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Old 04-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #1
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Will there always be a Porsche in your...

life? And if not what would you replace it with?If so what is the next move? For myself I am still enjoying my 2001 Box base and might replace it with another P car in about two years. I would consider a newer Boxster, or a Cayman or a water pumper 911.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Yes.

I hope to keep this one forever and eventually garage queen her. Would like to get a 911 one day, but that might take some serious negotiations with the wife
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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Yes, as long as finances allow. I've had my Box for 10 years now & plan to keep it as long as I can still row the gears. I would like to have a Cayenne or Macan as soon as Porsche makes a RWD version. With the coming CAFE fuel economy requirements I believe the window of opportunity is closing on obtaining a Porsche or any vehicle that a DIY can maintain mechanically & cosmetically until their "golden years"
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As Long as I Have a Pulse. . .

Living where it is winter six months of the year, my Box will never be a primary ride. My other tool of choice is an A8. They both serve a purpose and I will probably replace both with newer versions when the time comes.


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Probably not. I love my car, but not all of the attention that it draws, living in a small city in the Midwest.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #6
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I would say yes. Before my next purchase I'll test out a 911 and Lotus Evora, though I don't think the Lotus will have enough storage space, compared to the Boxster.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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I've been driving P cars since my first one bought From Glöckler Porsche in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981. I may have to go to a Tiptronic, or maybe even a Cayenne (if getting in an out of a Boxster becomes too much of a problem when I get to be 100). But, there will always be a Porsche in the garage.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #8
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Not sure. It seems that Porsche is abandoning manual transmissions as one is not even available in the new RS and there are rumblings that they will be unavailable in the rest of their models in a few years. Certainly they have made a standard transmissions much less enjoyable in the new cars: the raised console requires one to elevate your arm for shifting and reports indicate that you can hit your knuckles on the dash during upshifts! In addition, the automatic throttle blips on downshifts mean that double clutching is already done for you - eliminating the need for one of the skills that separates the men from the boys and makes mastering (and driving) a manual transmission so enjoyable, IMO.

Frankly, I guess that I will therefore become a 'vintage' car owner and will keep my current 986. Yes, I could go to a 987, but I actually prefer the lines of the original 986 and could care less about the improved creature comforts of the 987.
The only thing that might encourage me to buy a 987 would be the elimination of the IMS over the last few years; however, as mine has a dual-row bearing I am much less concerned about IMS bearing failure than I would be with a later 986, or early 987.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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I don't think the new 'Box blips the throttle for you unless it's a PDK ?
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I may be mistaken, but in a recent test I believe I read that it also blips on the standard transmission. We have some owners of the new 981 - does anyone know the answer?

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Probably yes. My 986 was recently totaled and I'm already test driving 996's.
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Never planning to sell my 986. Not sure what my next DD will be in a few years.
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I sold my 99 and replaced it with a 2006 Lotus Elise. I love my Lotus and it does everything better then my old 99 Box. that being said, last year I bought a 2002 Base Boxster.I am still keeping my Lotus, but I also did miss my old Boxster, Now I own two sports cars, I am a every happy man.

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #14
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I will try to keep my 986 forever. There is something special about the design of the 986.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #15
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I just purchased my first Porsche in November, so I can't image replacing it any time soon. But if I did, I would have to seriously consider another Porsche (Cayman, Boxster, or 911)
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No. After the increasing levels of nonsense with this one, its obvious I can find higher performance and driving satisfaction for less headache and cost. About the only benefit of this car is the public attention and artificially inflated sense of self worth - both of which I'm pretty comfortable with on my own without the marque.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:07 PM   #17
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So long as I can't drive motorcycles I'll have a manual Porsche. What model, who can say.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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I sold my 2001 986 last fall. I do miss the driving experience, but not the associated costs and that came with a 12 year old sports car.

For now, my motorcycle fills the need for that spirited curvy road ride, plus other bikers give a wave!

I'd still consider another Porsche in the future if the right manual transmission model comes along.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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Probably change up to one of the various 911 or maybe a lightly used Panamera in a few years as the wife is more than a little annoyed by my 2 seat capacity. Although I have been looking at the Tesla S as an alternative they are becoming a little too common place and "trendy" but my treehugger wife would be more on board with it.
Whatever it is, I'll probably loose the soft-top and go with a big hardtop.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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Yes. I really like the Boxster. I have owned two 911s (993 cab and 993 Turbo) while owning the Boxster. If anything were to happen to the Boxster I may look at a 2004 or 2005 996 turbo cab. The problem is the Boxster is the right size and weight. It meets the needs of my wife and I perfectly.
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