Porsche Crew: Would you? v. 2007 Cayman with 749 miles

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  1. DasVWBabe

    DasVWBabe Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall, but t OT Supporter

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    I just got home from test driving a 2007 Cayman and I have decided this will likely be my next car. It was incredibly fun to drive, fantastic steering response, amazing handling, lovely exhaust note. I'm also considering a new Audi TT, but the Cayman just blows the TT out f the water in terms of handling.

    My question is, I didn't bother driving a 997, so what I want to know, is the extra $25k really, really worth it?

    Pics of the Cayman I'm considering . . .

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    What would you do?
     
  2. JabbatheSmut

    JabbatheSmut Don't Pitch The Bitch

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    i like caymans a lot
     
  4. NicBolas

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    If I had 25k sitting around burning a hole in my pocket.. sure. If not, then no.
     
  5. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    pics of you the cayman?:x::big grin:
     
  6. DasVWBabe

    DasVWBabe Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall, but t OT Supporter

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    I didn't take any of the actual car, it was pouring down rain today, but it still completely outandled the STI.

    There's something to be said for the nearly 50/50 weight distribution.
     
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    For some reason i really don't like the cayman. The back of it is fucking ugly and its almost as bad as a boxter. I would much rather have a 997.
     
  9. DasVWBabe

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    The salesman also told me that it was highly unlikey that I would want a 997 after buying a Cayman. Thought that was strange. . .
     
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    Meh, I am trying to keep the purchase under $60k. I may as well just get a 997 if I go for the S.
     
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    i think there's always something better.....obviously if you test drive something 20 grand more its going to be better you have to weigh if the differences mean that much to you or if you could throw say coilovers and a brake kit on the TT and love it. If I were you and wanted to stay stock the porsche is a porsche and lets face it status plays a role in purchases. Money no option I'd get the Cayman
     
  12. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    The STi is closer to 50/50 than the Cayman. The Cayman is 45/55; the 997 is 38/62.

    That said, pony up for the S. There should be plenty of preowned examples that have taken the significant market adjustment already.
     
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    No Cayman S no care.
     
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    Hmmmm, interesting. I was hoping you'd have some input.

    Why on earth would a Porsche salesman suggest to me that even if I went for the 997, I would likely enjoy the Cayman more? Seems odd, no?
     
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    no one is buying the non s cayman he wants it off the floor now!
     
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    I'd definitely spring extra for a 997 over a Cayman. That being said, if you are set on a Cayman, I'd recommend the S.
     
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    Caymans are nice, but the interior does nothing for me
     
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    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    Drive both. The Boxster/Cayman definitely feels better balanced by inherent design but the 997 clearly feels like the better considered model by the engineers (And most likely it is). The 997 chassis is stiffer and has their multi-link rear setup, making it feel far more planted and Herculean when punching it, be it coming out of a turn or at a red light.

    Drive both. I haven't driven a Cayman but I've driven a Boxster S. The Boxster felt decidedly easier to achieve cornering speeds but the 997 felt more engaging. It's really a question of personal preference.
     
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    Fuck it, get a GT2
     
  23. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    And this too. Porsche has had a terrible time finding a market for the Cayman.
     
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    People will wonder why you couldn't afford a 911.
     
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