Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-25-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 631
How many of you...

How many of you have had your car mistaken for a Miata?

more than once?

yellowboxster01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sw ohio
Posts: 253
How many of us?

No clue.

My spotless (inside & out) Arctic Silver 2000 base 2.7 w/74,000 mi gets comments:
" beautiful car" or " what year is that Porsche ?"

Last edited by jotoole; 12-25-2008 at 11:17 AM.
jotoole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
There Is No Substitute.
 
rick3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 3,129
Garage
I've never had it mistaken for a Miata. A few people have asked me what my, "little blue convertible is?" and "who made it?" One of my friends thought it was an MR2.
__________________
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Boxster - blueboxster.com
rick3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
Registered User
 
9eighty6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 253
Once mistaken for a miata by a group of elderly men, in a McDonalds ...

Serves me right for going there I guess ...
__________________
1984 - 944 - The first one.
1984 - 928S - The loudest one.
2001 - Boxster - The best one.
9eighty6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
never as far as I know.
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 402
Heh, I had the opposite problem of my mom pointing at Miata's and calling them Boxsters. They do have pretty similar body shapes, to the untrained eye.

Most of the time people mistake my Box for a 911, which is actually quite a insult if you ask me, I would never want to own a 911.
Lordblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
EE3racing
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lordblood
Heh, I had the opposite problem of my mom pointing at Miata's and calling them Boxsters. They do have pretty similar body shapes, to the untrained eye.

Most of the time people mistake my Box for a 911, which is actually quite a insult if you ask me, I would never want to own a 911.



Well.........It's unlikely I ever will either but I have to say I'd take a GT3RS any day..
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 1,675
Never say never...I've owned numerous 911's over the past twenty five years and thought I'd never own a Boxster; until I started driving them on a track. My 911 is my track vehicle and I've driven virually every variant (including GT3RS's) as a DE instructor.

Drive a well prepped 911 and you'll be longing for one (the 996/997's are very forgiving and a blast to drive).
__________________
JGM
2002 Boxster S
1973 911 Green FrankenMeanie
PCA DE Instructor circa '95

Last edited by jmatta; 12-26-2008 at 08:45 AM.
jmatta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 115
Not by anyone who matters.
Ofishbein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 10:42 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmatta
Never say never...I've owned numerous 911's over the past twenty five years and thought I'd never own a Boxster; until I started driving them on a track. My 911 is my track vehicle and I've driven virually every variant (including GT3RS's) as a DE instructor.

Drive a well prepped 911 and you'll be longing for one (the 996/997's are very forgiving and a blast to drive).
Well, it wouldn't be a bad thing to own one :P.

Just given the choice between that and a AMV8 or Audi R8, and the 911 starts to seem a bit tame.
Lordblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 09:42 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Christian H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Beverley East Yorkshire UK
Posts: 302
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowboxster01
How many of you have had your car mistaken for a Miata?

more than once?


Sorry guys, what is a "Miata"
Christian H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 12:13 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christian H
Sorry guys, what is a "Miata"
Are you serious? It's a little sports car Mazda makes.
__________________
'03 3.2L GuardsRed/Blk/Blk---6Spd
Options: Litronics, 18" Carrera lights, Bose sound, Painted to match roll bars.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...Mautocross.jpg
Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 12:29 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: OK
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam
Are you serious? It's a little sports car Mazda makes.
actually, you're the dumb one. Look at his location.
RHCPFitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 12:46 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by RHCPFitz
actually, you're the dumb one. Look at his location.
Yeah I noticed he lives in the UK but why would that make me dumb?
__________________
'03 3.2L GuardsRed/Blk/Blk---6Spd
Options: Litronics, 18" Carrera lights, Bose sound, Painted to match roll bars.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...Mautocross.jpg
Adam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 01:09 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
It's the Mazda MX-5. Since 2006, that is the official model designation - Worldwide!

In the US from '89-'06 it was marketed as the Miata (meaning "reward" in Old High German), while ROW it was always the MX-5.

In Japan, it is referred to as the 'ɺ̠odosɯta in nihongo' simply meaning Mazda Roadster.
__________________
1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...smiley-003.gif

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 02:00 PM   #16
Registered User
 
Christian H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Beverley East Yorkshire UK
Posts: 302
Garage
I thought a Miata was maybe a US only car,
But yes I do know what they are now, we get a lot of Jap imports but these are badged as Eunos roadsters.
Thanks guys you learn something every day!

Answer to the original post,I don't think so!

Christian H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page