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    My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    13th June 2004. This date makes no sense to any rennteamer (may be yes :-D) but for myself, was a special day. Registering in rennteam and getting to know more useful info of what we love: Porsche. 

    Seriously, I am short of words if I say there has not been a single day not thinking; when I would own my porsche. Achieving it due to my work and efforts. These words cannot describe all these long years. And finally dreams come true. 

    Its not what I expected at first, but I will clearly explain myself :-D

    I had very clear I wanted to own a 911 ( no matter what generation, but obviously always thinking in a late 996.2 (4S specially) and in an early 997.1 Carrera/S if had a good deal. All of them manual and PSE equipped, if not I would eventually add it.

    Well, things changed a bit, but the main idea was accomplished ! :-)

    Since last year I started the adventure of searching for a well mantained 996.2 -997.1 with the options I required. After some months searching I had some options, but none of them where 100% my perfect cup of tea. I started to stop thinking with the heart, and clearly wanted a porsche approved certified car. That only meant one option for me: 987.2 Cayman or Boxster. 

     

    After some months searching and checking some local units here and there, I saw my baby. The lowest kms, porsche approved, with a huge list of options, well specced and the latest production date of all I saw. This is, November 2011 model. Inmediately phoned the dealership, got all info, checked the VIN number with our local porsche dealer, everything up to date, one owner only. Everything like new! This was it !!!!. A week after, it was sleeping in the garage next to the 991. 

    11/2011 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK with Sport Chrono Plus and 22.000 kms. (I already have done 3.000kms since then). 

    I am very happy with the decision. Direct fuel engine really makes a difference vs the later 987 model. Love the way it sounds, how it sounds with the ignition, love the pdk, sport chrono, all the modern gadgets like bluetooth, aux or usb. I absolutely love it ! Its fuel consumption is at 10l/100kms and it has sticked in there since, although I dont like speeding that much I enjoy with a big smile stretching the engine in curves and at low speeds. 

     

    Its not going to be a daily driver, but definately driving to the office at least 1-2 day per week :-)

     

    For the upcoming months, I am seriously tempted in installing the FVD Lightweight version exhaust system. There is a well recognised local shop focused in Porsche since many years, and they are the official retailer for FVD in Madrid. Hopefully after some experience will post my opinion about it. Cant wait to do so !!!

     

    As said, I cant be more happy about it. From my point of view it does not lack in performance ( yes ! You read right :-) ) the steering wheel feeling is as good as in the 991 !!!!!! Simply I am in love, had a great deal, one year porsche approve, roof off, what else can I ask for !! :-) 

     

    Obviously the 991 is in a whole different level, completely different and even more with PSE + Sport activated......but this baby boxster is so special I am just too happy. 

     

    Enough of my non-sense, these are just some pics from the past weeks in different locations! 

     

    Will be uploading more !!! 

     

    Dreams do come true specially if they are not too damn big !! :-)


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    Re: My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    Nice!


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    Re: My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    Enhorabuena Alex!!!!

    Excellent choice, love Boxster more everyday. Enjoy in good health!


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    Congratulations, Alex and welcome to the Porsche family. Smiley

    Very nice choice and a roadster definitely makes more sense in Spain than in Germany. Smiley

    Enjoy in good health and drive safely. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Congrats Alex! You got yourself a very nice car  kiss  And in the right color! indecision


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    Many Congrats!

    I owned all of them (986/987/981). What a nice car.

    I tried several 911, never had the feeling that I had to buy the 911 (GT3 is a different story, but not as a daily driver). Never had the feeling that I need more. Still love the way the Boxster looks and the way the Boxster drives. Makes me smile every time I see the car and start the engine.

    When I ordered my last 918S I was tempted to order a Panamera 4S. Did not do it because the parking lot in the office is too small. Today I am very happy that my office building has such a strange parking lot


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    Congrats Alex!!!

    Glad your dream finally come true!

     


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    Many congratulations, Alex! So happy for you! I very well know your feeling. I have also strayed aimlessly for a long time (I'm sure you remember our Lotus discussion years ago wink) before I saw the light and bought my first Porsche. Now there's no going back kiss Enjoy your new car and make sure to treat us with regular photos! 


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    Congratulations, must have been a very special day! Nice Boxster


    Re: My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    Itsme:

    ....I owned all of them (986/987/981). What a nice car.

    I tried several 911, never had the feeling that I had to buy the 911 (GT3 is a different story, but not as a daily driver). Never had the feeling that I need more. Still love the way the Boxster looks and the way the Boxster drives. Makes me smile every time I see the car and start the engine.....

    Exactly the same feelings here, although only had the one 911, and we've always come back to the Boxster! Congratulations Alex and enjoy your lovely car!  Smiley Smiley

    And great to see a bit of activity on the Boxster board. My thread about our new Boxster GTS disappeared with the recent RT "glitch" - haven't decided whether or not to repost the photos yet - if I think there is any interest I will..Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive

     


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    Enjoy your car, Alex!

    You really deserve to for your determination and patience.   kiss


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    Congratulations Alex, your post shows real passion. kiss

    The Boxster is a great car, no matter if 981 or 987.2, enjoy in good health. wink


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    Re: My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    Rossi:

    The Boxster is a great car, no matter if 981 or 987.2, enjoy in good health. wink

    Even though our Boxster GTS is a better car in almost every way to our 987/1 Cobalt blue Boxster S - it hasn't yet captured our hearts in the same way as that car did....Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


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    Many congratulations! You deserve it, enjoy in good healthkiss


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    Dreamcar - I think that's what happens as you move through cars - nostalgia is a curious thing. I've never gelled with any P car as well as my first 993 an believe me, that car isn't without faults!

    I still have an annoying window problem with my 991 which is making me resent the thing - I've certainly fallen out of love with it for now!


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    Congratulations on your first Porsche . It looks great as do the photos !


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    Congratulations Alex, it is a wonderful feeling! Now drive it around Europe! wink


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    Congrats Alex wink

    I remember the day when I picked up my first Porsche - how that dream came true.  Took me 12 years from my first car I think.  Sounds like you put a lot of thought and effort into getting the right one, so I wish you some great adventures with it in the coming years!

    Oh, and lovely pics, too!

    Who's is the 991?


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    Congratulations Alex!  Great car!

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    Congratulations...enjoy your "first" Porsche!


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    Thanks for the write up and great photos Alex.  Think that the base 987.2 is an under appreciated Porsche in today's highly revenue oriented policed society.

    Is your 991 pdk? If so is there a difference between the PDK on the 987.2 vs 991?

    Not meaning to hijack the thread but yea, Dreamcar, please re post your photos for me to drool over!


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    Cool write up - enjoy this car Alex! If you come close to Stuttgart let me know and we celebrate it together wink


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    Congrats man! I only can ensure you the virus will become more and more addictive :-)

     


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    Congrats , beautiful Bosxter, it was my first Porsche too back on 1998 and what a blast I had we that beauty. Wish you many happy miles with your new toy Smiley


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    Congrats !!  


    Re: My very first Porsche. Unique feeling. 987.2 Boxster 2.9 PDK.

    Little updated for those interested in my little baby indecision

    Got the boxster with 22.000 kms, so far has now 27.300 kms. Puts me a big smile everytime I take her out. indecision I am just in love.

    Has everything I expected, easily can be a daily car (although mine isn't) and for sure has its character, specially with sport plus activated.

    I am completely in love how it drives, steering wheel feeling, cornering, acceleration, pdk function, sport plus feeling, engine sound, audio system. I must admit I am in love, I even like the terrible sound of closing the doors (sounds a bit cheap, and even its a 987 series), but nothing compared to that special sound of closing or opening a door from a 912 911 serie. indecision. This also happens in the 997 series, quite cheap noise when closing the door. On the other hand, in the 991, noise door closing is completely opposite, quite good actually.

    Anyways, speaking of fuel consumption for those who may be thinking of a basic Boxster: I am quite happy indeed. 70€ full tank, for at least 520kms to 550 kms distance. My overall driving would be 75% slow speeds, low rpms, and 25% sporty driving to make things a bit exciting.

    Did some medium distance trips inside Spain for summer, and i just love it. I have seen 8L/100KMS of fuel consumption. Overrall its at 9.7L/100KMS, no matter how I drive....although I usually dont push it that much.

    Probably the most annoying thing for me its the mechanical crack noises the PDK does when starting the engine from cold start. Its not that crazy, but for sure there are big cracks when selecting R, N, or D when having the engine cold. I may take it to the dealer (specially since I bought it with porsche approved) but dont think its nothing. In the 991 its completely opposite, PDK in those situations is VERY smooth.

    I would also like the fact that it camed with bluetooth audio for music, but well, AUX and USB connectivity does the job.

    Planning to paint the wheels in black (will see), and for sure I am quite tempted in getting an FVD exhaust system, specially the lightweight edition for 987.2 series. Actually been thinking about doing this since I got it. I love the sound but I definately want more. indecision

    Will post some pics later. 


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    Sounds great kiss but don't add too much aftermarket stuff, it ruins the car (aftermarket exhaust, etc.). 


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