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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!
Current Car: 2006 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T (Smoke Beige Metallic - 5 Speed)
Hibernating: 2006 Porsche 997S 6-Speed
When she lets me drive it: 2017 Ford Focus RS - Nitrous Blue 6-Speed
Ex-2000 Viggen Convertible (MC Yellow)
Ex-2004 9-5 Aero (Merlot - 5 Speed)
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Posts in this Thread:
- Choosing my next set of wheels, larry5b6 , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 04:01:38
- keep Saab or maybe a BMW, AdamD, Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:50:28
- Fiat 124?, dmz789qqq, Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:35
- Re: Fiat 124?, Justin VanAbrahams, Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:02:30
- Oh, Justin VanAbrahams, Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:05:46
- Re: Oh x2, Justin VanAbrahams, Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:39:35
- Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way?, larry5b6 , Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:18:161
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, larry5b6 , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 17:01:06
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, JTRI , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:22:29
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, Name Left Blank, Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:05:53
- Miata, Lotus Elan with front wheel drive, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:51:49
- 124, DE, Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:30:25
- Oops - missed my name Scott Daggert (n/m), Scott Daggert, Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:07:21
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, Barrymabel , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:23:05
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, Saabina, Fri, 9 Nov 2018 08:56:45
- C900 vert, Notnoel , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:36:57
- How about a Boxster?, Randy Thatcher , Fri, 9 Nov 2018 05:56:22 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Choosing my next set of wheels, No Snaab, Fri, 9 Nov 2018 04:42:36
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