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Old 28th October 2005, 07:15   #1
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Lease is up, getting a.....

Well my lease is comming to an end in December. Im thinking of buying a new Porsche Cayman S. Dose anyone have any other suggestions? Or thoughts on the Cayman?
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Old 28th October 2005, 07:19   #2
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Re: Lease is up, getting a.....

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Well my lease is comming to an end in December. Im thinking of buying a new Porsche Cayman S. Dose anyone have any other suggestions? Or thoughts on the Cayman?
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Fairly broad question... Are you looking to move on to an SUV?

Why not just buy out the Beast? If you are asking for advice from this Board on what car to replace the Beast with, you might not find too much sympathy ;-o))
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Fairly broad question... Are you looking to move on to an SUV?

The cayman is the boxster coupe, so to speak, not an suv.

Looks like a fun car, two seats would never work for my life at this point in time, but it looks like fun. I'd bet it will be a blast to drive too. If you don't need a back seat, go for it.
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I'll second what Mottati said. Usually the coupe buyer is not the same as the sedan buyer. If your needs have changed, go for the Cayman...and let us know how it is!!!

My kids are growing up, so who knows...

Actually, who am I kidding, the M5 was my dream car before I had kids. I guess some of us just like sedans!
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Could be interesting, but I'd say just go for the 911 if you can afford it...I mean I'm sure that Porsche didn't slap together a piece of junk, but the 911 has been around for how long? I'd say they probably have the bugs worked out of the 911. Also, the 911 has amazing resale value.

But then again, there I go being a hypocrite...I've got a Cayenne that's fantastic
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Well my lease is comming to an end in December. Im thinking of buying a new Porsche Cayman S. Dose anyone have any other suggestions? Or thoughts on the Cayman?
Thanks AFR
Don't think I would buy a first year car, even from Porsche and even if based on the existing/revised Boxster. It will be very fast and should handle well, but too many little details to get overlooked. Even the original Boxster was upgraded 2-3 years after intro with complaints about shoddy materials and wormanship.
I would consider a lease, if the residual is strong. If it turns out to be a good car, then buy it out, if not, just hand them the keys and walk away. Look at the two year residual, the new M5 is virtually the same price for a 2 or 3 year lease because of the big drop in residual between years 2 and 3.
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Re: Lease is up, getting a.....

Cayman looks good but I would much rather spend an extra $10,000 to $15,000 on a used 2001 Porsche 911 (996) Twin Turbo AWD. 415 Hp, AWD 0-60 in 4.2. I love it! Just beware of the repair bills.
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The cayman is the boxster coupe, so to speak, not an suv.

Looks like a fun car, two seats would never work for my life at this point in time, but it looks like fun. I'd bet it will be a blast to drive too. If you don't need a back seat, go for it.
Sorry, I misread this for the Cayenne when I read the post (very late last night).

Yes, of course I am aware of the Cayman, my brother-in-law is visiting me from Europe and he had atttended an autoshow and showed me a couple of pics on his phone of the Cayman S. There were some recent articles in Autoweek and Car and Driver, certainly looks like a fun car.

I agree with Le3, I think the same amount of money is better spent on a well kept used TT.

BTW, today there was an article on the new Z4 M-coupe, which will be released in a hardtop form as well (albeit a bit later than the convertible), perhaps something else to consider, depending on your lease expiration date.
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Re: Lease is up, getting a.....

Stick with BMW, if your looking for an SUV go for the 4.8is X5. I test drove one, it's awesome!
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Stick with BMW, if your looking for an SUV go for the 4.8is X5. I test drove one, it's awesome!
Opps...read the whole thread...He's looking at the Cayman, not the Cayenne.



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