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View Poll Results: Will you be getting a 987?
Definitely. I've just gotta have one. 2 4.08%
I like it and will probably get one. 8 16.33%
I'm hanging onto my "classic" 986. 36 73.47%
Nope. I'm movin' on up to a real Porsche. 3 6.12%
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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Now that you've seen the 987, will you get one?

Now that everybody has had a chance to see pictures of the 987 what's the likelihood of buying one?
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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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Now that everybody has had a chance to see pictures of the 987 what's the likelihood of buying one?

I still like my existing Boxster too much to trade it in.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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Do you mean 997?

Do you mean 997?
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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Do you mean 997?
Please excuse a 911 guy. I understand, 986 Boxster to 987 Boxster.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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Do you mean 997?
If you're talking about the last option in the poll, yes. With tongue firmly planted in cheek
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Old September 24th, 2004, 11:40 AM   #6
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I thought 987 looks terrible on spy pic, but it already grew on me by the time I saw the official one. Other than the cheap looking air intake, it looks must-upgrade to me.
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Old September 24th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #7
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Not rushing out to get one...

Though I would love to move up from my 2.7l '00 to an "S" with a glass rear window (oh, I fell in love with that '03 "S" loaner car I had at last year's BBQ), mainly due to financial reasons I don't expect to trade-in on something newer for a couple of years. So, I voted "keeping my classic 986".... the changes to the 987 are not enough for me to run out and trade-in any sooner. It looks nice - better than the 986 - but the mods are too subtle and still lack the "wow" of the original 986 show car.

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Old September 25th, 2004, 10:03 AM   #8
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I am not going to upgrade

Still in love with my 2002 "S".
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Old October 1st, 2004, 02:52 PM   #9
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I love the new look. The side intakes are goofy and the interior is iffy (it looks higher quality but not as clean). But the headlights fix what is just gawd-awful ugly about the 986 and 996. It's a huge improvment. The tail lights are also better but not as significantly so. The extra room under the fenders would also be welcome since I gave up some with my coilovers and can't fit 275's back there.

Also, the additional power would be a welcome change. I just went from MY00 to MY03 and I just found confirmation of my butt dyno results that even 8bhp makes a big diff. I just had an opportunity to drive my favorite mountain road unblocked for the first time in the new car. There is a steep uphill section where I just redlined 2nd and had ample time to wait prior to slowing for the next turn. In my MY00, I always accelerated all the way to the braking point w/o ever hitting the rev limiter. Got 22bhp more, heck yeah! Gimme it!
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