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Old 10-28-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Just wanted to say hi and post a pic. I'll work on some better pics in the future, but I bought this while in Dallas on a whim back in August. I absolutely love it and it has been nothing but fun. I'm using it as my daily driver to / from work. The dealer let me know it was a brass hat return so I am technically the original owner. 4K miles with an original sticker of $56,700. I got it for $40,300. Not sure if it's a good deal or not given that it's my first Porsche and I'm still learning, but I'm happy with it and hope it's a keeper for a while!

I know this is kind of open eneded, but as a new owner is there anything that sticks in your mind that is good for me to know based on the experience you had with your first Porsche?

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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What's a "brass hat return"?
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:24 AM   #3
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Brass Hat??? Hass Brat??
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:36 AM   #5
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Often times, auto makers give use of their cars to managers and executives once they reach a certain level in the company. They drive them for a certain amount of months or miles, and then the car is sold through a dealership. I've purchased two cars like this now, and both times it has been referred to as a Brass Hat vehicle.
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Sounds like a clever way to take depreciation as a loss in a single calendar year instead of having to amortize it.

Also sounds like a great way for you to score a nice Boxster. Congrats!

S or non-S?
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:46 AM   #7
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That's a great point. I'm hoping I got a good deal. Unfortunately it's not an S. They had one other brass hat S there (for 6K more), but it was sold as I was traveling down to look at both of them, so it made the choice rather simple for me. It was also eligible for the 1.9% offer, so I couldn't pass it up.
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Often times, auto makers give use of their cars to managers and executives once they reach a certain level in the company. They drive them for a certain amount of months or miles, and then the car is sold through a dealership. I've purchased two cars like this now, and both times it has been referred to as a Brass Hat vehicle.
They're known around these parts as "executive cars."
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #9
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Welcome and congrats!

Has the oil been changed? If not, you should take care of that. IMS failure may be linked to long intervals between oil changes. There's no std mileage but it should be changed between 5k-7.5k miles (whatever you feel comfortable with), or annually if driven fewer miles per yr. If the brass hat had it for a yr, you should change the oil.

What dealer did you purchase it from? I bought my first box from Boardwalk in Plano. They were excellent to deal with.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:32 AM   #10
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Thanks! Yes, the oil was changed when I took delivery of the car. I plan on changing again at 12k. I bought mine at Park Place in Dallas.
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