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After years of thinking about it, I finally bought a Porsche. Ordered a while ago and did the same excruciating waiting thing that I always do with BMWs. Drove it home today.

2013 Boxster S -- the new 981 model. 315 HP 3.4 liter flat six, 6-sp manual, standard 19-inch wheels and tires. I could not resist ticking off the boxes for some of the purely appearance gee-gaws that Porsche offers: Full leather interior, some body pieces that are normally black plastic painted body color, deviating carpet, etc.

I sold two cars to help finance this one: my beloved '04 E46 M3 and an '09 MX-5 Miata roadster that belong to my late wife. I still owed Herr Porsche a very large pile of money, though.... :eeps: Did sombody say "You gotta pay to play"?

This new 981 is a nice upgrade over the outgoing model: Larger, yet lighter with more upscale interior, etc.

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Congrats! The Boxster is an absolutely fabulous car and the new one is indeed a nice upgrade over the prior model. Enjoy!
Congratulations, that is an absolutely beautiful Porsche.
Sweet! Love the color and wheels too! Really great you "stuck" with a true stick.
Thanks for the comments.

Porsche has dropped automatics in the 911 and Boxster for the double-clutch transmission (PDK). My test drive was in a PDK-equipped Boxster S and it is no doubt a great transmission, but costs something like 3400 extra in the Boxster and over 4K in the 911. At the Oregon dealership where I bought my car, something like 75% of the cars are PDK-equipped.

I don't know how long I'll keep this car, but I also worry a bit about the long-term reliability of all the SMG/DCT cars. Twenty years from now, will a new generation of enthusiasts be swapping manual gearboxes in? Or maybe they'll just ditch the entire powertrain and pop flux capacitors in so they can go 300 mph...

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Congrats Larry! Hot looking pork chop.

You sort of stuck with BMW in some ways in ordering it in Le Mans blue with Saddle leather. :p

Noticed your wagon there also in the pics, so it's nice you still have that in the stable. Which one of the llama's experienced the joy of driving it home? :angel:

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Congratulations. The salesman handed me the key to a red S, and allowed me to let it rip. The PDK transmission shifts FAST. No lag! Will I trade in my 997 Turbo? NOT.

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Congrats! Nice color combo.
From what I've read this car is one of the finest overall handling/balanced on earth. I would have to insist on PDK as it too is one of the best trannys on earth. But yeah, Porsches can á la carte you to death!

BigMarcus ~ EVO 4G LTE
Love the new Boxster, congrats. It now looks like a proper Porsche.

Sorry about your wife. My wife would come back from the grave to kick my ass if I traded her car in for a Porsche after she passed. :eeps:
So sweet! Enjoy that beautiful car! :thumbup:

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A couple of weeks after taking delivery, took a great 2500+ mile drive from Oregon down through California: Tahoe, the desert, coast highway, etc. Great performer! Wonderful driver!

I still have my 328iT M sport with manual gearbox. The Boxster pedals are closer to the centerline of the car (no tranny in that tunnel) and the BMW further out. After driving the Porsche, I get back in the 328iT and, when stepping on the clutch, carelessly hit the edge of the brake pedal. Doh! Definite adjustment needed between the two clutch pedals.

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Congrats on your car.
The new boxster is great.
Must be expensive though.
Porsche have the most expensive options ever.
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