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    Thread: Revealed: The 2013 Porsche 981 Cayman

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      11-28-2012 08:30 AM #1
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      11-28-2012 08:31 AM #2
      Those tail lights look rather large in person.
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      11-28-2012 08:38 AM #3
      Immediate reaction: new Porsche look works much better for Cayman than for Boxster.

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      11-28-2012 08:41 AM #4
      Looks less awkward than the old one.

      For real world driving, why would anyone get a 911? You can have a Cayman S that's point-to-point just as fast for the average driver and its less money. Especially now since it's much better looking!
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      11-28-2012 08:42 AM #5
      I like it.

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      11-28-2012 08:45 AM #6
      Slick. Never will be able to afford it though

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      11-28-2012 08:50 AM #7
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      11-28-2012 08:53 AM #8
      I like it - especially that they did away with the weird kink in the rear hatch where the bottom of the window and top of the "trunk" were inset.

      But... I can't help but think the back looks a bit like a squished new-new Beetle when I squint.

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      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      For real world driving, why would anyone get a 911? You can have a Cayman S that's point-to-point just as fast for the average driver and its less money. Especially now since it's much better looking!
      I'm sure it's great to drive but I still find the 911 about 100x more attractive.
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    9. 11-28-2012 08:54 AM #9
      Where? I see some more renders in the OP, but no photos...

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      11-28-2012 08:59 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 2VWatatime View Post
      Where? I see some more renders in the OP, but no photos...
      You need glasses.

      I'm liking it. It looks much less feminine that the old one and not as squatty looking as the Boxster.

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      11-28-2012 09:00 AM #11
      I did not expect it to look like that at all!

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      11-28-2012 09:00 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Looks less awkward than the old one.

      For real world driving, why would anyone get a 911? You can have a Cayman S that's point-to-point just as fast for the average driver and its less money. Especially now since it's much better looking!
      I agree. Now that the Cayman S has 325 hp yet still weighs only 3,000 lbs should put it near 997 C2S performance territory. Of course, my fantasy of dropping off my kid at daycare in a Porsche wouldn't quite work as well in a 2-seater Cayman.

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      11-28-2012 09:00 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Looks less awkward than the old one.

      For real world driving, why would anyone get a 911?
      More power, and two more seats.

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      11-28-2012 09:03 AM #14
      I'm in love.

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      11-28-2012 09:08 AM #16
      I prefer the new Boxster but I'm also a convertible guy.

      Looks good though. Hard to justify the 911 at it's stratospheric prices, IMO.
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    17. 11-28-2012 09:09 AM #17
      So it will cost a small fortune lols ?

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      11-28-2012 09:18 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      More power, and two more seats.
      I'm just saying, in real world driving situations you don't really need the extra power. A Cayman is already license-losing fast.

      I also wonder how many 911 buyers buy it because it has rear seats.
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      11-28-2012 09:21 AM #19
      I need to see it in person, something in these photos just looks . . . off.

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      11-28-2012 09:30 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      I need to see it in person, something in these photos just looks . . . off.
      I've seen it in person, looks awesome. Does not disappoint.

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      11-28-2012 09:40 AM #21
      hawc like.

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      11-28-2012 09:40 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      I also wonder how many 911 buyers buy it because it has rear seats.
      She did:



      You laugh, but for some it's important. It's nice that Porsche gives the choice, especially for short buyers for whom the rear seats might actually be useful.

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      11-28-2012 09:45 AM #23
      Looks better in black and rarely is that ever the case.

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      11-28-2012 09:52 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      I also wonder how many 911 buyers buy it because it has rear seats.
      More than you think. Peruse some 911 boards and you'll be surprised to see how big a factor that extra little bit of utility is to some people. I had a 987 Cayman S and now a 991 911. Love(d) both of them, and really like the look of the 981 Cayman/Boxster too.
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      11-28-2012 09:53 AM #25
      I like it, but the back end does look a bit off. Too much ass or something... the previous Cayman had a very slim rear.
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