Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Leicestershire, England
My 718ís a Moron Magnet
Iíve owned my 718 Cayman for almost a year now.
This is the first Porsche Iíve owned.
The one thing I really donít like about the car, is the way some other motorists treat you.
It seems almost every other time I go out in the car, I get some idiot who wants to race me.
Countless times Iíve stopped at traffic lights and the person in the next lane goes for it when the lights change.
I even had a guy in a beat up old Volvo Estate try to cut me off at a set of lights when the three lanes at the lights went down to two the other side, ďReally ???Ē
Iíve been tailgated numerous times by everything from ďWhite Van ManĒ to young idiots in ordinary hatchback cars.
Iíve had another guy with his Mrs in the passenger seat chase me down a duel carriageway in a Fiesta ST. Stupidly I accelerated and left him behind only to see him again soon after right on my bumper again. I overtook a couple of lorries and pulled off at a junction, there wasnít much of a gap. But to my surprise he followed me, I donít know how he missed the lorries.The junction slip road had a long sharp bend, the 718 took the bend at speed comfortably. The Fiesta ST tried to follow as quickly, I could see the drivers passenger giving him a real roasting for being a ďToolĒ.
After that escapade I try to avoid these Idiots.
I now just slow down and let them go past.
I stick to the lower speed limits and only enjoy my car on country roads when thereís little or no other traffic about.
I donít have anything to prove, I know my cars faster than 99% of other vehicles on the road.
So if youíve never owned a Porsche before and are thinking of buying a 718 you will have this problem.
I didnít have this kind of trouble in any of my previous cars.
Be careful especially as a lot of other drivers have Dash Camís, you donít want to end up on You Tube.
Last edited by Muppet; 01-24-2019 at 11:40 AM.