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Old 06-26-2008, 06:01 PM   #21
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no f**king way.

you would have to pay me to own a vette. my dad has a c5 convertible........i feel like i should have a hairy chest and gold chains around my neck when i am behind the wheel.
You gottta be kidding right? You drive a Miata for Chrissakes.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:06 PM   #22
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Also the gas mileage is making me frown, I get 25mpg average on the miata even though i dont drive much i wouldnt want to have to fill up twice as often with the vette.
If you drive it semi-normal, you won't probably be that far off, especially on the highway.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:09 PM   #23
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I was thinking of an 04 boxter, for about 25k. Which is doable, I have researched the prices.

As for maintenance, it cant be that bad. Porsche's have like the best track record for reliability from what I have seen.
Sam, Jay's comments notwithstanding; I've always found the Boxster the car I like the most but; if you're ever going to buy one, don't buy anything but an "S". If not, you'll end up regretting it (specially after owning a turbo Miata).

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:13 PM   #24
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You gottta be kidding right? You drive a Miata for Chrissakes.
Exactly. ****, it's not like anyone here hits up the local gay bar on fridays, with the exception of hustler.

As for Sam, the maint really is THAT BAD. Go spend some time on 6speedonline, rennlist, pelicanparts, and whatever other porsche forums are the flavor of the week.

I read the entire 911 thread over on corner-carvers, and it is a good read. Boxster's might not get the full maint ***-reaming, but I doubt it.

If it came down to selling the miata, and spending more money on a boxter, I don't think I'd do it.

The only thing I could see myself moving up to would be a lotus. If I didn't give a **** about tracking cars, then other options are opened up such as supra's/vette's/nsx's/911's/etc. Those cars RAPE you on consumables.

For a street/cruise car, they are perfect, tracking them, you have to have $$$.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:01 PM   #25
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Just put more money in the miata, get a real suspension and real tires and go enjoy yourself on a track.
Thats pretty much what I am thinking of doing.

I have no problem slowly pouring more money into the miata even if it never comes back to me for reasons I previously mentioned.


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Sam, Jay's comments notwithstanding; I've always found the Boxster the car I like the most but; if you're ever going to buy one, don't buy anything but an "S". If not, you'll end up regretting it (specially after owning a turbo Miata).

Just my 2 cents.
Oh dude, youre preaching to the quire. Of course I would get an S, without a doubt.


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I cant see myself letting the car go. My mom brings up a good argument "Do you really want to spend 12k right now". My GF brings up a good argument as well "Id rather see you driving a porsche". One of my friends says "The efforts you put into this car over the last 6 months are worth more then a corvette".
My other friends just want to see me in a corvette but then again they dont understand love and labor.
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preaching to the quire.


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Old 06-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #27
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English is not my first language, and firefox didnt correct me so im like OK.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #28
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Dude, seriously. It's just a car. I've had my miata for the last 3 1/2 years. If someone offered a good trade from the miata i'd damn well consider it. It's just something new.

As for your GF saying she wants to see you in a porsche...**** that noise. If you get a boxster you will be so disappointed and it'll put a very large damper on anything related to moving forward with cars. Every time I see someone in a Boxster all I can think about is how even at used prices you could have gotten a better car for half as much. (performing mind you).

Seriously...this love and labor stuff. It's silly, last I checked we weren't a forum full of dumb sap stories that get us on M.net Ride of the Month.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:00 PM   #29
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my .02 not that it matters:
boxters are ******* gay, they are like the redheaded homo retarded bastard stepchild of the porsche lineup...IMO
they are in no way fast, practical, or good looking for that matter, and cost an arm, leg ********, and firstborn.
corvette will dominate as far as performance, is reliable, sexy as hell, and you get alot of car for your money. If i had to make a decision of upgrading to a corvette id do it in a heartbeat...
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your mom really does bring up a good point: DO you REALLY wanna spend that much more money right now for a car you're not crazy about?
one of the most appealing things about the miata is how cheap it is and how cheap it is to make it fairly quick. its a fun little car that doesnt cost an arm and a leg.
though I love corvettes to death, and think they are some of the best cars FOR THE MONEY, id just keep your car just like you are doing......
now post some pics of ur car
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BUT
your mom really does bring up a good point: DO you REALLY wanna spend that much more money right now for a car you're not crazy about?

now post some pics of ur car
I really don't want to spend 10k. Even if I take out a loan so I feel the pain less, its still 10k out of my pocket that I really don't need to spend right now. Part of me wants to say, to hell with it just get the car you only live once. But the sensible part of me of me says, you can get a corvette later once things settle into there own.

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Dude, seriously. It's just a car. I've had my miata for the last 3 1/2 years. If someone offered a good trade from the miata i'd damn well consider it. It's just something new.


Seriously...this love and labor stuff. It's silly, last I checked we weren't a forum full of dumb sap stories that get us on M.net Ride of the Month.
Youre right, it is just a car. But the love and labor thing is not just a sap story. I committed a lot of time to it and now to only get rid of it before I even have a chance to fully enjoy it.

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Thanks for talking me out of the porsche guys, I appreciate it.
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Thanks for talking me out of the porsche guys, I appreciate it.
Now if we could only talk you into donating parts....
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Now if we could only talk you into donating parts....
What kinda parts?
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:58 PM   #33
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The little Tadpole looking things that swim! Oh wai.....
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Maintenance on vettes are not much..gas mileage is pretty decent too as long as your not on it hard. I know a few guys getting in the 20's under normal conditions.
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Maintenance on vettes are not much..gas mileage is pretty decent too as long as your not on it hard. I know a few guys getting in the 20's under normal conditions.
My beater '86 Corvette would get around 19 mpg around town, and I hear the newer ones are a lot better. They're not quite the gas hogs you might (reasonably) expect them to be.
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I find that in most cases the right foot has a large impact on gas mileage.
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I agree....ive talked to guys with c5's that get around 19-20 city and mid 20's highway, driving normal
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English is not my first language.
you're excused then.
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