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Old 03-05-2010, 04:47 AM   #1
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I was out in a mates car earlier today, which is a mk2 golf valver, quite fast. Anyway we got completely dicked by a porsche boxster, not sure which one but it was the early shape, which i believe is the 986 model.

Looking on PH they are £8k now for a 3.2S which is bloody cheap for a porsche.

Im just wondering how tunable they are ? Matey with the golf is quite tempted by one after seeing it shift...
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Not sure on how tuneablle they are but I had a Boxster S a couple of years ago, found it very cramped inside (im only short as well!), felt old fashioned and to be honest a bit of a dick driving it!!!! Handled very nicely though and was 'ok' quick but i wouldnt buy another one.
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is your mate a hairdresser?
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they are nice, but it will always be the poor mans porche for those who couldn't afford a 911
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As already said the poor mans porche, each one I've come up against in the saph I've shown them their ass


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As already said the poor mans porche, each one I've come up against in the saph I've shown them their ass


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Still a saph tho.

Boxters are nice cars, not a poor 911 substitute, thats just folks who cant afford either who say that
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Poor 911 substitute or one of the best convertibles you can get for under £15k??
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Still a saph tho.

Boxters are nice cars, not a poor 911 substitute, thats just folks who cant afford either who say that
i scalped a boxster in my sti type r, it really is a poor mans porsche there shyt i work on some sort of porsche just about every week and the boxster is pish.
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i scalped a boxster in my sti type r, it really is a poor mans porsche there shyt i work on some sort of porsche just about every week and the boxster is pish.
tuned 4 door 4wd saloon vs rwd 2 seat sports cars......great comparison


boxters are very very good and IMO much nicer to drive than a subapoo in terms of driver pleasure.

How the fuck are they a poor mans 911....they a 2 seat mid engined softop


911 is a rear engined 4 seater


full of fucking retards as usual on here
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There not that quick and your mate would look abit driving one
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How the fuck are they a poor mans 911....they a 2 seat mid engined softop

full of fucking retards as usual on here
Haha calm down There still a poor mans porker.
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been on a few track days with some boxster owners, handle well enough and drive well, but couldnt touch a stage 3 cosworth.

Would i have one ,,, yes i would as a daily driver , especialy over a golf lol
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my mate has a 2.7; slow IMO - id like to drive the 3.2s to compare

i'd much rather have a s2000 Honda
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Still a saph tho.

Horses for courses fella


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I seem to remember Porkie had one for years and loved the thing, the cars he has owned/driven, thats enough for me. Passionfords Jeremy Clarkson he is
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tuned 4 door 4wd saloon vs rwd 2 seat sports cars......great comparison


boxters are very very good and IMO much nicer to drive than a subapoo in terms of driver pleasure.

How the fuck are they a poor mans 911....they a 2 seat mid engined softop


911 is a rear engined 4 seater


full of fucking retards as usual on here
the idea i got looking at the replys
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tuned 4 door 4wd saloon vs rwd 2 seat sports cars......great comparison


boxters are very very good and IMO much nicer to drive than a subapoo in terms of driver pleasure.

How the fuck are they a poor mans 911....they a 2 seat mid engined softop


911 is a rear engined 4 seater


full of fucking retards as usual on here
well if its full of fucking retards as usual on here you no what to do.

look at the price difference.... if i was gona have a porsche which i wouldnt it would defo not be a mid life crisis boxster llf for a qaurter of the price of a full blown 911 porker
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I have worked on a fewe with engine problems before.One of them kept over heating.I had a play with one in my saff and it was close.
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i could run faster than a boxer lol was it a bird driveing it?
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I think a Facelift 3.2S in Seal Grey 18" Turbo 2/Carrera wheels is a very nice looking car, but no matter how much I tried, I personally wouldn't be able to stop thinking that I should have saved a little bit longer and got a 911.

So if I was going for a 2-seater soft-top then I'd rather go for a facelifted S2000.


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i could run faster than a boxer lol was it a bird driveing it?
bet you couldnt:P
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bet you couldnt:P
That is called sarcasm for that is a slow car for something thats meant to be fast!
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That is called sarcasm for that is a slow car for something thats meant to be fast!
ye i no mate.
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id buy one
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are we on about all the range here? cause the face lift one looks alright to me

0-60 in 4.5 12.5qtr mile 8:18 round the ring, i know its not the quickest thing on the road but the people calling it slow?
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They really aren't that quick, just as a comparison, a mate of mine had one a few years back on demo or something from his work, I just about kept up with it in my Punto GT (170bhp), I do like how they sound.
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As others have said, the Boxter is more about the way it drives than straight line pace. But not my kind of thing at all, not interested in 2 seater soft tops unless you go down the road of Ferraris etc. Suppose it's good for what it does, but they've got that hairdresser look about them. Lol
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yeah as said, poor mans 911

just the same as a saph cossy is the poor mans 3 door
and the rs turbo is the poor mans escort cosworth

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yeah as said, poor mans 911

just the same as a saph cossy is the poor mans 3 door
and the rs turbo is the poor mans escort cosworth


so is the 3dr a poor mans rs500?
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A few yrs back I remember testing a 986 S for about 10 miles then getting back into my saph and thinking how cheap and nasty it was and how I wanted rid of it!

Its a quality item the Box but its paluged by a silly image but a properly driven one will be very fast.
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yeah as said, poor mans 911

just the same as a saph cossy is the poor mans 3 door
and the rs turbo is the poor mans escort cosworth

so what dose that make a celcia driver retarded lol
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so is the 3dr a poor mans rs500?

i was going to add that, but that probably would be accurate, seeing as they are basically the same model of car, just different specs.

it just wouldn't fit in with comparing completely different cars.

each car should be judged on what it is, not because its cheaper than another model

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They are slow as fuck,i had some gayboy pull next to me on a dual carrageway when i was in my mk1 escort,looking down his nose at me like he was something special
He was a spec in the rear view mirror a few minutes later lol
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raced many driven a few could have owned one at various points in my life and something has always stopped me.

slow in my opinion and poor mans 911 is bang on.

why have a porsche if its not a 911?

top that with the fact that its most hairdressers dream car and its 3 strikes for the boxster.
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I see the arse talkers are here in abundance today!

Not fast but handle well... but nippy enough for round town driving.

Poor mans porka my ass.... when you've got a 911 you can tell me its a poor mans porka. Until then you cant. My betting is if you had a 911 you would have no comment anyways as you probably wouldn't be arsed.

I have a friend who knows some one with a poo brown lambo gallordo thingy.

Was at the pub - chap says
That your Lambo mate.
Yes
What a shit colour.
He says - what colour is yours?
Exactly...

Until you've got a 911 you cant call a boxster a poor mans 911.

What about a classic 911 - is that because you cant afford a newer one???
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PS - I'd have an S2000....

Simples
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ok mr shings, you believe that all the people that have commented on here cant afford a 911.

boxster s 10k and you can get a 911 for 15k and below. Are you trying to say that someone with 10k cant get 15k.

i could have bought a 911 at 3 points in my life and have not due to not being able to afford a turbo one.

its not jealousy and its not an affordability issue. In my opinion they are slow ugly and you look gay in them.

My wife loves them though (says it all)
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but i agree with youre poo brown comment, lots of people are like that and i hate them. like when i bought a red escos. or a yellow cupra r or an M5 with green leather, or on M3 with caramel leather.

All the cars were shit in my mates eyes even though most of them were driving sub £1000 shitters.
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