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About Boxstercol

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    987 S, in the best colour - Atlas Grey

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  1. Sorry to hear this & hope it gets sorted appropriately. If its any consolation, I had my 986 written off in a non fault accident a few years ago & ended up in my 987 which was a blessing in disguise. However, yet another example of where drivers of a certain age should be made to take a test to confirm they are still capable of driving to a certain standard. Boils my p*ss that some old people are still on the road when it is quite clear they are incapable of driving.
  2. Will the space saver fit over the brakes on the front?
  3. Looks a good job, well done. Its one of those things on the 987 which really detracts from the interior on an otherwise tidy car.
  4. Other thing to consider is that if you call them now & advise, they may consider it an upgrade & then take the opportunity to try & charge an additional premium. Some insurance companies have very dubious 'ethics'. I had all sorts of issues when my 986 got written off... I've now insured with the PCGB preferred company, Lockton, who deal in top end cars. It seems a good policy & I like the fact that you have an account manager do you can talk to someone specifically about your policy who knows the marque. No issues so far & not a massive amount more than my renewal. My experience with how I was dealt with when my 986 got written off resulted in me searching out another company at renewal time, with good customer feedback a priority with my decision making. Didn't want to re-insure with a company that utilised underhand tactics to line their own pockets at my misfortune.
  5. Awesome work with great results!
  6. That's cheap, are you a 65 year old vicar with a £5k excess on the policy?
  7. Hi, I use Locktons on another car we have and the service and contact from them is excellent, no call centre as such, I would recommend them, Cheers Paul Thanks for the feedback Paul, good to hear. Think my mind is made up now as I've yet to hear any bad feedback.
  8. Thanks Chaps. I think the general 'quality' of the proposition is a bit better with Lockton & it appears they tend to look after the premium market - apparently have tie ups with the Ferrari & Aston owners clubs. Think I'll give them a try. I've been thinking of changing companies for over a year, well since my 986 got written off as my existing insurers weren't the best to deal with at the time. I guess you only find out how good the company is in these circumstances.
  9. Insurance due for review end of the month & after phoning current insurers was a bit miffed that premium hadn't gone down a penny even though an extra years ncb etc etc... So this prompted my to phone around & I gave Lockton a call, mainly because they advertise good rates for PCGB members. Interestingly enough, they beat my renewal & the policy includes agreed valuation, choice of garage for repair, UK / European break down cover & also track day use. The policy looks good value & also nice to have a direct contact instead of call centre etc. Anyone have any experiences, good or bad, with Lockton? I've done a quick google search but not a lot of info out there. Cheers.
  10. Russ - will this work on a 987?
  11. Perhaps a BoXa road trip to check out the gentlemans clubs in Yorkshire, courtesy of Russ of course....
  12. I find it amazing that nowadays you have to play one insurance company off against another to get a half decent price. Why they can't give you a competitive quite to start with I don't know - it hardly inspires customer loyalty if they manage to reduce their price substantially upon production of a competitors quote. Makes me feel like if I hadn't challenged then I would have been ripped off!
  13. My OPC warranty expired this month & I took out a WMS warranty from a well respected Indy. It's hit a £5k claim limit which hopefully will make a dent into a repair fist should the worst happen. When I conducted my research into extended warranties there was a lot of opinion on the value of them with a lot of people across various forums criticising them. I guess ultimately they are like car insurance, you really don't want to be claiming on them if at all possible but if you have to make a claim then in theory they should make it a little less painful (obviously dependent on whether any claim is covered...).
  14. Why is the blue 986 on the ramp smoking?!
  15. The more & more I read about LN's strict distribution criteria to their kit, the more I question their motives. I'm sure they would wish to try & control quality of installation but half the time I think they deliberately ride on the fear of the IMS thing. Plus some of the responses I've seen on some US forums by the proprietor of LN or the other linked company have been damaging to their reputation as far as I'm concerned.