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41 but I think its and interesting story.

A bit more than two years before that, after about two years of looking and pondering between 986 model Boxsters and different years of 911´s I was ready to make an offer on a 1990 C4, I test drove it on a Saturday and offered to call with my offer on Tuesday night. On Monday, my wife and I visited the radiologist and found out we were having triplets..... shocked me and made me think twice before plunking down money on a toy.... So long Porsche.

To years later, and luckily with three healthy beautiful babies (and none of the complications that can be expected with triplets, thank god) I started my search again. I saw the same 1990 C4 was available for sale by the guy who actually bought it a few years back, I also looked at different models. I test drove a 1972, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1994 and 1999 911´s (and a 2007 TT just for the fun of it, although I had no chance of affording that car) and 2001 and 2005 Boxsters.

In the end, I appreciated modern convenience and comfort over the classic styling and fun of the older models, and considering a coupe is definitely more convenient than a convertible, the Boxsters were out of my considered alternatives. (Although I enjoy spending time with my car, I would much rather going out driving on a weekend than troubleshooting and babying a classic.)

I purchased a 1998 ROW Carrera with about 35,000 miles on it in 2,010.

I have enjoyed my driving and babying the car, have not fallen in to the mod trap yet. The car has already been slightly tinkered with, having upgraded air filter and tire spacers installed. Once I decide I want to start making changes I imagine white running lights, upgraded speakers (and maybe an amp), and probably upgraded head and stop lights (LED) will be in my plans.

If I decide to upgrade the car itself, I will probably move a few years forward on the same track (Carrera) or maybe move to a C4. My driving sometimes requires the stability control to take over, and weather where I live permits me to drive the car all year long, except for the very rainy season. I think I would be more comfortable driving in very wet conditions if I had a backup and 4 wheel traction on my side. S and TT are really not a necessity with this type of car unless you want to be competitive with your speed, and even then, I think money is better invested in Driving classes and track time, where you can really become faster through talent, not sheer HPs.

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46 Boxster S (986)

51 996 C2 Cab (this one gets me accused of a mid-life crisis)

wasted all those years

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Just curious, what age was everyone when they bought their first Porsche?

29 (914 2.0)

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17 a 73 914 2.0

27 a California 73 914 2.0 (did it right this time)

28 a 72 911 T

34 a 83 911 SC

43 a 86 944 Turbo

50 a 2000 911 Carrera2

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New 1984 Audi 4000S Quattro at age 32

New 1985.5 944 at age 33

New 1986 944 Turbo at age 34

Had a BMW 325i here in the middle at age 42

(Very slightly) used 6200 mile 2001 Boxter S at age 53

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Bought a brand new '99 when I was 41. I now have another '99 that I bought last year when I was 52.

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1977 Age 20 1957 356 While on my first tour with the Army in Germany. ( still have it,63000 original miles, parked in the Gargage, comes out for a run on weekends)

1987 Age 30 1987 928S While on my second tour of Germany ( sold it when i came back to the states in 1991)

2010 Age 53 2000 911 Carrera Coupe , Always wanted a 911. (45 original miles sits next to the 356C in the Garage)

Goes in for the L&N IMS Retro Kit this week, Don't feel like taking a chance and having the engine let go)

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got my first one at 58.

In response to her joking that it was 'another" mid-life crisis, I said "Well it's better than a blonde" and without missing a beat she responded: "...and it's cheaper, too!"

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bought my first one a week ago at the young age of 39. heh. It's a MY03.

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