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Old 08-29-2015, 04:48 AM   #1
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which vehicle for a long trip?

I just revamped our stable and thinned the herd to the 04 boxster S and a macan turbo, hopefully good choices for most situations. Now my problem is that we have a 6 to 7 thousand mile trip coming up next month and I can't decide which vehicle to take. We are headed to Hermann,mo for a couple of days of winery tours, then on to Yellowstone for a week before heading to south Dakota for a week at Porsche escape and then on down to hill country in texas for a week then over to Louisana for the angola prison rodeo and home. A lot of miles in a short time, elevation and north to south location variables. The Macan is pretty much the perfect traveling vehicle with a nice ride, super comfortable 18 way adjustable seats, lots of room and with the handling options, a lot of fun to drive. The boxster on the other hand is not too uncomfortable with the sport seats and we are accustomed to packing light and the biggie is that it is a convertible. We just can't anticipate how much top down weather we will have in those locations in sept and oct.
I guess there are worse problems to have than which Porsche to drive on a trip. On another note, just did a track day at Atlanta motorsports park in the macan turbo and it exceeded all my expectations. And that is a super track very technical and lots of fun.

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Old 08-29-2015, 06:19 AM   #2
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I would say Macan
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:29 AM   #3
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Please let me have this dilemma some day...please please PLEASE 8-)

Have an awesome trip - sounds amazing.
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The Macan sounds like the right one for that kind of a trip at that time of year, although no doubt the Boxster would be more fun. I`m always buying things and dragging them home with me, and the Boxster would but a crimp in those activities
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:49 AM   #5
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The Boxster sounds like it would be fun but for that much driving I would pick the Macan. More room and if it breaks down, you won't be paying the bill.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
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Macan....Room and zoom...
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:05 AM   #7
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I've done several road trips in our Boxster over the past several years. Each trip was either to Porsche Escape, Parade or other Porsche related activities. Salt lake city, flagstaff, Taos, NM and all totaled about 3000 miles round trip.

For the driver the Boxster is the way to go. For the passenger the Macan turbo. Performance and comfort packed all in one. Pretty good gas mileage too. We're on a road trip to Pacific Northwest now Calif to Wash driving the coastline. The Macan turbo is averaging 24-26 mpg with 3 passengers and luggage and a baby.
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I would suggest the macan. You're likely to spend a fair amount of time on the highway, and I'm sure the Macan would attract less cops and be a bit more fun for highway pulls. Not to mention the space and comfort. Which if you find your way into some twsities the Macan won't disappoint!
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I would think the bears in Yellowstone would prefer the easy accessibility the "rag-top" allows!
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Macan. Easy cruising.
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I came across the same dilemma
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #12
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I could create a Venn diagram to help you but.....

1) If the roads you will take are mostly straight highways, then the Macan. If there are twisties, the Boxster.
2) If you plan to buy lots of things during the trip, then the Macan.
3) If the wife will drive and loves driving, and 1 = twisties, then the Bosxter.
4) if the weather may be unsettling, then the Macan.

I hope this helps.
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Use a vehicle shipper and swap somewhere in the middle.

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... We are headed to Hermann,mo for a couple of days of winery tours, then on to Yellowstone for a week before heading to south Dakota for a week at Porsche escape...
Ship Macan to Dakota and have both for a few days.
Ship the Boxster back home and drive the Macan:
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...and then on down to hill country in texas for a week then over to Louisana for the angola prison rodeo and home.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:13 PM   #15
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Buy an aluminum trailer and take both.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:29 PM   #17
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Funny I was thinking the same thing, put the Bosxter on the trailer and have both.
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This is too easy:
You drive the Boxster
The wife drives the Macan
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Macan hands down. It's a very fun car that also hauls stuff and offers long distance cruise comfort.
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I drove my Boxster S with sport seats home from California (Car is currently in Ottawa Canada) and i'm not sure my back has ever been the same LOL.

Macan for sure!

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