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  1. I say "fighting" the urge jokingly. If I could I would fill my garage with these wonderful little Tonka toys my garage would include: '73 911 White/Blue '83 928 Black '86 944 Red Any TT, GT2/GT3 Does it matter - Ok, Green and Orange Unfortunately I work for a living so I'm starting with a Boxster. My first memory of a Porsche was riding in a bright green 911 as a very young child. I can close my eyes and still smell the leather, hear the roar of the engine and see that beautiful green paint. My wife is starting to understand and maybe, possibly, hopefully get excited about our new child. I'm looking for a pretty sweet deal - Burying serious negative equity, keeping my payment "close" and not putting anything down. If Porsche Finance can work it out I'm buying as soon as I get the approval. If not....I'll weep while paying off more of my Audi and buy one this spring - maybe a Cayman? Happy Holidays everyone.
  2. I didn't realize they went through tires and brakes so quickly. I might drive with passion but wouldn't say I am overly hard on either. No immediate plans to track it - geez.....does State Farm cover racing damage? My wife is supportive and I would never choose the car over her. She asked tonight if she would be able to drive it.....Ummmm how do I answer this? Any advice :) Found a CPO for about $28, tip, 19" wheels, no Bose, no xenons but leather and heated seats etc. Great service records and new tires, front rotors and pads and the 40K service was already performed. Think this might be the one - going to look at it this weekend. I have a strict budget for the monthly payment and what APR I will accept. Yes, I would kill for this beautiful little car now but will wait if the deal isn't right. Gotta say this is the best site/forum I have seen yet. The Audi forum I belong to is a joke - nice to see an active and helpful community! Todd
  3. Awesome replies and advice from everyone. First, everyone seems to warn about the maintenance costs of Porsches. Items such as brakes, tires, oil changes etc and etc. Tires for my Audi are $500+, my oil changes are $120+ and tires for my wife's Jeep will be easily be $600+. I do not see the cost of Porsche maintenance as that much higher than what I already pay or will be paying in the near future. Now if the frequency of tires, brakes and oil changes increased dramatically that would be a little different. I change the oil in my Audi every 5K, current brakes and tires are still good. I'm not overly concerned with having a $5,000 rainy day Porsche fund. My wife is not overly thrilled with me spending more money on a car - she just doesn't get it. I have waited a very long time for this. I've worked extremely hard to get to the point in my life and career where I can realistically afford a Porsche. To be honest I have to be selfish on this one and do what I want and what I have worked for. We have maybe $3K in credit card debt, a reasonable mortgage and her Jeep payment - that's it. So if I want to purchase a Boxster and my payment rises $100 who cares and what does it hurt? I make over 6 figures alone and while a perm SAP geek contractor, feel comfortable buying one. If we save as much as we spend who or what is hurt? Where can I find a sample DME to review and learn how to read and analyze it? Is this something that I can find online? Should I befriend a Porsche tech for a copy of one? Thanks again.
  4. Thank you everyone for the great advice. Going to Hendrick Porsche this weekend to test drive a few cars. If they can get me out of my Audi it's a done deal. I have read some comments on the web that the Boxster interiors, or some model years look cheap - with cheap plastic. Is this true and what years would you say this is most prevalent? One of the things I like most about my Audi is the quality of the interior trim and the fit and finish. Am I safe to assume that Porsche is the same - comparable fit and finish? Finally, can you give me an idea of what a reasonable payment is for an '05 to '07? I know lots of variables including APR, cash down, trade etc. But would you guys say is reasonable or expectable? Thanks again!
  5. Hi everyone. I'm trying to fight the urge to trade in my 2005.5 Audi A4 for a CPO Boxster or Cayman. I'm serious enough about this to lose some money on the Audi and see my payment jump. I have read an awful lot about the RMS and IMS issues. I understand that a used car that has been driven is better than a garage queen with no/little miles. Ok, but what do I look for in a pre-owned Porsche - obvious signs of abuse, accidents, lack of care? When I test drive both the Boxster and Cayman this weekend are there any signs of trouble that I should be aware of? I'm sure adding the negative equity of my Audi into the Porsche is a stupid idea on some levels (my wife will kill me) however I have wanted a Porsche since I was a little kid. I can finally afford one so why not? So if any of you can provide guidance and advice on purchasing my first Porsche I would really appreciate it. I searched the forum and found general answers - I'm looking for specific things to watch out for. Thanks. Todd
  6. Hi everyone. I'm considering (strongly) trading in my 2006 Audi A4 on a CPO Boxster before the end of the year. I'm looking at '06, '07 and '08 Boxsters and would like some advice. I have read all of the information I can find on the engine issues, possible causes and preventative maintenance. As long as I have some factory warranty and a CPO warranty I'm comfortable with this. As I am new to Porsche what should I look for and more importantly, what should I look out for in terms of abuse and neglect? In your expert opinions, what options are the best or most important to you? What visible signs of damage or potential trouble should I look for? I realize it will require expensive maintenance and repairs over time. I would like to stay away from the obvious lemon or problem cars if possible. The posts in the forum have answered most of my questions - any buying advice would be greatly appreciated. Todd
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