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View Poll Results: Annual Mileage
less than 3000 12 13.64%
3000-6999 33 37.50%
7000-9999 13 14.77%
10,000-12,999 11 12.50%
13,000+ 19 21.59%
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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How many miles per year does your Boxster acquire?

Garage queen or driving machine?

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Old 04-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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The previous owner averaged 2k miles a year, I have had the car for one year and put on about 10k miles.
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7.5k/year It's driven year round.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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previous owner - 4,000/yr

me - 1,400/month so far LOL
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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15k+ for me it's a daily driver and a daily fun machine.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:16 AM   #6
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i voted for under 3K... but over 50% of that is driving to and from autox and at the autox. : )
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:35 AM   #7
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Under 3k for me. '99, bought new, less than 26k mi. to date.

It's not a Garage Queen by intent, but it's not a daily driver (I office from home). It is stored each snowy, cold, winter - because you can't drive it as intended in the weather we get so what's the point? And, I have several other toys which merit their share of attention too.

In fact, I've decided that this year is a test year. What with the price of fuel and such, if I don't use it much this year, I think I'm gonna time capsule it and sell it in 10-20 yrs. and double whatever I could get for it today.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:37 AM   #8
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I put close to 30K on the car in the less than two years I have owned it. I plan on putting on 6K or more in the next two months, yikes,

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Old 04-17-2008, 07:53 AM   #9
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Mine is a driving machine that I treat like a garage queen!

I did about 7,000 miles my first year.

Did just over 10,000 miles last year, with a trip to The Tail of the Dragon.

Keep in mind, I drive my car about once per week and only from April till October. I'll take it out on a Saturday morning and do 400 miles, be parked in the garage by 3:00 PM.
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Bought the car 4/14/06 with 28k miles

Car had 49k miles as of 4/14/08

So, 21k miles in 24 months = 10.5k mi / year

( and I don't drive it in the winter )

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4-5k per year here. It is a weekend toy only. I use it once or twice a week for joyrides and a little canyon carving year around. I hate driving it on crowded stop and go LA freeways. Still the most fun car I have ever owned.
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15k+ per year :-).Its made to be driven, not develop a thin coat of rust & dust & cat hair.
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+1 on 15k+/yr ...

CJ, you put it as elloquently as ever ... the way I see it, life is too short!
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:00 AM   #14
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Previous owner - 5,000/year
Me - 1,000 to 1,500/ year

Not that I try not to drive it, just have several toy cars and I don't drive that much. I don't even drive my daily more than 10,000/year.

One cool thing about not driving it that much is that when I do drive it, it's like driving a new car that amazes me and makes me a giddy kid.
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I'm demoting my to Spring and Summer driving only. I've been tracking my mileage and its seems like more miles are coming from winter and fall use.
I'm going to pick up one of those dirt cheap 996's for cold weather.
No sense tearing up my baby.
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This thread has reminded of a line I read from a member on here, carguy.

"My theory is no one will ever be on their death bed and say "boy am I glad I didn't drive the Porsche more!"."

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i bought my box last summer with 41k on the clock.. about 8 monts later its up to 47k. so im right up to a little over 6k per year. -- for now i drive it mainly on weekends and take anywhere from 100-150 mile day trips
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Originally Posted by rick3000
This thread has reminded of a line I read from a member on here, carguy.

"My theory is no one will ever be on their death bed and say "boy am I glad I didn't drive the Porsche more!"."

So true!
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:41 AM   #19
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I just passed my first month of PCar ownership. Already put 3000 miles on my Boxster S. At this rate I will drive 36000 in a year. I commute to work every day and take any opportunity to drive anwhere. I have driven to far east Texas for some BBQ, and to New Orleans for a company convention. My previous 3 cars were a 2000 nissan maxima, a 1998 GMC sonoma, and a 1991 Ford Tempo. I'm sure you all understand. I am making up for 10 years of lost driving fun...
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:13 PM   #20
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Over this past winter, I put 5K on the clock. I plan on driving the wheels, fenders, bumpers, seats, mirrors, exhaust, and everything else off of this car until I'm sitting in a pile of dust somewhere

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