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    Help with car choice

    Okay, so I'm selling my '95 NSX because it's just too old and expensive to maintain.

    So, since I just got married, got a house, had a baby and bought two "new" commuter vehicles, I'm trying to figure out just which car I should replace the NSX with to stay pretty much even-money...

    My choices are (in order of probability of purchase)
    1. '04 Porsche Boxster S :
    Pros: Has all of the features of a later model NSX (3.2L
    mid-mounted engine, 6-speed) plus some (Porsche Brakes,
    250lb less weight) I love roadsters, my two cars before
    the NSX were an '01 Miata and and '02 Z3 2.5i. And, I
    can find really low mile examples in my price range. If
    I feel like it, for even less money I can get an '03
    which is identical to an '04.
    Cons: Not faster than my current sports car in a straight
    line.

    2. '02-'03 BMW M3
    Pros: Fast, can hold baby
    Cons: I have a love hate relationship with the E46 M3. Last
    time I got close on one, I ended up with a C55. I
    figured, the M3 really doesn't turn "that" well, so
    I might as well have a car that goes straight very
    well. Bad move, sold that car too.
    3. '99 - '00 996:
    Pros: It's a 911
    Cons: Hard to find "good" examples, not the most coveted
    versions of the 996

    4. Keep my old NSX until I can afford to supercharge it to give it new life. I've got a "perfect" interior, completely replaced all belts and hoses, nice clutch, the NSX-R shocks and springs, a nice exhaust, etc, etc, etc... But, there are things I don't like...
    the steering is slow, the ride is very harsh (I know, but the NSX-R shocks and springs are RARE and I can't stand to part with them), the car is in the shop just way too often. Did I mention it's 12 years old.

    I'd love to get some views. My two top choices right now are 1. the Boxster S and 4. Keep my NSX

    Re: Help with car choice

    According to your choices, I'd go with the 04' Box S. I'd stay away from the 99-00 996's...

    Re: Help with car choice

    follow your first instinct. I've driven both vehicles, you be crazy to go with the BMW! Sounds like you want the best then Boxster S is the one. When you get the Porsche make sure you drive the car, but always be safe.

    Re: Help with car choice

    Go with the Porsche.

     
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