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 1998 Porsche Boxster 2dr Roadster w/Tiptronic

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MSRP: $41,000
Invoice: $35,895

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas Flat 6 /2.5L/151
Transmission: Automatic w/
Door/Body Style: /2 Door Roadster
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $41,000
  • Invoice Price: $35,895
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 2.5L DOHC EFI water-cooled horizontally-opposed 24-valve 6 cyl engine
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas Flat 6
  • Displacement (CC): 2.5L/151
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 201 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM: 181 @ 4500

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 57.7
  • Track Rear: 60.2
  • Ground Clearance (in): 4.1
  • Overall Length (in): 171.0
  • Overall Width (in): 50.8
  • Wheelbase (in): 95.2
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 2
  • Headroom front (in): -TBD-
  • Hip room front (in): -TBD-
  • Leg room front (in): -TBD-
  • Shoulder room front (in): -TBD-

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Integrated front fog lights
    • Rear fog light
    • Speed-dependent rear spoiler
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Automatic climate control system w/particle filter
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: anti-theft coding, removable control face
  • Instrumentation
    • Backlit analog instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/oil level/temp gauges
  • Sunroof/Moonroof & Removeable/Convertible Top
    • Pwr black cloth convertible top
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 16" x 6.0" 5-spoke pressure-cast light alloy front wheels
    • 16" x 7.0" 5-spoke pressure-cast light alloy rear wheels
    • 205/55ZR16 front tires
    • 225/50ZR16 rear tires
    • Rear wheel drive
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Dual body-color pwr heated mirrors
    • Pwr windows
    • Tinted glass w/graduated tint windshield
    • Windshield antenna
    • Windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags
  • Energy absorbing bumpers
  • Anti-Theft
  • "Boxster" design pressure-cast light alloy wheels w/anti-theft wheel bolts
  • Central locking system w/immobilizer system
  • Braking & Traction
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Pwr-assisted 4-wheel vented disc brakes w/4-piston fixed light alloy calipers

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    Service Bulletins for 1998 Porsche

    1998 PORSCHE 911
    Bulletin Number: 0203
    EXCHANGE ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS FOR WARRANTY. THIS BULLETIN REPLACES BULLETIN WTY0203 DATED 2-15-02. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 0204
    SECONDARY OIL FILTER BLEED BACK. P/N - 993 107 203 03. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 101005
    HANDLING PTFE CRANKSHAFT SEALS. 8JB
    Bulletin Number: 122-J8G5Z-09
    Information: Shock absorber for the respective chassis no longer available
    Bulletin Number: 122-N7T9K-05
    Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the front axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar de
    Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
    Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.
    Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
    Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
    Bulletin Number: 099
    FUEL FILLER CAP (SERVICE ACTION) BULLETIN DELETION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 101005
    HANDLING PTFE CRANKSHAFT SEALS. 8JB
    Bulletin Number: 122-N7T9K-05
    Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the front axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar de
    Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
    Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.
    Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
    Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.
    Bulletin Number: 1359
    INSTALLING PTFE (POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE) CRANKSHAFT SEALS ON REPLACEMENT ENGINES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 501
    WATER DRAINAGE IN FRONT COWL AREA. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 603
    OVERVIEW OF SUMMER TIRES, WHEELS AND SPACER RINGS. *MR
    Bulletin Number: 6A00
    INFORMATION REGARDING SELECTOR LEVER BUTTON POPPING OFF WHEN SELECTING DRIVE POSITIONS. *YH
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PI-D48-13
    PORSCHE: REQUESTS RETURN OF PARTS TO PCNA FOR FUEL PUMP #911 608 110 03. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TI-39-12
    PORSCHE: THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS WARNING OF BRAKE LIGHT REMAINS ON. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TI-58-12
    PORSCHE: PROCEDURAL INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACING OF FAULTY CRACKED IGNITION COILS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODEL 1997-2013 BOXSTER (986), BOXSTER/CAYMAN (987), CARRERA (996 & 997). *PE
    1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET
    Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
    Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.
    Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
    Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CABRIOLET
    Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
    Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.
    Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
    Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    1998 PORSCHE BOXSTER
    Bulletin Number: 101005
    HANDLING PTFE CRANKSHAFT SEALS. 8JB
    Bulletin Number: 105
    CLUTCH PEDAL DOES NOT FULLY REACH ITS ORIGINAL POSITION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 122-F7A6N-07
    Announcement of new Special Tool 9942 for cheching the valve on the coolant reservoir for the 718.
    Bulletin Number: 122-N7K2Y-06
    Concerns: Ignition coil with Part Nos. 997.602.104.00 and 997.602.107.00 Information: Procedure for replacing faulty ignition coils. Cracks in the ignition coil housing (Figure 1) can cause corrosion, which can result in a rough-running
    Bulletin Number: 122-U4T9K-05
    Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the rear axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar des
    Bulletin Number: 122-V3B6B-07
    Announcement of a 6 month warranty extension on VAS 581005P R1234yf Service Units for air conditioning.
    Bulletin Number: 122-V5F8X-07
    Information on new model designation logos which can be purchased and applied to the rear exhaust area of a vehicle, displaying the model designation on the outside of the vehicle.
    Bulletin Number: 122-W9D2T-07
    Instructions for using VAS 581005P in order to chech and service R1234yf Air Conditioning Unit.
    Bulletin Number: 122-X9V7W-05
    Subject: Replacing the coil spring on the front axle during repairs Information: Coil spring for the respective chassis no longer available. Notes: During repairs, the faulty coil spring will be replaced by a new coil spring of similar de
    Bulletin Number: 1359
    INSTALLING PTFE (POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE) CRANKSHAFT SEALS ON REPLACEMENT ENGINES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1A00
    INFORMATION REGARDING NOISES DURING ACTUATION OF THE CLUTCH PEDAL. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 1A01
    CRANKCASES AND BEARING HOUSING USE FOR REPAIRS/REPLACEMENT PARTS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 201
    SUBJECT REGARDING WATER DRAINAGE IN FRONT COWL AREA. *SLC
    Bulletin Number: 601
    BRAKE BOOSTER SEAL AT THE FIREWALL CHANGED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 7018
    CONCERNS WITH CLICKING NOISES FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 7018
    CONCERNS WITH CLICKING NOISES FROM THE CENTER OF INSTRUMENT PANEL IN THE KNEE PROTECTOR STRIP AREA. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9110
    INFORMATION ON THE PORSCHE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (PCM) CONTROL UNIT AND CD-ROM DRIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9801
    SUBJECT ON MANUAL GEARBOX-INSPECTION OF DIFFERENTIAL CARRIER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 980301-9687
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING AUTOMATIC RELOCKING AND UNLOCKING OF DOORS AND REAR LID. *YC
    Bulletin Number: A209
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FULE FILLER CAP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: A305
    CUSTOMER RECALL CAMPAIGN - CHECKING ADJUSTMENT OF THE TIPTRONIC KEYLOCK CABLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TI-39-12
    PORSCHE: THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAYS WARNING OF BRAKE LIGHT REMAINS ON. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TI-58-12
    PORSCHE: PROCEDURAL INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACING OF FAULTY CRACKED IGNITION COILS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODEL 1997-2013 BOXSTER (986), BOXSTER/CAYMAN (987), CARRERA (996 & 997). *PE
    1998 PORSCHE CARRERA
    Bulletin Number: 9804-1559
    CONCERN OF MAGNETIZATION OF THE HYDRAULIC VALVE TAPPETS ( LIFTERS ) CAN RESULT IN FAILURE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PK-D8-16
    PORSCHE: INFORMATION ON HOW TO READ THE VIN. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TI-58-12
    PORSCHE: PROCEDURAL INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACING OF FAULTY CRACKED IGNITION COILS ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODEL 1997-2013 BOXSTER (986), BOXSTER/CAYMAN (987), CARRERA (996 & 997). *PE
    1998 PORSCHE PORSCHE
    Bulletin Number: 6101
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO WINDSTOP LOCKING PEG FOR 911 CARRERA CONVERTIBLES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9805
    INFORMATION ON VERIFYING VEHICLE INDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN) WHEN CHECKING RETAIL DELIVERY DATE INFORMATION AND OPEN RECALLS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 9807
    WARRANTY INFORMATION ON STATE OF MAINE LEMON LAW REQUIREMENTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: D76
    PARTS WITHDRAWN. PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERIC REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNIT TO PCNA, BUT ONLY IN CASES WHERE THE DEFECT IS VISIBLE: PART NUMBER 955 110 235 01, DESCRIPTION FUEL LINE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: D77
    PARTS WITHDRAW; PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA REQUESTS RETURN OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO PCNA: PART NUMBERS 955 628 320 00 AND 955 628 321 00; DESCRIPTION TIP SWITCH. *PE

     

    Recalls for 1998 Porsche

    1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
    Manufacturer:PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates: - 01/26/1998
    Potential Units Affected:8638

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SOFTTOP STRUCTURE CATCH LEVER TENSION CAN EASE RESULTING IN A CRACK.

    Consequence:

    THE SOFTTOP CAN INADVERTENTLY OPEN STARTLING THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ROOF ALIGNMENT AND ROOF LOCKING PINS. IN ADDITION, THE TWO ROOF LOCKING MOTORS WILL BE REPLACED. ALSO A NEW SENSOR SYSTEM WITHIN THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY WILL PROVIDE AN IMPROVED CONTROL SIGNAL TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IF THE ROOF IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WHEN THE DRIVER DRIVES OFF. THE RECALL BEGAN JANUARY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
    1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CABRIOLET
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
    Manufacturer:PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates: - 01/26/1998
    Potential Units Affected:8638

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SOFTTOP STRUCTURE CATCH LEVER TENSION CAN EASE RESULTING IN A CRACK.

    Consequence:

    THE SOFTTOP CAN INADVERTENTLY OPEN STARTLING THE DRIVER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ROOF ALIGNMENT AND ROOF LOCKING PINS. IN ADDITION, THE TWO ROOF LOCKING MOTORS WILL BE REPLACED. ALSO A NEW SENSOR SYSTEM WITHIN THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY WILL PROVIDE AN IMPROVED CONTROL SIGNAL TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IF THE ROOF IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WHEN THE DRIVER DRIVES OFF. THE RECALL BEGAN JANUARY 18, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.
    1998 PORSCHE BOXSTER
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    Manufacturer:PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:11/01/1996 - 05/15/2002
    Potential Units Affected:12234

    Defect Description:

    CERTAIN 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TIPTRONIC (AUTOMATIC) TRANSMISSION MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED KEY-LOCK-CABLE DOWN TO THE SHIFT SELECTOR. IF THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE IS NOT ADJUSTED CORRECTLY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE IGNITION KEY WILL SNAG UPON BEING REMOVED FRO THE IGNITION LOCK OR THE SLECTOR LEVER CAN BE SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" WITH THE IGNITION KEY REMOVED AND THE LOCKING BUTTON OPERATED.

    Consequence:

    IF THE SELECTOR LEVER IS THEN SHIFTED FROM POSITION "P" TO POSITION "R, N OR D" WITH THE VEHICLE PARKED, AND IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT ON, THE VHEICLE WILL NOT BE SECURED FROM INADVERTENLY ROLLING AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CABLE ADJUSTMENT AND, REGARDLESS OF THE RESULTS OF THIS INSPECTION, THE KEY-LOCK-CABLE MUST ALSO BE ADJUSTED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 15, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-545-8039.

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