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      02-20-2013 05:43 PM #2


      damn that sounds great

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      02-20-2013 05:45 PM #3
      All Hail Harris!


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      02-20-2013 05:46 PM #4
      That yellow (speed?) is terrible... but man does CH have serious car control.
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    5. 02-20-2013 05:55 PM #5
      What a fantastic machine.

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      02-20-2013 05:57 PM #6
      That car is amazing. Maybe someday.

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      02-20-2013 06:03 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      What a fantastic machine.
      I agree... still don't think it looks spectacular though... its a handsome car don't get me wrong but the back end just looks weird still.

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      02-20-2013 06:15 PM #8
      Personally, at least in interior and exterior styling, this is a big downgrade from the 987.2. To me, that was the most beautiful of the newer Porsches; yes, even moreso than the 911.

      I mean come on, this is just perfection:
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      02-20-2013 06:23 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      That yellow (speed?) is terrible... but man does CH have serious car control.
      It really looks nice in person, and yellow generally doesn't do much for me.

      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      02-20-2013 06:29 PM #10
      Man I can't wait 'till these take a depreciation hit.

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      02-20-2013 06:31 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      In interior and exterior styling, this is a big downgrade from the 987.2.
      Amen!

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      02-20-2013 06:43 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Amen!
      No way! I think the new Cayman ironed out all the weirdness of the old model. Huge upgrade.
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      02-20-2013 06:44 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by matches View Post
      It really looks nice in person, and yellow generally doesn't do much for me.

      What's up with the small rotors? I'd have thought it would come with bigger ones for some reason. Although I guess 265hp isn't much for an almost 3000lb car.

    14. 02-20-2013 06:48 PM #14
      i think this new design is a step in the right direction, but man can chris handle a wheel, he is by far my favourite auto journalist/presenter currently.

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      02-20-2013 06:50 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by matches View Post
      No way! I think the new Cayman ironed out all the weirdness of the old model. Huge upgrade.
      No way! I've seen it in person. The new one is all boxy and too tall. Loses all the slinky sexy curves of the 987.

      Design fight!


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      02-20-2013 06:50 PM #16
      Can't agree with those that think it's a downgrade from the 987.2. The wheelbase always looked too short for that car, and the front overhang far too long. This looks proper, and the interior is a significant improvement over the cheap plastics in the 987.2.

      Let's see if I can wait long enough for a used one to become affordable. Because it could very well be my next fun car. It ticks all of the boxes.

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      02-20-2013 06:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Can't agree with those that think it's a downgrade from the 987.2. The wheelbase always looked too short for that car, and the front overhang far too long. This looks proper, and the interior is a significant improvement over the cheap plastics in the 987.2.
      Porsches are all about long overhangs. This isn't a BMW or Audi TT. The plastics are nicer in the new 981, I'll give you that, but the pile of the carpet is cheaper.

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      02-20-2013 07:00 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      No way! I've seen it in person. The new one is all boxy and too tall. Loses all the slinky sexy curves of the 987.

      Design fight!

      IMO, the new one looks way better.

      The 987 seems like it was designed as an afterthought of the 1G Boxster.

      This was looks like it was designed properly from the ground up.

      But...I like the new Boxster over all of them.

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      02-20-2013 07:05 PM #19
      Porsche just needs to take the Boxster/Cayman, stretch the chassis a slight bit, put the 911 powertrain in there, and be done with it. Seriously, the 911 has had a good run but it's time to go.
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      02-20-2013 07:13 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyWRX View Post
      What's up with the small rotors? I'd have thought it would come with bigger ones for some reason. Although I guess 265hp isn't much for an almost 3000lb car.
      They aren't small. Those are the optional 20" (maybe even 21", I can't remember) wheels.

      On standard 18's, there is about an inch less of empty space on either side of the rotor.
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      02-20-2013 07:16 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      IMO, the new one looks way better. The 987 seems like it was designed as an afterthought of the 1G Boxster. This was looks like it was designed properly from the ground up.
      Ground up? Both Caymans were designed off the Boxster platform.

    22. 02-20-2013 07:17 PM #22
      It's hard to beat the 2-3 year old, low mileage, CPO Cayman in terms of bang for the buck. These keep getting better and better, and are going to make a lot of people happy.

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      02-20-2013 07:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Porsches are all about long overhangs. This isn't a BMW or Audi TT.
      Not really:



      That's not especially long. It wasn't on the watercooled cars either. The 964's have a longer nose, granted. But the 987 looks badly proportioned in the nose especially:



      Don't get me wrong; it's a great driver's car. I just think it's awkward looking from a number of angles due the short wheelbase. The new Cayman solves that.

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      02-20-2013 07:23 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Porsche just needs to take the Boxster/Cayman, stretch the chassis a slight bit, put the 911 powertrain in there, and be done with it. Seriously, the 911 has had a good run but it's time to go.
      I like the current lineup:

      2-seater, lightest: Boxster/Cayman
      2+2, light, 911 (cabrio, others)
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      The Cayenne I don't care so much about, although I guess you could call it the plus-size model of the Panamera. I think this is an entirely reasonable lineup. Making the Cayman a 2+2 to replace the 911 would have ill effects on the Boxster in both size and weight of a convertible that has no place even pretending to be a 2+2. They should (and likely will) keep the platform strictly a 2 seater.

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      02-20-2013 07:28 PM #25
      Wow, I'm actually surprised to hear that some people don't like the new Cayman. I think it looks freakin' fantasic.






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      02-20-2013 07:29 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Tthe 987 looks badly proportioned in the nose especially:



      Don't get me wrong; it's a great driver's car. I just think it's awkward looking from a number of angles due the short wheelbase. The new Cayman solves that.
      Depends on how the picture's taken. The straight side on is the least flattering angle of the car (I should know I've taken a few pictures of the Cayman ) But I don't think the overhang looks too bad in this shot.



      And interesting to noted the Cayman's 'short wheelbase' is still longer than the 997's from the same generation. The Cayman doesn't have that short a wheelbase.


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      02-20-2013 07:29 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
      Porsche just needs to take the Boxster/Cayman, stretch the chassis a slight bit, put the 911 powertrain in there, and be done with it. Seriously, the 911 has had a good run but it's time to go.
      Whoaaa....slow down there pal.

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      02-20-2013 08:34 PM #28
      Wow I need to stop watching his vids or i'll do something dumb and buy one right now, the new cayman is amazing, If i could sell my truck i'd buy one in a heart beat or the new boxster .
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    29. 02-20-2013 08:41 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Ground up? Both Caymans were designed off the Boxster platform.
      Nope the first gen was designed after the Boxster, these two were designed side by side at the same time.

    30. 02-20-2013 08:43 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      Wow, I'm actually surprised to hear that some people don't like the new Cayman. I think it looks freakin' fantasic.





      I mean I love the Cayman R but this thing is awesome.

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      02-20-2013 08:58 PM #31
      I fell in love when the new Boxster came out even though I'm not a convertible person. When the new Cayman debuted, I fell in love all over again. Porsche has been on track with their recent developments. From the sexy exterior, gorgeous interior, and invigorating drivetrain. Too bad the way they choose to option their cars is still ludicrous. Yes you can buy a stripper Porsche, but most will need an extra 15 - 20k in options to satisfy the typical luxury buyers.

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      02-20-2013 09:11 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Nope the first gen was designed after the Boxster, these two were designed side by side at the same time.
      Sure but in both cases they've applied the same formula. Change the front lower bumper slightly and slap on a roof. Apply slighly stiffer suspension and give the motor slighty more horsepower. Same formula in both cases. It's not like this Cayman was a clean sheet design.

    33. 02-20-2013 09:21 PM #33
      Hawk are the airbags in the side of the seats? Wish the seats from the Cayman R/Spyder were available.

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      02-20-2013 09:32 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Hawk are the airbags in the side of the seats? Wish the seats from the Cayman R/Spyder were available.
      Yup, airbags in side of seats and the A-Pillars. I wonder if you could special order teh Cayman R/Spyder seats. They'd certainly fit. And they're certainly still in production. I'm sure you could for a price.

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      02-20-2013 09:40 PM #35
      If they could put in a 2.5 to 3 liter single turbo in this, it would be the best car ever. Keep it around 330 hp, but also have about 330 tq, I need a drool bucket...

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