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Old 09-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #41
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Always remember, without the Boxster there is no Porsche. Financially, it saved the company. It gave Porsche the volume and thus profits enough to invest in the cars you see today.

Owned 2 Boxsters, wonderful reliable fun cars. Got compliments/comments regularly and never negative.

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Old 09-23-2014, 04:35 PM   #42
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I rotate my 4 Porsches for my daily 50 mile roundtrip commute. Most people at work and on the road think my 996 Turbo is another one of my Boxsters.
4 ? 4 Porsches ? Moneybags. LOL. We should all be so lucky.
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I rotate my 4 Porsches for my daily 50 mile roundtrip commute. Most people at work and on the road think my 996 Turbo is another one of my Boxsters.
I think you should put "BOSS BOXSTER" lettering on the back of your Turbo and just go with it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #44
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Always remember, without the Boxster there is no Porsche. Financially, it saved the company. It gave Porsche the volume and thus profits enough to invest in the cars you see today.
Yes indeed!
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:37 PM   #45
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Well it is Tony Montana's get away car. His previous car had tiger stripes on the inside. I think this is where it all went downhill as far as prestige.

What do most people say when they see it? I mean it just says PORSCHE in big letters on the back so at least they don't ask if its a Toyota Spyder.
see what I mean
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #46
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That's even better I love when old guys leave all the lame politeness behind.
Like those Oscar Mayer commercials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io0-fSA6zDw


And if you had made an old joke he probably wouldn't have cared.
"She's with me sport! And I don't care that it's for my money! Beats picking up chicks at bingo."
LOL....that is awesome. Thanks for the laugh.
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I think we need a pro boxster snobbery thread haha, a place where we can jokingly bash our porsches and the others we have experience with.
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Not just Porshe owners.

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It's not just 911 guys. I ran into a Porsche Pr*ck last summer driving a......Boxster!!

Returning to my car from my local Home Improvement Box, a 981 Boxster had parked next to my car. (Note...he parked next to me....I was already there...). He was in his new Box with his wife.

Approaching our cars I greeted with, "Great car!"
He replied....very sarcastically...."Yeah....I traded up." Looked at my 986 and rolled his eyes.

His wife was visibly horrified.

I almost went d-bag and said something rude back...specifically about his wife 'upgrading' to me....but took the high ground and said, "Have a nice day!!"

It takes a lot of energy to be a jerk. Never understood what all the effort gets you.
I go to the Dr for yearly physical and come out to see this. Im thinking the next time I see some orange cones, I'm going to throw a set in the frunk.

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At least they didn't park by this...

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Every time I give a old air-cooled guy a ride in my Box he is astounded by everything about the car, even before I built the engine.
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[QUOTE=mikefocke;419308]Always remember, without the Boxster there is no Porsche. Financially, it saved the company. It gave Porsche the volume and thus profits enough to invest in the cars you see today.

Also remember there are more 996 parts in a Boxster than 986 parts. Just check the part #'s!
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:48 AM   #52
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Always remember, without the Boxster there is no Porsche. Financially, it saved the company.
Just like the 924 saved Porsche back in the 70's. Talk about a much-maligned car, the 924 got zero respect. My 1977 model, bought brand new, is still one of my personal favorites. Too bad hardly anyone had the foresight to keep these cars in good condition.

Just sayin'..........

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Oops, so sorry. Pics or it didn't happen, right?





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Also remember there are more 996 parts in a Boxster than 986 parts. Just check the part #'s!
If the 986 were a watch in Switzerland it would be called a Carrera.
Their rules dictate that any watch that has at least 51% of its parts and labor from there can have 'Swiss Made' on the dial..
even if the other 49% is from Taiwan.
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What a beauty, I love the 924 S think it's a cool idea.
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The 1st Porsche I ever drove. I was 16 years old, it was raining, and the car owner challenged me to get it to spin it out in a wet parking lot. I failed. In my defense. We were across the street from the Highway Patrol office and it wasn't my car. It was a magnificent day
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These threads on "My Boxster gets No Respect" nauseate me to no end. They all start out the same, whining about how some idiot made a snide remark about their Chickster or how a 911 owner looked down their nose at them. Then the outrage ensues over whatever perceived slight or disparaging remark was made, then the tide turns and other members chide on with their disparaging remarks about whatever model or make car they want to rail on; IE participating in the exact same behavior that got them indignant to begin with. Usually about halfway through the second page the collective self stroking about how the Boxster really is the only sports car Porsche made gains momentum and several posts later everyone agrees that we're all the smarter ones since it's obvious the Boxster handles the best......blah blah blah.

In the years I owned my Boxster I only heard one comment about it being a "Girl's Car", and that was from a 12 year old kid who was the friend of one of my kids. Since owning the 993 and frequenting those forums and befriending other 993 owners I have not once heard them knock on the Boxster in any way. If a Boxster even comes up in conversation everyone pretty much agrees that they are the performance bargain if you want a convertible that handles great. Why anyone would be concerned with what an obvious Jack *ss had to say to begin with puzzles me. Rant Over........
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Why anyone would be concerned with what an obvious Jack *ss had to say to begin with puzzles me. Rant Over........
Those farging bastiches !! I'd like to see those iceholes' bells in a sling.

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Those farging bastiches !! I'd like to see those iceholes' bells in a sling.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #60
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In the Harley world the pecking order is alot like the alledged Porsche anti snobbery.........Hard core old time riders think the only good Harleys are those with the Panhead or Knucklehead motor. Then the Shovelhead motor came and almost put Harley out of business it was so bad, but now a shovelhead is seen as a collectable/classic. Then the Evo motor bikes came out and the hard core riders hated them, even though they are the best and most dependable motor Harley ever built. Most custom built bikes have aftermarket Evo motors. The Twin Cam is the lastest motor and its had its ups and downs, but overall is a good, dependable motor. Of course all the Evo motor riders hate it along with any old timers that are left over.........The point is if you keep your car/bike in good shape it will be considered a classic/collectable vehicle in the future and will be admired. I happen to think that the Boxster will be a true collector/classic car down the road. It may take another 20 years. Back in the 80's you couldnt give away alot of muscle cars. Now I cant believe the prices that they can go for and how desirable they are. Maybe in the future the Boxster will be admired alot like the 356 is today, but the best thing you can do in this time is take care of it, ride it and enjoy it.

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