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Under 25
34
4.15%
26-30
90
10.99%
31-35
86
10.50%
36-40
104
12.70%
41-45
122
14.90%
46-50
120
14.65%
51-55
82
10.01%
over 55
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22.10%
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pnamueller View Post
Bought my first porsche when I was 21. A 944 Turbo and quickly learned that just bcuz you can afford to buy it doesn't mean you can afford to maintain it. After running it into the ground, I sold it to my bro who spent $$ to bring it back up to mint. I vowed not to get a sweet car until I can afford to maintain it as well. I bought my 996 turbo 2 years ago at 36 and it has been heaven ever since. I am looking at a 07gt3 but the wifey says we need a bigger house. I am hoping to go shopping again in about 3 years or so.
LOL - makes me realize how blessed I am or how insane both my wife and I are. When debating on buying the C4S for cash; the better use of the money was to put it into the house. I was trying really, really hard to be practical until my wife said "you can't drive a house and I know your true love is to drive, so just buy the GD thing and get it over with". So I did.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:08 PM
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silo - great wife

Bought first Porsche at 49 yo. Lovin' it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:22 PM
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I am 55. Bought a 88 Carrera when I was 32. Never should have sold it. Just bought a 01 996c2. These are great cars.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by alpine003 View Post
I think the best time to have one if money allows is before you have kids when you're in your 20's or 30's. After that it can get a bit harder with more responsibilities and when practicality gets in the way.
Im 37, have four kids ages 3 to 15 (2 boys/2 girls) and this car has been not only practical but a blast for the family. My wife asks for rides all the time. It all depends on your family's perspective. I hope to have other models of the Porsche in my possession into my 50s.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by TexAg911 View Post
Im 37, have four kids ages 3 to 15 (2 boys/2 girls) and this car has been not only practical but a blast for the family. My wife asks for rides all the time. It all depends on your family's perspective. I hope to have other models of the Porsche in my possession into my 50s.
That's one of the reasons why I bought the 911 over an NSX so that I can take my two kids and the wife to various places. Still it can only extend "practical" to a limited level.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:31 PM
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First 911 was a 69 911T while stationed in Italy in the early 80's. Was about 27ish if memory serves me well... Fast forward through 2 kids graduated from college and semi retired... Current 02 C4S was a gift on my 50th birthday from my wife of 32 years! That was 5+ years ago! Have been tempted a few times to trade up to a 997 but there's just something special I like about this 996...
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:38 PM
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I bought my 996 at age of 33 now 36.

Should have bought it sooner
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:04 PM
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Just picked up my first Porsche yesterday. I've wanted a 911 for as long as I can remember. It's a 2002 911 Cabrio, not my first choice, but was traded-in where I work so I got a good deal. Hopefully this will be the start of a long, long time of Porsche ownership.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:49 PM
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At 67 I'm pretty close to Hurdi. '03 996 cab. is Porsche
#3 after 986 and 928. Still my daily driver...turns heads in our small city....life is good!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:14 PM
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Interesting spread of ownership. Approximately 1/3 over 50, 1/3 40 to 50 and 1/3 under 40.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:40 AM
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I'm 59 years old but, while driving I'm feeling 19 again
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TreyFiveOhJoe View Post
Just picked up my first Porsche yesterday. I've wanted a 911 for as long as I can remember. It's a 2002 911 Cabrio, not my first choice, but was traded-in where I work so I got a good deal. Hopefully this will be the start of a long, long time of Porsche ownership.
Congrats on your Porsche purchase. Post some pics if you have them.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:19 PM
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I'm 58 but feel like 20 when driving it (996 99 C2 manual) had it since 2006.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by alpine003 View Post
I think the best time to have one if money allows is before you have kids when you're in your 20's or 30's. After that it can get a bit harder with more responsibilities and when practicality gets in the way.
Absolutely true, but it might be even worse than that. When I was 26 and conspiring to own a Porsche, a 60-year-old co-worker that had just bought an '06 Cayman pulled me aside and told me to go get the car I wanted right now because he realized that he waited too long and that he would have enjoyed it a lot more in his 20s than he did in his 60s.

I took his advice.
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Originally Posted by tooloud10 View Post
Absolutely true, but it might be even worse than that. When I was 26 and conspiring to own a Porsche, a 60-year-old co-worker that had just bought an '06 Cayman pulled me aside and told me to go get the car I wanted right now because he realized that he waited too long and that he would have enjoyed it a lot more in his 20s than he did in his 60s.

I took his advice.
I enjoy my Porsche 996 today as much or more than when I had my first 911S at age 28. When I am getting on the freeway, going through the gears is like a shot of Sildenafil Citrate
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