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Old 03-04-2004, 05:17 PM
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got my MY '01 SYS when I was 37. It is my first. Some people say I make too much or... I really don't care what other people think. The important part is what do I think. I love this car. It used to be my daily driver, but then I got another car for that. When I haven't driven my Boxster for a couple of weeks then get into the car, boy does it give me permagrin. This car is so great.

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Old 03-04-2004, 05:33 PM
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Awesome pair of cars Ceboyd..enjoy!
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:36 PM
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Awesome pair of cars Ceboyd..enjoy!
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Old 03-06-2004, 01:47 AM
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I'm 58, got my first Porsche in 1970... have loved all 16 since... including the '88 Turbo Targa and '97 993 Cab that my sons own....I'm in a '95 cab now as a daily driver..all we've ever had is compliments...
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I'm 58, got my first Porsche in 1970... have loved all 16 since... including the '88 Turbo Targa and '97 993 Cab that my sons own....I'm in a '95 cab now as a daily driver..all we've ever had is compliments...
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I'm 58, got my first Porsche in 1970... have loved all 16 since... including the '88 Turbo Targa and '97 993 Cab that my sons own....I'm in a '95 cab now as a daily driver..all we've ever had is compliments...
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:09 AM
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21 when i bought my first 1999 porsche boxster "last year" , because i look so young everyone thinks it's my fathers car.... here's a web site if you want to see a picture of it... o ya i paid for it...
http://www.cardomain.com/id/asilverboxster
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Old 03-11-2004, 09:12 AM
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What do you mean, "LOOK so young?" You ARE so young!!!

Originally posted by ASilverBoxster
21 when i bought my first 1999 porsche boxster "last year" , because i look so young everyone thinks it's my fathers car.... here's a web site if you want to see a picture of it... o ya i paid for it...
http://www.cardomain.com/id/asilverboxster
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:30 PM
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Bought my Vette brand new when I was 17. I made a deal with my father for it. He told me that when I was able to pay for half of it I could have it. So I started washing cars and cutting yards. Seven years later, it was mine.

In '99, right before the stock market went to sh*t, I bought the '99 Boxster new at the tender age of 22...I have since put 114k miles on it and refuse to trade it for anything in the world. I swear that car will see 500k miles before I retire it!!!!

5 weeks ago I bought my second P-car, a '76 911s. I have lusted after the older 911's my whole life, and at the age of 27, it is a reality.

If you work hard for what you have, it does not matter how old you are. As long as you are taking care of your responsibilities and obligations, why should it matter how you got that silly *** grin on your face?!?!?!
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:00 PM
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Everyone's comments here are great--I share being on the receiving end of the "Oh wow, a Porsche" syndrome and have been pretty shy about it--heck there are more expensive cars around.

But I can share one word of wisdom about trying to be a bit smarer than me in watching out for the angry and envious!

A while back I had to make a quick stop at a bank that was inside a commercial shopping center. I got there quite early and the parking lot was pretty deserted, but I still parked a ways away, and happened to straddle two spaces thinking nobody would care as the nearest car was at least 20 slots away. Well, the stop lasted longer than expected, and I guess people arriving in the interim pretty much filled the lot. Someone got mad that my shiny new Boxster was taking two slots and put a deep and nasty scratch just above the drivers door handle--a little reminder from them to me about resenting the many of us with expensive cars thinking we deserved something more than those without. Oh well. My dealer took pity and got 99% of it out, but like many of you--don't like to take that car anywhere I'm not absolutely sure will be among friends.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:26 AM
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I'm 18. I've owned three cars so far. Heh, I know about that financial stretch part. When you see my meager 4 digit income and parts that cost often 3 or 4 digits it's crazy!!! Got all my cars way way under blue book though. More like bought a small mechanical or cosmetic problem that came with a free car. Without my '88 Saab for parts I would not be able to afford to own the 1990. I hope that doesn't become the case with the 944.

1990 9000 S (now turbo! faaast) 206,391 miles and still truckin'
1988 9000 Turbo (now dead!) 235,551 miles
1988 944 S (just purchased!) 80,234 miles
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:11 PM
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I'm 30 and the boxster and my 944S2 are my third and forth Porsche cars. I also get a lot of flack at work....people think that I'm selling drugs or something. Anyway, I've been fortunate to be patient and wait for good deals. I also have a great job in medical sales that allows me to work hard and play hard.

The S2 I just bought for 10K.....with only 39,000 original miles on it. My second Porshce was a 944 Turbo that I bought for only 6500 from a college kid that wanted to go buy a Honda CBR. I drove the car for two years then sold it for 11,000....not too bad. My first Porsche was a graduation gift from my father so that is a hand-me-down. That was a 1957 356 speedster. Ended up trading that on a Vett.....what was I thinking then????? The boxster I bought on a whim....after I sold the 944T I just couldn't go a summer without a sportscar. Got an excellent deal on that too!!!
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Old 04-22-2004, 02:45 AM
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Im 22 just bought an Anniv. Edditon Boxster, (paid in full) LOVE IT!
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Old 04-22-2004, 04:16 AM
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It's great to see so many positive attitudes on this board and in Porsche owners in general. Given that we are very fortunate to drive such amazing vehicles, we may want to take a few moments of our lives to give something back to the community.

It may be something as simple as participating in the local children's hospital parade (where exotic car owners take sick patients for a ride around the city in formation) or better yet, taking the awesome attitude and passion you guys demonstrate, to your local high school and doing a presentation on the positives of staying in school, setting goals, etc.

I am 28 and started in the high tech industry at 20, working for one of Canada's best companies. I've built my career on one simple principle: Push hard, move forward, but never at someone else's misfortune.

When I was younger, I'd see a 911 go by and I made it my goal to get a Porsche as soon as I possibly could. Many role models have helped me move forward, I hope that I can inspire and do the same to others so that they can contribute their maximum to society.

The 993 Turbo is my 3rd Porsche, the first being a 944 Turbo S and the second, a 964 Turbo. I have a turbo addiction I have found however, if you select the right models and buy them at the right time, you can come out ok when it comes time to sell. Your lower depreciation is offset by the added running costs, but if you factor depreciation expenses into a new Audi or Honda, the overall costs are surprisingly similar.

Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors.
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I am 50, my first 931 Porsche was purchased in '98. Sometimes in late '99 I purchased a guards red 951 which was sold a few weeks ago. In a few years from now I am hoping to be a proud owner of a low mileage silver with red interior Boxter
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