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I just ordered 2018 718 Cayman for November delivery. looking forward to finally owning a Porsche. Ordered it in Night Blue Metallic with minimal options, heated seats is about all. I have had Audi's for the past dozen years ending with a TT that is also great to drive.
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OOOhh, the night blue metallic should be real nice! Place photos here when you get her!
 

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Welcome to the forums! What other vehicles were you looking at besides the 718? or was it a for sure 718 and nothing else ?
 

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Welcome to the forum also from my neck of the woods, Wally...

Pretty sure the seat heating will be handy in Vancouver, right? Congrats on your order.
 

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Thanks folks: I was only interested in replacing my Audi TT with a Cayman nothing else would do, and I wanted the new generation body style which meant a 2014 or newer (I think). Looking at used ones (and there aren't many) I found that I could buy a new one for about the same price. For example I drove a gorgeous 2015 Cayman in Sapphire Blue with only 14,000km, but he wanted $69,900, and I got my 2018 for about the same price. Dealer estimated delivery is mid November - it will be a long four months!
 

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Just got word, the car has arrived in Halifax, and is now on the train to the West Coast! Should be here in 2 weeks earlier than originally planned! Got winter tires for it too, straight to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway. Wooo hooo
 

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Congrats, Wally, I feel your anticipation! Car sounds great.. I saw that color on the lot when I got mine, very attractive. And if this winter is anything like the last one, those snow tires should be useful. I'm thinking about that... OTOH, I could choose not to drive it much as I have 4x4 available too. Good luck! Doug
 
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I have the car, it arrived 3 weeks earlier than originally anticipated. Many Thanks to Bob at Vancouver Porsche Centre! The car is stunning to drive, an amazing machine. Even with the winter tires (Pirelli Sottozero) it handles like a dream.
 

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Ha, we'll be passing each other! I live up in Whistler. I ordered a Cayman for a post-Winter April delivery. I'm visualizing delivery day driving home up 99. The wait will drive me nuts i know! Enjoy!
 

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Ha, we'll be passing each other! I live up in Whistler. I ordered a Cayman for a post-Winter April delivery. I'm visualizing delivery day driving home up 99. The wait will drive me nuts i know! Enjoy!
Don't worry mate. Therapy is cheap, or at least cheaper than a Porsche:laugh: (but not as much fun).
 

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For me the 18" wheels are really good.

Our roads here in general are fairly smooth and non-abrasive, made of compressed asphalt, but there can be sharp little bumps or pot-holes and the steel lids of sewers etc. are never quite at the road surface level. Nothing big, but the sort of thing that jars. Of course frequent construction zones can be quite rough.

With their slightly wider sidewalls the 18"s soak up some of that, and you are less likely to damage the sidewall if a larger shock is encountered.

I know lots of members like the looks of the 19"s or 20"s but that is a non-issue for me--I'd rather have the smoother ride.

Of course you could also add to the price and get the adaptive suspension which should make the larger wheels feel better.

Whatever you choose Porsche's suspension management is renowned for a firm but compliant ride. Everybody who has ridden in my car (2017 Boxster) comments on how smooth it feels, and it really does 'stick to the road like glue'. :)
 
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