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jlamb

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    2008 Boxster S
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    911
  • Former cars
    1983 Porsche 944

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  1. My engine compartment fan is NOT always on, but does run when idling in traffic or starting after running then sitting for a short period. It is also quite powerful and noisy but not unusually so. I have never noticed a burning smell, other than when brand new and parts were burning off oils and such for the first few times. 2008 S
  2. Anybody ever get any peeling back of the edges on the clear bra. I'm getting a little of that and end up with wax build up along some edges
  3. Can't help you with the reverse lip issue, but I run 19" Carrera Classics with Michelin Pilot Sports on my 08 S and haven't noticed any unusual lack of traction on wet roads or balance issues under wet conditions either. It will definitely come loose if I get on it though and I definitely don't drive with them on snow or ice either! I have in the past and they are a bear to handle.
  4. Be careful the car will hook you right in,,, so what. If you can afford it, want it, and can afford to keep it up, do what NIKE says, "Just Do It". I did. Always wanted a Porsche since I rented a 944 in 1983 for my honeymoon in Hawaii. Got the bug then and have had it ever since. Two kids in college. a mortgage on a new home, 2 other small car payments, and a appetite for speed that needed to be feed after 24 years. Went out bought a new 09 Boxster S, paid cash, got a killer deal, and thus far the car has been pretty sweet to me. A couple of oil changes, front marker lights were loose, tires need better balancing, some radio issues, but nothing major. Who needs a radio when you have the finely tuned exhaust of a Porsche singing in your ears. I'm a year into it now and have absolutely no regrets. If summer doesn't get here soon I'm moving to Florida just to drive. By the way insurance was a minimal addition to the family plan. All that said it really is a luxury and should be treated as such. Don't be fooled, repairs will pop up and be relatively expensive compared to the average car. If you want it for winter driving you will need winter tires, (more money). winter conditions will also led to sooner repairs as well If you feel OK with all that then join the club. PCA does have some good listings on line for comparison if not purchase. I haven't regretted one second, when I'm not driving it I spend stupid amounts of time reading Porsche books and forums like this one. Then I go stand in my garage and stair at it for an hour or so. Yes I'm sick, but I'm happy. PS and so far my wife doesn't drive it :D
  5. I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this post comes out messed up. I don't drive my Porsche in the winter but I'm still a fanatic about washing the undercarriage every couple of washes just to keep the grime and dirt off the bottom. I actually bought a round lawn sprinkler,(under $10). I place it on the the drive way, drive the car so it is just over it, shut off the engine, get out and slowly pull the hose back under the car hitting all the spots that need rinsing. Works pretty well, believe it or not, if you keep up with it and do it often enough.
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