I have put a deposit on a 1996 911 (993) C4 and will be swapping the Boxster S. Again, lots of indecision but Boxster values are falling rapidly at the moment and late air cooled 911s are holding strong. Subject to a decent report from PorcheTech’s Martin Brown it should be change over time in a couple of weeks. Had a test drive and it’s a fabulous car with plenty of character which the Boxster lacks a little.
Will be sad to see the Boxster go though. Have enjoyed it a lot.
I had a 4 wheel alignment done on the Boxster a few weeks back and the chap who carried out the work pointed out the state of the front discs. From the outside they looked fine, however the back face of the discs were badly scored and rusty. After closer inspection it was clear that they needed changing:
I did some searching on the web to find some replacement prices and decided to go with OEM parts from Jasmine Porschalink . New discs and pads + replacement caliper bolts came to £250.
The discs are serious bits of engineering and weight a hell of a lot, so much so that £250 felt like a bargain. Fitting was easy enough and job was done in under two hours.
Just need to let them bed in a bit now 🙂
Note to self fitted at 32,680 miles.
Have recently taken the Porsce to Cornwall and also made the most of the bit of sun we’ve had of late.
It’s turned out to be a surprisingly practical car and coped fine with a weeks worth of luggage for two people. It didn’t even do too badly on petrol when on the motorway. I managed to rack up 900 miles in the last two weeks and all in all it’s been great 🙂
It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I’d write an update. Largely because in a moment of weakness I put what I thought was a stupidly low bid on a bike on eBay this week never really expecting to win it. After the initial shock of the reserve being met, I remained convince that someone would bid higher at the last minute, well I prayed they would since after being initially seduced enough to put the bid in I suddenly came to my senses and regretted it. So I spent 24 hours cacking myself quietly so that Jane wouldn’t know. Nobody bid on the bike and I now have a 1977 Kawasaki Z1000A1, or at least I will have when I get round to picking it up from Derbyshire.
I also got a bit fed up with the lack of power that the VX had. So I got rid of that too and swapped it for a Porsche. I looked around at various Porsches, 993s, 996s and decided that Boxster was the best bet. I found a really clean 2001 Boxster S with 30K miles in Red at a local dealer and a deal was struck. Really very impressed with the car, it’s build very well and is relatively practical. Not as quick as the old TVR in a straight line and not as quick as the VX round bends but it’s a great compromise between the two.