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Old 05-16-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Should I go with a Boxster?

Well, I just registered with the site and have been reading and taking in as much info as possible. Ive been tossing around the idea of purchasing a 01 Boxster S model. Overall are they good realiable vehicles? How much am I going to be looking at for expensises. I just turned 24, and was lucky enough to land a great job out of college... Just wondering if this will be for me. The way I look at it is I have no kids, no wife and this will probably be the only time in my life where I can say a Boxster is "practical"

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Old 05-16-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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get a Boxster S will low miles, whatever your last inexpensive car cost to maintain well at least double that.

You might be too young for a BoxsterS, I suggest getting a 911.
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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hey jeff...

I was in the exact same position 2 years ago.....went with the boxster and never looked back..

.I def would have considered the repairs, expenses, etc....for instance in these 2 years I have replaced tires, O2 sesnor, seatbelt buckle a yearly maintenance and a 15K mile maitenance, next stop is a 30K maintenance, also not to forget all the little upgrades that I went with: tail lights....

I also use it as a daily driver and it more practical than i expected it to be....

By the way I'm 25 now.....
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Another guy in the same situation checking in. I bought my Boxster the week I graduated college at 22. Like you, I had just landed a great job with a wonderful company, and wanted to enjoy what could be my last car (or one of the last) before becoming an "adult" with responsibilities such as children and wives. I just turned 23, and I have not looked back.

The only downside is that I just bought a house, and the Boxster has thrown a couple kinks in that. One is that I am going to need an old truck in addition to the Box, as I have always been and will continue to be a home-improvement-junkie. The other is that I would have had a lot more cash going into the home buying process had I not bought this car. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that not having that extra cash kept me from going way overboard into a house that was too big and useless for my needs.

So yes -- enjoy your youth -- get the Boxster!

P.S. My dad owned quite a formidable list of Shelbies, Boss Mustangs, etc, in his youth, and after putting three kids through college, he now drives a Ford F150 and a Nissan Altima. So if that is any indication of things to come -- GET THE BOXSTER WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!

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Old 05-16-2005, 01:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think im deffinatly going with the Boxster... Its just a matter of finding one with everything I want; and in nice shape. Good news is that I will be keeping my 96 Toy 4Runner as my beater (family owns 100+ acres in the country and I cant give up my off roading toy!) It will also be nice for those snowy days we are accustomed to here in Cincinnati...

I just hope that I get a Boxster that doesnt turn out to be a money pit.
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Wow....I think we're all in the same boat. I am 26 now, and love my boxster. I was thinking about an s2000, but I mean come on......I now own a Porsche, not a Honda.
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Exactly! I was also kicking around the idea of a New Infinity G35 Coupe... But in all honesty, I want some of that German styling rather than some Nissan; excuse me I mean Infinity.
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If you are like me, and if you are reading this web site and considering a Boxster, you must be like me, I say Go For It!. In my case, I have always owned higher priced and/or higher performing cars than most of my friends and family. I consider it a motivator as well as a reward. After a long day at the office, or a night meeting, when I walk outside and see my car, i think that the effort I put in to my career is worth it. Do not worry about the money. In life, there are many more inprotant things than a few bucks. If worse comes to worst, you can always sell it.
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If worse comes to worst, you can always sell it.
I'm reporting you to the admin for spewing hate.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:31 PM   #10
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Good one!

Seriously, a nice clean 01 Box S makes a fine car. If it was and is treated nicely, it will return same.

Best of luck!

PS- I have a nice clean 01 Box S for sale in classified, but of course, I am not biased in any way!

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Old 05-16-2005, 03:53 PM   #11
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Exactly! I was also kicking around the idea of a New Infinity G35 Coupe... But in all honesty, I want some of that German styling rather than some Nissan; excuse me I mean Infinity.
My choices were, Brand New G35 SEDAN (Manual), used Honda S2000, and Brand New Nissan 350Z, Subaru WRX and of coarse hardly used 2000 Porsche Boxster S with 32,000 miles on it.

I have NEVER looked back after purchasing my Boxster S.

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Listen, Kid, (this could be your father talking) get your Porsche, make like Christopher Columbus, and discover America...

Life really is short
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:20 PM   #13
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This thread should've been called "who is a twenty something and owns a boxster." lol, I just turned 25 two weeks ago. The boxster is the young man's Porsche lol or the poor man's...however you want to look at it.
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2 thoughts
a. Get the Boxster! Youth is a great time, and should be savored and enjoyed. I still remember the first I drove my Triumph at 100 mph...
b. Boy do I feel old. Pure coincidence, but I saw in PCA mag last night that the average age of a 911 buyer is 49, avg. age for Box is 40 (BruceLee - did I get the numbers right, mind slips as the years go by ). Hat's off to all the 20 somethings for having the rare wisdom to to enjoy life when you get the chance. Took me a little longer, but the boxster really is a great car, and I can't wait to get it on the track in June.
(I test drove a new RX-8, new 350Z and a 2001 box. No comparison - get the Boxster)
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:36 AM   #15
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I believe you are correct on those numbers.

Perhaps price has something to do with that, no?

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I'm all for the "buy while you're young" argument, but of course, sometimes reality bites you in the ass.

I always used to go by the three hundred dollar rule--if the car payments would end up being over $300 a month, then the car was unaffordable for me as I had too many other things I wanted to do in life.

If the car keeps you from doing the other things you want to do, it's not worth it. So, just factor in maintenance, insurance, payments and decide for yourself.

Oh, but what's all this talk about enjoying the car before you get older and won't be able to!? There will always be time for sports cars, no matter what decade you're in--no need to make excuses!
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another thing to consider is that this is not just a mode of transportation.
Your car is also an entertainment expense. For me its also a hobby.
I get out aggressions in autocross/HPDE and spend infinite numbers of hours
cleaning it the next day.
Oh and if you are a single guy man you can not miss with Porsche ownership in your 20's. All of my friends have VERY expensive cars and always used to think that women being impressed by cars was bunk. That was not at all a factor in choosing this car if it were I would have bought a Merc or something. But as it turns out Girls/Women LOVE this little car. I'm very surprised. Las Saturday my friend's girlfriend's friends started oohing and ahhing and jumped into the drivers seat talking about how her father had the Boxster S and that she didn't know anyone "our age" who had one. I let her drive (in Stilleto heels!) and it was the scariest 15 minute commute of my life.

See that's what I mean by entertainment factor.
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boxster?

CincyFreeze, get the newest , lowest mileage boxster you can afford, preferably certified. If you don't like it (I doubt it) you can always sell it. But don't sweat the "kids" issue, I didn't get my car until my son was in college, you can always get a Porsche later.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:26 AM   #19
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"Should I go with a boxster?"

Jeff, isn't that kind of a silly question to pose on a BOXSTER Forum filled with hundreds of elated BOXSTER owners?
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This thread should've been called "who is a twenty something and owns a boxster." lol, I just turned 25 two weeks ago.
Yup, I was 29 when I got mine.
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