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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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Release date of 2009 Boxster S?

I must admit I'm intrigued by the 2009 S offering 310hp and better fuel economy along with a sequential 7 speed. What I've not heard is when these might hit the US.

Also, as I've never bought a Porsche new, I'm curious about suggestions about time of year to purchase and how much bargaining might reduce the price.

Your thoughts?

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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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not sure of the date, but i think it will be in the spring. my dealer says he can order the 2010 boxster with pdk, etc. so i am guessing spring. your post asked about the 2009. i am talking about what will be the 2010. 2009 won't have the 310hp, pdk, etc.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was wondering if I'd had a 'senior moment' so I googled 2009 Boxster S and came up with an answer to the release date and a raving preview review at http://www.autoweek.com/article/20081119/FREE/811199992

March 09 according to the article.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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that's interesting. i was told it would be the 2010 model. if that is a 2009, and i bought one already, i don't think i would be a happy camper.

but we have already had this conversation, i think.

http://www.babblers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10602

so that's all i know.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link that led me to the Boxster video! It certainly had me salivating, and really ran down all the available features - making me glad I started this thread. Now if only I can win the lottery before March 09.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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Now if only I can win the lottery before March 09.
when that happens, don't forget who your best friend is.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #7
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Can wait for the configurator "build your own" on the Porsche site shows the build data for the 'NEW' Boxster...
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:10 PM   #8
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Al:
I do not have the MY09 Boxster order guide, but someone provided me with the link to the MY09 Cayman order guide, which should be very close to the Boxster / Boxster S, except for base price, which should be lower (including lower horsepower). Even though the car is referred to as a MY09, it will most likely be MY10 with a Feb./March introduction. Anyways, the link for the download is:

http://www.caymanclub.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=254

Hope this will hold you until the Boxster order guide is released.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:02 PM   #9
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Thanks Vincesf, that gives me something to go on, I would like to trade-in my 2006 Boxster and order a 2009/10 Boxster S...

Up here in Canada the prices are all much higher, but at least I will have an idea of how much I'll need to save for the 'new ride'!!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:22 PM   #10
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Hello, Jack. I'm no expert, but I think the best times to buy a new car from a dealer are (in order of increasing advantage to the buyer)

end of month
end of quarter
off-season (especially relevant to a sports car, and most of all a roadster)
end of model year
end of model life cycle interval
end of calendar year.

If that's true, now would be the absolutely best time to buy a new 2008 Boxster from dealer inventory.

Anyway, the worst time to buy a new car model is when it is first released to market. So, though it is the end of calendar year and off-season, the 2009 Boxster is at the start of its model's latest life cycle interval. I would be very surprised if any good deals could be had now.

That said, the present state of the economy may make dealers do strange things.

Good luck!

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