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Old 07-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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24 hours until....

I go to the airport to pick up my new (to me) 2003 Boxster S. I will then have three days to "leisurely" drive it from Texas to Florida.

Should I be this giddy

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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ROAD TRIP!!! What a way to get to know your new ride! Make sure to check the air your spare tire before you hit the road.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Good luck on your trip. I did that with mine. Flew to ATL, and drove back to Jacksonville, FL 6 hours. Greatest 6 hours of my life. Found out about the IMS issues these cars can have only 2 days before (didnt do that mucfh homework) and thought if I was going to have a problem then I might as well be on the road cruisin like that when it happend! Great time. Have fun and enjoy your car!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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...drive it from Texas to Florida.

Should I be this giddy
Yes, you should. ;-)
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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I drove up to Greensboro, NC last weekend with a friend and drove my new Boxster S home. Made a stop in Asheville to see the family and came back via a bunch of back roads in Georgia. The best 900 miles of my life, so far...
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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My wife and I flew to Syracuse NY last fall and picked up our 2001 S. The seller met us at the airport and we drove through the finger lakes region of NY, stayed over night at Watkins Glen and drove home to Pittsburgh the next day. Back roads all the way and alot of fun. Enjoy your trip.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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Absolutely! If you have time, pick up some coolant and distilled water, just in case. I hear that its a bit warm in Texas.

Congrats!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #8
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We will probably pass each other by! I got my 2001 S in Atlanta on Monday and dropped down to the Florida panhandle since it is a little cooler this week. Spent the 4th in the Gulf Shores area. Watched the fireworks along the beach with the top down! Back in Texas this evening with all of the heat.
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Bring a toolkit. My waterpump blew on my first out-of-town trip.

15k miles since and no dead on road issues though. Good luck!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:06 AM   #10
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First quick "test drive"

Just a quick photo when leaving the neighborhood where I got the car. Man it drives incredibly.
Ohhhh no can't put a pic up from my iPhone. Well I guess I will update when I get home.

Anyone know how to put in pics from iPhone?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #11
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What is a "coffin hunter" by the way ?
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Anyone know how to put in pics from iPhone?
The only way I know is with the Tapatalk app - but you have to pay for that...
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:45 AM   #13
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Anyone know how to put in pics from iPhone?
what i've done in the past is upload them to dropbox, grab the link and post it in the message on the forum.

no way to actually "upload" an image from your iphone to the website on safari yet. wait for iOS 6 in a few months.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:46 AM   #14
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What is a "coffin hunter" by the way ?
It is a reference from "The Dark Tower" series of books by Stephen King. Something I have been using for many years.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:07 AM   #15
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Six and a half years ago I bought my Box S from a Dallas dealer and drove it home to northern Illinois...1100 miles in a little over a day! The car had 7900 miles on it when I purchased and I just turned 22k. Only problem has been the heat in Illinois lately...can't put the top down.
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Smile

Do like we do in Louisana -- top down at night
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"The Dark Tower" series is awesome!

I still use Photobucket...upload via app, then link it.

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