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Old 07-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hi guys, haven't logged on in awhile since I sold the Boxster about a year ago. I really miss it I finally replaced it with something new that works a bit better with kids - 2009 M3 Coupe. Figured I would share since I have been a member for awhile (please don't flame since this isn't an actual 'Boxster' related post).

So far I can't make too many comparisons because I just picked it up and I'm still in the break-in period. Generally, the M3 is more practical but less sporty. You can tell it is a heavier car and doesn't carve up the turns as well as the Boxster did. I do like all the electronics and comfort though. I'll post later, after I do a track day and let you know how it goes.

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Old 07-17-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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The car looks great. Congrats. I'm surprised you say it feels less sporty than the Box. I know it probably feels heavier and maybe not as tossable, but with the incredible engine in the car, it must feel like a beast, no?

Please keep us posted on your feelings about the car after you've broken it in, and can push it a little harder. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it because when I do decide to trade in my Boxster in a few years, it's either gonna be an M3 cab or 911 cab, as I would like the extra little seats in the back for my little boy.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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oh man. That is such a nice car. I'm jealous!
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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Congrats, beautiful car. I bet it was a hard decision... you know giving up the boxster or giving up the kids. You are much stronger than i would have been. At least the Bmw helped ease the pain

I have a feeling you will be back!! at least when you get done paying for college!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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Nice car, but I wouldn't park it under a bridge in Minnesota.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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haha. you replaced your boxster with a, oh wait. damn that's a nice car. congrats!

but, how do you de-snorkle it?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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Love it...

But orange interior?
Not my first choice...but you won't fine that in your dad's oldsmobile.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:37 AM   #8
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But orange interior?
Not my first choice...but you won't fine that in your dad's oldsmobile.

It's actually red, a dark red. Looks really nice in person, but doesn't photograph well.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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Looks great Doc....good to hear from you again....looks like you went with that White you were craving for so long

I am adding to my collection of children in a couple months...I'll be up to 2....I'm not sure what the future holds for the Box....probably the garage since I'm so close to being the proud owner....89 payments later....jk of course

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Looks great Doc....good to hear from you again....looks like you went with that White you were craving for so long

I am adding to my collection of children in a couple months...I'll be up to 2....I'm not sure what the future holds for the Box....probably the garage since I'm so close to being the proud owner....89 payments later....jk of course

Cayenne GTS or Lexus GS.....decisions decisions...if the wife approves of course...
Good to hear from you too. Yes, finally got the White

Congrats on adding to the family. If you don't keep the Box make sure you get a sports car of some kind. The year between the Boxster and the M3 was not fun at all. Really missed having a manual transmission. I did my best to do the three car system with two children, but just didn't work for me. I ended up making excuses just to drive the car. The M3 is much more practical from that respect.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
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Beautiful car. My friend has a new 335i coupe, white on red, and it looks amazing. After driving his car I can only imagine what yours feels like. Congrats on the purchase!

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Old 07-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #12
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I'd give an arm and a leg for that car! It would have to be an automatic though, obviously.

Congratulations! Must be a real beast with what, 400+ hp out of the engine?

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