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About jreissenweber1

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    2007 Fors Escape Hybrid
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  1. As an introduction to the forum .. I am 71 and have been an avid car enthusiast all of my life, growing up in Detroit and having worked for Ford Motor Company for 20 years. I have been lucky enough to have owned several classic Mustangs, 3 Corvettes including a '72 454, a 67 Alpha and a Fiat 124 and have driven McLaren Mustangs, Shelby Mustangs and a '64 Shelby Cobra. For the past 25 years my driving has been rather a mundane split between a jeep and a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. I am currently going thru some intense theropy for PTSD (Vietnam) and have decided to 'live' once more and want to buy Porsche Boxster and recapture the thrill and enjoyment of driving. I have been researching for the past several months (including test driving) and am approaching actual purchase time. I have a few questions I'd like to throw out to the forum to help point me in my final search. Reliability IS an issue as although it will be a 2nd car, I plan on taking several extended road trips to include even California to the East Coast and back. I started off looking at ~2000 986s and quickly found I preferred the S (3.2 litre) model (I am old - not dead). It seems to me that cost (including purchase price plus required repairs/upgrades including IMS) is roughly $15K depending upon miles. I then drove a 2008 rs60 spyder for a couple of hours - what a beast! I would never have thought of buying anything but a manual .. but .. and the PASM and the Sport Exhaust were thrilling ... and I felt the car was abit (perhaps more than abit) too much for what I could handle at my now reduced reflexes and reactions. So I drove a 2010 2.9 litre with PDK .. and it has the overhead airbag .. and now after some extensive research it seems if I look hard enough low $20K can fetch one although I probably will have to go out of California to get one - question is will it pass CA smog? So that is where I find myself today .. only to add that I do live in San Francisco with no garage so it will have to be parked on the street - possible solutions a hard top and/or alarmed car cover. Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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