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    2.7 vs 3.2

    I'm currently waiting for my Mar delivery Boxster. At the moment, I'm down for a 2.7 but not sure If Ive ordered the right one....

    Having not driven either of the current models I'd appreciate it if someone could shed some light on the difference in feel between the 2 models and whether I'd be better getting a 2.7 with lots of toys (19" wheels are a must I think! ) or a pretty bare 3.2s..

    Cheers for you help!

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Go for the 3.2 and less toys. How much fun are 19" wheels when you get blown away by a SLK?

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Rich,

    I'd see if your friendly dealer will let you drive the two current models back to back - that'll give you some indication of the difference between the two models - if not how the new ones will actually feel. That's what I did back in 2000 - and the extra torque of the 3.2 plus the six speed box suited my driving style and prefered that option rather than a loaded 2.7 (plus by the time I'd put the options on the 2.7 that I wanted, and most of them were std fit on the 'S' it wasn't sucha huge price differential)

    Bare in mind though that dealers have allocations for 2.7 & 3.2, not just Boxster so you may find if you change your mind the wait may change - if that matters to you.

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    True... Although even with the 3.2, next years AMG SLK will stick kick its arse... well in a straight line at least .

    Assuming I go for the 3.2, what would be the bare minimum options?

    I was thinking...

    Met pain (Basalt Black! Mmmm) Pounds500
    Wind deflector Pounds300
    Leather Pounds1000
    19" wheels Pounds1000
    Speaker upgrade Pounds300

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Yeah your right Rich... and I dont mind a bit more of a wait, apparently it will get pushed back a month or so...

    Good idea about the test drive, will call them and see If I can have a play this weekend

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

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    RichJ said:
    Yeah your right Rich... and I dont mind a bit more of a wait, apparently it will get pushed back a month or so...

    Good idea about the test drive, will call them and see If I can have a play this weekend



    Boxster (987) test drives aren't possible right now, simply because no dealer has a car yet. Official dealer introduction is around end of Nov., depending on the country you're living in.

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Sorry I meant a play in the current 986 2.7 and 3.2 . I know its not the same car, but hopefully will give me an idea on the power diff and feel between the 2.

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    19' wheels are the wrong choice except for posers, it spoils the handling and ride.
    2.7 may be ok but since the Boxster is ao underpowered I guess is better go for the 3.2 if you can.

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    I have had my name down for a 3.2S since last October, I am still waiting for a spec. It will be my third boxster, 2 of them S. When did you put your name down for march delivery.

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    I called my local dealer (West London) about a month ago and placed an order for a 2.7. Was given an original date of June. However a week later I got another call and I was asked when would I like the car, so its now March. The dealer says if I whant a 3.2s instead it will put back del about a month....

    However until the dates on paper....

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    When I'm poor next year and not able to feed the family I'll be blaming all you guys!!!!!

    Just called my dealer and changed to a 3.2s.. Buggar it! As the old Wham "classic" goes... If your gonna do it, do it right...
    By the sounds of it I should still be down for a march possibly April delivery!!!! Cant wait!!!!!

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Quote:
    RichJ said:
    When I'm poor next year and not able to feed the family I'll be blaming all you guys!!!!!

    Just called my dealer and changed to a 3.2s.. Buggar it! As the old Wham "classic" goes... If your gonna do it, do it right...
    By the sounds of it I should still be down for a march possibly April delivery!!!! Cant wait!!!!!



    Ah! A man after my own spirit! I am also going for the "S" March delivery with all the bits I want on it - makes no logical sense whatsoever (more sense to lock the money away in a pension (yawn etc etc) BUT you come this way but once. My "S" is just about twice the price I have ever spent on a car and I can only do it once. Good luck to you!

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    If I'd have gone for the 2.7, I'd have forever been kicking myself when the 3.2 owner drives by!!!!

    My last car was a 10k Escort gti! (It was nice actualy before you start!) This car is more than 4 times the price of that!!! But so what, I work hard and have always wanted a nice motor!!!! Screw being sensible!!!! Too young to worry about that!!!!!!

    Roll on March!!!!!!

    Re: 2.7 vs 3.2

    Quote:
    RichJ said:
    If I'd have gone for the 2.7, I'd have forever been kicking myself when the 3.2 owner drives by!!!!

    My last car was a 10k Escort gti! (It was nice actualy before you start!) This car is more than 4 times the price of that!!! But so what, I work hard and have always wanted a nice motor!!!! Screw being sensible!!!! Too young to worry about that!!!!!!

    Roll on March!!!!!!



    Don't knock Henry's cars, some of the best cars I have had were Fords. (Capri 2.8i, Escort RS2000 - the original, proper rear wheel drive one and a Mk2 Escort RS Mexico).Now I am showing my age I now drive a Focus TDCI which is also excellent. Can I admit to driving and liking a diesel on this forum?

     
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