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Old 02-29-2004, 10:10 AM
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42yo and a newcomer to the Porsche world. Got my first--1990 C2 coupe--a few weeks ago. Love it more every day.
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Old 02-29-2004, 10:39 AM
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53 here. Got my first Porsche at 23 a band new 914 2.0. This will be my 4th Porsche. After you drive a Porsche, nothing else comes close!

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Old 02-29-2004, 10:40 AM
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Old 02-29-2004, 11:49 AM
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26, I just picked up my 2004 Boxster S on Wednesday! First Porsche and definitly not my last...now it is time to save up for another five years for the next one
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by delhi
big deal. used boxsters aren't expensive. what's with the envy. for the same money, some ppl buy a Honda Accord some buy a used Boxster. get over it.
I agree, there's all sorts of stupid and common cars that cost more new than a boxster used. You can get a used S for under $30k now. It's silly for people to act like you are made of money just because you drive one, thier soccer mom wife probably drives an SUV that could theoretically cost mroe.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:55 PM
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Yes its true that you can get a used boxter for less than many new cars. Most of the average non-car enthusiest people don't know this fact. All they see is Porsche, and Porsche = expensive. I just paid $4500 for my '86 944. When I told my parents I bought a porsche and found out how much I paid, they couldn't believe it. We all love our cars, and love the attention it brings. When we are out and drive by and people look and say, "Hey there goes a Porsche, he must have some money."
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:43 PM
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so... basically it's for the badge then?
like a used Jag. darn cheap to buy one of those too. and ppl will think you grow money at the backyard.
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by delhi
like a used Jag. darn cheap to buy one of those too. and ppl will think you grow money at the backyard.
You'll need a money tree if you're going to keep it on the road
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by delhi
so... basically it's for the badge then?
like a used Jag. darn cheap to buy one of those too. and ppl will think you grow money at the backyard.
I can't agree that people would buy it just for the badge. Let's face it, a used Porsche is a lot better than a new Subaru or Toyota, don't ya' think?

And if you can't afford a new Porsche, then the next best thing is a used one, not a new Camry.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:27 AM
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I love this quote:

There is no such thing as a “used” Porsche; there are only “new” owners.
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Old 03-02-2004, 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by erics944
I love this quote:

There is no such thing as a “used” Porsche; there are only “new” owners.
Yeh, I like that too!
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:22 PM
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31, bought my first, and so far only, brand new p-car as a birthday gift to myself upon turning 30. Maybe I will get the next Porsche when I turn 40 (hmmmm, wonder what the GT2 will be selling for then )
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:05 PM
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I'm only 20, college grad, but self-employed, and got my 99 Boxster 7 months ago. And yes I paid for mine all on my own, no parents help, no co-signer, or anything. I just look at it as being very blessed. God Bless, -Drew
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:00 PM
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Good attitude Drew, I'm sure you'll be getting more as life goes on...enjoy!
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I saved 10+ years to pay cash for my 'then' new 96 993 and got a lot of grief because I looked like I was 18 when I bought it, am a female enthusiast and ended up divorced partially because of it. (He wanted me to put my life savings into paying off the townhome I bought before we got married and felt $75K on a car was 100% frivilous and a complete show of immaturity - despite his agreeing that I buy the Porsche with my money BEFORE we got married). ---and to think I bought a Tip just so he could drive the car too because he hated stick.. figures the car and my love of Porsche lasted longer than the marriage!


I now ALSO have an 02 Boxster S ...I did pretty well in stocks for a while and was able to afford it but I am still paying a mortgage on my townhome! Oh well, I spend frivilously but am happy when I drive!

Being a car nut is someting you either get or your don't.. and I think you either grow up that way or you don't. I grew up a tomboy riding my bigwheel and playing with hot wheels instead of playing 'house' and with 'dolls' with the girly-girls.

I guess that is why my boyfriend now get's me and has his own 993 because he shares my love of cars and I turned him toward Porsche (away from his 96 Viper GTS)

So now I am 36 with 2 beautiful Porsche's and still get the 'must be nice', ' you are over paid', 'why waste so much money' comments/attitude! BTW: interestingly enough, I get a lot of attitude from the VW crowd too when they find out I have 2 Porsche's (the VW is my winter car).

But I am a happy camper driving my Porsche's so what do they know anyway?


My Favorite Porsche ad:

"Porsche, there is no substitute!"
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