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Subject: Re: On another note Date: 11/15/2013 5:17 PM
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Boxsters are fantastic cars. I had an '07 convertible 911 and in hindsight I wish I'd just gone with the Boxster. The 911 is a better car, but the Boxster is a better convertible.

If you can swing for a MY2009 or better, it's worth the extra cash. The newer cars don't look that much different than the older cars, but the internals are significantly improved in '09 with a completely different engine (so far seems better) and some really worthwhile interior improvements as well.

Expect tires to be a much more significant portion of your annual operating costs than you're accustomed to. Even the smaller 18" wheels will need more frequent tire replacement than you've probably ever had to deal with and those tires are not going to be cheap. 10,000 - 15,000 miles is about average for general commuter tire wear (20,000 miles is unrealistic) and a fresh set will set you back at least $1,000 and as much as $1,500 if you like the really nice tires.

I'd also encourage you to shop for a cool, jellybean color. Vibrant and vital cars like that should be appropriately colored. Don't settle for a "safe" silver, even though there are about a dozen different shades of silver from the factory.

Enjoy the car, and put the top down any time it's not hailing. :)
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