Yesterday I came this close to driving a Porsche!
This closes as in…my fingers are close together in the formation of a pinch without touching but as close as you can get without touching.
That is how close I was!!
This is my background picture on my work computer (and I have two monitors so that gives me and others double the viewing pleasure) and on my laptop at home.
This is my goal. This is a 2008 Porsche Boxster. I am so not opposed to used if the car has been well maintained and has low mileage.
That is how I landed my Honda S2000 and was able to afford it. It is a 2002 model and I bought it in December 2007.
Honda only manufactured this car from 1999 to 2009.
Back when I test drove a brand new yellow S2000 in 2006 the base price was @ $40k. Um, I couldn’t afford that.
Also, that was the only time in my life up to that point that I test drove a brand new car. By test driving it, I was visualizing my future.
And lo and behold, one year later, I got exactly what I wanted for half the cost and I have enjoyed the hell out of that car ever since.
In the office my computer background has caught the eye of any guy that has come into my office, even contractors who came in to do work for us. They all know what I want.
One of my bosses with such sincerity said – Wow that is a really nice car!
I looked at him and said – Dude you could buy that if you really wanted it.
Those days have passed for him according to him.
Only one co-worker said – Dude that is so lame!
I said – What, why is that lame?
He said – Why do you need to have a picture of your car up on your computer?
I said – Dude that is not my S2000. That is a Porsche Boxster.
He said – Oh. It looks the same. But in that case, nice car!
About a month ago, I was talking to my mom about resolving the issue I had with a garage that dorked up my oil pan on my S2000 (if interested, please see previous post).
She said – We saw the prettiest little yellow Porsche convertible out on the road today.
I said – Dude that is my next auto goal!
She said – What? You are going to trade in your little yellow car and your jeep for one?
Me – Um, no. I want one in addition to what I have now. I tried to tell you guys, Jay Leno really is my hero. I want a garage with these vehicles – My Black Harley, My Yellow S2000, My Yellow Jeep Wrangler and a Yellow Porsche Boxster & an Alfa Romeo Spider (color will probably be white like the last one).
People collect different things. So I want to collect rides.
For me, I truly enjoy driving. Except during rush hour. That sucks no matter what you are driving.
All these vehicles bring me such great joy, and the feeling of freedom. They are all convertibles and I love to feel the wind.
I have owned at one time or another and driven all of these vehicles except one – The Porsche.
It is not like you can walk into a Porsche dealership and say – Um yeah, I’d like to test drive one please.
However, it does one well to have friends in high places!
My other boss is looking into buying a Porsche 911 convertible or a BMW something or other convertible (I don’t speak BMW).
He has already test driven the BMW something or other convertible.
Now he is going to test drive the Porsche and in my mind it looks something like this…
And he offered to let me TEST DRIVE IT!
Holy. Bleeping. BLEEP!!
That blew my mind.
I will be happy enough just to see one up close and personal and to sit in it!
Yesterday was a false alarm.
The leasing agent could not find one in the area in time to bring it over to the office for him to test drive.
But guess what?
The test drive is going down on Monday!!
It gets even better.
God’s honest truth. This is the car that drove behind me on the highway all the way home last night –
That has got to be a freaking sign!
Even if it is not, in my head it is!
I mean what are the chances?
And the damn thing was yellow!
I’d look up in my rear view mirror and think two things…..
That is such a beautiful car.
That is my future following me around.