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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

Mid engine vs rear engine, and even if you count that out i think even the all new Alpine A110 is still bigger than the original 911 so a Cayman is for sure. Have a look at these proportions: A 1981 Porsche 911 vs a 1988 Peugeot 205, the size difference a
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

I've often thought about the cayman as the modern day nsx. A bit short on character but incredibly capable, reliable, with a restrained design and a 6 speed manual. I would put the evora400 in the same camp, plus the inevitable niggles that come will lotu
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

But I have heard at Porsche that 911 and 718 have (had) more than 50% identical parts. Either way, I like my little 6 cyl. sports car (right) a lot. And I will keep it. Come what may come.
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

911 advantages; more space, more comfort, that back seat space is a great place for putting things like luggage, more gentlemanly, and more grand touring oriented. The Boxster was perceived to be a less expensive starter Porsche. And the Cayman, being a B
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

I think what makes a 911 a 911 for most people is having the engine in the back so I guess to those folks a Cayman will never be a 911.... despite the GT3RSR being mid engine..... but whatever. Still though, as far as the model line-up goes, today we have
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

My thoughts are really focused more on comparing current models (new 911's and 718's) as it's difficult to compare older models of cars with the current offerings. Like watches, some people love a brand new watch while others love the nostalgia of somethi
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

I think the beauty of the 718 Cayman/Boxster is that it's become more of a purist sports car at this point than the 911. It's mid-engined for better handling, 300ish lbs lighter, two inches narrower and 6 inches shorter, and seats only two in a low and sp
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

I remember considering the Cayman R back in the day when it was launched back in 2011 in the Peridot green color. What a cool looking color! The car was expensive at the time (around $90,000 USD with a few options, just shy of $100,000 with taxes and regi
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Is the Porsche Cayman the new 911?

Heresy some will say, and most probably rightly so. But if we compare the original 911 with the new ones, bigger, larger, more powerful, easier to drive, faster, and with the Cayman with its smaller proportions, closer to the original 911, then we can rai
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What a beast!

Porsche has gone crazy with their pricing structure. Here in Silicon Valley, people think of Porsches as a great value. But the Porsche dealers here fleece owners with insane servicing costs. Mainly because owners here have no idea what to expect and are
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