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      05-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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Thoughts on a Porsche Cayman S?

My Dad wants to get a Porsche Cayman S and I was wondering what everyone's thought of the car was. I told him to get a 335i, but he likes the Porsche, a lot.

Does anyone have any experience with the Cayman S?

Keep in mind it's going to be a daily driver. How is the car as a daily driver?
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      05-10-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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I don't know how it drives, but I sat in one once and I sure couldn't get comfortable. I like the seats in my E93 sport package a lot. Very comfy. That would make a big difference in a daily driver.
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      05-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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M3 starts around 60 grand as well....I'd be getting your dad to look into that.

The 335i is one hell of a car though, I love mine. Can't really give my opinion on the Cayman S....never drove one. I think the bimmer looks better inside and out....but to each their own.
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I have heard that it is essentially a Mazda Miata with a Porsche badge.

Get a 335 or M3.
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It would be great, if he likes driving sports cars, if not then get an e9x.
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Drive the Porsche before you pass any judgement on it. Comparing the driving feel to that of a 335i, the Cayman S feels like a much more stable and capable car. It's a very rewarding car to drive and I think it looks awesome. If your dad chooses it, make sure you get the optional LSD.

The only qualm I have with the Cayman S is that once you option it up a bit, the price starts to creep into 911 territory...
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price wise the 335i and cayman s are kinda of different.a fully loaded cayman s comes out to way more than a m3 and has much less hp than it too so convince your dad for the m3
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let him get whatever he wants.

the cayman s w/pdk and LSD is more of a sports car than the current generation m3
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Maybe you should give him a slight nudge toward a 911. It is more practical and has tiny rear seats (looks like he is not too bothered about being practical though ).
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i love the cayman but the only probably i see with Porsche is there option list is expensive as all hell and they have so many of them that you'll end up with 20k worth of options lol
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I would either choose a M3, or as others have mentioned, with the pricing of the Cayman S, you may as well go for the real deal and get a 911. Either way, I would step away from a Cayman.
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My Dad wants to get a Porsche Cayman S and I was wondering what everyone's thought of the car was. I told him to get a 335i, but he likes the Porsche, a lot.

Does anyone have any experience with the Cayman S?

Keep in mind it's going to be a daily driver. How is the car as a daily driver?
The Cayman S is an awesome car. It in IMO the best sports car available for under $100,000. It is extremely well balanced and very easy to drive fast. It has a surprising amouynt of luggage space but of course no back seat.

Below is a picture of my 335i on a Cayman Club run a few weeks ago. I had no problem keeping up with them on the road the Cayman S is a superior track car.

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From the people I've talked to who own caymans, they love them. I believe my fathers looking into buying one. Caymans and m3s arent even close to being the same type of car. If he likes it, buy it.
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It's a great sports car. Not to be confused with a sporty car, which is what a 335i is. If I could get away with a 2 seater I would get the cayman in a heart beat.
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It's a great sports car. Not to be confused with a sporty car, which is what a 335i is. If I could get away with a 2 seater I would get the cayman in a heart beat.
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Cayman S with LSD and PDK
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It's a great sports car. Not to be confused with a sporty car, which is what a 335i is. If I could get away with a 2 seater I would get the cayman in a heart beat.
Completely agreement.

I am not sure how it would be as a daily driver though, but its an unbelievable car and really gives its bigger brother the 911 a real good run for the money.
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I'd just encourage him to drive both. If it were me in your place, I'd encourage him to get the Porsche so you can drive it - you already have a BMW
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Had I not need back seats for my kids my "play" car would have been a Cayman S. It's a 2 seat 911 at a bargain price.
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I have heard that it is essentially a Mazda Miata with a Porsche badge.

Get a 335 or M3.
Then a 335 is essentially a Ford Fusion. Drive a Cayman and you will learn what a real driver's car is and it doesn't sport a Roundel.

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I would either choose a M3, or as others have mentioned, with the pricing of the Cayman S, you may as well go for the real deal and get a 911. Either way, I would step away from a Cayman.
The mid engine Cayman is the real sports car. The base 997 is a step down.
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I have one !! It is a fantastic daily driver!! I would definitely recommend going with the PDK. I have a 2006, and PDK was not an option when I got mine. It has a great deal of power, very comfortable seats, plenty of room in the rear and front trunks & is absolutely stunning. DEFINITELY not a mazda, like someone stated above.
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