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  • Sid Widmer

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    Pontiac what?

  • Christer Lundem

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    That Alfa Sprint Speciale is so badass! The colour, the look! Who would not fall in love!

  • Chris Dyer

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    I drive a 1997 Porsche Boxster (986). I used to be the arrogant, idealistic, loudmouth who bashed the Boxster and clung to the 911 as if it was the only thing Porsche could do right. Then one day, I was at a used car dealer who let me drive one of several Boxsters he had on the lot - he just tossed me the keys and told me to have fun. A solo test drive. That’s when I realized it was a really good car. Solid. I couldn’t stop thinking about how much fun I had on a short 15 minute test drive. About three months later, I bought one. I stumbled across one of those deals you can’t pass up, I would have been stupid not to buy it, even if it was just for the sole purpose of reselling it. I have had this Boxster for three years now, it’s never failed me, and it performs amazing well. I drive this car every single day, and if I don’t have a reason to go anywhere, I make up one just so I can drive my Boxster. I particularly love the 1997 model because it exemplifies Porsche’s vision of what the Boxster was supposed to be - a pure sports car. I loved my Boxster more when I realized how much I love the fact it doesn’t have a glove box, or cup holders, and that it only has a cassette deck that never gets turned on. I love it even more when I’m driving and I see those gorgeous curves of the front fenders through my windshield. But, I fell in love with it about two weeks after owning it when I realized how happy it makes me feel every single time I drive it. Three years later, that hasn’t changed.

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    from Campbell, CA, USA
  • Chris Dyer

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    I should add that I know my car isn't a "classic car" but I love it. I have owned classic cars in the past, and I have plans for future classic car ownership as well. Right now, I'm in love with my Porsche Boxster, and one of the main reasons I love it (that I didn't mention above) is because it has a very classic "feel" to it, but decent modern power. Interestingly, enough, I almost bought an Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce instead, but at the time of purchase, I needed a reliable, daily driver.

    from Campbell, CA, USA
  • Leucea Alexandru

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    Gorgeous car. Clean and simple. This is truly a bang for the buck right now.

  • Robert Calinescu

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    Porsche Boxster owner here myself, I have a 05 model that is in no way a classic car, but in my opinion its as close you get to a classic sport roadster as you can come in a modern car. Sounds and feels great to drive and hugs the curves like a koala bear hugging a tree. My romance with the car was more like love at first sight, it was the first Porsche I have ever sat foot in and after the first test drive I bought the car and each time I fire it up still feels like the first time. Still have that itch for a classic car though, dont know yet wich model, european or american. I like the golden era of American car industry, the cadillacs and the chevs and mustangs but at the same time I like the alfas and the older porsches...

  • Ib Erik Soderblom

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    1997 !
    The first sight of the Alfa Romeo 156..., and I lost my heart.
    A car so perfekt, that it had only one flaw: The lack of transaxel.

    Car's have been my main interest since early childhood, but with the 156 I felt this urge to look at her, touch her, sit in her and drive her.
    To own her !!!
    There are many beautiful cars created before 1997, and maybe even one or two after..., but a 156 has no competition !
    I'm now on my second 156. It's a 2.5 V6 and I really hope, that she will grow old together with me (if all the green-environment-hippies and hypocrite politicians allows it...)

    from 3460 Birkerød, Denmark