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Old 05-23-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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718 GTS vs. 911 T

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Old 05-23-2018, 01:49 PM   #2
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I would take the 911T since i still have use for the rear seats and prefer the sound of the 6 even though the Cayman is probably dynamically superior.

Edit: now after I wrote above I actually way prefer the T, if I had the money I might get but new Cayman has no interest to me. Actually I would prefer a used cayman with the 6 over a new one. Guess if you offered me a free new one or a used one I would probably take a new one
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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Cayman. Not even remotely close.
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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So this discussion doesn't get buried in the Autoblog trash heap.
Yes!

I don't suppose there's a way to automatically promote spambot threads once someone has started a conversation, eh?

Clyde is always looking for something to do, right?
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:30 PM   #5
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Edit: now after I wrote above I actually way prefer the T, if I had the money I might get but new Cayman has no interest to me. Actually I would prefer a used cayman with the 6 over a new one. Guess if you offered me a free new one or a used one I would probably take a new one
I'm really looking forward to test driving the 718 next week. While there are a lot of haters, there's a small group of folks who really like it.

This dealer has one Cayman they use as a loner. I couldn't use it this time because it's book the month out, but I might make an appointment for a squeak / rattle just as an excuse to bring the Cayman home for a day.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:16 PM   #6
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I've been window shopping 981 GTS boxsters over the last month or so. Seems like they are on the 'fair' end of the Porsche price fantasy.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:56 PM   #7
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I've been window shopping 981 GTS boxsters over the last month or so. Seems like they are on the 'fair' end of the Porsche price fantasy.
The ones I saw on autotrader were still crack pipe pricing.
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Another one but different vote

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Old 06-06-2018, 12:40 PM   #9
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I haven't driven the 718, but based on what I'm hearing from co-workers that have driven them, the engine ruins the car. Fast, but the power delivery really hurts the balance and fluidity that the Boxster/Cayman used to have.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:24 PM   #10
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For Rumatt: (the racing buckets were very uncomfortable, with no recline function -- don’t order them).

Referring to the 911T.

Edit: A $20k delta between the two is pretty significant.
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