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Can you offer me some advice on buying a Porsche Boxster 986?

I'm considering buying a Porsche Boxster 986. I'd like some advice on what to expect. I've been told by a current owner that if the engine hasn't blown after about 35,000 miles, then it will be okay.

Asked on 24 July 2018 by Richard Davies

Answered by Keith Moody
Which Boxster you buy will depend largely on your budget. The range was constantly updated throughout the car's lifetime so the younger the car, the better the spec (and build quality). Early cars suffered from cracking in the cylinder bores while some engine's also suffered from the failure of the intermediate shaft bearing. But the most common weak spot of these cars is oil leaking past the rear main oil seal. This results in a drip and slow oil leakage but isn't terminal.
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