22nd Apr 2009, 14:36
I have to add my word here -- I used to call it a "Porsh" too, but now I have to call it a "Portia" because I just got a Boxster and I absolutely can't believe it. Can't believe it. I had no idea that they could build things like that. I think I am now a diehard Porsche fanatic. I can't believe the engineering, the lack of turbulence with the top down, everything about it. Yes, I am female!!!
It is embarrassing for me to approach it in a parking lot full of unwashed Toyotas because it just looks too good, too fancy. I hope I get over this soon.
It was used and about half price, but they took the plates off so it looks brand new. I have always driven these awful old things; this is the first "real car" I have ever had. Now I see what all the fuss was about.
I wandered into this because at first I was intrigued by a guy's replicas of the 356, but still you're driving a VW. The sophistication of the Porsche is so incredibly apparent after riding in the 356 copy. Even the salesmen at the Porsche dealership were not ordinary car salesmen. They were extremely intelligent and not high-pressure at all, as though they knew they had a car that would sell itself. They were completely right about that. They seemed to have the attitude that they knew, and I would find out, and that would be that. (Incidentally, the site spelling checker is hilarious. It doesn't know what a Toyota is, let alone a VW, a Boxster, or even a Porsche. It suggested that I might want to call them Toyodas, VOW's, WV's, Baxters, Poshes, or Porches.)
26th Jul 2010, 09:03
I know 2 people that have owned 911s. One ended up upside down in a tree, the other went through a Vauxhall Corsa and smashed through a farmer's stone wall.
If you look on ebay you will find lots of smashed up 911s "spares or repair". This is because the engine is in the wrong place which makes the car tail heavy and very easy to lose control on the corners.
If you like fake tan, own a small yapping dog and take an hour to dress yourself in the morning, the 911 is the car for you. If, like me, image means nothing and you want a relatively cheap serious sports car with near perfect handling, the Boxster S is the car for you.