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Old 07-15-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hi from germany

Hi,

my name is Markus. I'm from germany and live near Zuffenhausen. I own a 2003 Boxster S which i bought new in 2003. So i have the car now for 11 years. I drive it only from april to october. Never in winter.

Read a lot in here. Found interesting projects and think it's now time to introduce myself.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Welcome!

Markus,

Welcome to the forum!!

Not only will you get ideas on projects, but there are many knowledgeable people here to help with any problems you may encounter.

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Old 07-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #3
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I'm curious Markus, how common are older Boxsters in Germany?
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It's Gotze!!!

Congratulations on your first unified World Cup title. What took you so long?!

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I'm curious Markus, how common are older Boxsters in Germany?
Hi,

well, because i live near Zuffenhausen new Porsche are very common cars. You'll see everything, even prototypes. Older Boxsters are a little more rare, but there are some around.

If you are interested in numbers, i've attached a chart for registrations in germany dated January 2013.



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Thanks!

@Perfectlap:
Well, i don't know. But to be honest, i'm not a soccer guy.

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Markus I am curious how is the Boxster perceived in Germany ?Here in the states there seems to be a pecking order where the 911/996/997 is thought to be superior vs. the Boxster being an entry level car. I personally don't share that view but I'm in the minority. And welcome to the forum ! And congrats on the world cup results
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Was ist denn los mit dein Namen, smallblock454? Just curious. Aren't all 454s big block?

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:21 AM   #8
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Markus I am curious how is the Boxster perceived in Germany ?Here in the states there seems to be a pecking order where the 911/996/997 is thought to be superior vs. the Boxster being an entry level car. I personally don't share that view but I'm in the minority.
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well, i think it's the same over here in germany. The 986 is commonly called a "girls car". Until the guys try the car themselves, notice the clutch force and handling of a 986 S. The saying is that the guy bought himself a 996 and 986 for his wife.

Maybe things have changed a little bit since the 981 Boxster. This seems to be more accepted as a mens sports car - maybe because it looks more agressive. While for shure a 993, 996, 997, or 991 always were mens cars and fully accepted as sports cars. But there are also a couple of successful women driving these cars.

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Was ist denn los mit dein Namen, smallblock454? Just curious. Aren't all 454s big block?
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no, if you use the right crankshaft and overbore you can also build a 454 cui engine with a small block engine case.

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Old 07-17-2014, 12:37 AM   #9
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It's Gotze!!!

Congratulations on your first unified World Cup title. What took you so long?!

let me think...1990 Weltmeister...so it is the 2nd title for unified Germany, YAY

and 24 years is not really that long


Brasil waited 24 years for its 4th star
Italy waited 24 years for its 4th star
Germany waited 24 years for its 4th star

coincidence?

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