Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
I'm driving an Audi A6, great car!
Lucky you didn't put any money down on that bet or you'd lose every bit of it. Boxster Spyder is out of the way since my post and previous posts were Cayman specific but I agree with your statement regarding it.
If you are use to a 911SC and 964, both of which I have driven, find it hard to believe you preferred the Cayman S over Cayman R. Maybe you only got to drive them on the street and didn't get to "push them."
I prefer the setup of the R over the S. Lower weight, lower height/center of gravity, less creature comforts, better tuned suspension, and looks better with the functional aero. Haven't checked current prices but Id bet it holds its value better than the S as well. Simply the R is as close to a modern day, classic Porsche in the previous generation Cayman lineup. Raw, track focused, gives you the true "sports car feel," and doesn't lose the daily driving appeal. The S is further away from those aspects as it focused on being a street car first. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the R was on the street for being track first, street second.
After driving a 981 Cayman S that is my first choice out of all the Cayman. It's so much better than the older Cayman S's. Forced to choose a previous gen I'll stick to my experience that the R is the better choice..
911 Carrera 3.2, 930 Turbo, 964 (including turbo), 993 (including Turbo) will always be the pinnacle of Porsche perfection. That's without getting the chance to drive a 356 Speedster, 959, 550 Spyder, and the like though.
Thanks for that. Audi FTW
i don't think they'll drop much. The 458 has been out a number of years now, and after an initial drop in prices for the 430, they've seemed to stabilize a bit.
Correct. If you go further back to the 360 and look at the trend, there prices have been reasonably stable as well. They have dropped a few K just recently.
You know, now that I think of it, the one I saw in person did not have the sport package either, which I agree is a must.
I predict a good example of a F430 coupe (non Scud of course) would be around a buck twenty. I myself am interested in Gallardo prices once the Cabrera comes out. Hopefully that price hit gets the G's into a price I'm more comfortable paying
458 or bust
F12 Berlinetta or bust.
One of the few members of the "would take a F12 over a 458" club.
Rear end too ugly. Also, it's in a different league than the 458.
458 is also in a different price league vs. 430.
How much is a 458 these days? $200k?
It's a lot closer to the 430 than an F12.
Street price for a new one is $300-350k
You can get a used hi miles one for mid-200's, but they are all before 2012 MY with the 7-year maintenance offer
Oh fuck I didn't know they were still that expensive.
Still I'd wait for the 458 to go down more. The 430 is just so ugly IMO.
In case anyone's not seen it yet, Chris Harris's F12 pr0n video:
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