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Manual Trunk Release Cable

while replacing the spoiler deployment mechanism on my 1998 boxster I forgot to prop up the trunk. When I removed the old unit and put it aside a gust of wind closed the trunk. Since there's no actuat...

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IMS

I have a 1998 boxster and was wondering just how important it is to replace the Intermediate Shaft Bearing, I just turned a 100,000 miles and want to keep my baby safe,I have read its only 1-2 perce...

IMS BEARING

I would like to know if you can give me the model years and/or the vin# range for the 2001 Boxster S with the questionable IMS bearings, and what is the likelihood of having to replace it. I have a 20...

Cold Start

I found a car that I want to test drive however I don’t want the engine warmed up before I get to the location where the car is stored. how do I inform the seller of this request and how can I t...

1999 Boxster

Automatic transmission,takes a lot of rpm's to get it to shift out of 1st gear and will not shift into 5th

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Porsche Boxster Overview

The Porsche Boxster is a two-seat, open top roadster that occupies the position of entry-level vehicle in the Porsche pantheon. When introduced in 1997, it was Porsche's first all-new vehicle in almost 20 years, and naturally generated a lot of excitement in the period between its announcement in 1993 and its appearance in showrooms four years later. It was also an essential car for Porsche, since the German automaker was striving to keep up with its competition. The popularity of the Mazda Miata reinvigorated the market segment for two-seater convertibles, and the BMW Z3 and Mercedes-Benz SLK made that segment viable and boosted the competitive stakes. The Boxster gave Porsche a chance to wade into those competitive waters.
For its first year, the Boxster came with a water-cooled 201-horsepower, 2.5-liter flat six-cylinder boxster-style engine (which indicates that the engine was installed horizontally). Also, as opposed to being a rear engine, such as in the 911, the Boxster's powerplant was classified as a mid-engine, since it was situated behind the driving compartment but ahead of the rear axle.
In its early years, a five-speed manual transmission was standard in the Boxster, while an five-speed Tiptronic transmission was optional. The Tiptronic was an automatic transmission with a gate that enabled the driver to shift manually, depending on driving conditions.
In 2000, the Boxster S, a higher-performance model, made its debut. Power was provided by a 250-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder, which was linked to a new six-speed manual transmission. The standard, or base, Boxster also received a power boost for 2000, to a 217-horsepower, 2.7-liter six-cylinder engine.
Power was increased again in 2003, with the base Boxster getting a boost to 228 horsepower and the Boxster S seeing a bump up to 258 horsepower. A few minor changes were made to the exterior as well, although the roadster received a more extensive redesign in 2004.
For 2007, the engines for both the 2007 Boxster and Boxster S received VarioCam Plus, which continually adjusts valve timing for optimal performance. As a result, power for the base Boxster was boosted to 245, while the Boxster S's 3.4-liter six-cylinder pumped out an impressive 295 horsepower.

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