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Finally bought my first Porsche after many years of lust and hours on the configurator! 718 CS, agate grey, PDK. Kids are all through college and doing well, couple of houses paid off, retirement pretty well-funded and I like my job enough to keep at it a few more years - I'm 57, retirement will be at 60 or 62. Figured it was long overdue - co-workers, family and friends tell me I should have done it a decade or two ago. The traditionalist in me wanted a 911. The closer I looked, the more I was drawn to the Cayman S. Mid-engine, better power to weight than base 911, top speed 177 and 0 - 60 3.6, who needs the vestigial back seats, etc. No disrespect to the 911 range, but the limits of the 718S are high enough for me and it's nice to pocket and invest the extra $40 - 50K I was looking at for a decently optioned 911S.

I expect to drive it hard, maybe a few track days here and there, and enjoy it as a 3 season daily driver (alternating with 2012 Audi A6 3.0T - a gem). I'll scratch my 911 itch with some time in a GT3 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

I don't get the 4 cylinder hate I've seen in some forums - never gave this a second thought choosing the car. And I love the sound, especially in sport mode - don't get all the fuss about this either.

Enjoying the forum so far, thanks to all.
 

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Welcome Idamelio, beautiful car. Boy do I have memories of driving Bucks County roads (esp. River Road between Washington's Crossing and New Hope) in my youth....

Re: the fuss -- I figure backlash is always proportionate to the degree of change, and the 9A2Bn turbo engines represent truly disruptive change in power-to-efficiency and esp. torque over their predecessors in both 911 and mid-engine lines. So much that Porsche have understated their for-public-consumption manufacturer's power ratings on the new engines -- such that 1.0 turbo hp = 1.11 n/a hp.*

Anyway enjoy your S!


*based on analysis of independent performance data for recent Porsche cars of similar power/weight -- see my thread history for details
 

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Welcome! I got mine (white base Cayman) in December and just today I turned passed the 2000 mile break in. Now it's flogging time! :)

We are across the river from you about once a week (visiting kids/grandkids). Those are some beautiful roads in that area.

We seem to be getting a decent break on weather here in the northeast so drive it while you can.

The NNJR-PCA has some track days scheduled in 2018. We're going to a NNJR meeting tomorrow to find out more about them (+ the autocross events).
 
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Welcome Idamelio, Boy do I have memories of driving Bucks County roads (esp. River Road between Washington's Crossing and New Hope) in my youth..R[/I]
Yep, that's exactly where I live, been enjoying the car here and up in central Bucks and across the river in Hunterdon county...........
 

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Congratulations I do not have the Porsche yet but close. In similar boat to yourself (both kids out of school, 59, retire in 3 years, one kid married, primary house paid for, vacation home at Lake Wallenpaupack,PA almost paid for). Purchased an M4 (2016, cash) as DD as I needed the backseat for 4 year old grandson (but now have an F150 for the grandson to sit in). Thinking of getting a used Cayman S (MT) to keep at Lake for weekend drives. Have fun.Let us know how you like it after 6 months.
 

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Finally bought my first Porsche after many years of lust and hours on the configurator! 718 CS, agate grey, PDK. Kids are all through college and doing well, couple of houses paid off, retirement pretty well-funded and I like my job enough to keep at it a few more years - I'm 57, retirement will be at 60 or 62. Figured it was long overdue - co-workers, family and friends tell me I should have done it a decade or two ago. The traditionalist in me wanted a 911. The closer I looked, the more I was drawn to the Cayman S. Mid-engine, better power to weight than base 911, top speed 177 and 0 - 60 3.6, who needs the vestigial back seats, etc. No disrespect to the 911 range, but the limits of the 718S are high enough for me and it's nice to pocket and invest the extra $40 - 50K I was looking at for a decently optioned 911S.

I expect to drive it hard, maybe a few track days here and there, and enjoy it as a 3 season daily driver (alternating with 2012 Audi A6 3.0T - a gem). I'll scratch my 911 itch with some time in a GT3 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.

I don't get the 4 cylinder hate I've seen in some forums - never gave this a second thought choosing the car. And I love the sound, especially in sport mode - don't get all the fuss about this either.

Enjoying the forum so far, thanks to all.
Beautiful car and I really like the Agate Grey color choice. I think it is an under appreciated color on the 718 cars (where it looks quite good) as opposed to the Cayenne and Macan (where I find it to be a little boring) that actually enhances those beautiful curves and lines. Enjoy it and welcome to the forum.
 

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Enjoying the forum so far, thanks to all.
Great to hear! Welcome ...

... and I wholeheartedly approve of your color combo, which is a spitting image of my former car, a BMW 228i M Sport:

 
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Funny, one of my close friends has an M2 in that colorway - his M2 is what prompted me to finally give in to my urges and buy the Cayman S.
 
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