Should A Boxster Be Your Next Project Car?

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преди 2 месеца

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This week, Alex takes his Boxster to Porsche for a full low down, then takes a look at its tuning potential!

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Mian Shehryar
Mian Shehryar преди 3 дни
What is the road tax of this master piece?
jehl1963 преди 6 дни
I've got the same year-model. Regarding rust -- yes the bodies are galvanized and should be good. But the combination of aluminum and steel suspension components and worn rust protection on the suspension can result in galvanic corrosion within the suspension components. This will result in bolts which don't come out (primarily the sway-bar linkage bolt that goes through the bearing carrier, but can also effect other bolts). If you see white scale on the aluminum parts, it's a clue that it might be happening. If the car is going to see salty conditions, you should really refresh the undercoating on the car regularly.
kelly nash
kelly nash преди 7 дни
Love my boxster. I drive it any day the sun is out. She's a garage Queen and has never seen snow or rain. I'm going to keep it that way.
דב חסיד
דב חסיד преди 13 дни
David Graham
David Graham преди 13 дни
Got this memo back in 2018!
Paul Bradford
Paul Bradford преди 18 дни
I've recently been thinking about getting one for my wife. She has a 2003 Astra 2.2 convertible with only 72K. We've had it from a year old. It has everything you want, leather, aircon, cruise control, heated seats etc. However, what would you get if you wanted to change it? You certainly wouldn't want anything less (it is a superb car). We bought it as our daughters were in child seats at the time and it was one of the few convertibles that actually ha room in the back. Now a four seater is not a necessity. So, the idea of a Boxster, not older, seems good to me. Thanks for the very informative video.
skylinexj100 преди 20 дни
i wish this was ulez :(
Vass преди 21 ден
I'm now shopping for a Boxster and its all your fault :)
James Latimer
James Latimer преди 25 дни
Don't bother buddy
John Randle
John Randle преди 25 дни
Showing how porshe things about mechanics fixing the car it doesn't say an awful lot for their reliability?
Martyn M.
Martyn M. преди месец
Some strange bloke called Bruno, knows better than Porsche's R&D department. With their clever chaps in white lab coats and their budget, running into the millions.
Neil Turner
Neil Turner преди месец
Nearly choked on my tea at the ludicrousness of the 986 mods suggested at the end of the video. Err, buy your £5k car, then spend about £12k improving it and you’ll have....a £7k ish Boxster? If you can burn through £17k, WTF buy a tired 986 to begin with? You buy a 986 to use for fun until it becomes uneconomical to fix then sell it for spares. Harsh but reality bites...
Hangpilot 1
Hangpilot 1 преди месец
1 year w/ a Cayman 981 now. 1 million miles of BMW ownership. Porsche engineers really did think about maintenance of these cars. Feels like is was engineered underneath much more as a track car than any BMW I've had. Took me all of 15 minutes to remove the rear bumper... so I could polish the exhaust ;-) 10 minutes to remove the engine cover... so I could clean the engine ;-) I bought this thing w/ 54k miles, now has 64k miles and I plan on putting 250k on it! Oil & PDK fluid changes are a breeze. Unmodified, and it's a Blast at the autocross. Maintenance costs will always be higher than Japanese; but the sound of the flat 6 at 7,500rps... priceless!
Jsmes Wagner
Jsmes Wagner преди месец
It's only a?talking point if it happens to you.
InitialDust преди месец
Yes because any exhaust sounds good on that car! Literally! Just put some thin pipes you found from a cheap shop on there and it sounds like an F1 car-ish
Scott Burgess
Scott Burgess преди месец
Wow in Australia, the cheapest boxter going around with under 150,000kms is 15 thousand pounds haha, such a shame.
Ben Frost
Ben Frost преди месец
Yes if you want to keep it in your garage for 7 to 10 years
Tristan Emberson
Tristan Emberson преди месец
Reason ppl dont buy this is because its one of the the ugliest porsches
dawnnadir преди месец
Are these BBC wheels real?
Filipe Alexandre
Filipe Alexandre преди месец
Boxters aren't going crazy money compared to mx5s because they are 2.7 and people like me 2yo license can't insure them
Guru jojo
Guru jojo преди месец
Will holding on to this car make it a classic or a metal junk?
Ben Frost
Ben Frost преди месец
Basically you have got to wait till enough crash them to make yours become a classic
haiqu преди месец
Cheap? In Australia the low point was $12,000 about three years ago. I haven't seen one under $20k since then.
John Fitton
John Fitton преди месец
So didnt sell Colin ?
Shane Scott
Shane Scott преди месец
God dam it, I don't even like em, but im off to autotrader now lol.
ttownscott преди месец
I know you're probably biased, but what would be the pros / cons 2001 2.7 Boxster vs 2003 2.5 z4 both base models? both under 100k miles
Red Wolf Racing
Red Wolf Racing преди месец
You want a laugh, go into the Porsche dealership and ask for a quote on new clutch, flywheel, IMS and cam chain tensioners. ( Mine is a 2000 986S) They don't sell a IMS bearing replacement. £8000 to change the IMS..... Most likely a new short block. the price for the clutch and fly wheel was not to bad. Crazy. Once the maintenance is done it is going to BDS. A note on buying one, try and find an early S. My early S is much cheaper to buy road tax for than a 2001 car and is likely to have the better IMS fitted and no traction control (Talent Compensation). Stock they understeer badly I was disappointed to start with. But fitting H&R up rated anti roll bars (sway bars for the Yanks) transformed the front end. And the way they go from 3rd to the top of 5th gear is enough to deal with a lot of newer cars with higher horse power.
smartmart7 преди 2 месеца
Sorry for all you tarts out there I mean in my humble opinion no
smartmart7 преди 2 месеца
The Vintage Appliance Emporium
The Vintage Appliance Emporium преди 2 месеца
Rich is HOT! Couldn't concentrate on the car lol XD
Jeremiah Whitmore
Jeremiah Whitmore преди 2 месеца
Well, the Boxster isn't going to be cheap any more now.
Ted Cheesman
Ted Cheesman преди 2 месеца
Too many adds lost interest 🙁
Joe'n Bro
Joe'n Bro преди 2 месеца
Sorry man but your wrong. Way wrong. BMW Z4 takes you way further for less money
Paul Curran
Paul Curran преди 2 месеца
Great video very insightful! Porsche Rich knows his stuff!
Ian Vallender
Ian Vallender преди 2 месеца
I remember when Mike Brewer picked up a boxster for £1,000 on Wheeler Dealers it was a year 2,000 model!
Damian Walsh
Damian Walsh преди 2 месеца
look forward to you doing a few mods....
Corzzaful преди 2 месеца
That was awesome Alex! 100% got me inspired to purchase a boxter and fettle with it. Please let us know how you go upgrading the boxter. Maybe get BDS on and have them chat about the mods to his 3.2 S and what can be done to the 2.7. Keep up this kind of work. Love it! Cheers
Raymond Mumford
Raymond Mumford преди 2 месеца
Brought a 987, it's awesome.
Rose Smith
Rose Smith преди 2 месеца
German cars = garbage 🗑
Jon Follows
Jon Follows преди 2 месеца
Did Ethan buy the Crossfire Cab as he seemed to love it…
benje302 преди 2 месеца
Did you pick anything up in IKEA 🤣🤣🤣
Captain Fartmaster
Captain Fartmaster преди 2 месеца
Sorry but buying a non “S” Boxster is an absolute idiotic advice. Experience and money wise. Who in his right mind would want the most basic slow ass “modern” Porsche there is?? Please don’t be as tight ass as Alex and invest a little more and get a way better car with a Boxster S. I don’t know why having so many subscribers Alex is such a tight ass and buys absolute shit cars. Even it looks way better because it doesn’t have milk bottle tops for wheels.
MrChimpeh преди 2 месеца
This needs to be a series, do the 300 and the PT Cruiser
Lee Champion
Lee Champion преди 2 месеца
Had a 986 S when it was 6 years old, most poorly built money pit I ever bought......
war is hell
war is hell преди 2 месеца
question, 986 or 968?
Adam Lewellen
Adam Lewellen преди 2 месеца
Hell no! Get a car that doesn't require you to know German to use a scan tool.
Masterblack91 преди 2 месеца
0:46 "...decent boxter for well under 5k pound" in Italy,basic model is 14k € (12k £ / 16,500 $) It's amazing how cheap are cars in UK...
DaysOf Grace
DaysOf Grace преди 2 месеца
8( I bought a 987 Gen 2 Boxster 2009 49000 miles Basalt Black with black leather/interior, PDK, Sport Chrono, Porsche Sport Exhaust, PASM (electronic dampers), Sport Seats Plus, Bluetooth & sat-nav plate, 19 inch Sport Design alloys, with a two year extended warranty for £21000 in June 2018 from Porsche Centre Cambridge
Jared Garbo
Jared Garbo преди 2 месеца
Makes me want to export them.
Lincolnshire Poacher
Lincolnshire Poacher преди 2 месеца
LOL these cars will never be cheap. Just keep your wallet in the open position on the sideboard.
Dave K
Dave K преди 2 месеца
No, a Boxster should never be your next project car unless you can print your own money
jake lami
jake lami преди 2 месеца
£5000...Not in Canada anymore that's for sure. Used to be able to get these for well under that all day long but it seems the value has inflated. Surprised it's not the same on your side of the pond.
Isak s
Isak s преди 2 месеца
my next project car will be a Volvo amazon wagon
nom chompsky
nom chompsky преди 2 месеца
Shut up about boxsters. Prices are already going up and I want one before they get crazy
MyCars преди 2 месеца
The ugly gen. An expensive unreliable 2nd hand car. You can get faster reliability for less and without the horrible high cost nazi Porsche badge.
sammy raffel
sammy raffel преди 2 месеца
boxters are ugly compared to other porsche thats why you dont see em much and in countrys like germany they stil cost easily 10-20k
Home Built By Jeff
Home Built By Jeff преди 2 месеца
It is the beginning of the end, now you have ventured over to the dark side :D
Torque of the Devil
Torque of the Devil преди 2 месеца
I've looked at these in the past as a cheap way into a porsche. I know the IMS issue is probably very hyped but it can be an expensive issue and knowing my luck i'd be one of the few it happens to.
Neil Turner
Neil Turner преди месец
Really not worth worrying about, once past 75000 miles the engine can go bang for many other reasons so only a fool spends £2k getting the IMS done on twenty year old car...
Aaron Kirsch
Aaron Kirsch преди 2 месеца
I sold a rare optioned 986 from 01 just a couple months ago,.. it was mint,. 55,000 miles white with dark blue top, grey alcanterra embossed seats and just perfectly clean and serviced in every way... I got 14,500 ,.. now just 4 months later,. the same car,.. actually not even as nice as that car,.. are now selling for over 20 grand !! and here is the kicker,.. I miss the car so bad ! I have been through a BMW 650 and another vintage convertible,. and had to get rid of both right away,. they where both grossly misrepresented to the point of being fraudulent... so now I have the itch and I can't find anything to replace that mid engine handling and drop top fun!!
Hello Rato
Hello Rato преди 2 месеца
I spent £4K on my Boxster S 3.2L and it’s great. Insurance at 21 just £600 a year. My water pump exploded but it was an easy afternoon jacked up, £60 part and hundreds saved on labour.
K R преди 2 месеца
not worth it. the engine is fragile
DVSONENL преди 2 месеца
Either way, 'Shut up' - Vicky Pollard
Shadow преди 2 месеца
What was the body panel they had ready for it ?
odgie991 преди 2 месеца
Was that £1100 for 23hp increase... fuck me with a wire brush, that's awful.
Bapster Man
Bapster Man преди 2 месеца
The reason they are so cheap is because you have to re- mortgage your house when anything goes wrong, prices for parts and labour are ridiculous.
Mark C.
Mark C. преди 2 месеца
3oxster 😅
jama211 преди 2 месеца
Why is the frame rate so low on this one?
Fredrik Svärd
Fredrik Svärd преди 2 месеца
Boxsters, caymans and 996 models will climb in price. Maybe not 300% like the 964 did, but still.
joe kelynack
joe kelynack преди 2 месеца
Keeping making 986 boxster videos please
Edwin Jones Williams
Edwin Jones Williams преди 2 месеца
can you do a audi TT mk2 video like this?
datblakboiyall преди 2 месеца
Please report this video, boxters suck. I definitely think it's a bad nobody buys the good ones in my area before me.....
D Lee
D Lee преди 2 месеца
Why would you use a torch for the light instead of a flashlight? That seems dangerous.
Richard25000 преди 2 месеца
Tiyama преди 2 месеца
the 3oxter
bmwman1981 преди 2 месеца
You don’t want to as it’s a poor persons Porsche and not a proper Porsche ie 911 and it has Porsche maintenance cost which are expensive even tho it’s a cheap car to buy now
Nasyriq Taib
Nasyriq Taib преди 2 месеца
My dream car when i was at high school
Bob the Mechanic
Bob the Mechanic преди 2 месеца
I wish they were cheap in the US
JP3 преди 2 месеца
ok but what about a 996?
Elopo BaconForPigsQc
Elopo BaconForPigsQc преди 2 месеца
Just as i am looking to buy one!
B8zey155 преди 2 месеца
No, they're crap
bbbf09 преди 2 месеца
Lord -the interior looks plasticky and tacky . That was a premium car 20 years ago? I think the dash on my tweaked Ford puma VCT (same vintage) looked very similar in layout but in fact superior in terms of premium look. I seem to recall it probbaly had similar performance spec as well. Never been a Porsche fan - this din't convine. You didn't get much for your premium price tag did you?
TZB 997
TZB 997 преди 2 месеца
15k for the cheapest here in the proper Europe - UK 2nd hand prices are awesome...because of the right steering wheel (and I mean right-left, not right - wrong)
Speedwelltuning преди 2 месеца
Proper Europe?? WTF are you talking about?
6mtzhp преди 2 месеца
My S2000 skyrocketed in value, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see one of its most direct competitors do the same.
maxxpls преди 2 месеца
this is funny because i blew my transmission on mine just a few days ago
TezlaByte преди 2 месеца
Denmark here... Why we dont pick these up? I'll tell ya: I found two in the years close to yours: 2002 3.2 S = £28,700 2005 2.7 = $34,400 Okay, I'll go for an older Boxster then: 1997 2.5 = $18,900
fly bobbie
fly bobbie преди 2 месеца
Boring, look like a slipper.
captainchaos087 преди 2 месеца
It would be epic if Alex, Jack and Ethan to had their own syndicated automotive television programme.
Ross B
Ross B преди 2 месеца
There not but they should be 😭
Munitions преди 2 месеца
I'm not a Porsche fan and I'm only a part-time Car Throttle follower. But blimey, I want this Porsche dude there for when I buy my next car please!
Jonathan Vos
Jonathan Vos преди 2 месеца
Cool to see you guys being sponsored by Rocket League! I love the game myself!
JeremyHartson2000 преди 2 месеца
A: they are easy to work on. B: Good thing because nearly everything will break by 200,000k
david appleyard
david appleyard преди месец
To be fair, most cars will need a good overhaul at 200k
Dozer 87
Dozer 87 преди 2 месеца
hard to think these are 25yrs old i remember them coming out, they have aged well.................. unlike me
J D преди 2 месеца
Drive a 2005 987, and love it. Has the larger improved IMS, which is lucky on 55 plate. Allot of car for the money, things to check are: RMS oil weeping, IMS gasket can also weep, Exhaust muffler to manifold gaskets, front coolant cross pipes, front suspension struts rust at the top, AC condensers, coffin arm bushes, they get through disks and pads but not crazy expensive if you do them yourself. Coil packs crack, they improved them so worth replacing if you have the originals on. I switched to Millers Nanotech 5w-40 and engine runs quieter/smoother, great oil. Nothing to be afraid of.
Darren Toddington
Darren Toddington преди 2 месеца
please do another video like this but with the 300zx
Laurie Olphin
Laurie Olphin преди 2 месеца
Selling mine for 5k and I really don't want to for a lifetime trip. Gutted Great cars!!
Timothy reynolds
Timothy reynolds преди 2 месеца
Dont bother they are shit
jon smith
jon smith преди 2 месеца
The letter "U" in the chassis number means the car was built in Finland by Valmet Automotive , Porsche subcontracted some of the Boxster and Cayman manufacturing out as the Stuttgart factory needed extra capacity . The "U" letter means Uusikaupunki , a town in the south west of Finland , they're currently are making some Mercedes A class models there , there is a rumour that the cars from here are better made than the German made ones .
Drew M
Drew M преди 2 месеца
The guy who left the card was great lol
David Moore
David Moore преди 2 месеца
If your going to home "wrench" a 986 get ready to learn. The engineering is unique and elegant.
Tclans преди 2 месеца
Just wanted to put it out there, Yes. Is my answer on the question in the title.
Lw.2003 _
Lw.2003 _ преди 2 месеца
It’s an alright car but I am too tall to get in 😂
Baked Belgian Waffle
Baked Belgian Waffle преди 2 месеца
Pick them up under 5000 pond or 5800 euro ? If i look at "autoscout" ; only one under 5800 euro and you don't want that one....Acording this site there are 1144 boxters for sale , only 17 under 10000 euro .... So under 5800 euro seems a bit optimistic. And what about roadtax and insurance (not cheap) , don't forget in most countries they punish owners of old cars.....
Markie Smith
Markie Smith преди 2 месеца
Also control module underseat needs replacing and new one reprogramming by a Porsche dealer - HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WILL COST YOU!? parts bad enough but LABOUR! Suddenly a £5000 car doesn't look like a bargain.. TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE! 🤣😂
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