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Simply adjust the 2 rubber stoppers at each side equal amounts - I did that to mine and now I merely put a finger through the metal u-hook at the top/center and pull it down as I release my finger....closes without pushing down on the trunk lid.
Bob, I agree that the pricing seems a tad high and at 8500 miles, I would expect this car to have a few less flaws. However, there are so few 987s around in my area that I think the lack of competition drives prices higher than what is probably the norms in CA, FL or the east coast. I'm still going to take a spin in it tomorrow. I'm in no rush, so time is on my side... Best of luck and take your time looking around. Also remember that shipping costs are way down since fuel costs are low (relatively speaking) so you could buy one out of state and have it shipped to you. Take a look at Autotrader to get an idea of what people are asking - I priced mine lower than most and it appears to be the best deal out there.
White, I'd be interested to hear your reasoning behind your statement. Agreed!!! S have better brakes, more HP, different gear ratios, etc...For me the brakes alone would justify the choice. Would stay away from MY05s just because they were the first year model. In 07 there was a small increase in HP in both models (if I am not mistaking), but apart from that nothing really changed that would make a 07 or 08 base more attractive than a 06S.. I own a 01 986 and drove a 987 (base MY08) two weekends ago...Man :-) the 987 is a much improved car. I nearly traded my in, if only the sales man had not offered USD 10,000 for my MY01 with 47k miles!!! Best of luck, Gus Keep in mind that the newer the car the more likely it is to have more warranty. And in 2007 they upgraded the parts associated with the IMS.
I'm hearing this advice loud and clear too... Best to all, Jay That does not seem like that good of a deal compared to what I have seen. And for $33k with very little warranty and what appears to be neglect. I am selling my '08 S (see classifieds) and looked all over for pricing information - mine is priced to sell compared to what I see on the market now, which is a better deal than a new one, even more warranty than a new one.
My '08 Boxster S has 18"s and the ride is great - I've driven one with 17"s and did not notice any difference...depends on the roads I guess. Lots of used ones on the market and a low mileage/newer one is a better buy than a new one - take my 2008 for example, which is in the classifieds here. And I just put it on Autotrader - hoping to sell soon.
Yeah, I told him not to jump on that one, even though its an S, I think he would prefer to have the manual in the longer run. Good idea...these cars are made to be manually shifted! I love mine ('08 987S) and if I wasn't buying a new house I'd keep it. And don't let him get hung up on the IMS/RMS issues - all cars have problems and these are isolated...none reported in latter year cars that I know of. But be sure to try and get a CPO car if buying used, or a lot of factory warranty, or both like mine has.
Dave: If the car is in a safe place, you will run the battery down less if you do not lock the car and arm the alarm. Regards, Maurice. If you lock the car you arm the alarm and it will go into "sleep" mode, which actually saves the battery from the normal current draw that you have when it is unlocked. And be sure to take the key away from the area around the car.
It is pretty easy...I did it. Basically, you remove the trim piece from below the gauges, unscrew some screws, pull the gauge pod (don't need to unplug it), take the cover off, and place the trim piece in - reverse steps to complete. You can get detailed install instructions w/pics on the Cayman Club web site if you need them. And check with Todd at 4porscheparts.com for the trim piece (best prices & service).
Nice ride...I am looking for a '05 or '06 997 S Cab now - can I ask what you paid?
Easy to remove - I use a hair dryer to loosen the glue and pull gently. You can remove the residue with WD-40 and wax it when clean. You can get the Chrome emblem from Hendricks Porsche (4porscheparts.com) for the best price...I shopped them all when I replaced mine with the Black emblem.
Perfect, and it appears that even I can do it myself - thanks! I'll be sure to post the results and a pic when I am done; however, the Red airbag has to come from Germany, on a slow boat. I just re-read the above posts - what is the order for the battery disconnect & key removal? There seems to be a conflict in what people have posted.