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 Post subject: Re: 10 reasons for not buying an early Boxster....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 am 
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I am, ss not sure about some of the others!

I don't have any fixed ideas, other than I prefer something that might need a little bit of work over winter, preferably tax and mot free, and something the wife can get into, and doesn't rust llke a bean can and isn't too much of snail on the road. Simple really!

Now you know why I am getting frustrated and looking at boxters and so on!!!!!

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I am, ss not sure about some of the others!

I don't have any fixed ideas, other than I prefer something that might need a little bit of work over winter, preferably tax and mot free, and something the wife can get into, and doesn't rust llke a bean can and isn't too much of snail on the road. Simple really!

Now you know why I am getting frustrated and looking at boxters and so on!!!!!

Scimitar?

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Nige wrote:
scm924s wrote:
I am, ss not sure about some of the others!

I don't have any fixed ideas, other than I prefer something that might need a little bit of work over winter, preferably tax and mot free, and something the wife can get into, and doesn't rust llke a bean can and isn't too much of snail on the road. Simple really!

Now you know why I am getting frustrated and looking at boxters and so on!!!!!

Scimitar?


Isn't that a poor mans Jensen Intercepter? :grin:

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Nige wrote:
scm924s wrote:
I am, ss not sure about some of the others!

I don't have any fixed ideas, other than I prefer something that might need a little bit of work over winter, preferably tax and mot free, and something the wife can get into, and doesn't rust llke a bean can and isn't too much of snail on the road. Simple really!

Now you know why I am getting frustrated and looking at boxters and so on!!!!!

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Isn't that a poor mans Jensen Intercepter? :grin:

:lol: ha ha

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I always thought the Boxster is a fantastic Sports car and I have always enjoyed driving them . With a hardtop they look amazing if you ask me , especially when in black they look like a batmobile. :worship:

The Boxster is much better looking that the Cayman , especially when a hardtop is installed if you ask me.


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George924S wrote:
The Boxster is much better looking that the Cayman , especially when a hardtop is installed if you ask me.

Interesting. I also much prefer the Boxster with a hardtop (open top cars aren't really my thing) but for me the Cayman is the best looking mainstream production car Porsche have produced for several decades

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I think the 911 is the best looking and the Cayman is pretty good as well but a less refined design.
That particular black boxster above looks great because it has a hardtop that resembles the Cayman line.
The silver one is just hideous to me :lol:

I very much like the boxster with the open top and the cayman as the closed top but my favorite is the 911...cabrio or coupe the 911 is a beauty in my eyes. 930,993, even the 996...but starting with the 997 they have made the 911 exceptionally beautiful.


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morghen wrote:
That particular black boxster above looks great because it has a hardtop that resembles the Cayman line.
I think that black Boxster above actually IS a Cayman :lol:

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Got my boxster in my local OPC for service today, they gave me this as a loan car :grin:


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finbarr wrote:
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That particular black boxster above looks great because it has a hardtop that resembles the Cayman line.
I think that black Boxster above actually IS a Cayman :lol:

Nah, they didn't do a 986 based Cayman. That's one of the conversion kits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMe-AuIecv4

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