Last updated Nov 30, 2009
This was my family car AND my pride and joy... until it got wiped out by a semi in bumper-tp-bumper traffic on I-95 in Philly about a year ago. Trafgfic was moving at about 25 mph, and he just didn't slow down for it - must have been in a hurry! I was the third car from the tail end of the chain reaction crash that totalled nearly a dozen cars, killed a pregnant woman and a senior couple and sent 6 others, including myself, to the hospital. The truck driver was shook up but almost completely uninjured...
Once I got out of the hospital, I needed wheels, so that's where my Boxster comes into the story. I had the G.P. because we had a couple of teenagers, but they're both in college now, so we don't need two cars with back seats! My wife's Camry will do for that! I really hated for the Pontiac to go, since it was a quick, comfortable sedan, and I had personalized it to my taste, but since I'd always wanted a Porsche and could afford it, I replaced it with one!
280 lb/ft Torque
0-60 - 6.3 Seconds
1/4 mile - 15.5 Seconds
Top Speed - ??? (I only had it up to 120 or so - ONCE!)
Fuel Economy - I averaged about 25 mpg.
Grand Prix Competition Group (Comp-G) included:
Supercharged 3800 V-6
TAPshift 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission
StabiliTrak stability and yaw control
MagnaSteer II Variable Ratio Power Steering
4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
Tire Pressure Monitor
Power Windows, Door Locks, and Seats
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Heated Front Seats
H Speed-Rated 225 55R17 Tires on Alloy Wheels
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