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Old 05-02-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Talking New 986 Owner, and a funny story

My stepmom has two cars: one is a 2001 Mercedes S-500, the other is a 2000 Boxster. The S-500 is a daily driver, and the Boxster is the sunny Sunday drive car. Consequently, her Mercedes has about 250,000 miles and it's about time to replace it.

My dad planned on selling her Boxster and trading in the Mercedes for a Panamera. Then I'm offered the deal of a lifetime: he'll give me the Boxster if I sell my 2002 Nissan Xterra and give him that money.

So as of yesterday, I am a proud owner of a 2000 Porsche Boxster. Silver, dark grey top, grey interior, 18" turbo-look rims, TC, sport package. I gotta say that this is very surreal, and driving it is even more surreal. I own a freakin' Porsche.

The problem is, of course, I am immediately that guy because I'm all of 27 years old.

Regardless, I wanted to buy her Boxster from her...eventually. I just didn't know my ownership would be this sudden or affordable. Two things I found funny about the switch: my insurance is cheaper now and I get better gas mileage.

I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now, and it's a tremendously valuable resource. I already know about the RMS failure, oil discussions and Novus polish (which I just purchased on Amazon). I hope to read, participate and learn more about this amazing piece of engineering on here.

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Great story and welcome!
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum promark420.

Post some pictures!
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:56 AM   #4
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Great deal! I am 53 and got my first Porsche 6 months ago. Now my wife wants to get a 911. Its a wonderful addiction!
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:01 AM   #5
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You'll certainly develop an unexpected affinity for wine and cheese...
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #6
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Congrats on a great deal and welcome to the forum Pics or it didn't happen though
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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Congrats, sounds like a great deal. Treat her well, stay up on the maintenance and enjoy many miles to come.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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Xterra to Boxster, you are in heaven!!!!
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:03 PM   #9
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Congrats. Once you start you can never leave for too long. Started with a 944S2, then a 911SC and then a C4. Tragedy struck when my daughter did fit in the back seats any more and I went four door (gasp my first). My daughter has her own car now so it was time to get back in a Porsche. I missed it soooo much.
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