The first thing that many people will bring up when you causally toss out the name Boxster is; IMS failure. It is, for better or worse, a large part of the 986 legacy. The sheer volume of information is staggering, but in short the early flat-6 watercooled engines had an issue with a grease packed (non pressurized oil fed) intermediate bearing that can fail and cause catastrophic engine damage when it goes...not if it goes, but when. Porsche was on the
Under this carpeted trunk is a 3.2 liter flat-6 good for 250 horsepower and 225 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Sure, you can get a new Nissan Altima with more power, but take a ride in a Boxster S and you'll understand why folks shelled out 50 to 60 large when these things were new.
Take a look at the odometer on this one -- 27k miles. Wow. You'll be hard pressed to find any 15 year old cars with so few miles, unless of course the owner was concerned he'd blow up his engine...sorta makes sense now.
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