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I can say the C7 is much faster than our base Boxster, but the Boxster feels slightly more confident in the turns. However, the C7 is no slouch and although the engine is in the front, it’s behind the front wheels, so in some way is also a mid engine design but not in the true sense. I can still feel the fron push in corners but can still take just over 1g if I’m really pushing it. The C7 amazingly gets about the same fuel economy on the highway and is much cheaper to service. You get a lot more amenities for your money so along with the larger fuel tank the C7 is my long range GT since I can easily go over 500 miles on a tank of gas. I paid the same amount of money within a few hundred dollars for my new C7 2LT with A8 and NPP as our manual CPO Lava Orange Boxster. I did add the multifunction GT heated steering wheel through the dealer so the Boxster in reality cost about a grand more.
 

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corvette and cayman cost about the same.around $70,000.
Until Porsche builds the C8, I'll stick with my 718S
 

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Definitely the Corvette. More power and cheaper spares. Also is not a flat 4 which is apparently the worst engine configuration since galley slaves on ancient warships.
The biggest and for the most part the only complaint about the flat 4 is the sound. Definitely not a bad engine.

Also the C8 is automatic only. I specifically wanted a great car with a manual transmission.
 

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Cayman or Corvette C8? In my opinion other than perhaps some limited people who have driven both (reviewers who have been given access to prepare their launch reviews) I don't think anyone can truly answer the question since no one has driven the C8 (obviously not counting the GM people since they are biased). If one only looks at the stated performance stats and equipment available and compares prices, it's C8 all the way. But one has to drive them to make their own educated opinion. This assumes your are ok with the visual looks of both cars too.

I drove the 718 S and several C7s, and **** if I didn't spend C7 Z06 money for C7 Z51/GS levels of performance on my BGTS. I liked the driving experience of the 718S and GTS cars better than that of the Z06 and Stingray. Only you can make the call on which you like best and is the better overall value for yourself.
 

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Chevrolet build quality versus Porsche. Hmm, lemme think about that.
 

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Chevrolet build quality versus Porsche. Hmm, lemme think about that.
I read this all the time and find it funny. Guess which, 718 or C7 has had two recalls. It's not the Corvette........C7 has been bulletproof for me. I don't take it to the track but don't baby it either. It parks in the driveway most of the time while the Boxster is in the garage.
 

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I read this all the time and find it funny. Guess which, 718 or C7 has had two recalls. It's not the Corvette........C7 has been bulletproof for me. I don't take it to the track but don't baby it either. It parks in the driveway most of the time while the Boxster is in the garage.
Maybe the quality has changed but any GM car I get into always seems to have plastic pieces coming loose (Interior & exterior). I was in the detailing business for years. The Vettes I worked on from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s had so much cheap trim I couldn’t imagine the appeal other than zoom. Right now, everything in my car feels well put together and definitely not cheap.
 

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Maybe the quality has changed but any GM car I get into always seems to have plastic pieces coming loose (Interior & exterior). I was in the detailing business for years. The Vettes I worked on from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s had so much cheap trim I couldn’t imagine the appeal other than zoom. Right now, everything in my car feels well put together and definitely not cheap.
That is true, and I never even considered a Corvette before the C7. And if the C8 looks in person as good as the demo photos, the quality will have increased from the C7. Now I wouldn’t say the interior on the C7 is quite as good as the 718 but it makes up for it with extra options included, a lot more power and reasonable maintenance costs. Each car has its pros and cons. Like said above, drive both and see what you like the best.
 

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Not sure that's a fair question. The only similarity is locating the motor behind two seats.
 

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ROFO,

Several great points were made in regards to your question. I'll focus on two.

1. Until the C8 has been in production for a reasonable amount of time, reliability and build quality are still in question. I have been a a 718 owner for two months now. Love the car! Inspires confidence and Porsche build quality is on another level from the current C7 model, so only time will tell what you will get with the C8.

2. I traded in a C7 Z06 on my 718 and owned a C7 Z51 prior to that. You really need to focus on what you will be using the car for to help steer you in the right direction. Not only do you have to determine which manufacture to go with, you need to determine which model/package to go with. Take the Vette for example. My Z51 was a great car. Plenty of power and great handling, but when comparing it with the Z06, there was no comparison. The Z06 had almost 200 more horsepower and a sublime suspension package. However, using a ZO6 as an everyday driver, was like going target practicing with a tank, but if it was track day, it was an unbeatable package.

My two cents.....
 

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I'm in the midst of switching out my CS for the C8.

My reasoning pertains to the cost of maintenance etc. From the Porsche to the GM. The after market will also be helpful.

For me build quality etc. Has been a mute point thus far. So, price per performance and cost of long term ownership won me over. Besides I like to switch it up every couple of years and I'm happy to say I've thoroughly enjoyed my Porsche but time to swap out. It's a terrible affliction but tonnes of fun.
 

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I had a C5 and did quite a bit of riding and driving in the C7. To me the Cayman GTS is quite simply a different animal. Maybe the C8 will be a game changer. Hard to say, but I consider my Porsche to be the finest car of its type I have ever ridden in. Also no manual in the C8.

I rode BMW motorcycles for years and the maintenance was always hhigher than most but I knew that when I purchased the bike.
 

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I'd like to leave each of my 2 kids a fun car when I croak or get too old to drive. Daughter already called dibs on the Cayman. My son can't fit since his head touches the liner and his knees hit the dash. He asked me if I bought a clown car. 😂 So the loose inheritance plan is to add a C8.
 
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