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.