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Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751548
10/08/22 02:53 PM
10/08/22 02:53 PM
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Peter J Offline OP
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Well, here it is....

[Linked Image]

Not bad for a 6 year old car.
A new Boxster S with a specification mirroring mine would be £73,000
Compare this with a very similar price to a reasonably well specified Plus 4.
Morgan has some way to go to provide the same level of product quality and dealer experience to play on the same ground as Porsche.

Amusingly, when the Boxsters first came out they had to recall about 1400 cars...just like Morgan. But Porsche had to replace the engine, not a master cylinder....


Peter,
66, 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka, 2014 Plus 8....Back on the Road Again!!


Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751551
10/08/22 02:55 PM
10/08/22 02:55 PM
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Nice colour!

Originally Posted by Peter J
Well, here it is....

[Linked Image]

Not bad for a 6 year old car.
A new Boxster S with a specification mirroring mine would be £73,000
Compare this with a very similar price to a reasonably well specified Plus 4.
Morgan has some way to go to provide the same level of product quality and dealer experience to play on the same ground as Porsche.

Amusingly, when the Boxsters first came out they had to recall about 1400 cars...just like Morgan. But Porsche had to replace the engine, not a master cylinder....

Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751553
10/08/22 02:59 PM
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Very nice Peter thumbs


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Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751558
10/08/22 03:30 PM
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Blue is my current favourite Porsche colour Peter..(-: Though for a very long time if it was a sports car it had to be red... I hope you really enjoy the Boxter experience Peter.

Almond when you typed :-

" 6-cylinder Boxsters are extremely good and I had a Cayman (manual) in the past that was competent and efficient at all times and fun some of the time. Although a bit of a threat to the license as you had to be going some to really enjoy it. A little opposite to most Morgans..."

Circa 30 years ago when testing the new to market 993, and finding the driving experience somewhat uninvolving until giving it some stick, by which time one was more than likely to be in licence schredding territory.. That experience caused me to go off in search of an involving driving experience within legal limitations on B roads. It took a while and I eventually eneded up a mid 80`s +8 owner.. (-: .

Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751563
10/08/22 04:02 PM
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Peter J,

Great looking car I'm sure its going to get some use with the current weather we have.............really striking blue colour. Did the first drive home live upto expectation?


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Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751566
10/08/22 04:17 PM
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looks good Peter ; love the colour..... love

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Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751574
10/08/22 05:07 PM
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Looks great, I bet it feels a bit different to both the +8 and the electric thing.
Morgan has a lot to live up to when you compare the practicality, build quality, materials, value for money, drive, waterproof-ness(?) etc etc of the Porsche.

Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Julian BB] #751579
10/08/22 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Julian BB
Looks great, I bet it feels a bit different to both the +8 and the electric thing.
Morgan has a lot to live up to when you compare the practicality, build quality, materials, value for money, drive, waterproof-ness(?) etc etc of the Porsche.



I came to Morgan after owning two Porsches in a row. No regrets after 7 years. I think it's the foibles that make it for me - and the simplicity.

Fabulous looking Boxster by the way - enjoy!

Last edited by Fox Terrier; 10/08/22 05:26 PM.

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Re: Boxter Experience [Re: JohnHarris] #751581
10/08/22 06:07 PM
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Peter J Offline OP
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Originally Posted by JohnHarris
Peter J,

Great looking car I'm sure its going to get some use with the current weather we have.............really striking blue colour. Did the first drive home live upto expectation?


John, it was a good drive on uninvolving roads. Later I went out on the lanes and B Roads... gosh, it goes like stink when provoked... 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, I'm told.
It is VERY comfortable, had an electric roof, so no excuse for not having the roof down and it makes me smile. It is a combination of a GT Touring car and boy racer thing with a shouty exhaust, I suppose.


Peter,
66, 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka, 2014 Plus 8....Back on the Road Again!!


Re: Boxter Experience [Re: Peter J] #751583
10/08/22 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter J
Originally Posted by JohnHarris
Peter J,

Great looking car I'm sure its going to get some use with the current weather we have.............really striking blue colour. Did the first drive home live upto expectation?


John, it was a good drive on uninvolving roads. Later I went out on the lanes and B Roads... gosh, it goes like stink when provoked... 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, I'm told.
It is VERY comfortable, had an electric roof, so no excuse for not having the roof down and it makes me smile. It is a combination of a GT Touring car and boy racer thing with a shouty exhaust, I suppose.


Well no excuses for not taking that touring holiday now! God bless electric roofs! I'm glad it makes you smile, I'm sure it will continue to grow in your affection and increase that enjoyment factor so necessary these days.


John
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