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      07-30-2011, 08:18 PM   #45
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Porsche is the master of giving you less for more . They remove A/C, radio, road insulation, and even door handles from 'special editions', and you have to pay more . And sometimes A LOT more, but at least they throw a few HP more to keep suckers happy .
Even if you tack on all the stuff that's been taken off, it's still affordable for an M3 owner. The GTS....not so much. BMW did the same thing with the GTS. They added 30HP and took out the back seats. I honestly believe the Cayman R would out handle a GTS. Like I said, at least Porsche prices their stripped out models where at least the middle class can buy them. The GTS is $170,000!
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      07-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #46
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Absolutely a great choice. As a DD I can't imagine owning another car. I do plan on tracking it at some point, but am happy cruising in it right now.
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      07-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #47
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Buy the Cayman, the M3 is such a poor decision when you think about it. Just kidding, make your decision based on what you really want.
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      07-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #49
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Porsche is the master of giving you less for more . They remove A/C, radio, road insulation, and even door handles from 'special editions', and you have to pay more . And sometimes A LOT more, but at least they throw a few HP more to keep suckers happy .
Not really:
Cayman R + Auto A/c + Sound package plus=$69710
Cayman S + Aerokit + Design Package + LSD + Sport Buckets + Auto A/c=$75340

You save almost $6k by giving up the door handles and road insulation. No extra charge for the suspension upgrade and extra HP, do the math!
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Cayman R + Auto A/c + Sound package plus=$69710
Cayman S + Aerokit + Design Package + LSD + Sport Buckets + Auto A/c=$75340

You save almost $6k by giving up the door handles and road insulation. No extra charge for the suspension upgrade and extra HP, do the math!
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      07-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #51
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Porsche is the master of giving you less for more . They remove A/C, radio, road insulation, and even door handles from 'special editions', and you have to pay more . And sometimes A LOT more, but at least they throw a few HP more to keep suckers happy .
Not really:
Cayman R Auto A/c Sound package plus=$69710
Cayman S Aerokit Design Package LSD Sport Buckets Auto A/c=$75340

You save almost $6k by giving up the door handles and road insulation. No extra charge for the suspension upgrade and extra HP, do the math!
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      07-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #52
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honestly....if you don't have any practical needs, than a Cayman R is far more 'pure' of a sports car than the M3 could ever be. The M3 is obviously a nice car with plenty of useable performance, but hardly has the sleep sports car look, and doesn't really match up to the direct performance of a Cayman S or Cayman R.
The M3 is very much on par with a Cayman S in performance overall. Better in some areas, worse in others. But to say it doesn't "match up" to a Cayman S is not true. It "matches" up with a base 911 (not the 911S).
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      07-31-2011, 10:49 PM   #53
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that green color on the cayman r is hideous. atleast get a grey, white, or black one IMO.

since you are tracking, i vote cayman r.
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