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As the title states, I'm currently driving a 2014 BMW 228i. When my lease is up I'll be considering a 718 as I've always dreamed of having a Porsche. Just wanted to say hello!
 

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As the title states, I'm currently driving a 2014 BMW 228i. When my lease is up I'll be considering a 718 as I've always dreamed of having a Porsche. Just wanted to say hello!
Welcome to the forum ! Would you go with the Cayman or the Boxster ?
 

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DC2112's Co-worker here. I'm currently in a Chevy Camaro and trying to decide between a C7 and a 718.
Chevy Camaro to a C7 would be a pretty smooth transition. Camaro to a 718 would be the world of a difference lol. What are your preferences ? On one hand you have a massive v8, and on the other you have a turbo 4 banger
 

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Welcome to the forum ! Would you go with the Cayman or the Boxster ?
Thanks for the welcome!

Right now I'm leaning toward Boxster. That's only because of the ability to drop the top. Living in Oklahoma only gets us really maybe 30 truly great convertible days. It's always either too hot, too windy, too cold. Having had a Pontiac Solstice previously, I can say I wasn't a fan of dropping that top too often. The longer I owned it, the less the top went down. The electric Boxster top, plus the fact it doesn't disappear into the trunk, makes me more likely to drop it. Really, you can't go wrong either way. I definitely want Racing Yellow should I decide on Porsche.

For me, it'll be over a year before I replace the 2er. I'll be interested to see how the 718s sell with the turbo 4, and what effect it has on prices once I'm ready.
 

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Being able to drop the top is always a good option especially living where you do. Fortunately Porsche builds drop tops that still drive just as nice as their coupe versions. Have you gotten behind the wheel of a porsche before?
 

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Thanks for the welcome!

Right now I'm leaning toward Boxster. That's only because of the ability to drop the top. Living in Oklahoma only gets us really maybe 30 truly great convertible days. It's always either too hot, too windy, too cold. Having had a Pontiac Solstice previously, I can say I wasn't a fan of dropping that top too often. The longer I owned it, the less the top went down. The electric Boxster top, plus the fact it doesn't disappear into the trunk, makes me more likely to drop it. Really, you can't go wrong either way. I definitely want Racing Yellow should I decide on Porsche.

For me, it'll be over a year before I replace the 2er. I'll be interested to see how the 718s sell with the turbo 4, and what effect it has on prices once I'm ready.
Ah top down is definitely the way to go. But I see what you're saying with the weather. I live in Canada.. I think that's enough said haha

But Racing Yellow would be beautiful. Bright and demands the attention it deserves ;) Re-sale value would be interesting to see though
 

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C7 vs 718

Having owned a few Corvettes and Porsches, I can honestly say that in my opinion, Porsche's quality is far ahead of GM's. Also remember that comparing the C7 and the 718 is like "Apples and Oranges". The C7 is straight away pure power. The new 718 is extremely quick too, but out-handles the C7 easily. It's even a better performer than the 981 Spyder! Drive them both, the C7 and 718S at high speeds around a track and you'll like the feel of the mid-engine 718 better. Granted, the C7 sounds better.

I still own older Corvettes and Porsches, but I believe that the quote from a recent Road and Track on the new C7 was, "Stinkingly fast……….stinks of plastic". The C7 quality is not up to Porsche standards. Buy the 718 S.
 

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Tis' true, the 718 will be more enjoyable as a drivers car, and at this point in time, given how much I really love my american v8s, the overall quality of the 718 would be better
 

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Being able to drop the top is always a good option especially living where you do. Fortunately Porsche builds drop tops that still drive just as nice as their coupe versions. Have you gotten behind the wheel of a porsche before?
I have not driven one, yet. I still have some time before I step into "serious" mode. Most likely late spring - summer 2017.

Ah top down is definitely the way to go. But I see what you're saying with the weather. I live in Canada.. I think that's enough said haha

But Racing Yellow would be beautiful. Bright and demands the attention it deserves ;) Re-sale value would be interesting to see though
Totally agree on the Racing Yellow! I'll most likely lease if I go new, so resale won't be an issue.

Welcome to the forums guys ! How are you enjoying the bmw ??
Thank you for the welcome! I love my 228i! Fun to drive. The Valencia Orange turns heads. It's simply the best car I've ever had, so far. It's likely I may end up in another BMW when this lease is up. I really want to experience a European Delivery at the Welt. Porsche ED isn't quite the same. I have over a year left to decide, so right now there's no telling what I'll do. But, a Racing Yellow Boxster or Cayman.....If the numbers are right it would be tough to not try at least once in my lifetime.
 

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Thank you for the welcome! I love my 228i! Fun to drive. The Valencia Orange turns heads. It's simply the best car I've ever had, so far. It's likely I may end up in another BMW when this lease is up. I really want to experience a European Delivery at the Welt. Porsche ED isn't quite the same. I have over a year left to decide, so right now there's no telling what I'll do. But, a Racing Yellow Boxster or Cayman.....If the numbers are right it would be tough to not try at least once in my lifetime.
I can only imagine, breaking necks everywhere ! Glad to hear you're enjoying it though, transitioning to one of the 718s will be an experience. But it's good that you have a good amount of time to debate between what you want to do. Nothing worse than an impulse buy
 

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I can only imagine, breaking necks everywhere ! Glad to hear you're enjoying it though, transitioning to one of the 718s will be an experience. But it's good that you have a good amount of time to debate between what you want to do. Nothing worse than an impulse buy
It definitely won't be an impulse buy, or lease, as it were. I imagine I'll have done a close to a year and a half of research by the time I turn in my 228i.
 

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With the bigger engines they plan on putting into those 2 series coupes, it might be worth considering staying 2-series, I know i wouldn't mind going that route at all. It's the modern day E46, and just keeps getting better.
 

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It definitely won't be an impulse buy, or lease, as it were. I imagine I'll have done a close to a year and a half of research by the time I turn in my 228i.
Sounds like more than enough time. Who knows, maybe you'll find you're interest in another vehicle within that time ?
 

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For pure kick-ass power, I have a Z06 and it is hard to beat for the incredible acceleration because of high torque. However for fun on a winding road, I got my girlfriend a 2013 Boxster S. God it is so much fun to zip around the curves. I have ordered her a 2017 Boxster S and can't wait until it gets here in August.
 

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For pure kick-ass power, I have a Z06 and it is hard to beat for the incredible acceleration because of high torque. However for fun on a winding road, I got my girlfriend a 2013 Boxster S. God it is so much fun to zip around the curves. I have ordered her a 2017 Boxster S and can't wait until it gets here in August.
Nice, best of both worlds ! What year Z06 ? Always loved them. But what colour have you ordered for her ?
 
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