Should A Boxster Be Your Next Project Car?

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The Vintage Appliance Emporium
The Vintage Appliance Emporium

Rich is HOT! Couldn't concentrate on the car lol XD

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Jeremiah Whitmore
Jeremiah Whitmore

Well, the Boxster isn't going to be cheap any more now.

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Ted Cheesman
Ted Cheesman

Too many adds lost interest 🙁

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Joe'n Bro
Joe'n Bro

Sorry man but your wrong. Way wrong. BMW Z4 takes you way further for less money

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Paul Curran
Paul Curran

Great video very insightful! Porsche Rich knows his stuff!

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Ian Vallender
Ian Vallender

I remember when Mike Brewer picked up a boxster for £1,000 on Wheeler Dealers it was a year 2,000 model!

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Damian Walsh
Damian Walsh

look forward to you doing a few mods....

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Corzzaful
Corzzaful

That was awesome Alex! 100% got me inspired to purchase a boxter and fettle with it. Please let us know how you go upgrading the boxter. Maybe get BDS on and have them chat about the mods to his 3.2 S and what can be done to the 2.7. Keep up this kind of work. Love it! Cheers

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Raymond Mumford
Raymond Mumford

Brought a 987, it's awesome.

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Rose Smith
Rose Smith

German cars = garbage 🗑

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Jon Follows
Jon Follows

Did Ethan buy the Crossfire Cab as he seemed to love it…

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benje302
benje302

Did you pick anything up in IKEA 🤣🤣🤣

Prieš 9 dienų
Captain Fartmaster
Captain Fartmaster

Sorry but buying a non “S” Boxster is an absolute idiotic advice. Experience and money wise. Who in his right mind would want the most basic slow ass “modern” Porsche there is?? Please don’t be as tight ass as Alex and invest a little more and get a way better car with a Boxster S. I don’t know why having so many subscribers Alex is such a tight ass and buys absolute shit cars. Even it looks way better because it doesn’t have milk bottle tops for wheels.

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MrChimpeh
MrChimpeh

This needs to be a series, do the 300 and the PT Cruiser

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Lee Champion
Lee Champion

Had a 986 S when it was 6 years old, most poorly built money pit I ever bought......

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W M
W M

question, 986 or 968?

Prieš 10 dienų
Adam Lewellen
Adam Lewellen

Hell no! Get a car that doesn't require you to know German to use a scan tool.

Prieš 10 dienų
Masterblack91
Masterblack91

0:46 "...decent boxter for well under 5k pound" in Italy,basic model is 14k € (12k £ / 16,500 $) It's amazing how cheap are cars in UK...

Prieš 11 dienų
DaysOf Grace
DaysOf Grace

8( I bought a 987 Gen 2 Boxster 2009 49000 miles Basalt Black with black leather/interior, PDK, Sport Chrono, Porsche Sport Exhaust, PASM (electronic dampers), Sport Seats Plus, Bluetooth & sat-nav plate, 19 inch Sport Design alloys, with a two year extended warranty for £21000 in June 2018 from Porsche Centre Cambridge

Prieš 7 dienų
Jared Garbo
Jared Garbo

Makes me want to export them.

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Lincolnshire Poacher
Lincolnshire Poacher

LOL these cars will never be cheap. Just keep your wallet in the open position on the sideboard.

Prieš 11 dienų
Dave K
Dave K

No, a Boxster should never be your next project car unless you can print your own money

Prieš 11 dienų
jake lami
jake lami

£5000...Not in Canada anymore that's for sure. Used to be able to get these for well under that all day long but it seems the value has inflated. Surprised it's not the same on your side of the pond.

Prieš 11 dienų
Isak s
Isak s

my next project car will be a Volvo amazon wagon

Prieš 11 dienų
nom chompsky
nom chompsky

Shut up about boxsters. Prices are already going up and I want one before they get crazy

Prieš 11 dienų
MyCars
MyCars

The ugly gen. An expensive unreliable 2nd hand car. You can get faster reliability for less and without the horrible high cost nazi Porsche badge.

Prieš 11 dienų
sammy raffel
sammy raffel

boxters are ugly compared to other porsche thats why you dont see em much and in countrys like germany they stil cost easily 10-20k

Prieš 11 dienų
Home Built By Jeff
Home Built By Jeff

It is the beginning of the end, now you have ventured over to the dark side :D

Prieš 11 dienų
Torque of the Devil
Torque of the Devil

I've looked at these in the past as a cheap way into a porsche. I know the IMS issue is probably very hyped but it can be an expensive issue and knowing my luck i'd be one of the few it happens to.

Prieš 11 dienų
Aaron Kirsch
Aaron Kirsch

I sold a rare optioned 986 from 01 just a couple months ago,.. it was mint,. 55,000 miles white with dark blue top, grey alcanterra embossed seats and just perfectly clean and serviced in every way... I got 14,500 ,.. now just 4 months later,. the same car,.. actually not even as nice as that car,.. are now selling for over 20 grand !! and here is the kicker,.. I miss the car so bad ! I have been through a BMW 650 and another vintage convertible,. and had to get rid of both right away,. they where both grossly misrepresented to the point of being fraudulent... so now I have the itch and I can't find anything to replace that mid engine handling and drop top fun!!

Prieš 11 dienų
Hello Rato
Hello Rato

I spent £4K on my Boxster S 3.2L and it’s great. Insurance at 21 just £600 a year. My water pump exploded but it was an easy afternoon jacked up, £60 part and hundreds saved on labour.

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K R
K R

not worth it. the engine is fragile

Prieš 12 dienų
DVSONENL
DVSONENL

Either way, 'Shut up' - Vicky Pollard

Prieš 12 dienų
Shadow
Shadow

What was the body panel they had ready for it ?

Prieš 12 dienų
odgie991
odgie991

Was that £1100 for 23hp increase... fuck me with a wire brush, that's awful.

Prieš 12 dienų
Bapster Man
Bapster Man

The reason they are so cheap is because you have to re- mortgage your house when anything goes wrong, prices for parts and labour are ridiculous.

Prieš 12 dienų
Mark C.
Mark C.

3oxster 😅

Prieš 12 dienų
jama211
jama211

Why is the frame rate so low on this one?

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Fredrik Svärd
Fredrik Svärd

Boxsters, caymans and 996 models will climb in price. Maybe not 300% like the 964 did, but still.

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joe kelynack
joe kelynack

Keeping making 986 boxster videos please

Prieš 12 dienų
Edwin Jones Williams
Edwin Jones Williams

can you do a audi TT mk2 video like this?

Prieš 12 dienų
datblakboiyall
datblakboiyall

Please report this video, boxters suck. I definitely think it's a bad car...................................................................................so nobody buys the good ones in my area before me.....

Prieš 12 dienų
D Lee
D Lee

Why would you use a torch for the light instead of a flashlight? That seems dangerous.

Prieš 12 dienų
Richard25000
Richard25000

No.

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Tiyama
Tiyama

the 3oxter

Prieš 13 dienų
bmwman1981
bmwman1981

You don’t want to as it’s a poor persons Porsche and not a proper Porsche ie 911 and it has Porsche maintenance cost which are expensive even tho it’s a cheap car to buy now

Prieš 13 dienų
Nasyriq Taib
Nasyriq Taib

My dream car when i was at high school

Prieš 13 dienų
Bob the Mechanic
Bob the Mechanic

I wish they were cheap in the US

Prieš 13 dienų
JP3
JP3

ok but what about a 996?

Prieš 13 dienų
Elopo BaconForPigsQc
Elopo BaconForPigsQc

Just as i am looking to buy one!

Prieš 13 dienų
B8zey155
B8zey155

No, they're crap

Prieš 13 dienų
bbbf09
bbbf09

Lord -the interior looks plasticky and tacky . That was a premium car 20 years ago? I think the dash on my tweaked Ford puma VCT (same vintage) looked very similar in layout but in fact superior in terms of premium look. I seem to recall it probbaly had similar performance spec as well. Never been a Porsche fan - this din't convine. You didn't get much for your premium price tag did you?

Prieš 13 dienų
TZB 997
TZB 997

15k for the cheapest here in the proper Europe - UK 2nd hand prices are awesome...because of the right steering wheel (and I mean right-left, not right - wrong)

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Speedwelltuning
Speedwelltuning

Proper Europe?? WTF are you talking about?

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6mtzhp
6mtzhp

My S2000 skyrocketed in value, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see one of its most direct competitors do the same.

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maxxpls
maxxpls

this is funny because i blew my transmission on mine just a few days ago

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TezlaByte
TezlaByte

Denmark here... Why we dont pick these up? I'll tell ya: I found two in the years close to yours: 2002 3.2 S = £28,700 2005 2.7 = $34,400 Okay, I'll go for an older Boxster then: 1997 2.5 = $18,900

Prieš 14 dienų
fly bobbie
fly bobbie

Boring, look like a slipper.

Prieš 14 dienų
captainchaos087
captainchaos087

It would be epic if Alex, Jack and Ethan to had their own syndicated automotive television programme.

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Ross B
Ross B

There not but they should be 😭

Prieš 14 dienų
Munitions
Munitions

I'm not a Porsche fan and I'm only a part-time Car Throttle follower. But blimey, I want this Porsche dude there for when I buy my next car please!

Prieš 14 dienų
Jonathan Vos
Jonathan Vos

Cool to see you guys being sponsored by Rocket League! I love the game myself!

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JeremyHartson2000
JeremyHartson2000

A: they are easy to work on. B: Good thing because nearly everything will break by 200,000k

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Dozer 87
Dozer 87

hard to think these are 25yrs old i remember them coming out, they have aged well.................. unlike me

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J D
J D

Drive a 2005 987, and love it. Has the larger improved IMS, which is lucky on 55 plate. Allot of car for the money, things to check are: RMS oil weeping, IMS gasket can also weep, Exhaust muffler to manifold gaskets, front coolant cross pipes, front suspension struts rust at the top, AC condensers, coffin arm bushes, they get through disks and pads but not crazy expensive if you do them yourself. Coil packs crack, they improved them so worth replacing if you have the originals on. I switched to Millers Nanotech 5w-40 and engine runs quieter/smoother, great oil. Nothing to be afraid of.

Prieš 14 dienų
Darren Toddington
Darren Toddington

please do another video like this but with the 300zx

Prieš 14 dienų
Laurie Olphin
Laurie Olphin

Selling mine for 5k and I really don't want to for a lifetime trip. Gutted Great cars!!

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Timothy reynolds
Timothy reynolds

Dont bother they are shit

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jon smith
jon smith

The letter "U" in the chassis number means the car was built in Finland by Valmet Automotive , Porsche subcontracted some of the Boxster and Cayman manufacturing out as the Stuttgart factory needed extra capacity . The "U" letter means Uusikaupunki , a town in the south west of Finland , they're currently are making some Mercedes A class models there , there is a rumour that the cars from here are better made than the German made ones . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmet_Automotive

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Drew M
Drew M

The guy who left the card was great lol

Prieš 14 dienų
David Moore
David Moore

If your going to home "wrench" a 986 get ready to learn. The engineering is unique and elegant.

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Tclans
Tclans

Just wanted to put it out there, Yes. Is my answer on the question in the title.

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Lw.2003 _
Lw.2003 _

It’s an alright car but I am too tall to get in 😂

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Baked Belgian Waffle
Baked Belgian Waffle

Pick them up under 5000 pond or 5800 euro ? If i look at "autoscout" ; only one under 5800 euro and you don't want that one....Acording this site there are 1144 boxters for sale , only 17 under 10000 euro .... So under 5800 euro seems a bit optimistic. And what about roadtax and insurance (not cheap) , don't forget in most countries they punish owners of old cars.....

Prieš 14 dienų
Markie Smith
Markie Smith

Also control module underseat needs replacing and new one reprogramming by a Porsche dealer - HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WILL COST YOU!? parts bad enough but LABOUR! Suddenly a £5000 car doesn't look like a bargain.. TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE! 🤣😂

Prieš 14 dienų
Markie Smith
Markie Smith

There's a true saying - buy a £5000 Boxster and spend another £4000 putting it right... and having Porsche main dealers fix it? Might as well take out a loan for £20000 and dump it on their desk saying "Help yourself boys!!!" 🤣😂

Prieš 14 dienų
alexander ellis
alexander ellis

Get some new shorts mate

Prieš 14 dienų
Potato Arms
Potato Arms

Kinda cool seeing the knowledge of someone in press for a company. Car companies seem to actually care who works for them, which also makes a good image. Wish other big companies worked this way.

Prieš 14 dienų
Tim Kramer
Tim Kramer

Quick PSA to all YouTube channels making "buy these cars while they're cheap" videos...please STOP. I know you make good money from these types of videos but you guys are seriously destroying the used car market for young enthusiasts. If you love cars you most likely already know what good cars are still cheap. Let's keep them cheap. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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Madern
Madern

£1100 for 25bhp? Lol

Prieš 14 dienų
Richard
Richard

Brought one sprayed it satin black , cheap motor gave it to my daughter she loves it ,great cars I paid 2 grand as paint was scratced and had paint remover on it ,only got 42 thousand 😂

Prieš 14 dienų
Edd Kh
Edd Kh

Paint difference ? The bonnet and front bumper is a different shade on all boxsters ?

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Craig Forbes
Craig Forbes

Boxsters are now cheaper than Miatas.

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Senator Chinchilla
Senator Chinchilla

As a former X-Type owner I can confirm his Miata V6 is Porsche derived. Not biased.

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SUK HWANG
SUK HWANG

I do have one, and this is no longer cheap lol

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CarGuy87
CarGuy87

Expensive repairs, low horsepower, meh we have one in my family and I'm not impressed.

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DaysOf Grace
DaysOf Grace

Porsche were never about horsepower. The Italians had that sewn up, it's about feel and agility. I have BMW 335d X-drive (rear-biased AWD) remapped to 400BHP and 500 lb-ft. It doesn't have the agility and feel of the Boxster.

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VinNumber
VinNumber

Saab turbo project car :) B204/B234 or B205/B235 (2.0 and 2.3 petrol engines from 9-5 first gen and 9-3 first gen and 900 last gen) very cheap, very good engine (although the car is not the sportiest, it is a cruiser

Prieš 15 dienų
Joe Scho
Joe Scho

What happened to the £100 Mr2 track car???

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Dr_Dolittle
Dr_Dolittle

I worked in a porsche specialist garage for 1 year & have seen about 5 engines that has had either IMS bearing fail or the IMS chainring being worn bent or faulty, so I think it is a common problem. I actually bought a 2.5 Boxster with a broken engine, it was cheaper to buy another engine than to rebuild. Cylinder 6 was cracked on the original engine.

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#CRYPTO BOND 007
#CRYPTO BOND 007

S2000! THATS WHY 💪💪

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Colin
Colin

I have a 2002 2.7L Boxster great car mine came with a hardtop, FSH from day one, & one previous owner from new. Lovely car. Used to have a 911 SC but the Boxster is much better.

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Go Ocean
Go Ocean

Had a 00’ boxster s and the fucking ims bearing shat on me and destroyed my motor, Was fun to drive while it worked🥴

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Malcolm Baker
Malcolm Baker

Do you know how much it was to fix the bits he bought up?

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Ed Silvester
Ed Silvester

Still prefer the S2000 . Every time. Just more interesting. That engine. That gear box.

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Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

@Ed Silvester it is one of the better built Japanese cars ,I've driven a couple and they are great cars, but the porsche is the next level imo and that flat 6 is pretty awesome I must say...doesn't rev to 9k though lol and that is fantastic either way both incredible whips cheers..😊

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Ed Silvester
Ed Silvester

S2000 build quality is one of its outstanding features. Remember how it kept winning maxpower satisfaction year after year? Not sure how that can ‘be doubled’ ?! Here’s the split on speed. https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/9vmz2f3ohlvn

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Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

They are cool cars and I love them , but a bit slow and over priced, and my Porsche is put together twice as good any s2000...

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Just some guy from Russia
Just some guy from Russia

How tall is Alex ?

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Ven100
Ven100

I'd still take the 300ZX. Speaking as an owner I might be biased. The engine is superb and if turbo can make a good amount of power with little money. Still looks great, turns heads. Throw on some coilovers.

Prieš 15 dienų
Bradley Hayes
Bradley Hayes

Rocket league is the bollocks!!

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Remington Haingaertner
Remington Haingaertner

NB Miata owner, and have been wanting a Boxster. Now I need one! Thanks Alex!

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Simon
Simon

NO. It’s still only people with deep pockets that can afford to keep them running.

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Triacontagon
Triacontagon

Congrats with you’re new 3oxter!

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Facist Leftie
Facist Leftie

because a boxter is a baby a porsche lol try fitting in one above 6 feet

Prieš 15 dienų
Oliver Salmons
Oliver Salmons

Great stuff. Loved my boxster S. Bought it for £5k. History and receipts for work done. Drove for a year no probs. Serviced etc. Wonderful. Then…..knock knock. No joke. Trip to Porsche specialist and basically an economical loss to fix. I’ve owned many cars from mk1 Mx5’s, sw20 MR2’s and many Beemers and the engines have never given me grief like the Boxster did. I think I was unlucky and would have another (I think?). So you have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky. Well do yer, punk!

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Sir Iron Duke
Sir Iron Duke

so, do you mean a Porsche "Cockster"?

Prieš 15 dienų

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