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When I was young, I worked at various car dealerships. I drove my first Porsche at 16, a 1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L. I fell in love with the sound, feel, and uniqueness of the car. From then on, I became a fan of Porsche and made the decision that the first car I bought would be a Porsche Boxster. Shortly after, the Porsche Cayman S came out. That was my new dream car, but I still wanted my first car to be a Porsche Boxster. For years, my parents and friends thought it would never happen. After saving up for 5 years while driving my first car (that was legally my dad’s car), a 92HP 1996 Mazda Protégé 5SPD MT, I finally bought myself a 2000 Porsche Boxster 2.7L with the Sport Package including wider rear wheels, premium sound, sportier front bumper, and a built-in Valentine-One radar detector. I found the car cheap at $9700 with 77,000 miles. I completed many “firsts”with that car. My first donut. My first burnout. My first time reaching over 130 mph. My first circuit race track experience. My first autocross event, My first car entered in a car show, My first RWD car. My first mid-engine car. My first speeding ticket. My first Porsche. I modified the car for racing with an exotic sounding exhaust system, Eibach racing springs, under-drive pulley, cold air intake, cat-less mid-pipes, and more. I did all of the repairs and installs myself. For 3 years I loved that car and drove it hard. Then I drove a 2013 Mazda MX-5 (Miata) Club. I didn’t think it was possible to have a car more fun than the Boxster, but the MX-5 proved me wrong. I sold the Boxster, paid off my student loans with the money, and started saving up again. In the meantime, I bought a daily driver Mazda2 to have fun with at SCCA autocross events.
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