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Old 03-22-2017, 06:48 PM   #21
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Hearing the song of the engine and intake at 4K+ Rpms.

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Old 03-23-2017, 04:58 AM   #22
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Replacing perfectly good parts with expensive new parts because I'm afraid.

I do kinda like laying on my back on a cold garage floor looking up at the bottom of the car 6 inches from my face and admiring the engineering

Another great feature - Sitting at a stop with the top down and people looking at the car, then at middle age me and commenting - "Mid-Life crises??"

I absolutely love driving it. I'm always sad at the end of my drive
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:04 AM   #23
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The sound and the fact that you don't get in a Porsche, you put it on.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:42 AM   #24
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Taking a drive to remember by dad...

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Old 03-23-2017, 10:47 AM   #25
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As I'm reading these posts I'm remembering more things I like....

- That it still looks great to me, 20 years after I first saw and lusted after one.
- A sports car on a nice day. Roadster....two seats and a drop top. Being able to roll away as the top goes down (SmarTop) completes the moment.
- Flat Six. The intake sound, especially in 2nd gear all the way to 60+mph.
- Usability. Two trunks, heated seats, good winter performance w/snow tires. There aren't many times where I have to say "damn, I can't take the Boxster." It's a car for all seasons, and it's enjoyable every time I get in it.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:06 AM   #26
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.....and Hagerty recently published something that said the Box has bottomed out as far as depreciation, and it's a good time to snap one up before the pendulum swings back up.

Not to start a whole other discussion, but it's nice to see a respected organization say that.


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Old 03-23-2017, 01:21 PM   #27
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Last fall I was driving in the Old Market area of Omaha (historic part of downtown) to a PCA event. Someone at the event told me they could hear me 2 blks away and it sounded intoxicating.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:49 PM   #28
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Last fall I was driving in the Old Market area of Omaha (historic part of downtown) to a PCA event. Someone at the event told me they could hear me 2 blks away and it sounded intoxicating.
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My favorite thing to do as a teenager 25 years ago was to cut class at Central High and walk around the Old Market/Central Park or hang out on the top floor of the library and enjoy the view with a good book.

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Old 03-23-2017, 01:57 PM   #29
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My favorite features include the two trunks, the mid mounted flat six engine, convertible and the dash setup. I like that the Tach is in the middle with a little digital readout for speed right under it. Honestly the car has so many cool features that its hard to narrow it down. I keep remembering more and more things about the car that I'd like to add but then it'd just be a huge list!
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:20 PM   #30
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We haven't had many fun positive threads lately, this is almost becoming a maintenance board.

What is your single favorite feature of your P-car!
My favorite feature is the flat six symphony with the top down blasting through a tunnel. I also love the g-forces on the back road twisties.


And Jake, you're right. This forum has become quite boring. I wonder if it's the absence of Johnny Danger!
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:32 PM   #31
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Nothing beat the way it holds a turn. The engine sound above 3000 rpm. The way it pulls away from a (rice burner name your car or pickup) screwing around with you on the highway at 60 as I drop it into 3rd and floor it. Breath my exhaust.
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I get a hoot out of the intake sound you get from the left side vent when you blip the throttle in neutral and the overall sound of the intake, engine and Borla exhaust when running the boxer 6 up through the gears.

The sound of a well executed heal and toe downshift.

The overall old school 'Porsche feel' (and smell) of my 13 year old 986.

My 2004 BMW R1100s sitting side by side with my 2004 986 in the garage. Two great performing boxers from the same year still in great shape!
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:29 PM   #33
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My favorite thing about my car is that I don't owe anything on it.. Ha! The best thing about my car has to be the power it puts out and the six speed and of course the looks of it.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:02 PM   #34
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The curves and I am not talking about the road. The shape is timeless. I love those headlights too. They flow so nicely into the fenders. The rear is probably one of the best in the last 40 years.
I love that the 986 was just the S and Non S, not 10 different versions.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:52 AM   #36
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I love the mechanical "smell" and "feel" of the car. Its not a raw feel like an air cooled 80's 911 but it feels connected unlike many new cars today. I have never driven a newer Porsche but I am sure the connected feeling to the car still exists. I own a tiny piece of automotive Porsche history, again the analog feel compared to today's new cars. The top down feeling on a nice day with the flat six making awesome noises.
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:15 AM   #37
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Love that there aren't many around where I live, that my wife enjoys it, clever engineering, and that you get a unique and fun driving experience every time for an affordable price.

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Old 03-28-2017, 10:23 AM   #38
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I guess one of my favorite parts is reeling in giants that have no business losing to a Boxster on the track.
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Right on Steve. You are driving a giant killer for sure.
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Right on Steve. You are driving a giant killer for sure.
There is probably a thread on miata.net about the feeling of catching and passing a Porsche...

My son in his Miata caught and passed me one time at Roebling at an HPDE, it was a legitimate pass, he was on fire that day and I was having a slump, and it was kind of rainy. Over 1-2 laps he reeled me in and caught me right at turn 8/9, so I lifted on the front straight to let him by. I had to hear about it for weeks, and he even made a little animated gif that he loved to share. If I can find it I will share...

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