I just placed my deposit for a base Cayman 718
! Woo-hoo! Doing European Delivery
in Zuffenhausen this September
. Should be a 2020 model.
I test drove a Cayman S and Boxster S.
My buddy had a 986 Boxster S and 987 Cayman S that I have driven before. Since 718 base is basically equivalent to Cayman S 987 horsepower and torque, I am comfortable with 718 base. Also, my buddyís Porsches were both manual, so I am comfortable 718 manual would be effectively identical.
Here is the build:
Plain White, 6MT, PASM, Sport Chrono
Black/Luxor Beige in full leather
Auto wipers & dimming mirrors
Auto, 2-zone climate
Power folding mirrors
Lane change assist
Sport Seats Plus (2-way) with heating and ventilation
GT Sport steering wheel w/ multifunction and heating
Extended range fuel tank
Porsche crest on headrests
Carbon fiber trim
Side window trim in high gloss aluminum
Sport tailpipes in silver
Model designation delete
18Ē default Cayman wheels
Bose surround sound system
PTV: Sales guy suggested I drop it since I donít plan to track this car. Maybe a little autocrossing but itís mostly for fun weekend drives.
Rear wiper: I donít want it since with any use it eventually forms a wiper line and I donít want that visible line.
LED lights: I donít like the wide 4-point appearance, and Bi-Xenons are plenty bright as I am used to halogens on my GTI.
Smartphone compartment: Sales guys says itís merely a signal booster. Per website it also deletes an aux port in glove box, which I like to retain for whatever reason.
Power seats: manual adjustment was fine in my buddyís cars. Itís fine in my GTI. Although GTI has lumbar adjustment, which Porsche manual seats do not have, AFAIK
. Wondering if lacking lumbar adjustment would bug me.
Boxster: I considered this, but in Texas, I just donít need the sun beating down on me. I also found the Boxster visibility, top-down to still be worse than Cayman. I rarely use the sunroof on my GTI. No downside to omitting that with my GTI, whereas here going Boxster vs Cayman is far more different. I also plan to Suntek wrap the entire car so I can go through car washes. Cleaning a canvas top would be more irksome.
Porsche Entry and Drive: Pressing a button to unlock is not exactly difficult.
Power Steering Plus: seems unnecessary and I like tight steering feel.
Dashboard trim in leather: $1600 seems a bit rich for just a bit more dash leather thatís further away from me.
Navigation: No need to spend $2300 when I have Waze or Apple Maps.
Happy to hear all comments and opinions on the build! My allocation will freeze in ~ 2 months so I am constantly reviewing option selections on a daily basis.