Should A Boxster Be Your Next Project Car?

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This week, Alex takes his Boxster to Porsche for a full low down, then takes a look at its tuning potential!

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  1. The Vintage Appliance Emporium
    The Vintage Appliance Emporium
    преди ден

    Rich is HOT! Couldn't concentrate on the car lol XD

  2. Jeremiah Whitmore
    Jeremiah Whitmore
    преди 2 дни

    Well, the Boxster isn't going to be cheap any more now.

  3. Ted Cheesman
    Ted Cheesman
    преди 3 дни

    Too many adds lost interest 🙁

  4. Joe'n Bro
    Joe'n Bro
    преди 3 дни

    Sorry man but your wrong. Way wrong. BMW Z4 takes you way further for less money

  5. Paul Curran
    Paul Curran
    преди 5 дни

    Great video very insightful! Porsche Rich knows his stuff!

  6. Ian Vallender
    Ian Vallender
    преди 6 дни

    I remember when Mike Brewer picked up a boxster for £1,000 on Wheeler Dealers it was a year 2,000 model!

  7. Damian Walsh
    Damian Walsh
    преди 6 дни

    look forward to you doing a few mods....

  8. Corzzaful
    преди 6 дни

    That was awesome Alex! 100% got me inspired to purchase a boxter and fettle with it. Please let us know how you go upgrading the boxter. Maybe get BDS on and have them chat about the mods to his 3.2 S and what can be done to the 2.7. Keep up this kind of work. Love it! Cheers

  9. Raymond Mumford
    Raymond Mumford
    преди 7 дни

    Brought a 987, it's awesome.

  10. Rose Smith
    Rose Smith
    преди 7 дни

    German cars = garbage 🗑

  11. Jon Follows
    Jon Follows
    преди 8 дни

    Did Ethan buy the Crossfire Cab as he seemed to love it…

  12. benje302
    преди 8 дни

    Did you pick anything up in IKEA 🤣🤣🤣

  13. Captain Fartmaster
    Captain Fartmaster
    преди 8 дни

    Sorry but buying a non “S” Boxster is an absolute idiotic advice. Experience and money wise. Who in his right mind would want the most basic slow ass “modern” Porsche there is?? Please don’t be as tight ass as Alex and invest a little more and get a way better car with a Boxster S. I don’t know why having so many subscribers Alex is such a tight ass and buys absolute shit cars. Even it looks way better because it doesn’t have milk bottle tops for wheels.

  14. MrChimpeh
    преди 9 дни

    This needs to be a series, do the 300 and the PT Cruiser

  15. Lee Champion
    Lee Champion
    преди 9 дни

    Had a 986 S when it was 6 years old, most poorly built money pit I ever bought......

  16. W M
    W M
    преди 9 дни

    question, 986 or 968?

  17. Adam Lewellen
    Adam Lewellen
    преди 9 дни

    Hell no! Get a car that doesn't require you to know German to use a scan tool.

  18. Masterblack91
    преди 9 дни

    0:46 "...decent boxter for well under 5k pound" in Italy,basic model is 14k € (12k £ / 16,500 $) It's amazing how cheap are cars in UK...

    1. DaysOf Grace
      DaysOf Grace
      преди 6 дни

      8( I bought a 987 Gen 2 Boxster 2009 49000 miles Basalt Black with black leather/interior, PDK, Sport Chrono, Porsche Sport Exhaust, PASM (electronic dampers), Sport Seats Plus, Bluetooth & sat-nav plate, 19 inch Sport Design alloys, with a two year extended warranty for £21000 in June 2018 from Porsche Centre Cambridge

    2. Jared Garbo
      Jared Garbo
      преди 6 дни

      Makes me want to export them.

  19. Lincolnshire Poacher
    Lincolnshire Poacher
    преди 10 дни

    LOL these cars will never be cheap. Just keep your wallet in the open position on the sideboard.

  20. Dave K
    Dave K
    преди 10 дни

    No, a Boxster should never be your next project car unless you can print your own money

  21. jake lami
    jake lami
    преди 10 дни

    £5000...Not in Canada anymore that's for sure. Used to be able to get these for well under that all day long but it seems the value has inflated. Surprised it's not the same on your side of the pond.

  22. Isak s
    Isak s
    преди 10 дни

    my next project car will be a Volvo amazon wagon

  23. nom chompsky
    nom chompsky
    преди 10 дни

    Shut up about boxsters. Prices are already going up and I want one before they get crazy

  24. MyCars
    преди 10 дни

    The ugly gen. An expensive unreliable 2nd hand car. You can get faster reliability for less and without the horrible high cost nazi Porsche badge.

  25. sammy raffel
    sammy raffel
    преди 10 дни

    boxters are ugly compared to other porsche thats why you dont see em much and in countrys like germany they stil cost easily 10-20k

  26. Home Built By Jeff
    Home Built By Jeff
    преди 10 дни

    It is the beginning of the end, now you have ventured over to the dark side :D

  27. Torque of the Devil
    Torque of the Devil
    преди 10 дни

    I've looked at these in the past as a cheap way into a porsche. I know the IMS issue is probably very hyped but it can be an expensive issue and knowing my luck i'd be one of the few it happens to.

  28. Aaron Kirsch
    Aaron Kirsch
    преди 10 дни

    I sold a rare optioned 986 from 01 just a couple months ago,.. it was mint,. 55,000 miles white with dark blue top, grey alcanterra embossed seats and just perfectly clean and serviced in every way... I got 14,500 ,.. now just 4 months later,. the same car,.. actually not even as nice as that car,.. are now selling for over 20 grand !! and here is the kicker,.. I miss the car so bad ! I have been through a BMW 650 and another vintage convertible,. and had to get rid of both right away,. they where both grossly misrepresented to the point of being fraudulent... so now I have the itch and I can't find anything to replace that mid engine handling and drop top fun!!

  29. Hello Rato
    Hello Rato
    преди 10 дни

    I spent £4K on my Boxster S 3.2L and it’s great. Insurance at 21 just £600 a year. My water pump exploded but it was an easy afternoon jacked up, £60 part and hundreds saved on labour.

  30. K R
    K R
    преди 11 дни

    not worth it. the engine is fragile

    преди 11 дни

    Either way, 'Shut up' - Vicky Pollard

  32. Shadow
    преди 11 дни

    What was the body panel they had ready for it ?

  33. odgie991
    преди 11 дни

    Was that £1100 for 23hp increase... fuck me with a wire brush, that's awful.

  34. Bapster Man
    Bapster Man
    преди 11 дни

    The reason they are so cheap is because you have to re- mortgage your house when anything goes wrong, prices for parts and labour are ridiculous.

  35. Mark C.
    Mark C.
    преди 11 дни

    3oxster 😅

  36. jama211
    преди 11 дни

    Why is the frame rate so low on this one?

  37. Fredrik Svärd
    Fredrik Svärd
    преди 11 дни

    Boxsters, caymans and 996 models will climb in price. Maybe not 300% like the 964 did, but still.

  38. joe kelynack
    joe kelynack
    преди 11 дни

    Keeping making 986 boxster videos please

  39. Edwin Jones Williams
    Edwin Jones Williams
    преди 11 дни

    can you do a audi TT mk2 video like this?

  40. datblakboiyall
    преди 11 дни

    Please report this video, boxters suck. I definitely think it's a bad nobody buys the good ones in my area before me.....

  41. D Lee
    D Lee
    преди 11 дни

    Why would you use a torch for the light instead of a flashlight? That seems dangerous.

  42. Richard25000
    преди 11 дни


  43. Tiyama
    преди 11 дни

    the 3oxter

  44. bmwman1981
    преди 11 дни

    You don’t want to as it’s a poor persons Porsche and not a proper Porsche ie 911 and it has Porsche maintenance cost which are expensive even tho it’s a cheap car to buy now

  45. Nasyriq Taib
    Nasyriq Taib
    преди 12 дни

    My dream car when i was at high school

  46. Bob the Mechanic
    Bob the Mechanic
    преди 12 дни

    I wish they were cheap in the US

  47. JP3
    преди 12 дни

    ok but what about a 996?

  48. Elopo BaconForPigsQc
    Elopo BaconForPigsQc
    преди 12 дни

    Just as i am looking to buy one!

  49. B8zey155
    преди 12 дни

    No, they're crap

  50. bbbf09
    преди 12 дни

    Lord -the interior looks plasticky and tacky . That was a premium car 20 years ago? I think the dash on my tweaked Ford puma VCT (same vintage) looked very similar in layout but in fact superior in terms of premium look. I seem to recall it probbaly had similar performance spec as well. Never been a Porsche fan - this din't convine. You didn't get much for your premium price tag did you?

  51. TZB 997
    TZB 997
    преди 12 дни

    15k for the cheapest here in the proper Europe - UK 2nd hand prices are awesome...because of the right steering wheel (and I mean right-left, not right - wrong)

    1. Speedwelltuning
      преди 3 дни

      Proper Europe?? WTF are you talking about?

  52. 6mtzhp
    преди 12 дни

    My S2000 skyrocketed in value, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to see one of its most direct competitors do the same.

  53. maxxpls
    преди 12 дни

    this is funny because i blew my transmission on mine just a few days ago

  54. TezlaByte
    преди 13 дни

    Denmark here... Why we dont pick these up? I'll tell ya: I found two in the years close to yours: 2002 3.2 S = £28,700 2005 2.7 = $34,400 Okay, I'll go for an older Boxster then: 1997 2.5 = $18,900

  55. fly bobbie
    fly bobbie
    преди 13 дни

    Boring, look like a slipper.

  56. captainchaos087
    преди 13 дни

    It would be epic if Alex, Jack and Ethan to had their own syndicated automotive television programme.

  57. Ross B
    Ross B
    преди 13 дни

    There not but they should be 😭

  58. Munitions
    преди 13 дни

    I'm not a Porsche fan and I'm only a part-time Car Throttle follower. But blimey, I want this Porsche dude there for when I buy my next car please!

  59. Jonathan Vos
    Jonathan Vos
    преди 13 дни

    Cool to see you guys being sponsored by Rocket League! I love the game myself!

  60. JeremyHartson2000
    преди 13 дни

    A: they are easy to work on. B: Good thing because nearly everything will break by 200,000k

  61. Dozer 87
    Dozer 87
    преди 13 дни

    hard to think these are 25yrs old i remember them coming out, they have aged well.................. unlike me

  62. J D
    J D
    преди 13 дни

    Drive a 2005 987, and love it. Has the larger improved IMS, which is lucky on 55 plate. Allot of car for the money, things to check are: RMS oil weeping, IMS gasket can also weep, Exhaust muffler to manifold gaskets, front coolant cross pipes, front suspension struts rust at the top, AC condensers, coffin arm bushes, they get through disks and pads but not crazy expensive if you do them yourself. Coil packs crack, they improved them so worth replacing if you have the originals on. I switched to Millers Nanotech 5w-40 and engine runs quieter/smoother, great oil. Nothing to be afraid of.

  63. Darren Toddington
    Darren Toddington
    преди 13 дни

    please do another video like this but with the 300zx

  64. Laurie Olphin
    Laurie Olphin
    преди 13 дни

    Selling mine for 5k and I really don't want to for a lifetime trip. Gutted Great cars!!

  65. Timothy reynolds
    Timothy reynolds
    преди 13 дни

    Dont bother they are shit

  66. jon smith
    jon smith
    преди 13 дни

    The letter "U" in the chassis number means the car was built in Finland by Valmet Automotive , Porsche subcontracted some of the Boxster and Cayman manufacturing out as the Stuttgart factory needed extra capacity . The "U" letter means Uusikaupunki , a town in the south west of Finland , they're currently are making some Mercedes A class models there , there is a rumour that the cars from here are better made than the German made ones .

  67. Drew M
    Drew M
    преди 13 дни

    The guy who left the card was great lol

  68. David Moore
    David Moore
    преди 13 дни

    If your going to home "wrench" a 986 get ready to learn. The engineering is unique and elegant.

  69. Tclans
    преди 13 дни

    Just wanted to put it out there, Yes. Is my answer on the question in the title.

  70. Lw.2003 _
    Lw.2003 _
    преди 13 дни

    It’s an alright car but I am too tall to get in 😂

  71. Baked Belgian Waffle
    Baked Belgian Waffle
    преди 13 дни

    Pick them up under 5000 pond or 5800 euro ? If i look at "autoscout" ; only one under 5800 euro and you don't want that one....Acording this site there are 1144 boxters for sale , only 17 under 10000 euro .... So under 5800 euro seems a bit optimistic. And what about roadtax and insurance (not cheap) , don't forget in most countries they punish owners of old cars.....

  72. Markie Smith
    Markie Smith
    преди 13 дни

    Also control module underseat needs replacing and new one reprogramming by a Porsche dealer - HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WILL COST YOU!? parts bad enough but LABOUR! Suddenly a £5000 car doesn't look like a bargain.. TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE! 🤣😂

  73. Markie Smith
    Markie Smith
    преди 13 дни

    There's a true saying - buy a £5000 Boxster and spend another £4000 putting it right... and having Porsche main dealers fix it? Might as well take out a loan for £20000 and dump it on their desk saying "Help yourself boys!!!" 🤣😂

  74. alexander ellis
    alexander ellis
    преди 13 дни

    Get some new shorts mate

  75. Potato Arms
    Potato Arms
    преди 13 дни

    Kinda cool seeing the knowledge of someone in press for a company. Car companies seem to actually care who works for them, which also makes a good image. Wish other big companies worked this way.

  76. Tim Kramer
    Tim Kramer
    преди 13 дни

    Quick PSA to all BGvideo channels making "buy these cars while they're cheap" videos...please STOP. I know you make good money from these types of videos but you guys are seriously destroying the used car market for young enthusiasts. If you love cars you most likely already know what good cars are still cheap. Let's keep them cheap. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

  77. Madern
    преди 13 дни

    £1100 for 25bhp? Lol

  78. Richard
    преди 13 дни

    Brought one sprayed it satin black , cheap motor gave it to my daughter she loves it ,great cars I paid 2 grand as paint was scratced and had paint remover on it ,only got 42 thousand 😂

  79. Edd Kh
    Edd Kh
    преди 13 дни

    Paint difference ? The bonnet and front bumper is a different shade on all boxsters ?

  80. Craig Forbes
    Craig Forbes
    преди 13 дни

    Boxsters are now cheaper than Miatas.

  81. Senator Chinchilla
    Senator Chinchilla
    преди 13 дни

    As a former X-Type owner I can confirm his Miata V6 is Porsche derived. Not biased.

    преди 13 дни

    I do have one, and this is no longer cheap lol

  83. CarGuy87
    преди 13 дни

    Expensive repairs, low horsepower, meh we have one in my family and I'm not impressed.

    1. DaysOf Grace
      DaysOf Grace
      преди 6 дни

      Porsche were never about horsepower. The Italians had that sewn up, it's about feel and agility. I have BMW 335d X-drive (rear-biased AWD) remapped to 400BHP and 500 lb-ft. It doesn't have the agility and feel of the Boxster.

  84. VinNumber
    преди 14 дни

    Saab turbo project car :) B204/B234 or B205/B235 (2.0 and 2.3 petrol engines from 9-5 first gen and 9-3 first gen and 900 last gen) very cheap, very good engine (although the car is not the sportiest, it is a cruiser

  85. Joe Scho
    Joe Scho
    преди 14 дни

    What happened to the £100 Mr2 track car???

  86. Dr_Dolittle
    преди 14 дни

    I worked in a porsche specialist garage for 1 year & have seen about 5 engines that has had either IMS bearing fail or the IMS chainring being worn bent or faulty, so I think it is a common problem. I actually bought a 2.5 Boxster with a broken engine, it was cheaper to buy another engine than to rebuild. Cylinder 6 was cracked on the original engine.

  87. #CRYPTO BOND 007
    #CRYPTO BOND 007
    преди 14 дни

    S2000! THATS WHY 💪💪

  88. Colin
    преди 14 дни

    I have a 2002 2.7L Boxster great car mine came with a hardtop, FSH from day one, & one previous owner from new. Lovely car. Used to have a 911 SC but the Boxster is much better.

  89. Go Ocean
    Go Ocean
    преди 14 дни

    Had a 00’ boxster s and the fucking ims bearing shat on me and destroyed my motor, Was fun to drive while it worked🥴

  90. Malcolm Baker
    Malcolm Baker
    преди 14 дни

    Do you know how much it was to fix the bits he bought up?

  91. Ed Silvester
    Ed Silvester
    преди 14 дни

    Still prefer the S2000 . Every time. Just more interesting. That engine. That gear box.

    1. Daniel Thomas
      Daniel Thomas
      преди 13 дни

      @Ed Silvester it is one of the better built Japanese cars ,I've driven a couple and they are great cars, but the porsche is the next level imo and that flat 6 is pretty awesome I must say...doesn't rev to 9k though lol and that is fantastic either way both incredible whips cheers..😊

    2. Ed Silvester
      Ed Silvester
      преди 13 дни

      S2000 build quality is one of its outstanding features. Remember how it kept winning maxpower satisfaction year after year? Not sure how that can ‘be doubled’ ?! Here’s the split on speed.

    3. Daniel Thomas
      Daniel Thomas
      преди 13 дни

      They are cool cars and I love them , but a bit slow and over priced, and my Porsche is put together twice as good any s2000...

  92. Just some guy from Russia
    Just some guy from Russia
    преди 14 дни

    How tall is Alex ?

  93. Ven100
    преди 14 дни

    I'd still take the 300ZX. Speaking as an owner I might be biased. The engine is superb and if turbo can make a good amount of power with little money. Still looks great, turns heads. Throw on some coilovers.

  94. Bradley Hayes
    Bradley Hayes
    преди 14 дни

    Rocket league is the bollocks!!

  95. Remington Haingaertner
    Remington Haingaertner
    преди 14 дни

    NB Miata owner, and have been wanting a Boxster. Now I need one! Thanks Alex!

  96. Simon
    преди 14 дни

    NO. It’s still only people with deep pockets that can afford to keep them running.

  97. Triacontagon
    преди 14 дни

    Congrats with you’re new 3oxter!

  98. Facist Leftie
    Facist Leftie
    преди 14 дни

    because a boxter is a baby a porsche lol try fitting in one above 6 feet

  99. Oliver Salmons
    Oliver Salmons
    преди 14 дни

    Great stuff. Loved my boxster S. Bought it for £5k. History and receipts for work done. Drove for a year no probs. Serviced etc. Wonderful. Then…..knock knock. No joke. Trip to Porsche specialist and basically an economical loss to fix. I’ve owned many cars from mk1 Mx5’s, sw20 MR2’s and many Beemers and the engines have never given me grief like the Boxster did. I think I was unlucky and would have another (I think?). So you have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky. Well do yer, punk!

  100. Sir Iron Duke
    Sir Iron Duke
    преди 14 дни

    so, do you mean a Porsche "Cockster"?