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post #7516 of 15714
The new Cayman does look really lovely. It's faster and lighter than the previous one too.
post #7517 of 15714
Have fun picking out your options. Next thing you know, your options will cost more than the base price of the car itself lmao.
post #7518 of 15714
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Yah, I got it to hold me over until the new Cayman comes out. I just didn't want to get the 987 a year before the 981.


How is it? I've eyed these in the past and can't decide if they are girly or not (no offence intended). Look like a fun option in the soft top department w/o guzzling gas. Is it cramped inside?
post #7519 of 15714
None taken.

I find it pretty roomy for a 2-seater roadster, minus the backseat on my Lexus IS, I feel the front cabin of the Z4 is bigger. It is fun to drive, not surgical in the corner but it won't disappoint but it best for cruising for sure, if you want something that will have more kick and neck snapping speed, go for the 35i version. It's surprisingly comfortable for cruising and perfect for SoCal weather, you might enjoy it as much if a place that rains and snows a lot.

In it's category, I say it is right about in the middle and a combination of driving experience and cruising fun right between the SLK (more cruiser, less driver) and the Boxster (more driver, less cruiser).

As for it looking girly, personal opinion I guess. I love the classic roadster look (long hood, short rear) and some might even argue it's a bit phallic so does that equate to being "girly"? Up to you to decide.

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post #7520 of 15714
^^^ thanks for the post. Nice set up on that one. For reference, I would not say your's looks feminine in the least. Perhaps it's a package (wheel set etc) dependent thing. Thanks again for the reply.
post #7521 of 15714
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Originally Posted by hrb View Post

How is it? I've eyed these in the past and can't decide if they are girly or not (no offence intended). Look like a fun option in the soft top department w/o guzzling gas. Is it cramped inside?

The Cayman has been the best Porsche for a while (not a soft-top, that is the Boxster). The mid-engine is just a superior platform, and if it wasn't for Porsche tradition, we would have GT3 and Turbo Caymans.
post #7522 of 15714
^^^ always liked the caymans. the car in question was the z4.
post #7523 of 15714
The funny thing about the newest Z4 and its masculinity (which was a design goal to overcome the latent hairdresser reputation left by the Z3) is that it was designed by women. The exterior and interior designs were headed by two very talented women. It's definitely one of the best-looking recent BMWs.
post #7524 of 15714
mmhmm...i do like that Cayman. although aesthetics-wise i prefer the Boxster with its top down and the new 911 (991 chassis)
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

The Cayman has been the best Porsche for a while (not a soft-top, that is the Boxster). The mid-engine is just a superior platform, and if it wasn't for Porsche tradition, we would have GT3 and Turbo Caymans.
your first sentence would probably provoke an argument on the definition of "best" on a Porsche forum, but i will agree on MR being superior to RR, all else being equal. i did prefer, however, the 997 GT3 to the outgoing Cayman R.
post #7525 of 15714
The new Cayman looks great. I much prefer the slightly blockier look to the outgoing one.

I realized just now that last winter when I saw a new A8 coming down the street (this was before the world debut of the A8, and this car looked a little dirty and hobbled together, not gleaming as a brand new just-out car should've) and noticed it had LED Y-motif tails like an Aventador - I may have seen a Lamborghini Estoque tester in Audi disguise. I don't know why they choose to test in Korea, but I've seen a number of foreign makers run camo'ed testers here in various prototyping stages (cladding, wrap, etc) - I guess maybe they outsource engineering projects to local companies here. I really hope they do come out with an Estoque sedan, the concept looked awesome.
post #7526 of 15714
new cayman is sick, may cop next year fistbump.gif rfx

maybe we should go to the auto show and take pics in it waddayasay?
post #7527 of 15714
Guh. The Internet makes me feel bad about myself.
post #7528 of 15714
lol why?
post #7529 of 15714
Because there exist people who drive late model Z4s to 'tide them over' (less than a year?) until the car they really want is released (i.e. people richer than you).
post #7530 of 15714
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