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      02-18-2008, 10:36 PM   #23
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I kind of agree. Very girly! Get the 911 turbo if you want real p-car!
Unbelievable.
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      02-18-2008, 11:38 PM   #24
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A Cayman S and an M3?

I don't see the point, the M3 noise and straight line go is so intoxicating the Cayman may well gather dust.....The M3 is no slouch around the bends...

Oh did I mention the noise?
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      02-18-2008, 11:46 PM   #25
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What's wrong?

Too many people calling your Cayman S a "chick car"?

Feeling hurt that its 0-60 times don't measure up?

I can't believe someone with the funds to have both a 335i and a Cayman S has to ask "the internet" what do to.....

If you don't like the way the Cayman S drives, get rid of it. Although I don't see how that could be -- it's a fantastic car. Although if you are a badge whore you will be insecure in it... because "it's not a 911" ...
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      02-19-2008, 12:16 AM   #26
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The cayman s is very very underpowered and not that pretty to look at.

If i were you just buy a used 997S or E92 M3.
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      02-19-2008, 12:24 AM   #27
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No one can knock a Porsche much. And the "chick car" comments always crack me up. It's still a Porsche, don't listen.

I have never owned one, always been intrigued. For the first time in my life I have the funds to get a Cayman and maybe even a stripped down 911. I did my homework and it came down to 2 things:
1) Performance: Porsche does not seem to be keeping up any more...at least not below $120,000.
2) Practicality: I need the back seat and maintenance costs with the BMW are significantly lower.
***Did you know that it costs ~$85 per 1000 miles to maintain a Porsche at dealership shop rates? That stat. floored me when I did the math. Having said that, not many people buy a Porsche with maintenance costs in mind.

So I went with the new M3.
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      02-19-2008, 12:49 AM   #28
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Don't do it! 335i + Cayman S is a sweet garage combo (although I would have gotten the 335i in manual)
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No one can knock a Porsche much. And the "chick car" comments always crack me up. It's still a Porsche, don't listen.

I have never owned one, always been intrigued. For the first time in my life I have the funds to get a Cayman and maybe even a stripped down 911. I did my homework and it came down to 2 things:
1) Performance: Porsche does not seem to be keeping up any more...at least not below $120,000.
2) Practicality: I need the back seat and maintenance costs with the BMW are significantly lower.
***Did you know that it costs ~$85 per 1000 miles to maintain a Porsche at dealership shop rates? That stat. floored me when I did the math. Having said that, not many people buy a Porsche with maintenance costs in mind.

So I went with the new M3.


My dad had a 996 Turbo for over 3 years and the maintenance costs weren't bad at all.
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      02-19-2008, 02:08 AM   #30
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Benz drivers are the ones who need Metamucil. See I can stereotype too.

I'm not bagging the Cayman. I love it OK? The post was sarcasm. Buy what you like and who gives a f-. But if you ask for opinions, I love offering mine! I just have a different perspective than most.
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      02-19-2008, 02:16 AM   #31
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I kind of agree. Very girly! Get the 911 turbo if you want real p-car!
This is what I'm talking about......


The Cayman S is a great car. As is the M3. As is the 135i, GBlandsten. You just have to appreciate each car for what it offers. Now I understand if one can't afford all three at once, one may feel the need to "diss" the others to justify their choice.....
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      02-19-2008, 02:56 AM   #32
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Go watch 5th gear from last night, cayman s v 135, after watching that I think it's safe to say the M3 would be in a different league
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      02-19-2008, 03:46 AM   #33
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Go watch 5th gear from last night, cayman s v 135, after watching that I think it's safe to say the M3 would be in a different league
I thought it was a standard Cayman?
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      02-19-2008, 04:52 AM   #34
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Yeah, it is a standard Cayman...

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...n&search_type=

And once again, they had that stupid ass drift test. I can't believe the people at 5th gear think that a drift test is as important as a slalom test and a track race.
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      02-19-2008, 09:10 AM   #35
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Unbelievable.
Sorry bro...I just don't like the looks of it. It's a tiny car. I feel the same way about the BMW z4 and M coupe. I always see chicks driving those cars. They are great cars...just not for me. To each his own.
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Benz drivers are the ones who need Metamucil. See I can stereotype too.

I'm not bagging the Cayman. I love it OK? The post was sarcasm. Buy what you like and who gives a f-. But if you ask for opinions, I love offering mine! I just have a different perspective than most.
You crack those rants then you do friendly, funny followups. I'm confused.

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      02-19-2008, 03:18 PM   #37
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You crack those rants then you do friendly, funny followups. I'm confused.

It's


I had too much coffee yesterday. Sorry everybody....
BTW, coffee works better than Metamucil, for me....

Back to the original thread, maybe I can be a little more courteous to the OP.

I'd definitely keep the Cayman S ! Who wants two 3ers at the same time. Ok, maybe me... one for a beater, one for "showing up" .... I guess you can justify anything, just get creative.

The way I'd look at it is.... V8 sport/lux vs a more focused sports car.... They will both get a lot of eyeball and be fun to drive.
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      02-19-2008, 03:30 PM   #38
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Funny, I just bought a Cayman S over the M3 among others. And I disagree with a previous poster, the Cayman S market is very good
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I don't think it makes much sense to have a 335 and an M3. They are still essentially different variations of the same car. If you really want the M3, you should seriously consider working out a deal to trade in your 335.

I think the ultimate garage would have both a BMW and a Porsche. Even though I would love to have the E90 M3, I will probably buy a 997 Carerra S first. Then I can always upgrade my 330i to an M3 about a year or so later.
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I don't think it makes much sense to have a 335 and an M3. They are still essentially different variations of the same car. If you really want the M3, you should seriously consider working out a deal to trade in your 335.

I think the ultimate garage would have both a BMW and a Porsche. Even though I would love to have the E90 M3, I will probably buy a 997 Carerra S first. Then I can always upgrade my 330i to an M3 about a year or so later.
I agree, it would be nice if you had the cayman and the M3, or if you want better performance, go with a used 911 turbo
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A year ago, i was faced with a similar decision. Buy a cayman S, or wait a year for the new M3. I decided to wait for two reasons. I likt that the M3 is less flashy IMO. And the fact that the cayman doesnt have an LSD.
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I have the same problem!! almost?

I got almost the same problem i have been wanting an m3 for a very long time but when i was gonna buy my first car i coldn't cuz they were all sold out for 08. so i forgot about it and then i bought the new cayman s Limited Edition. but today (almost two moths from getting the cayman) i got a call from the dealers telling me they can order only one for the summer. but i don't know what to do i got less then a week. i love them both.
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I got almost the same problem i have been wanting an m3 for a very long time but when i was gonna buy my first car i coldn't cuz they were all sold out for 08. so i forgot about it and then i bought the new cayman s Limited Edition. but today (almost two moths from getting the cayman) i got a call from the dealers telling me they can order only one for the summer. but i don't know what to do i got less then a week. i love them both.
It's simple math:

I'm sure there's probably some sorority girls that want to ride in your new car, in the Porsche you can only take one, in the sedan you can take 4. 4 is better than one. Nuff said.
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