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The wife got this....

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So now it’s time to say goodbye to this....

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When we go anywhere now she wants to take the “Hound”.
So we end up using her car most of the time.
Whilst I love the Porsche I can’t justify it just sitting in the garage.
So it’s time to change to an SUV.
 

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Porsche SUV? Macan?
My garage is going to have Macan GTS (on the way) and Boxster (coming next year).
In your situation I would still find use for 718 but everybody's life is different.
 

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Say it ain't so. A dog for a Cayman. Not a fair trade in my opinion.
 

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Trade the wifes car for the SUV and keep the Cayman.
 
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Porsche SUV? Macan?
My garage is going to have Macan GTS (on the way) and Boxster (coming next year).
In your situation I would still find use for 718 but everybody's life is different.
We test drove a Macan.
Lovely car...
But I worry I would treat it the same way I treated my 718.
Would spend hours washing and polishing the 718, then the weather would be crap for a week so I wouldn’t drive it.
Didn’t like to drive it in winter but had to as it’s my only car.
Also hated parking it in car parks, became paranoid that another careless driver would park next to it and then ding it with his door.
So I’ve decided to go with a new car that’s nice, but I can just drive it and not be overly worried or precious with.
 

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Begs the question as to whether you would give up your 718 for your significant other's needs/desires? I'd do it in a heartbeat since she has given far more than she has taken.
I‘ve still got my Harley Softail Deluxe !
She loves going out for the day with me, riding pillion on that.
So I’ve not lost all my toys.
 

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We test drove a Macan.
Lovely car...
But I worry I would treat it the same way I treated my 718.
Would spend hours washing and polishing the 718, then the weather would be crap for a week so I wouldn’t drive it.
Didn’t like to drive it in winter but had to as it’s my only car.
Also hated parking it in car parks, became paranoid that another careless driver would park next to it and then ding it with his door.
So I’ve decided to go with a new car that’s nice, but I can just drive it and not be overly worried or precious with.
I totally understand what you are saying. However, in my (rather short) experience with cars, I've found out that when you are a meticulous car lover, you can't help yourself but become paranoid every time you leave the car alone in a car park, or it gets dirty, or you need to park it under the hot sun for several hours no matter what car you own. I don't think the problem is which car we are driving but how much we care about our valuable things.

When I turned 18, I inherited my father's 12 years old BMW 323i. I worried more than I should have every time I had to leave it unattended. Then I thought it was because despite its age, it was still all shiny and beautiful, and I didn't want to be the one to spoil it. Then, I got a brand-new Mazda Miata (which I still own, together with my Cayman). I also became obsessed with the car, but of course this time it was a splendid brand-new vehicle and I really was in love with it. Then, a few months ago, I got the Porsche. Now I use both (718 and Miata) as my daily drivers, 'cause I don't want to put too many miles per year on neither of them. And of course, now I have two cars to worry about at the same time. I don't think the car I drive is the problem. I am the problem. Even if I had a Prius I would polish and give it love. 🤣

Many days I wonder why I would have two "useless" cars in my garage. I might as well just get rid of the Miata and enjoy the 718 every day. Then I remember there are many places I wouldn't want to go to with a Porsche (I'm not happy at all to take the Miata to such places either, but it's more modest than a red 718) and realize I can't have only the Porsche. Then I start wondering if I should trade the Miata for an inexpensive and inconspicuous little car, but then again, I remember I would still worry about that little car all the same.

Two fantastic cars sitting in my garage but when I have to go shopping or take my GF to a restaurant, we always end up driving her boring 95hp Opel Corsa (Vauxhall for the Brits)
 

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We test drove a Macan.
Lovely car...
But I worry I would treat it the same way I treated my 718.
Would spend hours washing and polishing the 718, then the weather would be crap for a week so I wouldn’t drive it.
Didn’t like to drive it in winter but had to as it’s my only car.
Also hated parking it in car parks, became paranoid that another careless driver would park next to it and then ding it with his door.
So I’ve decided to go with a new car that’s nice, but I can just drive it and not be overly worried or precious with.
I understand that. People are horrible drivers these days and their consideration levels are abysmal. I hate leaving our car on a parking lot but sometimes it's worth the risk.
Good luck.
 

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I totally understand what you are saying. However, in my (rather short) experience with cars, I've found out that when you are a meticulous car lover, you can't help yourself but become paranoid every time you leave the car alone in a car park, or it gets dirty, or you need to park it under the hot sun for several hours no matter what car you own. I don't think the problem is which car we are driving but how much we care about our valuable things.

When I turned 18, I inherited my father's 12 years old BMW 323i. I worried more than I should have every time I had to leave it unattended. Then I thought it was because despite its age, it was still all shiny and beautiful, and I didn't want to be the one to spoil it. Then, I got a brand-new Mazda Miata (which I still own, together with my Cayman). I also became obsessed with the car, but of course this time it was a splendid brand-new vehicle and I really was in love with it. Then, a few months ago, I got the Porsche. Now I use both (718 and Miata) as my daily drivers, 'cause I don't want to put too many miles per year on neither of them. And of course, now I have two cars to worry about at the same time. I don't think the car I drive is the problem. I am the problem. Even if I had a Prius I would polish and give it love. 🤣

Many days I wonder why I would have two "useless" cars in my garage. I might as well just get rid of the Miata and enjoy the 718 every day. Then I remember there are many places I wouldn't want to go to with a Porsche (I'm not happy at all to take the Miata to such places either, but it's more modest than a red 718) and realize I can't have only the Porsche. Then I start wondering if I should trade the Miata for an inexpensive and inconspicuous little car, but then again, I remember I would still worry about that little car all the same.

Two fantastic cars sitting in my garage but when I have to go shopping or take my GF to a restaurant, we always end up driving her boring 95hp Opel Corsa (Vauxhall for the Brits)
Oh Dear! I just found another me.

I am exactly as you described. There were times that when we took the BGTS out for a movie but we ended going home and missing the movie completely as I couldn't find the perfect parking spot.

I know it sounds sad and I totally agree with you. Therefore in order to help me with my over obsessive with cars I decided to buy used.

And did that help? A little. The saga continues. I think I need to see a doctor.:cautious:
 

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My solution is to drive a 20-year old truck to places I wouldn't take a nice/newer vehicle. It lost its luster long ago, has so many dings it looks like a golf ball, and horses pulled off some of the trim. But, I don't have to worry about who is parking next to me or be in the furthest parking spot. I think people avoid parking next to me only because they think I'm a slob and would bang a door against their car. Perfect for me and them. Admittedly, I don't care what people think about me or what I drive so that makes driving it all the more special. It's definitely worth the worry-free experience if it works for you.
 

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My first car was a 10 yo Camaro MY67... It was a rustbucket, I bought it in 76 for $300. There was a chunk of fender missing due to rust approximately 4X6 in the right hand fender. It gave it a really mean look, kind of like a one-eyed pirate.

Everyone gave me the right of way in a 4-way STOP! :LOL: regardless of who was there first. You couldn't get the matrons in Coral Gables to get their Cadillacs moving even if towing them with wild horses. My Camaro looked too mean...
 
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