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Old 01-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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Default Been looking at 997's and now found this...

I've been looking for my first P-car and have always wanted a 911. I work with someone that loves her Cayman. I've been studying up on all of the models of 911's and then stumbled upon this ad for a base Cayman.

Only 4K miles and within my budget. This is before Porsche switched to H4 engines.

Anyone have any experience with these Cayman's? Pluses and minuses?
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:56 PM
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I would recommend driving one and then a 911.

You will forget about a 911.

If that is your budget you can get just about anything you want in a 981 and a CPO.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by shus2006croc View Post
I would recommend driving one and then a 911.

You will forget about a 911.

If that is your budget you can get just about anything you want in a 981 and a CPO.
I always wanted a 911...until I drove a Cayman!
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The 981 cayman is one of the all time great cars, really. Know that you c an get a mint base 981 for about that price or get a Ĺ14/Ĺ15 S with ~30/40k mikes for the same $.
Excluding the GT cars imo 981>991 for fun factor.
981 vs 997.2 S/GTS/GT3 is a tougher one for me.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:48 PM
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Having just switched from a 981 S to a 997, I have to say the 981 S is a phenomenal car. Razor-sharp handling, beautiful looks, and a pleasure to drive. Amazing on road trips and a very fun daily driver.

Logic would have dictated keeping a perfectly wonderful CPO 981 S, but the purchase of the 997 was purely based on emotion. Drive both, and I bet you will be pleasantly surprised with the 981. I sold my CPO 2014 981 S with 30K miles loaded with PDK, Sport Chrono, PASM, PTV, PDLS, cooled and heated seats for $49,500. There are some great deals out there.

You really cant go wrong with either choice. Good luck!
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:00 AM
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You asking about this car?
2016 Porsche Cayman Base - $48,995Listing Summary

=leftDealer's Price:=left$48,995
=leftLocation:=leftWilsonville, OR Ě
=leftMileage:=left4,337 miles
=leftTransmission:=left6-Speed Manual
=leftExterior Color:=leftAgate Gray Metallic
=leftInterior Color:=leftBlack
=leftGas Mileage:=left20 MPG City 30 MPG Highway
=leftDrivetrain:=leftRear-Wheel Drive
=leftStock #:=leftPGT18159A=leftMajor Options:=leftSport Package, Bluetooth, Leather Seats, Navigation System, Alloy Wheels
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My previous Porsche was a 996 Turbo and I absolutely loved that car. Sold it when we moved. My 5' Cayman S is so much better. Sure the turbo was crazy fast as it was chipped but the Cayman handles so much better. Drive some canyons in the 911 and then the Cayman and then decide. Depends on your driving style. For me it is Cayman all the way.
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