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    1. Planters (fasciitis) peanuts. Dang dogg Sold Over Sticker's Avatar
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      02-01-2019 11:32 AM #26
      Congrats dude! That will be a ton of fun in the canyons around you.
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      02-01-2019 11:35 AM #27
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      Enjoy the P.

      Damn, you don't hold back do you?!
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      02-01-2019 11:39 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Damn, you don't hold back do you?!
      This is what happens when he starts drinking before lunch.
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      02-01-2019 11:43 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Damn, you don't hold back do you?!
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      This is what happens when he starts drinking before lunch.
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      02-01-2019 12:41 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      Nice pickup

      Way better than a ratty NB.

      And yes, you're an ******* for the CLA tease.

      But you redeemed yourself.

      Enjoy the Porsche.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Congrats dude! That will be a ton of fun in the canyons around you.
      Thanks man! Looking forward to sorting some things out and going up on an off Friday. At least I know I won't have any issues with being pulled over for off-throttle noises.

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      02-01-2019 12:42 PM #31
      ..... I have a rarely used NB Miata collecting dust



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      02-01-2019 12:50 PM #32
      Congrats on the purchase, OP. Can never escape the Porsche allure.


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      02-01-2019 01:03 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post



      That's simply how Porsche owners park.
      It's in the manual.
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      02-01-2019 01:08 PM #34
      Awesome blossom extra awesome. Congrats!

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      02-01-2019 01:18 PM #35
      Congrats, and despite not knowing you personally, could see something from a mile away. The appeal of a Cayman is hard to pass on.

      Getting the base 987.2 has many appeals, including a 9A1 without direct injection. All the benefits of the 9A1 without the carbon buildup issue.

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      02-01-2019 01:30 PM #36
      Very nice! I had a one owner 80k mile base 987.2 lined up for $17k before buying the 993, was ready to fly out and grab it then found the 993 and backed out of the deal. Now that I realize how much of a steal that would have been, I keep kicking myself for not buying both .
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      02-01-2019 01:33 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by rammalammadingdong View Post
      ..... I have a rarely used NB Miata collecting dust



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      Do it.

      I went back the next day with a friend to pick up the Miata. Interesting seeing them next to each other.


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      02-01-2019 01:38 PM #38
      This and the similarly optioned 987.2 Cayman on BaT are making it really hard to ignore these! If you don't mind sharing, about what did the car cost?
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      02-01-2019 02:04 PM #39
      I recently drove a base Cayman. They’re so nicely balanced and sweet, perfect example of how you don’t need big hp to enjoy a car when everything works so well. Congrats!
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      02-01-2019 04:20 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      This and the similarly optioned 987.2 Cayman on BaT are making it really hard to ignore these! If you don't mind sharing, about what did the car cost?
      Yeah, these are definitely in the sweet spot in terms of looks, power, and reliability.

      If you don't buy one of these, you can spend that cash on a base Malibu instead.

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      02-01-2019 05:08 PM #41
      Time to buff the Miata headlights.
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      02-01-2019 05:27 PM #42
      This is the spec of cayman that interested me most! 987.2 base gets the 6MT compared to the 987.1 5MT.
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      02-01-2019 05:29 PM #43
      I had a 2008 base cayman, then a 2014 cayman s and now a 2014 base boxster.

      My question is do you get the nice engines and belts sound out of the 2009 that you would from the 2008 and earlier caymans?

      Before I got the boxster, i had 2009 and up in my sights. Just couldn't find one and when I did it was in the $30s.

      I also think the base cars are more fun because you can keep your foot in the gas more.

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      02-01-2019 05:44 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Took this photo before driving off the lot after it was washed and prepped for me. See anything...unusual?


      no, i don't (unless it's lack of a CEL or something like that); didn't see this answered yet (or i'm just blind)...

      funny, you've seen my Z4C 3.0si and I was just browsing for Caymans this morning; they seem to hold their value better & are more expensive than comparable Boxsters...

      well, nice pick-up OP, congrats hope to see it/you at the next TCL meet-n-drive!
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      02-01-2019 05:58 PM #45
      Congrats! I love the '09 update to the Boxster and Cayman. The engines weren't only brand new, they got a good amount of power and torque for the base models with the displacement bump to 2.9L. As good & better than a 986S.

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      02-01-2019 06:04 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by ikonomore View Post
      I had a 2008 base cayman, then a 2014 cayman s and now a 2014 base boxster.

      My question is do you get the nice engines and belts sound out of the 2009 that you would from the 2008 and earlier caymans?

      Before I got the boxster, i had 2009 and up in my sights. Just couldn't find one and when I did it was in the $30s.

      I also think the base cars are more fun because you can keep your foot in the gas more.
      It's been a long time since I drove a 986 but there's more engine noises compared to the 981, however I had the sport exhaust so that pretty much overwhelmed everything else.

      I removed the foam carpet above the engine cover a couple days ago and now the engine and induction noises really come through! It's a lot more engaging so I may do the clear engine cover mod later on.

      I haven't pushed it too hard yet but it's arguably more raw than a 981 and going WOT is possible for a longer period. I love how the max torque is flat from 4500-6000 RPMs.

      Quote Originally Posted by slirt View Post
      no, i don't (unless it's lack of a CEL or something like that); didn't see this answered yet (or i'm just blind)...

      funny, you've seen my Z4C 3.0si and I was just browsing for Caymans this morning; they seem to hold their value better & are more expensive than comparable Boxsters...

      well, nice pick-up OP, congrats hope to see it/you at the next TCL meet-n-drive!
      Every time I've picked up a car from dealer, they do 2 things: wash it and fill up the gas tank. Seems silly to try to save $20 on their part.

      What made you start looking at Caymans? I remember your Z4... didn't your brakes overheat on Latigo? I need to sit inside it to see how the seats feel. The ones in the Z3 were really stiff with no support.

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      02-01-2019 06:09 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Every time I've picked up a car from dealer, they do 2 things: wash it and fill up the gas tank. Seems silly to try to save $20 on their part.
      Shouldve bought from FJA, we will up all of our cars
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      02-01-2019 06:19 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Shouldve bought from FJA, we will up all of our cars
      Yeah, but would your finance guy say "awesome credit score, bro!" and proceed to tell me how "Porsche tires" are really expensive?! Hmmm?

      I wanted to ask him what's a "Porsche tire," then let him know the Ventus V12s that are on the car aren't N-rated. But with 8/32nd in the front and 5/32nd in the rear, I got some time left.

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      02-01-2019 06:20 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Yeah, but would your finance guy say "awesome credit score, bro!" and proceed to tell me how "Porsche tires" are really expensive?! Hmmm?
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      02-01-2019 06:26 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      What made you start looking at Caymans? I remember your Z4... didn't your brakes overheat on Latigo? I need to sit inside it to see how the seats feel. The ones in the Z3 were really stiff with no support.
      i really want to own a mid-engined car at some point, and the P-twins seem to be the mo$t viable option...
      my brakes got worked hard & very hot but never overheated, per se... my seats are fine, no complaints in 7 years & 70k+miles as my daily driver; dunno about the Z3 seats specifically, but those interiors just seem much, much older (and hence, more "classic") than the Z4 imo.

      now, time for you to post some new pics to the 'gram
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      Well, I was wrong.

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