I admit I'm old(68yo). I still remember my 66 912 that I owned in the 70s. Little 165 tires, 90hp, and a wonderful 5sp. My wife and I would drive that car everywhere. Now I have an '18 Cayman Base and just can't imagine how much any car could be better. As fast as the S or GTS are, the Base PDK is just an exceptional car on the road. It's gutless in7th, but getting pretty good mpg. But at 70mph, downshift into 3rd and the car is really fast. And then there's the handling. I used to autocross an '86 Carrera and a '90 Carrera 2. They are not even in the same ballpark as these 718 Caymans( or Boxsters). I guess I am just getting old, but the the balance of power, handling and ride of the 718 Base cars are just about perfect in my experience.