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Old 04-30-2019, 09:44 PM
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Hello all, my first post here on rennlist.

Love love love my NSX, but I've been drolling over the 981 Cayman lately and depending how much I could get for my 1992 NSX I could probably get into a nice 2014-16 Cayman S with all the bells and whistles of the latest technology and still have that mid engine balance and pure sports car that the original NSX offered.

Just hate the fact that the NSX is appreciating while the Cayman will deprecate

Although it won't drop much as I will be buying used 981 and the initial depreciation has already hit. Some say the 981 will someday become collectible status as it's the last of the NA flat six as Porsche moves towards the smaller 4 banger turbo versions.....haha, I'm trying to talk myself into it

Obviously I'd love to have a GT4 but it's just not in my budget right now so the Cayman S will have to do....I've also considered the base model as they have rave reviews and you can get newer CPO for same price as older higher mileage S version.

I've also starting looking into the R8's as they have become affordable although they are still about $65K for a 2008-10 v8 as opposed to the $45-50k formthe 2014-16 Cayman 981..

Somebody talk me out of it....although it's probably too late, once I start obsessing over a certain car I end up getting one sooner or later

I test drove this lil beauty last week in Irvine ....2016 base model with 6 speed /sports susp/ Carrera wheels 11k miles CPO

let me just say, wow!!! What an amazing little car....after my salesman told me to drive it like a stole it I started to really like the car an drew was impressed, but then after finding out dude was a former SCCA instructor he asked me if I wanted to see what this car could really do...hell yes !!!
He took me on a down sweeping on ramp to the 5 Frwy at speeds I couldn't believe and the car didn't even flinch...I was laughing while looking for the "oh sh** " handle at the same time

... I was sold after that!!!





Most people think I'm nuts to sale the NSX for a Cayman....but I've got the bug.

trying to figure out a way to keep the NSX , but with two other car payments and two teenager$ it will be tough.

here is my 1992 timeless gem





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Old 04-30-2019, 10:40 PM
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Just a humble opinion...but for dear God...do not sell your NSX. I bleed Porsche (specifically Cayman and Boxster) blood so I am biased on the performance and no argument there. But the original NSX's are AMAZING cars. Very sadly, one of my best buddies just destroyed his NSX on-track and it's been a bad year for him. I don't know...I love my GT4...but if I were in your place, I'd stay-put on the NSX. You have a gem.
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As much as I love Caymans and Porsches.... yes.... you are nuts to consider giving up that NSX. Given that it's appreciating, you need to figure out how to keep it.
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I sort of concur with the comments above BUT... We must understand that all of us had the choice of NSX vs Cayman and chose the Cayman or boxster. In other words, most of us could have spent our $45-80k+ on an appreciating car like the NSX or a 993 or (enter an appreciating model here) but we didn't. I went through this debate myself every time I bought another lightly depreciating Porsche. At the end of the day, the NSX is an amazing piece of engineering and will appreciate, but it becomes more of a garage queen in my mind. I hope to have one as a fourth or fifth car one day but not at the expense of giving up the Cayman.
You've enjoyed the NSX already and unless a few $K of appreciation/depreciation difference in the next few years is really important to you, I say try something new. In an ideal world - have both but that doesn't seem like the timing is right for.
Full disclosure. I'm a huge fan of the NSX and do plan to get one some day, but I am also on my third Cayman...
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Sell at least one of the teenagers?
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Originally Posted by GT4John View Post
Just a humble opinion...but for dear God...do not sell your NSX. I bleed Porsche (specifically Cayman and Boxster) blood so I am biased on the performance and no argument there. But the original NSX's are AMAZING cars. Very sadly, one of my best buddies just destroyed his NSX on-track and it's been a bad year for him. I don't know...I love my GT4...but if I were in your place, I'd stay-put on the NSX. You have a gem.
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As much as I love Caymans and Porsches.... yes.... you are nuts to consider giving up that NSX. Given that it's appreciating, you need to figure out how to keep it.
haha....yeah I think you guys are right. Funny I was expecting a different response on a Cayman forum

I've just been obsessed with the 981 lately..... it's such a great car. It's kinda like what the NSX would have evolved into if it just stayed naturally aspirated. The NSX 2.0 is a great car, it's just on a different level and a whole nuther tax bracket unfortunately

its just that ive had three NSX's since 2003 and I think I'm just getting bored and the 981 is right up my ally....mid engine, NA v6, looks amazing and the unlimited mileage warranty through 2022 is hard to pass up.

And pics like this have me thinking hard about it though



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If you are interested in an older Cayman S, I am considering selling my 2006 with 50k miles on the body and less than 15k on the engine. The 3.4 was removed and it was upgraded to a 3.8. Has around 400hp. Had the IMS done with the LN Engineering retrofit kit. Have all the receipts for the engine work. Total was about 25k. Guards Red, Sport Chrono Package, Tan interior, HID's, Nav, Power Seats with crests embossed on the seats. 2 sets of same factory rims. Just put on Michelin Pilots last year. Fresh oil, air filter and cabin filter. Looking for 30k.

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Originally Posted by bkrantz View Post
Sell at least one of the teenagers?
haha....that's what someone else said on bimmerpost
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First gen NSX is a keeper car, and a historical bookmark. I think it's why Porsche and Ferrari make such good cars nowadays. I have a '91 NSX, and there's no way I'd sell it for a cayman s. GT4 maybe. I have a scud and a GT3T, and like them all about the same. Do whatever you can to keep it. I think you'll regret it down the road...
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Slim987 View Post
I sort of concur with the comments above BUT... We must understand that all of us had the choice of NSX vs Cayman and chose the Cayman or boxster. In other words, most of us could have spent our $45-80k+ on an appreciating car like the NSX or a 993 or (enter an appreciating model here) but we didn't. I went through this debate myself every time I bought another lightly depreciating Porsche. At the end of the day, the NSX is an amazing piece of engineering and will appreciate, but it becomes more of a garage queen in my mind. I hope to have one as a fourth or fifth car one day but not at the expense of giving up the Cayman.
You've enjoyed the NSX already and unless a few $K of appreciation/depreciation difference in the next few years is really important to you, I say try something new. In an ideal world - have both but that doesn't seem like the timing is right for.
Full disclosure. I'm a huge fan of the NSX and do plan to get one some day, but I am also on my third Cayman...
Good reply

yeah, that's kinda where my mind is at right now......also on my third NSX
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Originally Posted by dwe8922 View Post
First gen NSX is a keeper car, and a historical bookmark. I think it's why Porsche and Ferrari make such good cars nowadays. I have a '91 NSX, and there's no way I'd sell it for a cayman s. GT4 maybe. I have a scud and a GT3T, and like them all about the same. Do whatever you can to keep it. I think you'll regret it down the road...
wow....you have quite the collection of keepers!!!

I think you're right about the regret and was thinking maybe hold out a few more years for the GT4 to come down a bit while my NSX comes up a bit.

the GT4 is what got me into this delima in the first place
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I used to drive an R8 regularly, and though a glorious machine, they lack the practicality of both the NSX and the Cayman.
Getting to work with your briefcase too hot to touch from the trunk got tiring after a while...

Here's a view on both the NSX and Cayman on Speedhunters.
That's my Cayman, and I spent a bit of time driving the NSX too, and can safely say you're in a very difficult position.

I would do everything possible to keep your NSX, but if you cannot keep it, then the Cayman makes a brilliant up-to-date alternative.
The is S certainly faster, and might even provide more entertainment.
Reliability are possibly about the same.
The Cayman - with two trunks - might be a bit more versatile...

We're are very happy with the Cayman S!



Good luck with your decision!

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil McKrevice View Post
If you are interested in an older Cayman S, I am considering selling my 2006 with 50k miles on the body and less than 15k on the engine. The 3.4 was removed and it was upgraded to a 3.8. Has around 400hp. Had the IMS done with the LN Engineering retrofit kit. Have all the receipts for the engine work. Total was about 25k. Guards Red, Sport Chrono Package, Tan interior, HID's, Nav, Power Seats with crests embossed on the seats. 2 sets of same factory rims. Just put on Michelin Pilots last year. Fresh oil, air filter and cabin filter. Looking for 30k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlaIDRRpCg&t=13s
wow...I bet that thing is some serious fun!

thanks for the offer, but I'm in love with the looks of the 981..... preferably white on black like this gem

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:22 AM
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Man, the 981 is a great car, but you'd be nuts to do this. The NSX is an icon.

If you want a 981 wait five years: you'll have your pick for chump change. I don't even want to think about where NSX prices will be in five years...
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:27 AM
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I faced a similar dilemma when I owned a cream puff highly optioned 928 GT and saw the 987 Spyder for the first time. One test drive and you can see from my signature how that ended up. No regrets

So what’s the deal on your NSX, mileage, condition etc.
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