A hundred dollars on your hair, fifty on your nails, fifty on make-up, two hundred dollars for an outfit. You ladies spend four hundred dollars to bring home a thug that ain't worth ten cents!
Loved these when the first photos came out, but when I finally saw one up close, the creases on the inside of the fenders by the hood & trunk looked a bit odd to me. I wish they would have left them smooth. But it's a small thing, I'll probably get used to it.
I think a well executed silver paint can look "liquid" like. I've seen a few tungsten and silver colored BMW and Porsche, even an Aston that pulled it off very well..
Vanilla you say? I love vanilla bean!
Still haven't seen this gen Cayman in the flesh (are they out yet?)
That said, hardly anyone is going to order a 100K Boxster. The majority of these cars are going to be in the 65-75K range.
Just like my former 968. Base price was 39K, most expensive car ordered in the us was around 65K. Majority sold were in the 42-48K range.
MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2
Originally Posted by .skully.
Building a car to exact spec isnt goofy imho. Its a great thing. If you have the money and want an individual car. The fact that Porsche allows you to do this is amazing. The Boxster could have been built to cost over 100K since its inception pretty much. But how many 100K Boxsters have you or anyone else seen in the states? I have yet to see any. And i've seen a lot of Porsche's over the years at swap meets, concours shows, track days, etc....including a 120K 928, and numerous other cars with Special Wishes/Exclusiv options and promo cars with tons of equipement that no one would ever order.
When Porsche ends its special wishes/exclusiv program...they will no longer be Porsche in my eyes. If i want a Pink Cayman R with green leather and pink stiching...i can order one. A big Thank You to Porsche for offering such things.
But the fact that i can walk into a Porsche store and build a car to spec from scratch is great. If i owned a Porsche store, i would never order such a car to put on my lot without a deposit. Would need to find a buyer who wants those exact options...and goodluck with that.
Seen 2 new Boxsters now. A beautiful blue one today and one in that light brown (Porsche site says it's cognac brown metallic) last week. For the first time I like the Boxster more than the 911. It's a beautiful design.
For that I'd go with a base 911 or 911 S. As Jeremy has said, you only buy the Boxster because you can't afford the 911.
That said, I wouldn't mind an older model Boxster S to toss around from time to time.
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Porsche buying 101:
Are Porsches expensive? Yes, they are.
Is it possible make them more expensive by adding lots of options? Yes, it is.
Is it necessary to have a leather dash & vent slats, etc.? No, it is not. (But damn, it looks so good).
Is it possible to still have a very nice Porsche with only a few options? Yes, it is.
Are the Boxster & Cayman less expensive than a Carrera? Yes, but they are still relatively expensive.
Are the Boxster and Cayman nice cars? Yes, they are.
Do you think Porsches are overpriced German garbage? Then do not buy one.