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Old 05-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Still welcome? Picking up a 2013 tomorrow...

After making the switch from a 2006 bolster to a launch 911s pdk, I'm going back to the Boxster and I pick up my 2013 tomorrow. After reading the hate (?) in the 981 thread, I wonder if I'm still welcome here in my MR2 knockoff (if it helps, it'll have 20s)...?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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I love the 981. Ignore haters, and congrats on purchase. They're just jealous
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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986/987/981 - they're all Boxster's!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Cool. Post the Boxster's build and all the details.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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We still like ya... Jealous too! Post pics!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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It's off the lot. Kinda impulse.



Options include seat ventilation/heat, premium package, infotainment with Bose, 20" wheels, Power seat, pdk, nav
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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It's off the lot. Kinda impulse.

Options include seat ventilation/heat, premium package, infotainment with Bose, 20" wheels, Power seat, pdk, nav
I dig your impulse! My 986 was a bit of an impulse too; I haven't regretted the impulse one bit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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Congrats! I would do it in a heartbeat if my wallet allowed me. Maybe in 9 or 8 or 6 years I will make the jump. I love the way they look. Thanks for the post and yes, I am jealous.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #9
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Cfos,
you are only welcome back if you sell it to one of us in five years.
Don't worry hating the new thing is a long-established and cherished Porsche tradition.

Congrats on upgrading to thee race-bred Porsche.
(that would be the one with only two seats for the all the teen-agers reading along tonight).
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Congrats on your new purchase looks really nice!
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:15 AM   #11
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NICE!!! It's is a little ugly but because I'm a nice guy and I would like to help you get back in good graces with everyone on this site, I would trade you for my 1998 Boxster . You don't have to thank me, I just like to help a guy out .


Seriously, that is a bad a$$ car!
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #12
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Color me envious.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 AM   #13
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No need to feel self-conscious...the car's beautiful.

But 20" wheels? That seems crazy big to me. Maybe I'm missing something here, but it seems to me this trend towards huge wheels runs rampant. Unless it's to accommodate bigger brake rotors, what's the attraction? Does it not make for a rougher ride? Just askin'...
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 AM   #14
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Congrats cfos! Is she a pdk or standard?

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #15
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I'm jealous

It's almost as good looking as the 986

I guess now you don't have to flash at any 986/987s

Enjoy
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Sweet! Congrats. What is Amaranth Red really like? More like Guards or Arena, or neither? Thanks. Can't really tell from the pic or maybe it's my laptop.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:28 AM   #17
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We'll forgive you, but it's going to take about 8-10 really good pictures for us to do it. Lots of angles and closeups.

Plus an explanation of any new, improved features.

Then we'll consider it . . .

Nice car!
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Magnifico!....
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:54 AM   #19
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986/987/981 - they're all Boxster's!
I always wondered about the model number logic, 1st gen 986, 2nd gen 987, 3rd gen 981 ???

Was 988 already used or did they not want to infer that it was twice as good as a 944

The 981's are really neat, but with all the electronic help I wonder if it still feels as connected to the road with the driver?

I guess it will keep you out of too much trouble if your a poor driver, miss judge the road conditions, perfect for us older geezers with slower reactions, bad eye sight and lack of depth and speed perception

Although a few days of performance driving school and tracking will correct all that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #20
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You are still welcome as long as you take great care of it! One of us will probably be buying it in a few years! Great looking impulse buy! Congrats!
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