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      At a $30k budget, I'd go with a ~$20k boxster +...

      At a $30k budget, I'd go with a ~$20k boxster + $10k utility car (ex: Accord sedan).

      And I say this being a married dad w/ a 911 (and 2x beater B5 Passats).
    2. Cayman GT4. It is a bit higher than your ideal...

      Cayman GT4. It is a bit higher than your ideal budget @ $85k, but it will hold its value, guaranteed. It is one of the last hardcore manual cars that Porsche makes.

      Side note: DDing a Viper...
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      This thread is TCL at its best. Nothing more to...

      This thread is TCL at its best. Nothing more to add than thanks to all the contributors! Truly inspirational!
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      Completely agree. This is by far the most...

      Completely agree. This is by far the most exciting Porsche in years.

      That Evo video has a lot of great insight into how Porsche Motorsport's design philosophy behind this car. This car is...
    5. Toyota Prius. Perfect utility car for my...

      Toyota Prius. Perfect utility car for my real-estate agent wifey. She needs good gas mileage b/c of how much she drives, and she is not a car person. Sadly, her tendency to get ambushed by parked...
    6. No way could it ever be Virginia. Virginia has...

      No way could it ever be Virginia. Virginia has cops everywhere, draconian penalties for motor vehicle violations, annual car property tax:mad::mad::mad:, it's starting to implement traffic cameras...
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      x2. I got a bit long winded in my response, but...

      x2. I got a bit long winded in my response, but this is 100% spot on.
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      I've owned a 2007 Carrera S (997.1) for 3 years...

      I've owned a 2007 Carrera S (997.1) for 3 years and love it immensely, but it is definitely more expensive to own/maintain than your average car. To answer the above, yes, it has a timing chain.
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    9. Love this thread! Great job thus far; keep the...

      Love this thread! Great job thus far; keep the updates coming! :thumbup::thumbup:
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      Thanks for the links Dave! And for the record, I...

      Thanks for the links Dave! And for the record, I actually like your write-ups on the mundane stuff the best; those types of chores are what being a car enthusiast is all about! Cheers to your...
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      Just read this thread "cover to cover"; great...

      Just read this thread "cover to cover"; great read, Dave! I'm getting totally inspired by your garage redesign, as I am planning a similar project myself next year.

      Quick question: there was a ~1...
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      x2. OP: I did 5 years as an expat in Asia...

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      OP: I did 5 years as an expat in Asia (also a banker here). Worked my butt off, made a lot of loot, burned out, and repatriated in 2012. Dropped cash on a 997 (about the same price point...
    13. Poll: OP: Not sure about other car makes, but for 997...

      OP: Not sure about other car makes, but for 997 Carreras, the OEM rotors all come with min thickness specs stamped on the hat of the rotor. I'd completely expect that to be the same for your 991. ...
    14. OP: I attempted to do the same thing w/ a 2004...

      OP: I attempted to do the same thing w/ a 2004 B5.5 GLX (V6 + 5MT!) sedan earlier this year. One owner, 100k miles, 95% mint on the inside and out. Bought it for $3,900, put in a new tie rod & CV...
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      OP: I'm in the same boat as you, and am...

      OP: I'm in the same boat as you, and am constantly going back and forth as to whether or not I wanna go "full retard"* (*"never go full retard!") and double down on my current stable's maintenance...
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      The car looks fantastic, but nobody is buying...

      The car looks fantastic, but nobody is buying them!



      I've seen them advertised online at DC-area dealerships at almost $10k off MSRP.
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      Good job OP, I think you made the right call. ...

      Good job OP, I think you made the right call. Just be careful of the Z's blind spots, and enjoy them twisties!
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      x2. Great job OP!

      x2. Great job OP!
    19. It is amazing how well that blog captures the...

      It is amazing how well that blog captures the (oftentimes) hilarious lifecycle of all of the vwvortex car build threads I've read over the years. Great read!
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      OP: Ever consider an e46 M3 or 2006-2008 335i...

      OP: Ever consider an e46 M3 or 2006-2008 335i hardtop convertible? At $25k, you can have both of these as well....

      From your original choices, my emotional vote goes for Carrera* (*<--I'm...
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