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    '05 987 brake wear

    Just had my brakes checked, as they were making alarming grinding/whirring noises.

    Car is an 05 Boxster S, and has about 47kmiles on it. Pads are from new, and fronts are about 55% worn, rears about 35%. Which is apparently quite good for the mileage.

    Usually (I'm told) the discs get replaced every other pad change, and pads last about... 20-30k? (That seems low? Has anyone had their pads changed yet?)

    The bad news is that whilst the pads are fine, the disks are quite heavily ridged, particularly so on the inside (hidden) edge. So I've got to bite the bullet and suffer a £2k hit on discs and pads front and back. Which is only sensible to do if I'm going to keep the car.

    And being as Parkers are giving a part-ex price of £13,500 at the moment!.... Yes, you read that right. That's about £34k drop in 4 years. Maybe I'll just keep it!

    Smiley

    Any suggestions on what to do with 4 old brake discs? Coasters?


    Re: '05 987 brake wear

    wtsnet:

    And being as Parkers are giving a part-ex price of £13,500 at the moment!.... Yes, you read that right. That's about £34k drop in 4 years. Maybe I'll just keep it!

    Smiley

     

     

    Residuals have fallen through the floor. Smiley

    BMW keep pestering me to do a deal, a couple of weeks ago just to humour them I said OK, I'm interested in a new 135i come up with the PX deal. I was told they'd give me £23k (as a favour)? for my 06 Boxster S 3.4 with 15k miles even though Porsche dealers within their group wouldn't bid more than £17k. And that's a £30k drop in 2.5 years!  Smiley I declined their very generous offer!  Mind, that's less of a drop than if I'd put the same money at the same time into the stock market and I get a lot more enjoyment out of the Boxey! Smiley

    The only way to get a half decent price is to px against a new Porsche (not an option for me, sadly - other priorities now) or go through all the hassle of selling privately.

    So my car's a keeper. Always planned it that way so no big deal. Had a wonderful top down chilly early morning blast to work yesterday - wind where I used to have hair - PSE bellowing off other vehicles and echoing under bridges  Smiley - today I'm in the 123d, good car that it is it feels so stodgy after the Boxster!         


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

    Re: '05 987 brake wear

    I was disappointed as well last year with my Boxster brakes with only 28,000 kms on it. After a track day I took the car for a couple of minor warranty items and they brakes squeeled. The dealer told me everything was fine and I had a lot of pad left and the rotors looked good. I still continued and they said my pads were cracking and braking down and I had to get new one. I was very disappointed and have avoided the track since.

    Tim


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    Porsche Crazed - Boxster 987 Speed Yellow/Black

    Re: '05 987 brake wear

    Regarding residuals falling through the floor, it has made me feel fortunate to enjoy what I have, as it makes no $$$ cents (sic)  to trade up.    Fortunately, I can think of worse situations to be stuck with.   I shall hope to brave through it.

    vincesf 


    Re: '05 987 brake wear

    vincesf:

    Regarding residuals falling through the floor, it has made me feel fortunate to enjoy what I have, as it makes no $$$ cents (sic)  to trade up.    Fortunately, I can think of worse situations to be stuck with.   I shall hope to brave through it.

    vincesf 


            +1 Smiley Smiley


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

     
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