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Mttel

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About Mttel

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    Adelaide
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    2004 Boxster M

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  1. Total agree with the other comments that for 90%+ of the time a base model will be fine. I have a 2004 base manual and love it. Drop it into second and you can pull easily from 40 km/hr to 110 km/hr which for most of the twisties in the Adelaide hills is a great range to work. It really comes on song above 3000. They are not the quickest to accelerate but they are just a ball to drive and you can throw them around like a go kart. Usual advice drive a few and pick the one you like.
  2. Passenger and rears look good but to me the drivers seat looks heavily crushed especially the seat bolster cushion closest to the door and noting 36,000 km on the odometer.
  3. For a vehicle that’s only done 36k kms the drivers seat looks pretty worn.
  4. Thought that I would start a thread on my PCar journey and in particular the fun I have had with a Boxster Always have enjoyed the Porsche marque and wanted one but like most finances, family etc got in the way. My wife organised a half day drive out of Sydney up the North coast in Boxster's and I had a ball. Talking with the guy who runs the drive days he basically said that you could pick up a Boxster for about the same money as a new Hyundai, running cost are about the same but they are a whole lot more fun. When I got back home did some research and found out that he was pretty much on the money. So I looked around and ended up purchasing a base model 2004 Boxster with 50,000 km on the odometer that had the engine replaced by Porsche in Sydney at about the 38,000km mark. First upgrade was the sound system. The basic unit was replaced by a double DIN Kenwood unit, 5 channel power amp, 6.5 inch door speakers (none to start with), new 1 inch tweeters and an 8 inch sub in the passenger foot well. Now if I want I can really crank the tunes. Next was the exhaust. The stock Boxster sounds a bit like a wet fart. Initially had a custom system installed by an exhaust shop. This was then replaced by a full stainless 55 mm (up from stock 42mm) system. Headers and exhaust box by Gembella, 200 CEL cats from M&M Power out of Germany (as best I can research they OEM the Gembella gear). This sounds fantastic and was exactly the sound that I was looking for. Short youtube clip so you can hear the difference. Next up was to improve the look of the car. First up was some decals on the bonnet and boot. Then I was tossing up between some speedster humps or a hardtop. The speedster humps won out as I like the way they add some visual bulk to the centre of the car, particularly in profile. Latest acquisition is some 996 GT3 sports (comfort) seats complete with Porsche crest . Will be fitting these in the next week or so. After that I'm not sure what is next. Options that I am considering are: a short shift some decent tires might be the best VFM option suspension mods but wouldn't want to make it to hard Sprint Booster to improve accelerator response Anyway will post as I go.
  5. https://www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-60007232/motor-vehiclesmotor-cycles/1998-porsche-911-carrera-awd-automatic-coupe?spr=true this was last on gumtree at $33k
  6. Auction has now started along with a potentially cheap Boxster (if you don’t mind fixing the gearbox). https://www.graysonline.com/sale/60006815/motor-vehicles-motor-cycles/classic-car-auction-february?spr=true
  7. So went to Graysonline in Adelaide (Parafield) today to pick up some wine I won, which I'm sampling as I write. Was waiting for the warehouse guy to come back and decided to wander down to the cars. Spotted this little baby in the mix. No idea what model but it has had some serious custom work done. Anyway its not listed on any of the current auctions so assume its a newish arrival and will be listed on the near future. Warehouse guy wasn't much help as he only started 4 days ago. Sorry about the crappy photos, only had a couple of minutes and back lighting was a pain. Update - so after doing a bit of searching possibly might be a "beach boys racing" Monterey 914 speedster kit/conversion.
  8. These might work. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292950528027
  9. not me, but someone had a big night! https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/man-caught-drink-driving-luxury-porsche-on-its-rims-loses-licence-at-fulham-gardens/news-story/a5dfca4608e37297426565c101ce3ad2
  10. Few of the SA members out for a SMT.
  11. High k’s and at a dealer, but is a manual (not a fan of the colour) https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1998-Porsche-Boxster-986-Manual/OAG-AD-15199122
  12. Priced updated and dropped, it’s a real bargain now.😉
  13. Interesting mod to the front putting on a 996.2. Looks reasonably clean. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/whyalla/cars-vans-utes/1997-porsche-boxster-coupe/1207568560?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_social

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