A few months ago when I was simultaneously lusting after an NSX and an air-cooled 911 it dawned on me that there is a car that lives sort of between the two. The highly-overlooked first generation Porsche Boxster. I decided to go drive on on a whim. The first one I drove was absolutely, heart-breakingly wonderful. It's possibly the most-90s car I've ever been in, in the best way possible. I then drove (sort of) an S. While it was absolutely and considerably faster, it didn't have the same charm as the base car, and it also wasn't as clean. I like base model cars. I'm still not sure why. So today I went back and bought the first one. It's not replacing my little Mazda as I still have use for that car and don't feel I've quite gotten my money's worth out of it. It will remain. The Boxster is a 99 2.5 5 speed car. It has a frankly-astonishingly-low 44,000 miles on it. The sticker when new was $41,000. I paid a humorously small amount for it. It was vetted with a respected mechanic who deemed it mechanically sound. The interior and body are nearly perfect. I worried quite a bit about the IMS bearing issue and the sleeve issue. But for several reasons, I'm inclined to believe this motor is ok. I will take more pictures soon and often. I'm planning a drive down to big sur early tomorrow morning. For now, here is a terrible garage photo. I own a silver Porsche with a red interior.