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  • From
    Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2005 Boxster S
    1968 Chevy G10 Van
  • Former cars
    1977 280Z
    2005 Mazdaspeed Miata
    2009 Mini JCW
  1. I worked it out. No real damage. Read up on how to pop the bumperette back on and took care of it myself--much simpler than dealing with a body shop. Thanks for everyone's help!
  2. Hey All,I got rear-ended this evening by a hippy girl with no insurance. We were going around 15-20 mph, the guy in front of me put his brakes on, and she hit me from behind.Anyway, the only visible consequences of this encounter are that my left bumperette came loose at the top (the tabs popped off the ring but did not break), there's a small circular mark on the right bumperette (very minor), and a bit of her paint on my exhaust tips.So....I'm wondering how I should handle this. No plastic cracked, no paint chipped, etc.--is there any possibility that anything serious happened that isn't vis
  3. Logray, thanks for all the great input. It's helpful to know that I'm not imagining things and that you've experienced the same thing I am. I'm taking the car into RMG for an oil change next week, so I'll have the shop check the radiators, air filter, and throttle body. From what I've been reading, maybe I should ask them to check the MAF and the air/oil separator as well?
  4. Hey All, First-time Porsche owner, and am loving my 2005 Boxster S. As I'm getting used to the car, I'm starting to wish it accelerated faster, and am wondering whether my car is typical or if something needs to be addressed on it. What I notice is that it is seems more responsive to the throttle when it is cold than after it has been up to temperature for a while--maybe after driving 15 minutes or more with the temp gauge at dead middle. I also notice a change in the engine sound once I've been driving at temperature for a while--it sounds less "tight," if that makes sense. (I know my eng
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