Any Porsche Boxster Owners Out There?

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GuyNoir

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??

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I don't own one , and the reason I don't is there is no room to haul rockets.

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??

Mid life crisis?

Kaycee

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??

Locally, most all Boxster owners are female, with 911s being the choice of the males.

talkin Monkey

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Beautiful/QUALITY cars no doubt...I just never could get used to the rock-crusher clutch pedals that pivot at the floor instead of from above. That's just my pre-'96 experience...maybe Porsche/Audi/V-Dub does it different now.

SecretSquirrel

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I don't own one , and the reason I don't is there is no room to haul rockets.
Some cars are meant to haul only one thing, butt.

cls

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get an RX-8 - better performance, half the price! plus, cheaper to insure because it is a "4-door".

James Duffy

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??
Do it. Life is short.

I, too, confess a great fondness for metal that bears the Stuttgart crest. Because I am currently in the "must have four doors" phase of my life, I opted for a Cayenne several years ago, and it has proven to be the most reliable car I have ever owned. A Panamera may be in the cards in the next few years.

A wise man once told me that the ideal car has two seats and just enough luggage room for a pair of toothbrushes and some exciting lingerie. A Boxster fits that bill.

Boxster trivia: 90%+ of the little beasties are built in Finland, surprisingly.

James
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bobkrech

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Bunny

Although I don't personally have one, I frequently ride in my friend's 2003 Boxster S. It's a very competent car, quick and agile. The handling is superb whether your going 25 mph or 125 mph. Ride and seats are comfortable. The 6-speed stick has a short throw, and is precise. He's got almost 90K on it, but doesn't drives it in the winter. (He's got a 2007 AWD Ford Explorer Sport Trac and 2008 AWD Mercedes E350 for the winter.) His wife also has one. Her's is a 2004 Boxster Base with the paddle shiftable automatic. She drives this year round, but takes off the summer tires and uses either Michelin or Bridgestone snow tires in the winter.

The either of the 2010 Boxsters should fulfill you need for speed, and IMO better than the more expensive 911s. The 7-speed manual/automatic is quicker and gets better mileage than the 6-speed manual, so if I bought one, that's what I would get.

Other similar cars you might want to look at are the Lotus Elise, and the Pontiac Solstice GXP and it's twin the Saturn Sky Redline. The GM products have the same performance level as the Boxster or Elise, but at half the price. Unfortunately 2009 is the last year for both of these great cars.

If the other half doesn't like a two seater, the AWD Subaru Impreza WRX STI gives comparable performance and handling in a 4 or 5 door package. (I have 4 friends with WRXs so I've been in these vehicles as well.)

Bob

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rocketsaway

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What about a kit car? Carrera GT. GM chassis.
They have come a long way since the late 70s.

JRThro

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Bunny

Although I don't personally have one, I frequently ride in my friend's 2003 Boxster S. It's a very competent car, quick and agile. The handling is superb whether your going 25 mph or 125 mph. Ride and seats are comfortable. The 6-speed stick has a short throw, and is precise. He's got almost 90K on it, but doesn't drives it in the winter. (He's got a 2007 AWD Ford Explorer Sport Trac and 2008 AWD Mercedes E350 for the winter.) His wife also has one. Her's is a 2004 Boxster Base with the paddle shiftable automatic. She drives this year round, but takes off the summer tires and uses either Michelin or Bridgestone snow tires in the winter.

The either of the 2010 Boxsters should fulfill you need for speed, and IMO better than the more expensive 911s. The 7-speed manual/automatic is quicker and gets better mileage than the 6-speed manual, so if I bought one, that's what I would get.

Other similar cars you might want to look at are the Lotus Elise, and the Pontiac Solstice GXP and it's twin the Saturn Sky Redline. The GM products have the same performance level as the Boxster or Elise, but at half the price. Unfortunately 2009 is the last year for both of these great cars.

If the other half doesn't like a two seater, the AWD Subaru Impreza WRX STI gives comparable performance and handling in a 4 or 5 door package. (I have 4 friends with WRXs so I've been in these vehicles as well.)

Bob
I would recommend against a Pontiac anything, since that brand is history. I love the Saturn Sky, but I would be very hesitant to buy a Saturn anything either, even though Roger Penske is buying Saturn from GM some time soon.

I really like the Lotus Elise and Exige, but the Elise is more affordable.

MarkII

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??
Yeah, I wish that I could have that kind of problem...

MarkII

MarkII

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Although I don't personally have one, I frequently ride in my friend's 2003 Boxster S. It's a very competent car, quick and agile. The handling is superb whether your going 25 mph or 125 mph. Ride and seats are comfortable. The 6-speed stick has a short throw, and is precise. He's got almost 90K on it, but doesn't drives it in the winter. (He's got a 2007 AWD Ford Explorer Sport Trac and 2008 AWD Mercedes E350 for the winter.) His wife also has one. Her's is a 2004 Boxster Base with the paddle shiftable automatic. She drives this year round, but takes off the summer tires and uses either Michelin or Bridgestone snow tires in the winter.
Holy $imoleon$! My mind is reeling at the image right now. I keep forgetting that even in this economy there are still some outrageously wealthy people out there! :jaw:

MarkII

jderimig

Other similar cars you might want to look at are the Lotus Elise, and the Pontiac Solstice GXP and it's twin the Saturn Sky Redline. The GM products have the same performance level as the Boxster or Elise, but at half the price. Unfortunately 2009 is the last year for both of these great cars.

If the other half doesn't like a two seater, the AWD Subaru Impreza WRX STI gives comparable performance and handling in a 4 or 5 door package. (I have 4 friends with WRXs so I've been in these vehicles as well.)

Bob
Porsche. There is no substitute. "Joel Goodson 1983"

--john d
Porsche owner (since 1984)

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I saw a Porsche Boxster once, it made a decent speed bump
for my Ford F-350 Diesel (4x4 Crew cab long bed). It did not
look to good afterward though.

GuyNoir

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I saw a Porsche Boxster once, it made a decent speed bump
for my Ford F-350 Diesel (4x4 Crew cab long bed). It did not
look to good afterward though.
If a Boxster was a speed bump for your truck, the driver didn't know how to drive the car. . . .:roll:

GuyNoir

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Some cars are meant to haul only one thing, butt.
LOL!!

Great line, Don!!!

GuyNoir

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Yeah, I wish that I could have that kind of problem...
Just remember that having lust and doing something about it are two different things. . .

GuyNoir

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What about a kit car? Carrera GT. GM chassis.
They have come a long way since the late 70s.
Nice idea, but I barely have time to build rockets. How the heck am I going to find time to build a car?

Trident

Retired, plenty of kits
A wise man once told me that the ideal car has two seats and just enough luggage room for a pair of toothbrushes and some exciting lingerie. A Boxster fits that bill.
I think I need to re-read this whole thread to clear things up, because I'm thinking that was one heck of a launch that guy was going to ...

GuyNoir

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Porsche. There is no substitute. "Joel Goodson 1983"

--john d
Porsche owner (since 1984)
Which model?

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If a Boxster was a speed bump for your truck, the driver didn't know
how to drive the car. . . .:roll:
You should know what Chicago Rush Hour is like, sometimes there us just nowhere to go.... hehehehehehe

(BTW, I grew up in Cary. I live about 100 miles south of you now, google Herscher.)

jderimig

Which model?
I still have a 1984 944 I bought in 1983. Sitting in my garage up on blocks as I slowly replace timing belts and water pump (no failure but it was due).

My all time favorite 'drivers' car (and I had many). Not the fastest but a joy to drive.

chanstevens

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I can't deny it any longer.

I have car lust for a Porsche Boxster.

Any owners of said vehicle out there who can talk me out of (or into) it??
It would really depend on the vanity plate you get to go along with it--BATF SUX?

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A rocketeer turned up at my local field yesterday in a small soft-top (Hyundai, I think- I was in a 16-year-old Renault, which shows how much I care about such things; plenty of rocket room, however) and everyone said 'here comes xxx in his girlie car'. So take great care if such thing concern you.

als57

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I still have a 1984 944 I bought in 1983. Sitting in my garage up on blocks as I slowly replace timing belts and water pump (no failure but it was due).

John:

Time warp? Or could you buy the model a year early? Nice car but you might need to start flying micro-maxx. I almost bought a 924 once.:bangpan:

Al

GuyNoir

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It would really depend on the vanity plate you get to go along with it--BATF SUX?
GuyNoir, of course!

GuyNoir

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A rocketeer turned up at my local field yesterday in a small soft-top (Hyundai, I think- I was in a 16-year-old Renault, which shows how much I care about such things; plenty of rocket room, however) and everyone said 'here comes xxx in his girlie car'. So take great care if such thing concern you.
Talk is cheap.

Performance? Not so cheap.

This sort of debate is best settled at the track.

A 2003 Porsche Boxster S 0-60 opening bid would be 5.6 seconds. . . .

Trident

Retired, plenty of kits
Three years ago my truck's engine blew on a Thursday, and I was in desperate need to find something, since I was starting a new job on Monday. I decided I'd buy a "commuter car". I had a Jetta 15 years ago, and really loved that car. I found a clean, low mileage 2001 VW GTI with the VR6 engine. This has to be one of the hottest little sleeper cars there is. Also a nicely outfitted car loaded with heated leather seats, power everything, 4 wheel discs, moonroof, etc. My wife and I occasionally take it to Denver to see family, and the ride and handling on a highway trip is pleasant

Factory specs say 170 BHP, and is pretty quick stock. I've been considering an older Porsche for awhile, but I keep thinking I should hang onto this. It would be excellent project car. The Euro car shop I bought it from has done tuning on the VR6s, including new computer chip, new exhaust and intake, with dramatic results. And I've seen some GTIs that have been supercharged. Doing some Googling looks like you could get a lot more HP out of this engine and still keep it pretty streetable.