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Old 01-20-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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So I finally said farewell to the Boxster S

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give you the final act of the story. I finally said goodbye to the 2006 Boxster S as I did a pre-trade today at Lake Forest Sportscars for a Ferrrari 430 Spider that's coming in February/March.

I ended up putting just about 8300 miles on the baby over the course of some 8 months or so. What a wonderful car.

But of course a Ferrari is a Ferrari and I console my loss of the Boxster that come delivery, I won't feel too sad.

In any case, thanks to everyone here. It's a great resource for Boxster owners. And I learned a ton from ya'all.

(Attached photo is of a F430 with the same specs as the one I'm getting)
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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That Ferrari is one beautiful machine. Your only problem is that your running out of cars to trade up to. Have fun with that new toy!!!!
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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A Ferrari and you're not even close to 30 yet?! Dude, tell me your secret!
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A Ferrari and you're not even close to 30 yet?! Dude, tell me your secret!
I think most people who buy Ferraris, or other 200k+ cars for that matter, are business owners. I fall into that category too .

I'll be sure to post some pictures when it finally comes in. I'll see if I can't get a friend to help and get a duo shot of the lambo as well. The yellow and the red should nicely contrast.
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I think most people who buy Ferraris, or other 200k+ cars for that matter, are business owners. I fall into that category too .

I'll be sure to post some pictures when it finally comes in. I'll see if I can't get a friend to help and get a duo shot of the lambo as well. The yellow and the red should nicely contrast.
Oh my gawd! You have a Lambo too?! I hate you!!!
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Old 01-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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Webster, why do join this forum to make us drool...why, why, why!!!!!! Moderator (Bruce) can some one please kick this guy out of here...hehehehehe, j/k

I so very envy you right now but not the part on deciding which one would you drive for today congrats, dude! stay healthy
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so which one is the beater car?
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so which one is the beater car?
That'd be the Audi S4. And it shows too in this weather, being black and all.

Just went out for a nice drive in the Lambo. It may be cold as ****************, but at least it's relatively dry and clear. Looks like we're going to get lots of snow next week . Chicago doesn't make it easy on us car fans, does it now.
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not at all man, not at all. but hey, gotta do what you gotta do
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:55 PM   #10
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isn't that the teenage mutant ninja turtle ferrari? if i had that car before i got married, i'd still be single. a box compared to that is like charlize theron compared to rosie o'donell.

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That'd be the Audi S4. And it shows too in this weather, being black and all.

Just went out for a nice drive in the Lambo. It may be cold as ****************, but at least it's relatively dry and clear. Looks like we're going to get lots of snow next week . Chicago doesn't make it easy on us car fans, does it now.
Just wondering, how come you dint just sell the Audi and kept the box as your beater?
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:08 AM   #12
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Just wondering, how come you dint just sell the Audi and kept the box as your beater?
A garage consisting solely of two-seaters is not all that useful. At least not if you ever have to drive family or friends. And despite how roomy the Porsche is for luggage compared to others in its class, it's still pretty pathetic compared to a sedan . Finally, with real-wheel drive, you better hope that you never have to get out in heavy snow. A little too much wishful thinking in Chicago.
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Good for you man. Congrats on the new purchase. It looks awesome. Please post pics when you have them available, and drive her in good health.
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Wow, that's awesome.


I am a business owner as well. Working hard, and working on some great projects


Hopefully soon, w/ hard work, I will be in your shoes.



So what's the maintenance cost on **************** like that?



Oh yeah, what is your "family car"? Definitely should grab an m5
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Any chance we can get a peek of that Lambo?
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a peak? hehe, how bout a drive in a lambo man?
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I posted a few pictures of the Lambo back when I first got it:
Getting cloth threads off the top
Getting cloth threads off the top

The family car is an Audi S4. I'm actually not big a fan of BMWs. Fine automobiles, but the interior is not up to Audi's standards. And I hear the M5 is not exactly a puppy at low speeds either. Which is what having a family/everyday car is all about, imho. I don't need 500 hp of aggressive to pick up groceries .

Also, I think it's nice to have a more clearly defined split between everyday and occasion cars. If you drive around with 500hp all the time, getting into a Lamborghini or a Ferrari won't carry the same astonishment.

To each his own, of course. If you could have only one car, an M5 or a M3 might very well be a perfect choice. I like the smoothness and the interior of Audis, though. Even got an automatic.

re: maintenance. As long as you're under warranty, it's pretty mild. The first oil change on the Lambo was $280. The first real service is not until 7500 miles and I hear it's $1,500. Then the next service is at 15k. The warranty on a new lambo is only 2yr/24k, though. After that, things can indeed get expensive if you're not taking care of the car or are simply unlucky.

Regular maintenance is a little more expensive and a little worse with a Ferrari. I think there's a service at 1500 miles, then at 5000 miles, and then I think it's 15/30/45 as well. The first service is just a fluid change too, so that's probably less than $500. But the major services run $3-4,000, I believe. On the upside, the Spider comes with 4 yrs/unlimited warranty. Which is pretty generous in this segment.
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Very nice Ferrari! Congrats, Webster.
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That'd be the Audi S4. And it shows too in this weather, being black and all.

Just went out for a nice drive in the Lambo. It may be cold as ****************, but at least it's relatively dry and clear. Looks like we're going to get lots of snow next week . Chicago doesn't make it easy on us car fans, does it now.
My Boxster hasn't left the garage in 2 weeks

Weren't you worried about salt getting on your Lambo ?

Don't know where you were, but there was a ton of salt on the roads yesterday in the Northwest suburbs...

Congrats on the new purchase, and enjoy !

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