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  1. Hey all, Originally I was looking at buying a boxster to replace my aging '87 944 (god I love that 944). Now i'm planning on getting into a 996 instead. Anyways, I was doing a ton of research about the 986 and know alot about the engine issues that came with them. I know the engines in the 996's are essentially the same as the 986 boxsters (except of course liter size), but I hear alot more about engine failures on the 911's then I do on the boxsters. I was kind of curious as to why since they're very similar. I see alot of boxsters with 150k+ miles, but not so much from 996's. I'm guessing they made many more 996's then boxsters and maybe that's the reason why. I'm looking at buying a high mileage 996 (80k+ miles) so right now i'm trying to educate myself on this model as I did with the boxster. Oh, by the way there is a huge article about the 996 in 911 & porsche world. They prat on and on about the grenading engines which is sort of a shame since I wanted to read a little more about the car. I guess 90% of these engines are terrible from how they were talking about them.
  2. Yikes! Man that sounds like that could get costly :/
  3. Hey all, I'm looking at buying a 2002 boxster. Only real issue I see is that the driver side power seat is low on power. So, basically you have to lift your butt up a little to get the seat to move foward/back ect.. Anyone have any ideas what could cause this issue? Thanks !
  4. Wow man I'm sorry to hear about your engine problems. I'm kinda shocked that your engine blew with that many miles already on it. Kinda freaks me out since I'm looking at a boxster right now with about 90k miles on it. I thought it would be relatively safe from failure since most i've seen fail happen under 65k miles. Now i'm back to biting my nails in worry again.
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