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Old 05-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up OMG! Had so much fun driving this weekend

In the two and a half years that I've owned this 99 Boxster, I've never had so much fun driving than I did this past weekend driving from Sacramento to Point Reyes just north of San Francisco! The twisties starting from San Rafael to Point Reyes was awesome! The Boxster was so balanced and the handling was awesome! Those poor people in their front wheel drive cars.... LOL
I could easily double any hairpin post speed limit. (Well, I'm exargerating now)
Basically, a posted 25 mph I can comfortably do 40.
And I have no idea those folks in their BMW 3 series can't go faster....
I'm going to go again this weekend...may be take a trip to Avenue of the Giants....

Also, a few more days and my odometer will hit 100,000 miles! Yeah!
50k miles in the last 2.5 years with no issues! Yeah! I will be satisfied if it lasts to 150k but my wife is expecting that it better go to 200k miles..... oh boy....

If I can get it pass 150K, I think she will allow me to get a used 911.

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Old 05-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Sounds like good times!
What route did you take, I'm in the Sacramento area too & would like to try the trip you just described.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Great drive story! Bet you get 200,000 miles out of it.My 2000 has 64,000 and it feels like smooth jet power and very tight.Jealous of beautiful California scenery.Go Go Go.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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Sounds like good times!
What route did you take, I'm in the Sacramento area too & would like to try the trip you just described.
Between San Rafael and the final destination, just pick any nasty twisty roads
Can't go wrong....


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San Rafael, CA

1. Head west on 4th St toward D St
259 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto D St
354 ft
3. Take the 1st right onto 3rd St
0.3 mi
4. Continue onto 2nd St
0.2 mi
5. Continue straight onto 4th St
0.6 mi
6. Continue onto Red Hill Ave
0.5 mi
7. Slight right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd
16.9 mi
8. Turn right onto CA-1 N/​Sir Francis Drake Blvd
2.0 mi
9. Turn left onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Partial restricted usage road
This road may be seasonally closed
Destination will be on the left
19.9 mi

Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Information Center
27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937


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San Rafael, CA

1. Head west on 4th St toward D St
259 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto D St
354 ft
3. Take the 1st right onto 3rd St
0.3 mi
4. Continue onto 2nd St
0.2 mi
5. Continue straight onto 4th St
0.6 mi
6. Continue onto Red Hill Ave
0.5 mi
7. Slight right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd
7.0 mi
8. Turn right onto Nicasio Valley Rd
4.3 mi
9. Turn left to stay on Nicasio Valley Rd
3.4 mi
10. Turn left onto Point Reyes Petaluma Rd
3.0 mi
11. Turn right to stay on Point Reyes Petaluma Rd
3.1 mi
12. Turn left onto CA-1 S
0.4 mi
13. Take the 2nd left onto CA-1 S/​State Route 1 S (signs for San Francisco)
0.4 mi
14. Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Partial restricted usage road
This road may be seasonally closed
Destination will be on the left
19.9 mi

Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Information Center
27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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If I can get it pass 150K, I think she will allow me to get a used 911.
I wonder how many 911 drivers switched back to a Boxster after?

I have heard of at least a few.

Better get the 911 for the Wife and "borrow" it now and then.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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I wonder how many 911 drivers switched back to a Boxster after?

I have heard of at least a few.

Better get the 911 for the Wife and "borrow" it now and then.
Oh yeah? I've always assumed that, since the Boxser handles so well, the 911 should handle way better?
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Nope. With that motor hanging out the back, the 911 is fish tail happy on a track. The box is actually far better weighted.

I still want a 991 S though
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
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Google the racing clips of 911's.

When the back ends lets go, with all the weight and power in back there's no getting it back under control until it finishes spinning.

Same thing on the street when your a little too enthusiastic with the throttle or in slippery conditions.

You have to be going nearly straight to use all that extra power.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #9
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The trip to the Redwoods would be perfect for the Boxster. I just did it last year and my poor wife got car sick ; )

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