Originally Posted by Echo M3
Interesting post. I have toyed with the idea of trading in my E90 M3 for a Cayman R or the '13 Cayman S. I really want to move from the large M3 to a smaller, more nimble two-seater. What is currently holding me back is the amazing V8 in our cars, and the practicality that the E9x M3 affords.
^^^ This, exactly.
I still love love my M3 but have lusted after the Cayman R recently, too.
I track my M3 though, and really appreciate the practicality of loading up my DD with all my track wheels, tools, jack, canopy, cooler, etc, and going to a weekend event. All the Porsche guys are jealous when I show up and dump all that crap out in the paddock (sort of like that old schtik with the dozen clowns getting out of a Volkswagon beetle). They have to trailer it (heaven forbid) or skimp on all the track gear.
I'm not really a vert guy, but if I lived in Cali I might go for the Spyder, too!