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Old 11-06-2018, 09:58 AM   #111
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In her defense, it's a pretty badass looking red sports car.

It looks almost supercar-ish.
She thinks it’s the greatest car on the planet. Consequently, I’m afraid to drive it.

Although the X5 is in the shop and it’s pouring today, so she took my car to work. I will be picking up the teenangster in the Porsche this evening.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:03 AM   #112
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I felt like a d-bag for the first few months after getting the latest Boxster (four years ago!)

I got over it.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:05 AM   #113
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Yep -

Reminds me that when I had my 2002 - it was the car that I just plain enjoyed driving. It was not the fastest, not the best handling, nor the nimblest... Just the most balanced and enjoyable car I have ever had. (granted - the 997 is close behind - but with the 2002 being a very 'analog' car- it is just you and the car - nothing at all electric in between - the Porsche does have all the modern touches - and that takes a bit of it away - in this context)

I expect the 2800CS will be similar to the 02 (when I get it back). But - just like your first kiss, the 2002 will always be tops for me.

I hear you on this! I had a few cars before I bought my 2002, and many more since owning it. It still holds a large place in my head and heart.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:13 AM   #114
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I felt like a d-bag for the first few months after getting the latest Boxster (four years ago!)

I got over it.
I thought my Estoril Blue 2 Series was obnoxiously in-your-face--until we got the red Boxster.

We would not have chosen red, but it was the one on super deal. Wife wanted Lava Orange, which is, frankly, no less garish.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:06 AM   #115
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Here's a car I don't want to want.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/...732596729.html

It's a really good thing it's a four door and a bland color.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:11 AM   #116
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Here's a car I don't want to want.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/...732596729.html

It's a really good thing it's a four door and a bland color.
Yeah, you don't want one of those, but the good news is Nick probably has a spare mill in his Engine Room that he can hook you up with when the stock engine grenades.

FWIW, there are a lot of cars that I miss. The E90 M3 isn't really one of them.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:01 PM   #117
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I know I don't want it (or that it makes no sense to own one) but I'm always tempted when I see non-Nav, non-iDrive cars.

Ultimately I'm actually really enjoying driving the beater Mazdaspeed every day the weather is bad, with occasional use of the Boxster and truck as the mood strikes me.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:04 PM   #118
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Ultimately I'm actually really enjoying driving the beater Mazdaspeed every day the weather is bad, with occasional use of the Boxster and truck as the mood strikes me.
That is a very decent fleet. And from what I read, the DC area has had just awful weather since we moved away in November 2015.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:33 PM   #119
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Eh. this year has been not great, inasmuch as we've had a lot of rainy days. Other than that, this summer seemed noticeably less hot than it was in prior years... but that's anecdotal.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:13 AM   #120
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Itís worth it.

Itís not too heavy or sloppy. Itís also not too large as the new 911 tends to be.
I just donít see the 991 as large .... there is a 2Ē difference between the 996 and the 991

Iím not trying to be bias being I have the 991 but I have to say this car is just insanely amazing !!
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