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      2020 Cayman GT4 - Miami Blue - PCCB
      05-04-2020 08:17 PM #1
      Yeap. I bought it. It's blue (very blue - I've only owned gray scale cars before).
      I feel like a GT car needs a skittles color.

      First, the picture tax (sorry, wife pics not going to happen):


      So, I had been on a waiting list to place an order since June 2019 and was probably going to wait some more until I could place an order. I wanted Miami Blue, 18-way (+ heated seats), PCCB, and gray stitching.
      Well, as I have been regularly lurking the GT4 forums on Rennlist, I saw all the other USA arrivals start happening and I was getting more than impatient.

      Then, lo and behold, one with about 95% of the spec I wanted popped up for sale (and available!) in Naples, FL. Within a couple hours of e-mailing I had my name on it, and now about 2 weeks later it's in my garage!
      Compared to every other person still waiting during this COVID-19 ordeal and having tons of order delays, I really jumped the line

      More picture tax:




      Driving thoughts (I've driven maybe 10-15mi so far):
      - The suspension is even more sorted and compliant than my 718 Cayman Base. It's not softer it's just.... better.
      - The exhaust sounds plenty fine stock. I may want an aftermarket one in the future but I am more than happy as is.
      - Ceramic Brakes are a little squeaky (knew this going in). They also stop like you ran into a brick wall
      - MT feels great, reverse takes some getting used to (it's a "hard-left" into reverse). First MT Porsche. I like the "push-down" lockout of my Golf R previously more than this
      - My front splitter already became briefly acquainted with a crub. It's fine, it's just now broken in

      This is me starting a new era where I keep a car longer than 3 years. I fully intend to keep this "last of an era" (N/A, Manuel, #racecar) for as long as I can drive it.
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    3. Moderator aar0n.'s Avatar
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      05-04-2020 08:27 PM #2
      Congrats! I bought my 987.1 CS from someone who replaced it with a GT4 and he took me for a ride when I went to check my car out and they really are special in every way!
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      05-04-2020 08:34 PM #3
      Fecking awesome!! Congratulations!
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      05-04-2020 08:41 PM #4
      Nice.......

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      05-04-2020 08:47 PM #5
      Congrats, enjoy! I had a 981 GT4 that I ordered to spec. Great cars! Have a 991.1 TTS now. Can't go wrong with Porsche.
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      05-04-2020 08:55 PM #6
      Congrats. What a beautiful car. I need to make more money.

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      05-04-2020 09:01 PM #7
      What a buy! Amazing color too. Congrats. Please keep this thread updated
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      05-04-2020 09:02 PM #8
      Wow! This is the best looking GT4 i've ever laid eyes on. Most of the Porsches around here are that 2019 gray color. Refreshing to see it in an actual vibrant color befitting of it. Love the yellow accents inside too.

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      05-04-2020 09:04 PM #9
      Freakin awesome. I've been eyeing the GTS and devouring all the info I can get...and then this pops up.

      I know its weird but I'm between 718 GTS/GT4/991.2 GTS as my attainable porsche selection
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      05-04-2020 09:18 PM #10
      Great spec on the GT4

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      05-04-2020 09:22 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Off Pump View Post
      Freakin awesome. I've been eyeing the GTS and devouring all the info I can get...and then this pops up.

      I know its weird but I'm between 718 GTS/GT4/991.2 GTS as my attainable porsche selection
      I've driven all of those... depends what you're after... if you want driving enjoyment, the Cayman is better than a 911, but it'll never be a 911, if that makes sense, so if you want a 911, get one. The Carrera 991.2 T is great bang for the buck and there are some nice builds in the used market. I kick myself for not ordering one at a hefty discount, but such is life.

      Between the GTS and GT4, I would say, how are you going to use it. If it's a spirited weekend drive and auto cross and track days, GT4 is the way to go. It's not a bad car around town, but it's got a "loud" look and if you've got buckets it can get a little tiresome for around town use. I think the GT4 makes less sense as you move away from those uses. The GTS is pretty much every bit as fast as a 981 GT4, but a bit more usable. I know people crap on the 2.5L, but it's a beast, even in 718 S form, never mind GTS, also opens up PDK if that's your thing. The 6 speed is great in the Cayman and GT4, but the gearing is quite long (at least in the gt4), I know it has a lot of torque and blah blah blah but there's something exicint about blasting through gears, whether it's in an ND Miata, a Ferrari 360 or even my Turbo S and the GT4 does fall a little short there, probably it's only fault.

      Either way you can't go wrong.
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      05-04-2020 09:44 PM #12
      Love the color!!

      Congrats on the car. My friend loves his GT4 to death, and will probably be buried in it.
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      05-04-2020 09:52 PM #13
      Sure is a nice blue. Congrats!
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      05-04-2020 10:17 PM #14
      Oof. That is just outstanding.
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      05-04-2020 10:26 PM #15
      Nice. Enjoy keeping Alcantara clean.

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      05-04-2020 10:51 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveoncaffiene View Post
      I fully intend to keep this "last of an era" (N/A, Manuel, #racecar) for as long as I can drive it.
      If I hit the lottery tomorrow, a GT4 would be first on my list. Basically the ultimate expression of Cayman and probably a last hurrah for the genre. Hope you enjoy it!

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      05-04-2020 11:19 PM #17
      That's gorgeous man, prefect spec! Congratulations!!!

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      05-04-2020 11:55 PM #18
      Congrats! That’s the prettiest and best handling Porsche GTx car.

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      05-05-2020 04:31 AM #19
      My goodness that is a spec. What a build.

      Side note, how do you sleep at night knowing that thing sits outside in an apartment complex in northern Ohio?

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      05-05-2020 05:47 AM #20
      Very nice looking car. Love that blue.

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      05-05-2020 06:04 AM #21
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      05-05-2020 06:08 AM #22
      Beautiful car and color! Congrats and enjoy

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      05-05-2020 07:15 AM #23
      Very nice choice sir. Beautiful car.

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      05-05-2020 07:24 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      My goodness that is a spec. What a build.

      Side note, how do you sleep at night knowing that thing sits outside in an apartment complex in northern Ohio?
      It has a garage - not sure if I'd be buying it otherwise
      My complex has multiple 2 person garages (power garage doors) that you'd normally pay for 1 spot in. My wife and I share 1 whole garage - so it's a pretty nice deal for an apartment.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rav_VW View Post
      Nice. Enjoy keeping Alcantara clean.
      I even wanted the wheel / shift lever in alcantara! I'm secretly glad this one chose the (free) option of having wheel / lever in leather.
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      05-05-2020 08:39 AM #25
      Beautiful! Definitely a dream car of mine. Looking forward for periodic updates of the ownership experience.

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