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First Porsche Cayman spotted OTR...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by 6thElement, 27 Jan 2006.

  1. 6thElement

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    ...and I have to say that in black it looked very nice indeed. Although so similar to the 911 to non-car petrolheads it's probably indistinguishable.

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  2. jamoor

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    I really wonder when porsche will release a new car, they all look the same to me!
     
  3. VBDub

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    i saw one monday night parked in the amc carpark in manchester. nice cars.
     
  4. arcamalpha

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    I saw one in Sainsbury's the other day. Looked fantastic! Got to be one of the best value for money cars around.
     
  5. Zip

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    If it aint broke dont try fix it ;)
     
  6. Nozzer

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    I've seen a fair few knocking about down here recently and haven't even realised it was a Cayman until it's gone past.
     
  7. lukechad

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    Not so keen on this model to be honest. Although they do all look similar the GT3 is the one 911 model that really stands out to me.
     
  8. Brynn

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    I really like the front grille
     
  9. Firestar_3x

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    This car answers a question no-one asked, thats its problem.
     
  10. megakid

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    That's what I've always said about the current aston martin range.
     
  11. Trojan

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    Then why are people buying it?
     
  12. Firestar_3x

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    For the same reason people buy robin reliants, the car will apeal to some people won't it, its just a pointless model in the range.
     
  13. Trojan

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    Pointless? Totally disagree there I'm afraid. Porsche saw a niche in the market and filled it. By the very fact that it's selling well goes to show it isn't pointless - people want it.
     
  14. Zip

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    If they sell and Porsche are making money from them then they are far from pointless. The whole idea of a compony is to make money and thats what they are doing.
     
  15. Fusion

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    Actually, I'd say it's now made the 911 rather pointless.
     
  16. pdw8

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    I saw a jet black coloured Cayman about 2 weeks ago driving near Canary Wharf.
     
  17. Firestar_3x

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    You buy a Boxter cause you want a porsche and can't afford a 911 or want a convertible, you buy a 911 cause you want either a track weapon in GT format or for ppl to know you have taste, you buy a Coxter because?

    Its not a convertible like the Boxter, its not as quick as the 911 and not as good round a track yet in normal driving conditions unless your on the edge of losing your license it will offer no more on the road than a boxter will.
     
  18. Trojan

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    Ah, that old chestnut eh? Wrong. For what a Boxster costs, you could get a 911 of the 996 variety. A lot of people choose not to for a myriad of reasons, the foremost being it's supposedly an amazing car.

    Oh but it is as quick as the basic 911 Carrera, and quicker in fact, around a track. The performance is also more accessible with a more forgiving set up than the 911. Significantly cheaper too.
     
  19. Fusion

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    It trades 0.4 seconds to 60 and 6 mph, for being what, £16k cheaper? I'd say that's a rather good deal myself.
     
  20. Morba

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    rofl and rofl.
    its best we dont go over the poormans porsche again eh