I am planning on celebrating retirement with a three month stay at a ski resort in Colorado. The Boxster would stay at home. Wife wants to continue working. Thought I would buy a used 4WD for the winter.
Wife says "You should take the Sienna van." I say "What will you drive?" "The Boxster" is her reply.
Note: She has not even sat in the driver's seat yet.
Aside from discouraging SO's from driving ones 987, manual transmissions are also now excellent anti-theft/anti-carjacking devices. The current crop of young miscreants that steal cars have been raised in the post-manual transmission era and seem to avoid cars with a stick.
hahaha, y'all just have to teach your wives to drive! Mine codrives my Boxster S competitively with me for autocross and time trials, and outdrives most of the guys at our club. Really, we call it "my" car, but this is as much her car as mine and I'm grateful I'm the one who gets to daily drive it. I have no reservations whatsoever letting her drive it on the street. She knows how to drive this car just as well as I do, but is way more careful driving it on the street than I am and way less likely to wreck it.
i let her take out my vintage, freshly restored Vespa, 2 weeks ago. It's now in the paint shop. Luckily the a/c in her car is back working. Final resistor is the problem. Just waiting for the replacement part.
My wife drives my CaymanS at least once or twice per week. I wouldn't have it any other way. Because she loves the drive, I know we will always have a Porsche in the garage for the rest of our driving lives :drivingskid: