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post #1 of 16 Old 01-25-2017, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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For those who have ordered or taken delivery--what are you doing or did you do to pass the time waiting for your 718?
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-27-2017, 09:39 AM
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- view all Porsche related youtube videos, forums etc.
- prepare road trips
- learn about engine breaking in
- drive another crappy car to enjoy even more the 718 upon delivery
- try to convince everyone to buy one
- seek for boxster fan clubs
- pray for the car to be delivered earlier
- harass the dearlership to check on ETA
- check this forum regularly

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post #3 of 16 Old 01-27-2017, 12:58 PM
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Sweep the garage floor constantly so it's clean for the 718, stock up detailing products, shamelessly stare at my desktop background and screen saver for longer periods of time than I would like to admit, try to find parts to buy, etc.
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You guys are like deja vu all over again!!! Glad I am not alone in my obsession.
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1.Read ALL Boxster forums

2.Argue with older Boxster owners that you're gonna LOVE the sound, and your's will be faster than theirs.

3.Continuously call dealer and change your options.

4.Stare at computer background image.

5.Drink more than usual
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1.Read ALL Boxster forums

2.Argue with older Boxster owners that you're gonna LOVE the sound, and your's will be faster than theirs.

3.Continuously call dealer and change your options.

4.Stare at computer background image.

5.Drink more than usual
Whatevva--I followed some of your conversations with old Boxster owners over on Rennlist. I must say that you held your own very well! I understand their affinity for the flat 6 (had a 911) but for myself I haven't owned a Boxster before so I guess I come at it from a different perspective. I really like the looks and performance of the 718! Like the rest of the posts above--trying to find ways to pass the time until April.
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post #7 of 16 Old 01-29-2017, 05:47 AM
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That's pretty much the struggle everyone is going through. I'm trying to figure out a way to track down the cargo ships carrying the 718's. There must be a way!

And in the meantime try to find the perfect cabin decorative piece.
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That's pretty much the struggle everyone is going through. I'm trying to figure out a way to track down the cargo ships carrying the 718's. There must be a way!

And in the meantime try to find the perfect cabin decorative piece.
As soon as the ships hit open ocean you lose tracking, unless you pay the $15 fee for GPS tracking.
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Whatevva--I followed some of your conversations with old Boxster owners over on Rennlist. I must say that you held your own very well! I understand their affinity for the flat 6 (had a 911) but for myself I haven't owned a Boxster before so I guess I come at it from a different perspective. I really like the looks and performance of the 718! Like the rest of the posts above--trying to find ways to pass the time until April.

There was one guy over there that used to LOVE to push my buttons...I'm pretty sure other members told him to back off
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-29-2017, 11:19 AM
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I have had my 718 since July and I thought I was able to track it all the way from the factory to San Diego. Go to marinetraffic.com and register for the free version. You will have to ask your dealer for the ship's name that the car is on and then track that ship. They may have changed their site since July and you have to pay. Good Luck you will really enjoy your new ride.
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