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Old 02-18-2004, 08:54 PM
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I was reading an interesting post in the 996 forum regarding porsche envy,

https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...hreadid=115179

It occured to me that alot of that may have to do with age. Im only 22 and am a college student, I try to avoid driving any of the porsches ive owned on campus because ive seen nice cars get TRASHED. I know that kids on campus see a nice car and think "thanks mom/dad". Not true for me, ive paid for every porsche ive owned...a 68, 69, and 70 911 before i could work up to a Boxster with a trashed engine for the 3.4 swap. Kind of wondering how old everybody else is and what they have had to deal with.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:38 PM
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I'm 25 and a college student as well, but I live in a pretty nice apt. complex and so far I haven't had any probs with vandalism. Otherwise, I could care less about what people think. My parents bought my first car which was an older honda prelude and I took the money from when I sold it and bought and sold cars to profit enough on each one to have the Boxster S I have now.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:10 AM
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I'm 50. After dark, they shoot people messing with cars in Texas... Amazing how little night time vandalism takes place around here...

And as far as other people, don't ever, never, ever worry about what they think. Be yourself.
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:03 AM
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I'll be 34 in July. I was 23 when I bought my first Porsche ('88 944). I was out of school then. I've owned quite a few since and fortunately never had any problems...other than occasionally being accused of snobbery just because of the car I own. I've always tried to live in nice areas, even when I lived in apartments. (Two of the three had garages.)

You're probably wise to just avoid any potential trouble. It's just not worth the hassle...
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:50 AM
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I'm 24. Bought my first Porsche, a 1981 911SC, when I was 22. I paid cash for both (my cash, not my parents').
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:22 AM
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46, got my first Porsche 6 years ago. My cars are garaged in my house out in the country. I do drive the Porsche quite a bit to work, but no problems there. San Antonio is a pretty layed-back place, vandalism hardly happens...

I think you're problem is geographic, move somewhere where the people are nice, and you'll have no problems!
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:36 PM
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i'm 34 , got my first porsche in 1999
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Old 02-19-2004, 05:36 PM
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Well 53 and my first a Boxster S. And yes quite a stir at work. There are people that really like the car, others that wont say a word, and others that are just resentful. I think it may be the age difference since I am older than most and have worked very hard my entire life. It was and is a real stretch for me financially. Just amazing how many people just cant be happy for someone. didnt buy it to impress anyone but never occured to be the negative vibes it would create. Oh well, love the car.
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:28 PM
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21 bought my first Porsche 84 944.
25 911sc 78.
26 ABout to buy 2000 Boxter.
About to sell my 95 M3 to upgrade to Boxter.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:14 PM
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I'm 40 and have been in to sports cars since I was a teen with my Dad's 1976 MG


Current Cars

1997 Porsche Boxster

1998 Corvette C5

2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS

1995 Dodge Caravan



Past Cars

1979 Chevy Chevette

1982 DeLorean DMC-12

1975 Chevy Nova

1984 Audi Coupe GT

1984 Porsche 944 LUX

1986 Toyota MR2

1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 TT

1995 Chevy S10 Blazer LS

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:03 AM
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Hey, Turbo - you and me both. I got mine 6 months ago, Lots of compliments at work. My CEO drives a Carrera (sp?), two colleagues have Z4s, another MB (whatever the model - the 2 seater), another the Lexus 2-seater, my boss a 'vette.

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Well 53 and my first a Boxster S. And yes quite a stir at work. There are people that really like the car, others that wont say a word, and others that are just resentful. I think it may be the age difference since I am older than most and have worked very hard my entire life. It was and is a real stretch for me financially. Just amazing how many people just cant be happy for someone. didnt buy it to impress anyone but never occured to be the negative vibes it would create. Oh well, love the car.
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I'm 33 and still have my second and third Porsches.
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Originally posted by Turboflyer
It was and is a real stretch for me financially.
You're not the only one...I'm making some sacrifices to have a Boxster. But that was my choice. It's amazing that people think your just full of money when you get a car like this.

I don't know how many times I've heard other people here at work say "..I wish I made some of that DESIGNER money like Doug does..." Sometimes they add "just joking", but you know those feelings come from somewhere.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:23 PM
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Born 9/2/67
Bought my 1986 944 in 1997.
Bought my 1999 Boxster last month.

The 944 is a daily driver. Never had any problems with other people or vandalism. Only once has someone tried to "race" me. Three young guys in a Chevy Beretta. We were on a six lane highway, late at night, no traffic. Once I hit 90 MPH (it didn't take long to get there from 70) he bailed. Would you want to do over 90 in a Chevy Beretta???

I've gotten a bit of "Whoa, a Porsche" from friends and coworkers regarding the 944. Then I tell them I bought the car for $6500. I haven't owned the Boxster long enough for Porsche envy to get around on that car.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:37 PM
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I just bought my second Porsche which is a boxster about two weeks ago.
The first was a 1985 944 which was about eight years ago. The Boxster I have now was a great deal. It is a 2000 with only 37,000 miles on it and had it checked out and everthing was ok. Since I got the car I have been getting some people kidding me that I am going through a mid-life crisis. I am 37 and I do feel that the car changing the way some people look at me which only bothers me because I have not changed and the car is only just a car. Some of the people that are giving me a hard time paid more for their cars then I did. I did not get the car to show off or anything but it is hard to enjoy the thing when you know that people are saying things behind your back. Glad to see that I am not the only one with this problem.
Love the car and everyone else can just deal with it.
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