Crown

Board: Porsche - Boxster Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    My new toy

    My '08 Boxster finally arrived, and I thought I'd share a few pics!

    The spec is well-optioned with a focus on performance: Arctic Silver w/black interior, 6-speed manual transmission, 19" Carrera S wheels w/5mm spacers, sport chrono, PASM, and sport steering wheel. For a few luxuries, my selections include HID headlamps, extended nav and full leather.

    Thanks to all who answered my previous posts toward the end of last year; they helped me put together the build, which works very well. The PASM is a last-minute change that I thought was too late to incorporate, but thanks to a Porsche rep in Germany (and convincing comments on this board), I was able to add it on before the car left the factory.

    Re: My new toy

    Rear:

    Re: My new toy

    Side:

    Re: My new toy

    Driver's side (oops, Coke left in the cup holder):

    The ride is awesome. I do prefer driving in the "normal" suspension setting, as the steering is still precise and I feel less the non-informative and cyclical irregularities of the road. That said, I can't wait to deploy the "sport" setting with regularity once I wear-in the engine some more! ...Cheers.

    Re: My new toy

    Love it! Those are the same colours that I am considering for my next one. Beauty! You got more options than I think I would be willing to pay for although I would like to have them all, 19" are a must, sport wheel and a couple of other items. I love it, good choice!

    Re: My new toy

    Very nice. I can't tell, did you go with the manual sport seats? Your spec is very similar to mine. You will really enjoy it. I also keep PASM in normal on the day to day basis. I only switch to sport when I'm going to be playing hard, or when I'm approaching a cloverleaf I know well. Have a great time with the new ride.

    By the way, the next Boxster Brunch is Saturday the 7th at Alice's in Woodside. Why don't you, and your new ride, come on by and join everyone, 10:00am.

    Re: My new toy

    Lovely car (when are they not?)

    Put miles on it now and stop surfing the forums!

    Enjoy!

    Re: My new toy

    Nice! Enjoy!

    Re: My new toy

    Thanks, guys!

    Paralizer, funny, I think I've been to Alice's once. It is close to Skegg's point, yes? I may just have to join you all there. ...Seats are the standard leather. I liked the look of the sports seats, but found the regular seats more comfortable.

    Re: My new toy

    Gorgeous car and great spec awai! I think I like your Artic/Black better than the Midnight Blue/Sand I went with! You will be happy you added PASM when you are flying through SF reenacting scenes from the movie BULLITT!

    Re: My new toy

    Thanks dr.j! I was lucky to get PASM when I did, as I thought I was too late! As for color, I love midnight blue on Porsches. In fact, finding a reason to like a Boxster in almost any color is pretty easy.

    Re: My new toy

    Awesome Boxster S, and you have all the "right stuff", making a great car, something extraordinary. I am in the Bay Area (Burlingame) as well and hope to meet up with you at a local Event.
    All the best,
    vincesf

    Re: My new toy

    Quote:
    vincesf said:
    I am in the Bay Area (Burlingame) as well and hope to meet up with you at a local Event.
    All the best,
    vincesf


    You and I are basically neighbors, I'm one town south in San Mateo. I'm found more often at Babblers.org. You'll also find info on Bay Area activities there.

    Re: My new toy

    Paralizer and Awai08:
    I sent both of you private messages, as you are both locals, and am not sure if you got them through this website. But in the meantime, I shall be on the lookout for an Atlas Grey and Arctic Silver Boxster S's. Unusually, I don't see 987 S's everyday in Northern California. Perhaps that will change as the Summer heats up and when the smoke of the California Fires dissipate.
    vincesf

    Re: My new toy

    Hey VinceSF -PM'd ya!

    Re: My new toy

    Alex:
    I PM'd ya back.

    Re: My new toy

    You got mail. I'm easy to spot commuting back and forth on 101 from the City. Top down always, unless it's raining. My work vehicle is also very distinctive, but you don't want to meet me while I'm in that one.

    I've also been known to stop off in your town on the way home for a frosty stout or porter at Steelhead Brewery.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 3/22/19 6:35 AM
    the-missile
    334029 2079
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 3/20/19 9:25 PM
    CGX car nut
     
     
     
     
     
    223486 1178
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 3/20/19 3:11 PM
    crayphile
    151762 2664
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 3/21/19 1:55 PM
    ISUK
    72848 917
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 3/5/19 3:05 PM
    Kobalt
    17273 158
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    14909 35
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 992 Carrera Cabriolet 3/13/19 6:43 AM
    Mikla
    12794 145
    Porsche Sticky New 992 Turbo 3/4/19 10:48 AM
    RCA
    6564 52
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 3/21/19 1:52 PM
    nberry
    5840 89
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 1/4/19 7:02 PM
    Topspeed
    487779 4255
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 3/20/19 9:11 AM
    RCA
    425906 5229
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    321404 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 3/1/19 8:53 PM
    DJM48
    287935 2603
    Porsche Cayman GT4 3/17/19 12:44 PM
    bluelines
    286002 2815
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 3/22/19 2:42 AM
    Leawood911
    223113 2809
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 3/14/19 6:37 AM
    koko
    196336 1791
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 3/6/19 10:41 AM
    RCA
    192871 3358
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/17/18 12:42 PM
    RCA
    158927 2491
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    144950 757
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    113327 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    108221 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 3/22/19 6:38 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    101303 1391
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    69151 673
    Others Tesla Roadster 3/22/19 2:36 AM
    Leawood911
    67783 2092
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    48778 477
    AMG AMG GT R 3/6/19 7:44 PM
    RCA
    43814 619
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 3/18/19 7:02 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    43234 838
    Lambo Aventador and SV 3/20/19 8:34 AM
    RCA
    42247 491
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    BiTurbo
    40802 650
    AMG Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 2/14/19 1:44 PM
    RCA
    40666 387
    274 items found, displaying 1 to 30.