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Hi!
My name is Harald, I'm living in Vienna, Austria. I'm 55 years young, and my first Porsche was a 914, back in the early eighties. I drove it for almost five years and loved it. Sold it, because I went to South Africa for a year after having finished my studies.

Now I'm contemplating to order a Boxster 718, as the "Brutpflege", as we call it in German, is over. :) Our daughter has finished University, and we are two again.

First I was looking at the new Mazda MX-5, test drove it and quite liked it. But found it a bit flimsy, I'm used to more substantial cars in the meantime. Apart from the fact that the MX-5 that it has a tiny boot/trunk. Still, a nice little toy.

Then I remembered my past - driving a Porsche, when I was even younger than now. A lot younger. And I read about the upcoming new iteration of the Boxster. Next Friday we will see a Porsche dealer, he promised us that there will already be a 918 at the shop.

I'm looking forward to some interesting exchanges of thought. :)
 

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Do you know about the Alfa Romeo version of the Miata, called the 124?
That might be more up to your liking, even more so the Abart version of it and seeing how you have the means to get a 718, the Abart 124 will be easy and might include that bit more you wanted from the Miata.

Looking forward to what you have to say about the 718.
You might even want to test drive the outgoing boxster and cayman just to get a sense of where the brand came from.
 

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Hi Shark,


Thank you for the heads up regarding the Alfa. I'm well aware of this offering, but I do not consider it more attractive than the basis plattform it is built on. I have nothing against Alfa Romeo, but I still regard this car as quite the same as the original. I know, different motor but heavier and same boot/trunk capacity.


I not only owned a 914 in the eighties, I also drove several 911 over time, so I'm no stranger to the Porsche DNA. On the contrary, I find it quite amusing that some poeple are ranting about "losing" two cylinders who probably have never owned a Porsche themselves in the past plus, most importantly, haven not even seen in Person - not to mention driven - a 718 yet.


But as I said, many thanks for the well indented hints.
 

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Like any new model, I feel like people will always find something to complain about no matter the model or brand. The 718 is a great vehicle, I can understand the anger if Porsche somehow came out with a rust bucket but the reviews have generally been great.
 
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