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Old 01-16-2006, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by pcar964
Why don't you write something constructive instead of trying to re-start an old argument.
Constructive???? Like this??

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poseur-mobiles and pussified quasi-sportscars
Give me a break!! This was your introductory comment to this thread. Your certainly welcome to your opinion, but comments like this are hardly "constructive" yet they all too common from you. They didn't "play" well when you posted them in the 993 Forum do you honestly think they will be well received here or on the 996, 997, 987 forums?

Take your "constructive" comments someplace else.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:00 PM
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Ray, instead of meticulously trimming my posts to include only the phrases you want to use (to misrepresent me), why don't you quote my entire post? Sorry, but you're an idiot.

Enjoy your cupholders.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pcar964
Ray, instead of meticulously trimming my posts to include only the phrases you want to use (to misrepresent me), why don't you quote my entire post? Sorry, but you're an idiot.
Truth hurts I guess! These are your words from your posts.

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Enjoy your cupholders.
More constructive comments?? FWIW, the 2000 Boxster did not come with cupholders.
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:09 AM
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The truth is that they really do not build them like they used to. 986 and 996 are very nice vehicles, but they are too Japanese.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Cloud964
The truth is that they really do not build them like they used to. 986 and 996 are very nice vehicles, but they are too Japanese.
Well, I'm not an expert on the ones they don't build anymore, but... by Japanese, do you mean with modern interiors, fabulous shifting tranmissions, good ergonomics, and the top reliability/low maintenance? If so, I like my Japanese Porsche very much.
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:36 AM
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It seems this thread is starting to show the divisiveness between the old and new (thereby proving the thread's point, I suppose). Having owned both a 993 and a Boxster, I honestly don't see what the problem is, other than simply a matter of preference. When I drive my 993, I DO in fact sometimes miss the mid-engined car. That little silver 2.5 was a fun, fast car! It was absolutely reliable and good on gas. I didn't have cupholders in the boxster either- which I would actually LIKE to have had, if for anything for the very sole & practical reason of putting a water bottle in between sessions at a DE.

And when I was driving my boxster (before letting it go for a 993), I would always long for the supersexy lines of the 993 and that aircooled rear-engine. I'd be the lunatic waving at the 993's.
Now I'm the lunatic waving at the boxsters.
I've had the privilege of experiencing, and cherishing, both these cars. I absolutely do not regret getting my 993. It is a more demanding car to drive, but it is also the best car I've ever owned. BUT... I wish I could've kept my little 2.5 also. Having both- now that would've been car heaven for me.

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Old 01-18-2006, 05:18 AM
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Thanks, Joe! A happy story!

Personally, I wave/nod at anyone who is looking my way and seems to be a performance car enthusiast whether it be a Corvette, Porsche, M5, AMG, whatever. The Cayennes that I see are usually too busy (cellphone, etc.) but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy their Porsche too. If Porsche wants to build a sedan, I'm OK with that too. Don't think I'd buy one, but different strokes for different folks. My only beef is that Porsche doesn't "allow" more HP in the Boxster/Cayman which is sort of a self-inflicted wound to limit the price/performance/prestige of their mid-engined cars.

I usually don't take these threads too seriously (i.e. pcar964), but a few one liners like "poseur-mobiles and pussified quasi-sportscars" and "Like I said......good and bad....." got me ROTFLMAO. So, at least I found this thread an entertaining read...
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:35 AM
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Japanese to me means jelly bean shape, not unique, flimsy, can't tell toyota from honda, or nissan for that matter. I personally hate japanese cars. I'll buy domestic before I'll buy Japanese. And as far as reliability of 996 and 986, please don't start... I had a 2000 986S that started to leak oil at around 5000 miles....
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:26 PM
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Cloud964, gotcha. I will agree that most Japanese cars are very "generic" looking and that the 993 has probably the nicest butt ever produced

Sorry, you did not have good experience with your 986S. I think all cars have at least a couple weaknesses. I am disappointed, though, that Porsche does not step up to the plate like other car manufacturers do. In my experience, poor service treatment followed similar arrogant sales treatment which didn't impress me. Luckily, I found other dealers/service.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:23 PM
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Obviously some of us read this forum as well so it can't be that bad.
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:27 AM
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'Blink',

Confucious tells me that only the 993 owners who have never had the good sense to drive a Boxster are silly enough to be that arrogant...... hard part about my house is the morning debate with my lovely bride over 'who gets what' for the day! We'll keep waving!

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Old 01-24-2006, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gordo993
I can't get ANY other Porsche owners to wave back to me - regardless of what they are driving!! That's alright, I'll keep waving!!
I wave to all fellow porschephiles when im in my 928S.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by arenared
Cloud964, gotcha. I will agree that most Japanese cars are very "generic" looking and that the 993 has probably the nicest butt ever produced
Sorry lad, but the nicest butt in the Porsche family is easy the OB 928.
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:27 AM
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Yea, get a Porsche designed like a real car....with an engine in the front
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Old 01-25-2006, 02:07 AM
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If you like tha car, and I love mine, who gives a crap what someone else thinks. Unless the person hunts you down to be rude or insulting, I dont care what anyone thinks about what I drive. If you really think about it, there will always be some one with something he or she thinks is better and cant understand why anyone would not drive what they do. When I go to buy a new car or a used one I dont need to know if my neighbor likes it. Gathering facts that are important to me about the car are all I need. But there are those that have to have what is in and the latest trend. Not saying thats you. IMHO its a great car. If I could afford a twin turbo I would have one. Dosent mean the Boxster is any less of a car.
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