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Old 06-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #21
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all of that should fit in the styrofoam insert stuck in the backside of the spare...

Well, call me stupid When I got the car I did check to ensure the spare had never been used, but the stuff wasn't in a styrofoam thingy. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:03 AM   #22
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I have been meaning to ask you.

Did you feel safe parking the porsche at these hotels/motels?

I have been reading horror stories of vandalism, and I was subject to something minor just 2 days ago. I still get tailgated and cut off for some reason. I drive very sanely...

My fiancee and I are rethinking taking this porsche a road trip now.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #23
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I have been meaning to ask you.

Did you feel safe parking the porsche at these hotels/motels?

I have been reading horror stories of vandalism, and I was subject to something minor just 2 days ago. I still get tailgated and cut off for some reason. I drive very sanely...

My fiancee and I are rethinking taking this porsche a road trip now.
Funny you should ask that. Yes I was worried at first. The Nugget in reno had a secured/patroled/cameras, parking garage, plus there was a newer boxster 2 rows down from me. NO concern. The first super 8 was in wyoming and I parked it right outsied my window. Some idiot in a "sanford and son" truck parked right next to me ( no door dings). The last super 8 motel was in the middle of BFE (bum F$$$ed egypt) Iowa, and i was so frickin sick I didn't even Think about it. I did ask the front desk girl if it was safe, she smiled and said, in her raspy voice " I go out side about every 15 minutes to have a smoke, I will keep an eye on it". Good enough for me.

The one I should have been the most scared of, was me. 4 days after I got home, I backed the darn thing into my SUV. See my thread on "help I need a new bumper". Luckily found an artic silver bumper on ebay in great shape for $150.00 . God did I get lucky. Actually it hopefully it will be shipped by friday.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:06 AM   #24
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I bought mine two months ago while on a trip to Utah. Picked up a 2000 S with 32k from the Porsche dealer in Salt Lake City. Next day, my wife and I threw away our return flight tickets, bought an Escort 9500ix, and started on our trip back to the east coast.

I put on 2000 miles over three days. I've driven cross country several times in various cars and this is one of the most fun and comfortable cars to do this in. No problems at all and fairly comfortable, except near Chicago where the roads were terrible. My wife was enamored by the car too, not a single complaint about the ride nor seats.

As for parking in motels, I always managed to have a room with a good view of the car so I kept a good eye on it. No problems with vandalism, and the only tailgater worth mentioning was a Canadian guy driving a Porsche Cayenne. Passed several Boxsters who all waved as I passed them.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #25
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Nice following your story Mptoledo, the Grand Serria is a rather safe place to stay and the Boxster is a wonderful car for such a trip. We just returned from a road trip through Oregon, into Washington, and back down through the Oregon coast. It was wonderful, perfict Boxster roads.

Anyway, sorry you got sick.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:43 PM   #26
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Yeah it was almost the perfect trip, except for the duck. I almost had the car shipped back, silly me. I couldn't think of a better car to take on a road trip(unless its snowing). Unfortunately it was almost 2 months ago and now I am itching for another trip. I have been watching that show on the food network, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" . I am thinking about mapping out cool 2 or 3 day weekend trip around a few of them. I am northeast of dayton, which is pretty much centrally located, so I have many options. I still want to check out the memphis/Kansas city BB-Q.

I see a road trip in my future, Anybody up for a Convoy?

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