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Detroit20 PCGB Member
2017/09/26 09:30:03 (permalink)

My First Porsche Cayman

Hello, everyone
I've spent the last decade driving a sporty(ish) FWD car, but in recent years I've begun to hear the siren call of RWD.  Last month, circumstances combined to enable me to make the switch, and - after vacillating between 11-year old 996s and more recent Caymans - I plumped for a low mileage 987.2 and I'm delighted with my choice.
I will miss the all around practicality of my old 2+2 coupe - particularly, when I need to take garden waste to the local tip.  But Cayman's front boot is capacious enough for my day-to-day, week-to-week needs.
I'll also miss my built-in Sat Nav; my Cayman's spec is super basic, but I can live with that.  The driving experience more than makes up for lack of kit.
I'm looking forward to a decade with this car... unless find myself unable to resist the lure of the 981 or even the 718.
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    Re: My First Porsche Cayman 2017/09/26 10:22:02 (permalink)
    In 2006 I bought a new atlas grey S
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    Re: My First Porsche Cayman 2017/09/26 14:17:56 (permalink)
    Hi Fabian,
    Welcome to Cayman ownership and to this forum.
    The base Gen2 is a great entry to Porsche ownership and I'm sure that you'll enjoy the driving experience. The "frunk", rear hatch and luggage space on the engine cover make it a very practical machine for two and I wouldn't worry too much about not having the PCM as its satnav isn't much cop - just buy a far superior TomTom.

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    Andrew_CS PCGB Member
    Re: My First Porsche Cayman 2017/09/26 16:55:03 (permalink)
    Looking very good, enjoy ...

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    Detroit20 PCGB Member
    Re: My First Porsche Cayman 2017/09/27 08:42:34 (permalink)
    Thanks for the words of welcome.
    As I don't drive Mon-Fri, I'm learning to be creative when it comes to finding opportunities to take out the new car.  For instance, I'm finding that my drive to the gym on Saturdays and Sundays is taking at least another 20 minutes.  I've also discovered a new interest in weekend stays in some of the South-East's historic towns and villages.  Particularly, those accessible by B-roads.
    And I did as you suggested, Motorhead, and invested in a cheap Garmin.
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    Gazoak PCGB Member
    Re: My First Porsche Cayman 2017/09/27 08:53:25 (permalink)
    Looks like you've found a great example there. Enjoy it!
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