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Old 07-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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I sold my 986

It's been fun. 6 years. 60K relatively trouble free miles.

I sold the car for 12K less than what I bought it for.

The Boxster was the best car I ever owned, and it was economical. It will be missed.

I'm staying in the Porsche family. I bought a Aventurine Green 993. I ran across it and couldn't resist. Wish me luck.



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Old 07-31-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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What year is the 993?
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Great choice! Post up a few pic's before you say farewell for good.
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Great choice! Post up a few pic's before you say farewell for good.
1996 Aventurine Green with tan leather interior.

I'll post some pictures once I get a chance to polish her up a little...



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Old 07-31-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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I'm staying in the Porsche family. I bought a Aventurine Green 993.



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Cool. I've had two 993s, a cab and a turbo. Great cars. Take a look at the Rennlist 993 forum (993 Forum - Rennlist Discussion Forums). Some of the best car people you could ever meet. And the knowledge of those cars on that board is amazing.

EDIT: Just saw your posting on Rennlist. Looks like you already found it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:32 AM   #6
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Cool. I've had two 993s, a cab and a turbo. Great cars. Take a look at the Rennlist 993 forum (993 Forum - Rennlist Discussion Forums). Some of the best car people you could ever meet. And the knowledge of those cars on that board is amazing.

EDIT: Just saw your posting on Rennlist. Looks like you already found it.

Thanks Chuck. This board has been fantastic too!



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Old 08-01-2013, 05:44 AM   #7
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Sorry to see you go Fatmike, but good luck with the 993!

Brad

PS It would be great if you could re-post your op on this thread in the 'thinking of buying a Boxster' thread'. Its important that people get the good stores as well as the bad!

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Awesome.

Not what Porsche are you going to actually beat the crap out of now?

I think you'll be scoring a deal on a used Boxster or Cayman very soon.

The 993 is a great car to 'drive your savings account', so as long as you can avoid deceptively expensive repairs. Which means no driving when weather is bad, less driving in general, and generally speaking a lot more pampering. It's like giving up the bikini model girflriend who is always up for fun and bringing home the high maintenace ex-beauty queen wife. You still win but its going to be a different kind of fun now.

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no NOT ever sell a green 993. A green 964. A green 911. A green 912. Maybe even a green GT3. Start building a permanent spare garage for it now while borrowing rates are low, trust me it will be a break even expense at worst.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #9
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Perfect - I've always appreciated your feedback!


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Old 08-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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Jumped from a 986 to a 993 myself, 2 TOTALLY different vehicles. Each has their weak and strong points, enjoy them for what they are.....Very Cool Cars. During my 20's, 30's and 40's I have been fortunate enough to own some pretty neat cars. Every time I sold one I felt I had "moved up" when buying a successor, when purchasing a 993 I thought to myself "well, it can't get much cooler than this" and for almost 2 years now I cannot bring myself to think otherwise. I personally would not sell the 993 unless forced to, I have bought and sold quite a few cars, I like it THAT much. Air cooled Porsches are an entirely different breed which have a feel and touch when compared to newer offerings are archaic yet connected, many think that is gone forever, others may feel differently. Cheers All!!!!!!!!!!!! We are all fortunate enough to share in a brand of cars that is unequaled when it comes to Enthusiast Level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 08-02-2013, 05:47 PM   #11
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Always loved the look of the 993. Congrats !
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #12
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Jumped from a 986 to a 993 myself, 2 TOTALLY different vehicles. Each has their weak and strong points, enjoy them for what they are.....Very Cool Cars. During my 20's, 30's and 40's I have been fortunate enough to own some pretty neat cars. Every time I sold one I felt I had "moved up" when buying a successor, when purchasing a 993 I thought to myself "well, it can't get much cooler than this" and for almost 2 years now I cannot bring myself to think otherwise. I personally would not sell the 993 unless forced to, I have bought and sold quite a few cars, I like it THAT much. Air cooled Porsches are an entirely different breed which have a feel and touch when compared to newer offerings are archaic yet connected, many think that is gone forever, others may feel differently. Cheers All!!!!!!!!!!!! We are all fortunate enough to share in a brand of cars that is unequaled when it comes to Enthusiast Level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nice post.

I really liked the Boxster. I had 6 great years and 60K (mostly) pain free miles. In the end, I drove 10K miles per year and had $2K per year in depreciation (sold the car for $12K less than what I bought it for). Although my maintenance costs were higher than an average car, the total cost of ownership was lower than buying any new car (cheaper than buying a new Honda Accord).

The mistake I made was driving the 981. That got me thinking there was something more. Then I drove the 993 and basically bought it on the spot. I was ready to buy a 981, but I couldn't justify the buying a new 981 when the 993 was about a third of the cost!!!

My other consideration is that I am already maintaining an "old Porsche". So I figured (hope) that once I get the 993 sorted, it will cost roughly the same to maintain over time as the 986.

If I didn't drive the 981, I probably wouldn't have been looking around and another 6 years could have slipped by.



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Just noticed you sold an '02 S to get into your 993, same year / model of Boxster I had lol. My advice on the 993 for what its worth:

-Use Rennlist as your resource (pay the $18 yearly charge if you want, not necessary but good karma imo), the guys there are great as long as you are cordial, if not they'll let you know quickly.
-buy a copy of the "993 Essential Companion" Amazon.com: Porsche 993 Essential Companion: Office Products
-Hold off on modding until you've thoroughly researched, keep all removed stock parts.
-Use Sunset Porsche in Oregon for OEM part purchases, great people and prices.
-Use FD Motorsports for other purchases, also great people and bend over backwards to help out.

For me the best / most worthwhile mods done:

-New Bilstein HD Suspension with MO33 Springs, lowered the car and transformed the handling, I didn't know how worn out the original suspension was. Install Walrod bushings in the front control arms also if doing this.
-FD Motorsports Fister Stage 2 exhaust, nice growl without any hint of drone.
-HID headlight kit 35 Watt from DDM Tuning
-CocoMats floor mats, very cool looking and indestructible Welcome To Cocomats.com
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:27 AM   #14
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Beautiful ride Fatmike...will you miss the top down fun?
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #15
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Beautiful ride Fatmike...will you miss the top down fun?


Not one bit.

The 993 is a Targa. The entire top just slides open at the touch of a button at any speed like a sunroof. It's a pretty sweet design.

I'll post a better picture once I detail the car.




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Definitely a pic, or the Targa roof doesn't exist...
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REALLY, REALLY NICE!

Love the color, Wanna see the roof and more pics!
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Glad you are staying in the Porsche family FatMike and congrats on your 993!
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Definitely a pic, or the Targa roof doesn't exist...
oh, it exists...(I keep peeking into the garage to make sure)










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