As someone whose father spent his entire career in the auto industry, you can imagine why it took me into my 40’s before buying my first Porsche. Having loyally driven Detroit-designed muscle cars most of my life (among them a ’69 Chevelle, ’05 Mustang, and an ’07 Corvette), there was overcoming “that” obstacle.
However, after living abroad for a number of years, I began to truly admire the Porsche lineage. Knowing I wanted a convertible, a Boxster looked particularly intriguing. For some, it’s about price point; others its features; many more, it’s about performance. For me, all of those were considerations; but the biggest question needing to be answered… could I fit in it comfortably?! The answer was obviously yes, and I bought a used 2000 Guards Red Boxster shortly after moving back to the States in 2010. In 2017, I sold that 2000 in favor of the White 2014 981 I drive today (which is affectionately referred to in our household as the “Mistress”).
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