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Greetings from the Lone Star State,

My past and current car ownerships have been revolving around Hondas and BMWs.
As far as two seater cars, I owned manual Nissan 350Z and BMW Z4 coupe.

My M3 lease is due end of next year and I am in the early stage of researching my next car.
The Mrs in charge just gave me a green light for a two seater and Cayman is at the top of my list at the moment.

I look forward in learning and researching the car on this great forum.
 

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Welcome to this site,
I have had Bmw, Nsx, in past..both great cars. My latest 718 cayman base reminds me of the NSX..mid engine sound and handling. Power of the 4cylinder turbo is very impressive. Also recently drove a GTS...great cars...I am confident once you have the opportunity to drive you will be impressed!
 

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Welcome and have fun shopping! :)
 

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Thank you, I feel welcomed!

I notice there are a few members from Texas, I have a question about trading in a leased car.

Unlike many other states, TX is not friendly for leasing a car as we have to pay tax on the car upfront.
If we choose to purchase the car after the lease end, we have to pay yet another sales tax.

My current car is the first car I ever lease as I got pretty decent deal.
Instead of waiting for the lease to end, I am entertaining the idea to trade in the car early instead, say for a Cayman.

If I trade in a car that I purchase, I pay less on the new car's sales tax because the sales tax is on the purchase amount minus the trade in value.

If I trade in a lease car, how is the sales tax going to be calculated? I am curious if I can get the same tax benefit as regular trade in.
 

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Welcome to the Forum.

You will love the Cayman - I have had a couple over the years and can tell you - they never run hot even in the TEXAS HEAT !!

I just got my Cayman S - and so happy I have the ventilated seats...Texas Sun.
But will also say the AC blows hard and cold.

In my search I build a spreadsheet of all the Caymans in Texas (San Antonio, Austin, 3 Dealers in Houston, 2 Dealers in Big D.)
You can email and negotiate...I was able to get anywhere from $3k - $6k off MSRP on some of the models.

Good Luck and keep us informed on your search.

RVACS.
 
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