in decent nick mechanically.



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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by Selym » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:35 pm

Congratulations! My brother in law has a Boxster S. Not sure what year, but he bought it CPO a few years ago. Very nice car.

Don't forget to wave as you drive past Southport Beach. :grin:

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm

I've got a 2001, that I also bought with low miles, a few years back. I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind. They say it's the gateway drug, but I'm not sure if my budget will ever allow me to take things to the next level.


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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by Selym » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:55 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
They say it's the gateway drug, but I'm not sure if my budget will ever allow me to take things to the next level.
Depends if you're looking for a sports car or more of a GT car. IMHO, the Boxster and Cayman have the spirit of the classic 911.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by logan2z » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm

logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.
isn't that a problem child for this engine?

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm
logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.
isn't that a problem child for this engine?
Some say yes, some say no. There was a class action suit. Multiple aftermarket replacements are out there. I decided to spend some $ and sleep better.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 pm

My expensive paperweight.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:30 pm

Selym wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:55 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
They say it's the gateway drug, but I'm not sure if my budget will ever allow me to take things to the next level.
Depends if you're looking for a sports car or more of a GT car. IMHO, the Boxster and Cayman have the spirit of the classic 911.
I traded a 2001 Mustang GT for it, and have no regrets. It isn't a drag racer, but it's amazing when it comes to handling.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by logan2z » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:47 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm
logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.
isn't that a problem child for this engine?
Some say yes, some say no. There was a class action suit. Multiple aftermarket replacements are out there. I decided to spend some $ and sleep better.
Proactively replacing the bearing is a smart move. Now you can enjoy the car without worrying about the engine self destructing on your next drive.

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Post by jswing » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:00 am

NIce, congrats! I had a 97 back in the day, in Arena Red with gray leather. Fun car.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 am

logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:47 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm
logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.
isn't that a problem child for this engine?
Some say yes, some say no. There was a class action suit. Multiple aftermarket replacements are out there. I decided to spend some $ and sleep better.
Proactively replacing the bearing is a smart move. Now you can enjoy the car without worrying about the engine self destructing on your next drive.
right. i thought when it does on this model it runs the short block. :think: i had a local guy a few years trying to trade me a yellow one with a bad motor. but i passed on it.

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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am

Congrats Todd! Car looks great. A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:23 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 am
logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:47 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:21 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:08 pm
logan2z wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
gonzomantis wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
I had the IMS bearing replaced, just for peace of mind.
Good thinking.
isn't that a problem child for this engine?
Some say yes, some say no. There was a class action suit. Multiple aftermarket replacements are out there. I decided to spend some $ and sleep better.
Proactively replacing the bearing is a smart move. Now you can enjoy the car without worrying about the engine self destructing on your next drive.
right. i thought when it does on this model it runs the short block. :think: i had a local guy a few years trying to trade me a yellow one with a bad motor. but i passed on it.

I love that it always boils down to bearings ----- hell yea, keep me busy
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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am

Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by Selym » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:17 am

justsellbrgs wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:23 am
I love that it always boils down to bearings ----- hell yea, keep me busy
It's all ball bearings nowadays. :lol:


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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:24 pm

logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am
Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by dukerules » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:37 pm

logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am
Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

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Ugh, why did you have to sell this one? Cayman R is such an underrated modern Porsche.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:50 pm

dukerules wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:37 pm
logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am
Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

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Ugh, why did you have to sell this one? Cayman R is such an underrated modern Porsche.
I didn't have to sell it, but it never got driven and it was a lot of $$$ tied up in something I never used. The car was five years old when I sold it and it had 9K miles on the clock.

Probably the best gearbox I've ever used, unbelievable feel and precision.

It went to a collector who will also probably never use it :banghead:

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by gonzomantis » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:55 pm

logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:50 pm
dukerules wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:37 pm
logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am
Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

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Ugh, why did you have to sell this one? Cayman R is such an underrated modern Porsche.
I didn't have to sell it, but it never got driven and it was a lot of $$$ tied up in something I never used. The car was five years old when I sold it and it had 9K miles on the clock.

Probably the best gearbox I've ever used, unbelievable feel and precision.

It went to a collector who will also probably never use it :banghead:
I would have gone for the Cayman, but they are so rare, especially in Minnesota. I also feel your pain regarding the lack of use. I didn't even insure it yet this summer, due to my reduced hours at work. I look at it as luxury/toy, and don't take it out if I can't enjoy the drive. That usually eliminates using it for my commute, and any time the weather is questionable.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by logan2z » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:08 pm

gonzomantis wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:55 pm
logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:50 pm
dukerules wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:37 pm
logan2z wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:39 am
Joeprez wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 am
A Cayman is in my future for sure (too hot here for a convertible, I already tried once).
You'll love it, fantastic car. I still miss my Cayman R sometimes :crybaby:

Image
Ugh, why did you have to sell this one? Cayman R is such an underrated modern Porsche.
I didn't have to sell it, but it never got driven and it was a lot of $$$ tied up in something I never used. The car was five years old when I sold it and it had 9K miles on the clock.

Probably the best gearbox I've ever used, unbelievable feel and precision.

It went to a collector who will also probably never use it :banghead:
I would have gone for the Cayman, but they are so rare, especially in Minnesota. I also feel your pain regarding the lack of use. I didn't even insure it yet this summer, due to my reduced hours at work. I look at it as luxury/toy, and don't take it out if I can't enjoy the drive. That usually eliminates using it for my commute, and any time the weather is questionable.
Believe it or not I somehow convinced myself that I was going to daily drive it. I mean it had working AC, ABS, airbags, all of the creature comforts that my daily driven '87 911 didn't have ;)

The first week in I scraped the front splitter multiple times on the speed bumps in the parking garage at work (the car is LOW) and had an SUV park so close to me that I couldn't open my driver's door. That ended the daily driver plan and I started driving my wife's 15 year old BMW to work instead.

The car subsequently spent way too much time on a trickle charger in the garage and it was hard to justify keeping it.

It was a tough decision to sell it. It looked virtually brand new, had super low mileage and R's are pretty rare so not easily replaced. In the end it was the right decision but this thread has opened the wound a little. Thankfully I still have a 993 so that eases the pain a bit.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:54 pm

Selym wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:17 am
justsellbrgs wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:23 am
I love that it always boils down to bearings ----- hell yea, keep me busy
It's all ball bearings nowadays. :lol:

hahaha I forgot about that movie!

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by BlueSky » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:47 am

Nice... My next-door neighbor has an almost identical one.

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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:58 am

Dang! That is fantastic and it's going to be extremely fun. Congrats.
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Re: New addition to the car family

Post by jimyritz » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:06 am

Congrats- my wife wants one..I'm not sure how much longer I will be to prevent the inevitable.

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