Cars: Narrowing it down

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    A Y Senior member

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    (I was next to a Murcielago roadster the other day while waiting for a red light to change and the sound from the engine was deafening).

    The Lambo is a stupid car. For example, you can't jack up only one side or else the windshield will crack. It has a 0 mod 6 e-brake. Pull the e-brake up 5 clicks, and you're fine. Pull it up 6 clicks, and it rolls down your driveway into the pickup truck across the street.

    --Andre
     
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    My Favorite Cayman with the proper wheels:
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    Oh, god. WHY? WHY?

    The wheels are horrible, really. The silver highlights make the car look cheap and they are out of place.

    Jon.

    (IMHO, YMMV)
     
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    Maybe, the color is a bit off, but "horrible, cheap" that's a bit over the top, but the design of the wheels fits ideally with the power, agility and grace of this auto masterpiece. I just like the design, of course, I really like to push my cars and enjoy the 'race' influence, too many LeMans Movies.[​IMG] And small spokes on a Porsche, it doesn't look correct. Something that should be on a more elegant luxury sedan. Porsche demands an aggressive spoke stance. The color needs to be refined I'll agree but that's it.
     
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    Maybe, the color is a bit off, but "horrible, cheap" that's a bit over the top, but the design of the wheels fits ideally with the power, agility and grace of this auto masterpiece. I just like the design, of course, I really like to push my cars and enjoy the 'race' influence, too many LeMans Movies.[​IMG]

    Well, "˜cheap' in the context of Porsche. And I still don't like the wheels.

    Jon.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My favorite car color is red, but since you have a red car already, I'd probably go for a blue or darker green if one is available and not too expensive. I like the tan interior color, too. The yellow is very nice, but definitely attention-drawing, and I'd get the black interior for Speed Yellow. I really dislike the current trend of 10 shades of grey for car color choices. Have you checked out the blind spots in the Cayman? If you're used to a Range Rover with its big glass all around, it will be a very different feeling in a 2-door hatchback. BTW, in 6 years of driving a red car, I've only had one speeding ticket, and that was because I didn't have a radar detector. I see many more normal-looking cars in neutral shades pulled over than ones in bright colors. --Andre
    It is actually shocking how bad the visibility in the Land Rover is. I found the Cayman to be like a fishbowl, which I really liked. The Boxster was slightly more problematic. I htink that I am going to ave to see what is available as far as color. I think it looks great a lot of ways. From what I remember yellow, red, black, gray, white and silver are all available at the dealerships around me.
     
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    BTW, Porsche announced a Cayman with a smaller engine today: 2.7L with 245 HP. It's almost 100 lbs lighter than the Cayman S, and it's about $10K cheaper.

    --Andre
     
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    The Lambo is a stupid car. For example, you can't jack up only one side or else the windshield will crack. It has a 0 mod 6 e-brake. Pull the e-brake up 5 clicks, and you're fine. Pull it up 6 clicks, and it rolls down your driveway into the pickup truck across the street. --Andre
    Is the hand break an actual hand break or merely a little button / knob? Because I hate the miniature version of the hand break they are putting in cars these days. On a personal note, every time I am next to a Lambo, any Lambo, I get none of the sense of passion or strive for perfection that I get from Ferrari. Jon.
     
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    Well, ‘cheap’ in the context of Porsche. And I still don’t like the wheels.

    Jon.


    --The color needs to be nice chrome, but not pimp. Then its perfect. Nothing worse on a Porsche than thin spokes.[​IMG] It never looks right. Like a dress on a man.


    Now how far can you modify a cayman s to achieve 911 performance. I've heard you can get it to 440 hp. and with the engine placement. OMFG!
     
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    BTW, Porsche announced a Cayman with a smaller engine today: 2.7L with 245 HP. It's almost 100 lbs lighter than the Cayman S, and it's about $10K cheaper.

    --Andre


    Yeah, but it has a standard 5-speed, so you have to opt for the 6-speed, and it has 17's instead of 18's, and by the time you have comparable equipment added onto the Cayman which comes standard on the Cayman S, you've spent close to $10K, BUT have 50 horsepower less.

    Jon.
     
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    --The color needs to be nice chrome, but not pimp. Then its perfect. Nothing worse on a Porsche than thin spokes.[​IMG] It never looks right. Like a dress on a man. Now how far can you modify a cayman s to achieve 911 performance. I've heard you can get it to 440 hp. and with the engine placement. OMFG!
    Well, like I mentioned previously, you add a limited slip differential, tighten the suspension, stiffen the front and rear, remove as much excess weight as possible (i.e. no power seats) install larger breaks, and drop twin turbo’s on top of the 3.4 liter flat-6 and you’ve got yourself one hell of a car! Jon.
     
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    I think a white exterior with red leather interior would be nice. Or a black exterior with the same red interior.
     
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    I think a white exterior with red leather interior would be nice. Or a black exterior with the same red interior.

    Silver with red interior: yes. Any other color with red interior: no.

    Jon.
     
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    Silver with red interior: yes. Any other color with red interior: no.

    Jon.

    Why not black with red?
     
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    Growing up my father had a 96' 911 with black exterior and black piping on red customized interior, it was an amazing combination imho. If I can find an old photo I'll try to scan it...
     
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    Why not black with red?

    Doesn't match too well. I've seen classic cars with the combo and I don't like the way it looks. It's my own opinion, but there it is.

    Jon.
     

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