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Old 27th March 2020, 08:57   #31
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My dream car, as you can probably tell from my handle is a Ferrari F430/458 Italia. I always thought I'm saving for that. But then I realised - how do I know what will happen 10/20 years from now. The Porsche is 99% of the experience at 10% of the price and I can get the experience TODAY. Seemed to me like a no brainer!
That's a steal you got there mate. The newer generation cayman/boxter lack the thrump the older generation car(yours) has. Be it the lack of a 6 cylinder or the sweet MT. More importantly, the exhaust note.

I still remember your older thread where you talked about saving for a supercar, and how some really thought it was of no use. But now you've really set an example for everyone. Dreams do come true. Enjoy it to the last drop of petrol.
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Old 27th March 2020, 11:50   #32
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Congrats on achieving your dream and giving me hope that i can also achieve the same. I never thought i can buy a porsche for such price. May be i have never checked the used market as extensively as you did. Congrats once again.
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I have probably been dreaming about this since before I could say the word 'car'. Every single day, showing pictures and videos of Ferraris and Lamborghinis and Porsches to everyone around me. Never thought that I would actually get one at 25.
Congratulations on the enviable acquisition Naman! Wish you unlimited enjoyable and safe miles with the low rider! At 25, thats a fantastic achievement. Well done.

And an enjoyable ownership thread. Loved reading through it. Thanks!
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After waiting a couple of weeks for the key, I finally got delivery of the car
Couldn't resist asking about this. So you now have a very rare car with really high aspirational value in your parking for which a key is somewhere out there, unknown to you? Do you think it would be worth changing the lock-set with correct immobilizer flash if it is doable?
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Old 27th March 2020, 13:38   #34
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I have a die-cast model of this very variant. Hopefully, I will be able to buy this future classic someday.
Thanks a lot! What's the make of the die-cast model? I really want one for my room to match the car. All the best for getting one
And yes, I truly believe it will be a classic one day.

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The thin rear tyre looks dangerous since this car easily looses traction, upgrading to thicker tyres is a must.
Thank you! Yes, will swap my front and rear tyres to how they should be as soon as the curfew is lifted.

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Check the year of production of tyres and whenever possible upgrade to Michelin PS4S. Now this tyre change could have happened at the car dealer end but if it was at the owners place, there could be more to it. As a first step, get all fluids changed, even if these were changed before by previous owner. Also, get brake pads/ discs inspected.

Best will be to take to Porsche dealership for a thorough check. You can prioritize works based on finance if thatís an issue but you should be aware.
Thanks for the advice. Had taken an appointment with Porsche but it got cancelled due to the lockdown. Will take one again to get it checked. Do you suggest I also get it serviced from Porsche?
Or will a good external garage do?

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My advice to you would be to drive the car as often as possible.
Since you are in Bangalore and your car is a 2010 model, you need not go to Porsche for everything. Racetech Automotive is based in your city and they are are super car, sports car specialists. You can easily get your car serviced from them for much lesser than the service centre. Plus your mod needs like the exhaust etc can be sourced from them too.
Thank you! And yes, I want to start driving it more. Parking in most places is a problem, that's the main thing stopping me. I had actually called RaceTech and they told me that they only do mods and no service. Otherwise it would have been perfect. Will definitely get an exhaust from them though (at some point).

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And yes, parts are frightfully expensive. On the upside, they are well build and if you keep yours well maintained it should not get too bad, money wise.
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Thank you! As you said, it's German, so hoping it doesn't get too bad haha.

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Congratulations on a SOLID buy decision & a SPECIAL thumbs up for finding a Porsche with a MANUAL GEARBOX
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I think you should take it to a FNG that deals with imports rather than Porsche dealer: they may "milk you dry" being a 10 year old car. Drive her around and drive safe.
Thank you! Yeah this is what I'm scared about. Hopefully, I can find a reliable FNG in Bangalore soon.

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With the current staggered set up in reverse direction the car could fishtail out of control easily. Do read up on the car and it would also help to be observant on every little detail as that would save you big bills later.
Thank you! Will fix the wheels ASAP. And you're right, I need to learn more about the car over time.

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I'd appreciate it if you could add more info on how the infotainment system woks.

The best part is the price. I have no idea on what these go for in the market and would have believed you if you'd said 60 or 70 lakhs. At this price, I have found my newest attainable dream car. One day!
Thank you! The infotainment system is a basic touch screen. It's got a CD player, radio and shows basic vehicle information like trip distance, time, fuel consumption etc. The audio quality is decent (not bad but not amazing either). It's pretty basic but it get's the job done (all you need is a bluetooth FM transmitter to play music). Will also post some pictures in a bit.
And yes, please check online classifieds. I saw a 987.1 going for around 19.5 recently!

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Congratulations Naman! An awesome car made sweeter with the manual. Drive safe!
Thanks a lot!

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Congratulations Naman. What a terrific purchase. I really appreciate and respect the way you have got it on your own at such a young age. You are really a inspiration to all. A true car lover !

I'm in love with this brand ever since I played PC Game "Need for Speed - Porsche Unleashed" for first time in 2000.
Thank you so much! I've played that too haha.

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Insane acquisition. I rarely comment but I just had to. Wonder what the prices of the z4 m40i would be 10 years from now, that's a car I would love to buy someday.
Thanks for your comment and hope you get that Z4 soon

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Congrats on that dream machine!

OT - would love to read content from you on how on earth you managed to save for this and some advise
Haha thank you! I'm in the startup space. Work for a US based startup community. Also had my own startup for a bit. Just got lucky to be honest.

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I have hopes of acquiring a pre worshipped Cayman at some point, but Iím afraid by the time I save up enough, such cars might be an extinct breed. The thought of our governmentís finicky policies also scare me. I do however, intend to keep my EcoSport as long as possible, no plans for next car.
I doubt these cars will appreciate in value in India so you might get one for a throwaway price a few years from now. Ecosport is amazing, no plans to sell mine either!

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That's a steal you got there mate. The newer generation cayman/boxter lack the thrump the older generation car(yours) has. Be it the lack of a 6 cylinder or the sweet MT. More importantly, the exhaust note.

I still remember your older thread where you talked about saving for a supercar, and how some really thought it was of no use. But now you've really set an example for everyone. Dreams do come true. Enjoy it to the last drop of petrol.
Thank you! The sound is my favourite part, would never trade it for the 'nicer interior' of the new car. As more and more rich people buy new sports cars in India, it gives an opportunity for enthusiasts like us to possibly achieve our dream a couple of years later by picking them up used

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Congrats on achieving your dream and giving me hope that i can also achieve the same. I never thought i can buy a porsche for such price. May be i have never checked the used market as extensively as you did. Congrats once again.
Thank you and please check. There are 1 or 2 even cheaper than the one I got!

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And an enjoyable ownership thread. Loved reading through it. Thanks!

Couldn't resist asking about this. So you now have a very rare car with really high aspirational value in your parking for which a key is somewhere out there, unknown to you? Do you think it would be worth changing the lock-set with correct immobilizer flash if it is doable?
Thank you for reading it!
That would probably be quite expensive to do for this car but will ask the dealership when I go in to check the car. Maybe they can deactivate that key so that the car won't start even if someone get's in (which is highly unlikely anyway)
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Old 27th March 2020, 13:57   #35
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Do you suggest I also get it serviced from Porsche?
Or will a good external garage do?
It will all depend on what sort of diagnostic they do and the recommendations/ estimate. If they are asking only reasonable stuff, I will continue with the dealership.
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Congratulations on Boxster Naman, wish you an exciting and fuss free ownership!

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That would probably be quite expensive to do for this car but will ask the dealership when I go in to check the car. Maybe they can deactivate that key so that the car won't start even if someone get's in (which is highly unlikely anyway)
Usually when an authorised service centre (or even otherwise) makes a new spare key replacement, the ecu, the existing key and the new spare would share a new code and the old lost key would not go beyond opening the locks. Putting this here so that you do not swindled for deactivating the lost key.

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Nice car and great inspiration to us all to save up to our dream cars.

A good choice to pick this one up now and enjoy it today than dream on for many more years when you will (probably) not want it any more.

Let us know the costs of ownership. I read up somewhere that the labour costs for engine related work on the Boxster are higher than that of the 911, because of the mid engine layout - that it has to be dropped off for most things.

I think your wheels are fitted wrong. You must be running the front rims at the rear which is why your wheel track is off.
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As a kid even I've always dreamed of owning a yellow Porsche, and you at merely 25 years of age, managed to purchase one that too a convertible with 6-cylinders and a manual gearbox. I'm very jealous but extremely happy for you Many many congratulations!!! May she serve you fantastically for many years to come. Just a suggestion - please enjoy the car stock for at least a few months if not year, before making any cosmetic or performance modifications.

Drive safe!
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This is the stuff most dreams are made of. Congratulations Naman - the Boxster really looks beautiful in this color.

These are the threads that I really love reading - the others too. But a thread like buying a used Porsche is more intriguing than other threads. The fact that you even gone into the details as to the price at which you bought the car gives hope to many who have such dreams.

Please keep this thread updated with more pics of the cars, more drives, top down travelogues, service details, modification plans and all other details. Obviously once all this virus stuff has settled.

Take care and Drive Safe!
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It will all depend on what sort of diagnostic they do and the recommendations/ estimate. If they are asking only reasonable stuff, I will continue with the dealership.
Thank you, will do that!

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Usually when an authorised service centre (or even otherwise) makes a new spare key replacement, the ecu, the existing key and the new spare would share a new code and the old lost key would not go beyond opening the locks. Putting this here so that you do not swindled for deactivating the lost key.
That's a relief, thank you! Will also double check with the dealership.

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A good choice to pick this one up now and enjoy it today than dream on for many more years when you will (probably) not want it any more.

Let us know the costs of ownership. I read up somewhere that the labour costs for engine related work on the Boxster are higher than that of the 911, because of the mid engine layout - that it has to be dropped off for most things.
Thank you and will definitely keep updating the ownership costs. It's mid engined but you don't need to access it for most of the regular stuff so as long as something is not seriously wrong, it should be okay.

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As a kid even I've always dreamed of owning a yellow Porsche, and you at merely 25 years of age, managed to purchase one that too a convertible with 6-cylinders and a manual gearbox. I'm very jealous but extremely happy for you Many many congratulations!!! May she serve you fantastically for many years to come. Just a suggestion - please enjoy the car stock for at least a few months if not year, before making any cosmetic or performance modifications.

Drive safe!
Thank you so much! Yes, planning to keep her stock for a year at least.

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These are the threads that I really love reading - the others too. But a thread like buying a used Porsche is more intriguing than other threads. The fact that you even gone into the details as to the price at which you bought the car gives hope to many who have such dreams.

Please keep this thread updated with more pics of the cars, more drives, top down travelogues, service details, modification plans and all other details.
Thanks and glad this gives hope. Will definitely keep the thread updated!
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Congrats on the purchase bro! That being a Manual Porsche, knowingly / unknowingly you have picked up a Future Classic, haha. I'm curious to know what fuel you're using on a regular basis and how's the roof ? Whether there are any noises or its perfect ? I have been eyeing a convertible since quite sometime, probably a pre worshipped one but whatever option I have come across has rattling roof. Wish you tons of happy miles ahead
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Congrats on the purchase bro! That being a Manual Porsche, knowingly / unknowingly you have picked up a Future Classic, haha. I'm curious to know what fuel you're using on a regular basis and how's the roof ? Whether there are any noises or its perfect ? I have been eyeing a convertible since quite sometime, probably a pre worshipped one but whatever option I have come across has rattling roof. Wish you tons of happy miles ahead
Haha thank you! I do believe it will be a future classic.
Porsche recommends 98 Octane, so I'm using poWer 99 octane (HP). I can also use BP Speed 97 Octane but the HP pump is much closer to my house so I just use that.
My roof works perfectly, no funny noises (apart from the small ones the mechanism naturally makes).
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Lovely car Naman. Looks like as if it just came out of the showroom. From the time I was in school, I always wanted to get an ol Calyman but later dropped the plan. You, sir, have just given me the motivation to go after that Cayman!

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