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Old 04-27-2008, 09:52 AM   #21
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Wife says I'm salt 'n pepper. But my beard is almost all gray, so I don't do the Don Johnson scruffy look anymore. I'd look really homeless or like someone you'd keep your children a safe distance from.

I've been driving Porsches since my '66 912 in 1970. Had two 914-6s, a 911, 944, and the Box in 38 years of PCA membership.

At 60 I'm too old to care if some kid thinks I'm in mid-life crisis. And I admire the youngsters that stretch their finances to have cars like Boxsters. As I stretched mine when I bought the first -6 new on 2ndLt's pay.

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Old 04-27-2008, 10:03 AM   #22
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Just can't make up your mind WHAT to drive, can ya Lil Bastard?

...it's no wonder you've figured out a thing or two about cars!

That's just it - So many cars... So little time...

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Old 04-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #23
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I don't see what age and loving sports cars has to do with each other? But I am 49 and will be 50 next October. I am not fat and have very little gray in my hair. I have been told that I don't look any older than 40 and in better shape than most 35 year olds. I have been a car nut since I was a kid and still am. This year I will either buy a new Corvette Z51 3LT Convertible or a used 911 C2S coupe. I really like the Vette but my heart is with Porsche.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:39 AM   #24
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When I was a much younger man (let's make that a span from 8 years old to my early 20's) I wondered why the only people I saw driving Porsches were old farts... and they were driving them sloooooly too. Made absolutely no sense to me. But that was a function of my young years. I'm 46, working hard to lose weight, balding and turning gray, by the way.

I'm betting that the profile of a Porsche owner in the US is a middle aged male, even though young college grads are driving nice cars and even high schoolers are buying older boxsters or having them bought for them by their parents.

The Boxster is not practical for hauling a family around, so people whose kids are gone are going to be the natural target market for the car.

Insurance on my old boxster, worth less than $15k is as high as my Lexus LS400 here in Houston. Younger people, especially unmarried males under 25, get hammered on insurance in the Houston area. That's another reason owners are older persons.

Men pine for a sports car their whole lives. Women, not so much.

Maintenance ain't cheap either on Porsches of any variety, and that takes disposable income after the purchase and insurance is paid up for the year... that takes out another batch of young drivers who are paying off school debt, saving for their first home, saving for college for their kids, etc.

I've written this before, but when I was a kid my mom used to say "there's a man in a midlife crisis" whenever she saw 50 year old guy driving a Harley or a Porsche.

And that's why at a very early age I prayed to God, asking him, "Please let me have my midlife crisis sooner than later, and God, let it last a long time."

BTW, while some old guys do have midlife crises and buy expensive sports cars, I firmly believe the members of this forum bought a boxster because they saw it in 1997 and though, "I gotta own one of those!" just like I did.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:04 PM   #25
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at 36 I have had my fair share of nice cars, not exotics. With a young family a 6yo and 2.5 I keep the boxster as a mini vacation or getaway car even if its a short drive. I also cant justify spending the money for a "fun" car right now with the cost of living skyrocketing. As I still have 2 boys that I need to put through college... Also the 986s is still enough car for me, I still get lots of enjoyment from it and it still a better car than I'm a driver. If and when that changes, then the boys will have to settle for jr college so that daddy can get his turbo
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:35 PM   #26
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I'm 35, turn 36 next month. I don't think I'll ever be a really old guy in my 50's and 60's, white haired and fat, because I'm female.
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I'm 18, about to turn 19. Saved up to buy my 99 boxster from a family friend a couple years ago.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #28
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My son (seventeen) drove the S today at Chicago PCA's autocross school and did a really nice job. I may have created a monster...he'll be eighteen later this year and eligible to start track driving.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #29
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I'm older than LoveBunny and younger than 70Sixer and loving life and the Pcar.
Quick, it's a trick question, how old am I?

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Old 04-28-2008, 05:00 AM   #30
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hey LoveBunny, what kind of rims do you have on your boxster? it looks really nice (the ones in your sig).
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:36 AM   #31
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i bought my 944 at 29, my boxster (wifes name on the title...lol) at 39 so what i buy in 9 years time may well be ....german....pretty quick....handle well....MAKE YOU FEEL YOUNG!!!.......and........will probably run on garbage!?!?!

oh and i have approx half dozen gray hairs on only one side of my not very receeding hairline
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hey LoveBunny, what kind of rims do you have on your boxster? it looks really nice (the ones in your sig).

Thanks. they are 19" turbo wheels.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:22 AM   #33
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:41 AM   #34
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Not sure if this was asked before, but where I live (in the chicago suburb area), I have seen probably 5-6 boxster 986, and like 2-3 987 models, and they are usually driven by really old guys...usually in their 50's and 60's, white haired fat guys lol.

What's the average age of boxster drivers on this forum? I am assuming a younger age, because seems people here like to modify their 986's and improve performance.

BTW, I'm only 29, and my previous cars are (ahem...kinda embarrased to admit), an oldsmobile in high school, then a camry, then an Acura RSX.

I was 26 years old when I bought my first Porsche, a 97 Blue Boxster with hardtop.
I was so exicited driving that baby home from the dealership..I remember vividly the brand new aroma, sound of the engine and road feel...Ahhh priceless...
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:54 AM   #36
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I totaly agree with you..Boxster midlife crises?!? no way

Here is my list and growing..

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #37
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I'm 56 and, as you can see, am not overweight. This is my first Boxster. First Porsche. First Really Nice Car.

My thinking is, if a person is really lucky, he (or she) will live to be old and drive a Porsche.
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:35 AM   #38
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with the cost of living skyrocketing. As I still have 2 boys that I need to put through college...
I hear that! I have two in college now (all told probably 6 figures a year ) and two that are juniors in High School. When the second two get to college the "expendables" may hafta go. You know - expendables - wine - tequila - food - stuff you don't need. My white 986s? No way.

As to my age, I am 55. You couldn't pay me to be 18 again. 35? Probably, depends how much are you going to pay .
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:30 PM   #39
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Since I was 10 I wanted a motorcycle. I got my first when I was 32.
Since I was 15 I wanted a small, sporty convertible. I got the Boxster at age 46.
Since I was in my early twenties, I wanted to see the underwater world in person. I got SCUBA certification at age 48.
Since my early twenties I wanted to learn stunt car driving. Haven't done that yet.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:40 PM   #40
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I'm fairly atypical for the Boxster crowd, I believe. I bought mine new when i was 29. Most guys that I know around my age would've bought a 911 instead.

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