2005 Porsche Boxster S

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After months looking, I finally found the perfect boxster… it’s an older model. The price was right, and I’ve had a deep desire to own one.

I know that not everyone’s a fan of the Boxster, but I can say that this is a fine vehicle. At $27,900, I found this to be a reasonable deal. It has 9 months left of warranty, and has had no accidents.

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This vehicle is in a near-mint condition. I couldn’t find a scratch, the interior is spotless, and the PPI came back clean… except it was due for a full tune up.

And that was the rub that prevented me from purchasing a new car. If you know me well, you’ve known that I’ve been obsessing over this car for a while. It’s not the fastest car… however, it’s pretty damn fast. It’s also stunning to look at with the convertible top down.

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I couldn’t pull myself to purchase a new car because the tune up would be significant. Even if the owner paid for half, I’d be looking at major payments anytime something serious went bad.

Yes, I can probably learn how to do some of the maintenance myself, but for the things I can’t do, I’m going to have to reach deep into my pockets.

At the moment, I have a 2004 Honda Element (I bought it new), with 91,500 miles. The truth is, it runs perfectly fine and is extremely practical. While it doesn’t get the best milage, for a SUV, it’s decent (22mpg average).

So what does this mean?

I’m just not ready to get a new car. I’m just too damn practical. In an economy like this, you never know what could happen—gas prices are rising too.