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I trashed my 718 Boxster S as you might know and now i am lucky owner of an Cayman S.
I was a bit suprised that it feels like an other animal.
Things that i picked on in the Boxster i cant feel or hear!?

The vibration around 2000-2400 that i could feel in the seat are not there.
The Sound Aktor, i dont even know if there is one.
I have the PSE on this one and by that you dont need more rumble so could it be that Porsche skipped it on PSE cars?

Anyone with a Cayman that have disable the Sound Aktor?
One more thing, S-Pasm have an excellent drive!
 

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I trashed my 718 Boxster S as you might know and now i am lucky owner of an Cayman S.
I was a bit suprised that it feels like an other animal.
Things that i picked on in the Boxster i cant feel or hear!?

The vibration around 2000-2400 that i could feel in the seat are not there.
The Sound Aktor, i dont even know if there is one.
I have the PSE on this one and by that you dont need more rumble so could it be that Porsche skipped it on PSE cars?

Anyone with a Cayman that have disable the Sound Aktor?
One more thing, S-Pasm have an excellent drive!
I think you mean 2017 vs 2018 in your thread title ... just FYI. >:D
 

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Hahaha
Nope, the first one was built 2016 and this one 2017 :)
 

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johan;64049 I was a bit suprised that it feels like an other animal. [/QUOTE said:
I relate to this, in my way -- not sure it's what you're getting at. Having owned/driven several Porsche coupes (928, 911) and a pair of roadsters (Boxster), there is a feel to open-air sport motoring that exists alongside all the other tactile driver-feedback inputs of steering, handling, acceleration, sound (actually the roar of wind noise at speed shapes the experience of sound in the driver-seat at least as much as the engine/exhaust note)....

Not experienced the same way by everyone, I'm sure...and I recognize all the virtues of closed-coupe design for aesthetics of line, ultimate rigidity, year-round warmth and security, and as a superb audio listening chamber. I admire both versions of the mid-engine platform, loved my Cayman test-drive and all the Cayman photos posted here (esp. Johan's new white/black/red S), and when comparing 718 performance data (to 911 or other marques) I always specify the Cayman first.

And yet: there remains that elusive quality of driving an open roadster that compels some forum members to accept all the trade-offs of owning a Boxster in Canada or Sweden. Quite irrational! I wonder if perhaps what you are experiencing, Johan, is the 'other animal' of rationality gained at the expense of a little bit of raw wind-blown emotion....
 

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Sorry to hear about your Boxster....what happened?
A Swedish moose hungry for pizza:

http://www.718forum.com/forum/2017-porsche-718-general-discussion-forum/9242-trashed.html

Johan - I hope you find your new Cayman is better for transporting pizza than your Boxster, as you can keep it warm on top of the engine ;-)

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Yeah, Swedish Mosses like Pizza and Raw meat!
Just by thinking about what happend make my hair stand up.
It was Realy Close that he planted his ass inside the car :/

I relate to this, in my way -- not sure it's what you're getting at. Having owned/driven several Porsche coupes (928, 911) and a pair of roadsters (Boxster), there is a feel to open-air sport motoring that exists alongside all the other tactile driver-feedback inputs of steering, handling, acceleration, sound (actually the roar of wind noise at speed shapes the experience of sound in the driver-seat at least as much as the engine/exhaust note)....

Not experienced the same way by everyone, I'm sure...and I recognize all the virtues of closed-coupe design for aesthetics of line, ultimate rigidity, year-round warmth and security, and as a superb audio listening chamber. I admire both versions of the mid-engine platform, loved my Cayman test-drive and all the Cayman photos posted here (esp. Johan's new white/black/red S), and when comparing 718 performance data (to 911 or other marques) I always specify the Cayman first.

And yet: there remains that elusive quality of driving an open roadster that compels some forum members to accept all the trade-offs of owning a Boxster in Canada or Sweden. Quite irrational! I wonder if perhaps what you are experiencing, Johan, is the 'other animal' of rationality gained at the expense of a little bit of raw wind-blown emotion....

Hm,
Since we mostly have winter roads at the moment i realy cant say much about the difference between the two accept those things i mention.
A car with a hardtop isolates sound realy good and the open space behind the driver in a Cayman will also effect the sound.
Im thinking that the rigidity from the roof effects how the car feels when it comes to vibration.
The Box had 20" Wheels and Cayman are on 19" Winter Wheels atm and i cant see that its becuse of that.
The biggest differens between these car is that the Boxster had Pasm and Cayman have S-Pasm.


The vibration i felt in the Box aroundish 2000rpm under load was not bad, it just felt "strange" since it was in a very smal band.
On Swedish forums a couple of others have said the same, but that was from driving the earliest modells in 2016.


And then there was the thing not having a Boxster anymore.
Time will tell if im going nuts, i love to drive top down all year around but i had a feeling that Cayman would suit me.
 

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Sorry, but I'd miss being able to put the roof down too much to ever buy another Cayman. I made that mistake once before & on a nice day it was the Cayman that stayed in the garage & my wife's TT rag top that we always used. That relegated my old Cayman to being a car only driven when the weather was poor which was a shame. That was despite the fact I didn't much care for the TT. But for me, being locked inside a tin can when the sky is blue & the sun is shining would far outweigh any pleasure I would otherwise derive from driving & given the choice I'd rather do something else. With regards to the vibration experienced by Johan in his Boxster S??? I'm at a loss, either it's not something that affects my car or I'm just not sensitive to it, I'm not sure except to say it's not an issue for me. One thing I will say is that I greatly prefer the sound of my Boxster S roof down compared to when it's up, which is just as well in my case because that's pretty much the only way I drive it.
 

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D-mnt it Chilli :)
My 986 Boxster S are alive and kicking, but then again i have to wait and see.
If i will change i will do it next spring and i will not loose to much Money in 6 month since its a used car.
 

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D-mnt it Chilli :)
My 986 Boxster S are alive and kicking, but then again i have to wait and see.
If i will change i will do it next spring and i will not loose to much Money in 6 month since its a used car.
Well at least you've got a fall back soft top & that's something. Extremely nice looking Cayman S you've bought though & I'd be very happy to own it in addition to my Boxster S, but instead of? Absolutely no chance!
 
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