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    New '07 987S vs 2004 911 Anniversary Edition (345hp)- HELP!

    What do you guys/gals think about a 2004 911 Anniversary edition (<10K miles) vs a new '07 987S (with the 3.4 L CaymanS engine)- besides the top down enjoyment of the boxster, which do you guys would think is more enjoyable/exciting to drive? I've had a '05 Boxster S, and am considering a 2004 911 Anniv Edition, but it's not a local car, so I'd appreciate any insight you might have! The price is about the same, and thus the comparison-

    Re: New '07 987S vs 2004 911 Anniversary Edition (345hp)- HE

    The quality of the 996 is inferior both inside and out compared to the 987. However the anniversary version was well equipped and trimmed inside.

    If you plan on keeping the car for soem time, then i'd say ignore the old styling and go for the 911, but if you want to change cars often then enjoy the use of the soft top Boxster.

    Re: New '07 987S vs 2004 911 Anniversary Edition (345hp)- HELP!

    Don't forget the following salient points

    When Porsche produced the 986 Boxster and 996 they had very limited funds to produce the car they would have liked to. Whilst both these cars undoubtedly "saved" Porsche as an independent sports car manufacturer because they were such good products, it is no secret that with the 987 / 997 they had the funds to properly develop the cars. Look no further than the interior to see that.

    The 987 /997 is a seven year newer design, and you can't turn the clock back. I believe you would notice that going from a 987 to a 996.

    You would suffer a lot less depreciation if you bought a used 996 than a new Boxster, but that is the case with any used car / new car purchase. The 996 would however cost a lot more to run and maintain than a new Boxster.(older, more frequent and expensive service requirements).

    Drive the cars, see which you prefer. If you prefer the drive of a rear engined Porsche, and a lot of people do, not forgetting that a 996 would probably be quicker than a 3.4 Boxster in a straight line, if not in the twisty bits.

    Do you want an open top or do you prefer a coupe?

    I would worry about buying a second hand sports car whose owner(s) I didn't know. How was it treated by the previous owner(s)? Was it looked after carefully, always warmed up before hoofing it, or has it been thrashed to within one inch of its life round a track?

    With a new car you can specify it exactly as you want, in your favourite colour, with the wheels and other options you prefer.

    All these things need to be taken into consideration.

    Me? I've just sold an 05 Boxster S and have a new 07 Boxster S 3.4 on order for October delivery. I wouldn't consider a 996. But that's my personal choice.

     
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