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How about a Boxster?
Posted by Randy Thatcher [Email] (#22) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Randy Thatcher) on Fri, 9 Nov 2018 05:56:22

In Reply to: Choosing my next set of wheels, larry5b6 [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 04:01:38
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If you can accept rear wheel drive, how about a pre-owned Boxster S? They can be had for under $30k. Make sure the maintenance has been taken care of. Most Porsche owners are pretty fastidious about keeping the documentation. I think they're known for it, much like we're "quirky" SAAB owners. One good thing with Porsche is that even if it's a few years older than you may initially be thinking, 99% of the public can't tell if a Porsche is 15 years old or 2 years old. That's one upside to classic styling that slowly evolves.

I used to have a a Viggen convertible, and 4 years ago I realized by boyhood dream of getting a 911. I went for a 2006 997 S coupe, not a convertible. I smile every time I turn the key, it is a wonderful car. From spring through fall it is my daily driver, plus I have done several track weekends. And I have to admit I still turn around and have a peek as I walk away from the car. It really is a dream come true.

I'm often looking at options for a track focused car and what keeps coming up in searches are Miata, 944, Boxster/Cayman, and Lotus. Each of these options have pros and cons, but all are fun cars in their own right. Every review of the Boxster/Cayman talks about how wonderful they are to drive. Handling, steering, road feel, etc. It's worth a test drive.

The Miata can have a reputation for not being a macho/manly car, but I will say there were far more Miatas than any other car at a recent SCCA track day I went to. A great driver in a Miata can absolutely embarrass a mediocre driver in high-horsepower sports cars. In fact, the funniest part of the morning driver's meeting was the speech about "There are no helicopters out here today, so a helicopter didn't drop the Miata right behind your Corvette. If he got there he's a faster driver, let him pass."

I must mention that one downside of Porsche ownership is the cost of care and feeding. If you want to ease that pain you need to have a good indie shop with great Porsche knowledge. The Miata should have lower running costs.

I look forward to reading the opinions in this thread, reading about test drives, and seeing what you end up buying!

Randy
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