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Atomicblue99 06-03-2013 08:51 PM

Happiness is buying a Boxster
 
So I spent Sunday morning flying from central Florida to Georgia to buy Travisn706ís white 2001 S. After an inspection and test drive the purchase was made. Travis - thanks so much for making this a great buying experience. This is my first Boxster and my first Porsche. The drive home was so nice. The only issue was my back not being shaped to fit comfortably in the seat on an 8 hour drive.

When I went to Afghanistan last year I didnít know for sure what car I wanted when I returned. I had always had the thought in the back of my mind that it would be cool to someday own a Porsche. I had been driving a í93 Miata for the past 6 years as my daily driver. I sold it when I deployed. Originally I had been thinking about a 4 seat convertible, maybe a BMW, Mustang or Volvo. Then I thought ďa 911 Cabrio has four seats, how much are they going for usedĒ? They were a little on the high $ide and the back seat wasnít really that useable. That got me to thinking; I really donít need a back seat. The kicker was talking to another civilian in my unit, Jim. Jimís got a í01 S and loves it. He said to consider one. I did and the rest, as they say, is history.

I want to thank the members of this forum for all your help. Iíve been lurking on here since November and have found the insightful comments and technical information invaluable in my decision to buy a Boxster. And finding my car on here was just icing on the cake.

Less than 48 hours in and I love this car. I look forward to hanging out on this forum and all of you helping me to keep this thing working probably.
Atomicblue99
Rick

p.s. The Atomicblue99 comes from my first new car, an í84 Dodge Omni GLH, nicknamed the Atomic Blueberry.

rp17 06-03-2013 10:17 PM

Congrads and welcome to the forum. Lets see some pictures of that badboy. :cheers:

litespeedp 06-04-2013 04:09 AM

Bought my 2000 S last August and I can say that a big part of the fun is learning something new about your car all the time and the great fellow owners on this forum!

Coffinhunter 06-04-2013 04:28 AM

Not to be picky, but happiness is DRIVING a Boxster :p

Congrats on the car, let us see some pics, and drive it like you stole it

southernstar 06-04-2013 05:10 AM

No, I think it is both buying and driving a Boxster. Buying covers the thrill of actually owning one - being able to look longingly at her, knowing she is yours.

Atomic, thanks for your service and cheers to the good motoroing ahead!

Coffinhunter 06-04-2013 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by southernstar (Post 345783)
No, I think it is both buying and driving a Boxster. Buying covers the thrill of actually owning one - being able to look longingly at her, knowing she is yours.

Atomic, thanks for your service and cheers to the good motoroing ahead!

Agreed on both points!

fusionist 06-04-2013 10:44 AM

Thank you for your service!!!!! You deserve it.

Atomicblue99 06-04-2013 06:15 PM

You asked for some pictures. All I have so far are my iPhone shots from the drive home.
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1370394669.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1370394743.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1370394784.jpghttp://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1370394915.jpg

evo-r 06-04-2013 06:32 PM

It's beautiful, congrats! :cheers:

rp17 06-04-2013 06:53 PM

Now thats a nice looking car!!!! These Boxster pics never get old too me. Enjoy

Bryan topping 06-04-2013 07:07 PM

Really nice looking car!! Congrats, my humble thanks for your service to our country.
Now go out & drive it like you stole it, enjoy the thrill of Porsche ownership.

MBDiagMan 06-05-2013 12:21 AM

Rick,

Congratulations! I ran across that car late last week. It was so far away, and you were already set to drive in on Sunday, so you beat me to the punch. I think you got a great car for a great price. Enjoy.

Thanks for your service.

Doc
E-5, US Army
1968 to 1971

Atomicblue99 06-05-2013 06:40 PM

Take your time
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MBDiagMan (Post 345942)
Rick,

Congratulations! I ran across that car late last week. It was so far away, and you were already set to drive in on Sunday, so you beat me to the punch. I think you got a great car for a great price. Enjoy.

Thanks for your service.

Doc
E-5, US Army
1968 to 1971

Doc,

Yes, it is a great car and the price was excellent. Take you time looking for your boxster. You the right car for you is out there. You'll know it when you see it.

Atomicblue99
aka Rick


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