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Old 10-08-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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So I Just Noticed...

My local Porsche Dealer misspelled "Boxster" on their website...
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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It happens.

It just got a mailer from WinCo which is opening a new store and they got the city it's located in wrong. At least the the rest of the address was right. I guess that makes missing a letter seems not as bad.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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It amazes me when I see adds with obvious mis-infomation! I usually find it is the used car lots 'buy here & pay here' that have very little knowledge of cars.
One time i had to explain what a Boxer engine was to a salesman - he was trying to tell me it had a v6! Also seen adds with " very rare tip-tronic", "rear engine", "gas saver 3.2".
I would never buy a car from these places.
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I love the ads that say it has a manual and then the pics show a Tip
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It amazes me when I see adds with obvious mis-infomation! I usually find it is the used car lots 'buy here & pay here' that have very little knowledge of cars.
One time i had to explain what a Boxer engine was to a salesman - he was trying to tell me it had a v6! Also seen adds with " very rare tip-tronic", "rear engine", "gas saver 3.2".
I would never buy a car from these places.
I once looked at a 2002 base at a ford dealership. (After I already owned mine) and knew much more about it then the salesman. He thanked me for teaching him about the car so he could be better informed when potential buyers ask questions. I like to believe I know more about these cars than the people who work at my local porsche dealer. (Besides the parts guys/mechanics) All they seem to know/care about is selling high volume Cayennes and Audi A4's.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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It amazes me when I see adds with obvious mis-infomation! I usually find it is the used car lots 'buy here & pay here' that have very little knowledge of cars.
One time i had to explain what a Boxer engine was to a salesman - he was trying to tell me it had a v6! Also seen adds with " very rare tip-tronic", "rear engine", "gas saver 3.2".
I would never buy a car from these places.
I've seen a 2013 991 described as a (Tip-Tronick) automatic. (Yes, they put a K on the end of tiptronic)I had to walk away from the computer and regather my self.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #7
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I've always preferred Boxter.

It's more elegant and simpler with an exotic flair.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:57 PM   #8
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It amazes me when I see adds with obvious mis-infomation! I usually find it is the used car lots 'buy here & pay here' that have very little knowledge of cars.
One time i had to explain what a Boxer engine was to a salesman - he was trying to tell me it had a v6! Also seen adds with " very rare tip-tronic", "rear engine", "gas saver 3.2".
I would never buy a car from these places.
Now that's funny, you didn't see "adds" you saw "ads"
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #9
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I love the ads that say it has a manual and then the pics show a Tip
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They probably mean it has a manual, meaning the book to explain the operation of the vehicle. LOL.
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At least they didn't spell it, "Bockster".
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:21 PM   #11
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At least that's better than someone taking a Boxster to Jiffy Lube.
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At least that's better than someone taking a Boxster to Jiffy Lube.
That visual made me shudder!

Browsing car ads on CL is always good for a laugh. The grammar and forehead-slapping information is truly mind-boggling.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:52 AM   #13
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Nothing bothers me more than the typical, "Porshe Boxter Convertible"
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:10 AM   #14
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Nothing bothers me more than the typical, "Porshe Boxter Convertible"
Convertible's spelled right . BIGJake111, you listening to this thread ?
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That visual made me shudder!
Saw a black 987 being pulled into the JL bay on my way home the other day. Almost stopped to go ask the owner WTF they were doing.
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Convertible's spelled right . BIGJake111, you listening to this thread ?
I don't believe anyone is listening to this thread, but as of this posting, at least 400 people have read it.

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

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Old 10-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #17
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How about boxter convertable...
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I don't believe anyone is listening to this thread, but as of this posting, at least 400 people have read it.

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

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You don't have as good a sense of hearing as I do !

It's just a figure of speech; I guess they never use those in Dallas......just sayin'
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:25 AM   #19
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At least that's better than someone taking a Boxster to Jiffy Lube.
I do this...




...for my annual inspections! (guys are great with my car at this particular JL). May be YMMV. For actual repair/maintenance work? Negative! Inspection I feel good about.
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You don't trust them to have the expertise to fix your Boxster, yet you trust them to have the expertise to inspect it properly?
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