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We finally placed the order for a 2018 Cayman and received a commission number and event tracking sheet. Entry to body shop on 16 March, completion on 30 March, arrival at Port of Houston 11 May, and delivery to us between 18/25 May. Build details: http://www.porsche-code.com/PJRQXYP5
 

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It is good to see another 6MT Cayman. Did you just place the order and were able to get a March 16 build? I thought it would lock (V250) well before 3 weeks until build.
 

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Sails Call, yes. I am not sure but I think they had a Boxster allocation and traded for a Cayman allocation. Apparently, the timing was perfect.
 

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Sails Call, yes. I am not sure but I think they had a Boxster allocation and traded for a Cayman allocation. Apparently, the timing was perfect.
I see you currently own a 981 Cayman. With all the 981 vs. 718 debate going on, can you share your reasoning for purchasing a 718?
 

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Sails Call, yes. I am not sure but I think they had a Boxster allocation and traded for a Cayman allocation. Apparently, the timing was perfect.
Could have been my dealers allocation - they had to get a March Boxster Allocation for mine - Mine enters the body shop on the 16th as well
 

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We finally placed the order for a 2018 Cayman and received a commission number and event tracking sheet.


Black/black/black. Yeeeeeah. Congrats!

One humble word of advice: Get a paint protectant (Xpel, Opti-Coat, or similar) on that car as soon as you can after delivery. It'll make it much easier to care for!
 

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Black/black/black. Yeeeeeah. Congrats!

One humble word of advice: Get a paint protectant (Xpel, Opti-Coat, or similar) on that car as soon as you can after delivery. It'll make it much easier to care for!
Viffermike - I have been on the fence with getting xpel on the entire front a pillars and mirrors (the cost is $1900) Is this a fair price? Is it really that much easier to care for? Would you do the entire car?
 

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I had a 2014 981 Boxster and liked the car but I couldn't get some items I wanted in 2014. I wanted Keyless entry and start, backup camera, blind side warning, and adaptive cruise control. When the 718 came out with these items and a lot of other improvements I decided to trade. The best decision I ever made. I just love driving the car. My wife has a 2016 Macan and we put 3 times as many miles on it as the 981, now we put 3 times as many on the Boxster. The only time I drive the Macan is when we need the room. I would put Expel on the whole front. I don't think you need it on the whole car. The Boxster sets very low and can be a rock magnet so expel will give you more protection. I have 11,000 miles on mine and have a few small hits on the windscreen but none showing on the front. I then had the whole car coated with Flight Shield Sapphire V1, a ceramic nano coating. It is 9 time harder than clear coat and you never have to wax or polish it. Just wash and dry. Most of the time I wash it with a high pressure wand at a car wash and just dry it. No matter what you do you will love driving the 718.
 

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I see you currently own a 981 Cayman. With all the 981 vs. 718 debate going on, can you share your reasoning for purchasing a 718?
Yes, and I absolutely love the car! In response to your question, beginning several years ago I decided to purchase a new Cayman in 2018 - my spouse and I take turns buying a new car and 2018 is my year. In January 2017, an uninsured kid in an SUV ran into my 2012 BMW E92 and although my BMW was repaired to 99%, I did not look at it the same.

Since I had planned to purchase the Cayman, we thought we would go ahead and purchase an older one (the 2014) and make sure I liked it and it would work for our weekend and longer driving trips. Of course, it did and we moved forward with the 2018.

A few notes (no pun intended): we test drove a 2017 base Cayman and Boxster, an S of each, manual, and PDK versions. The new cars drive extremely well and we did not find the 4-cylinder turbo engine sound objectionable at all. Different, yes. Deal breaker, absolutely not. We also found the base to be perfectly suited for us and loaded up with "luxury" items in lieu of the S.

Finally, ordering a new Cayman allowed us to spec everything we wanted (within reason) and to customize it to suit our needs.
 

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One humble word of advice: Get a paint protectant (Xpel, Opti-Coat, or similar) on that car as soon as you can after delivery. It'll make it much easier to care for!
Absolutely YES!
 

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Viffermike - I have been on the fence with getting xpel on the entire front a pillars and mirrors (the cost is $1900) Is this a fair price? Is it really that much easier to care for? Would you do the entire car?
That sounds high, particularly if it's not the entire car. $1.8k is a slightly high quote for the entire car for any of those protectants, particularly on a brand new car without any blemishes (less prep required). Where are you located? That will matter as well ...
 

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That sounds high, particularly if it's not the entire car. $1.8k is a slightly high quote for the entire car for any of those protectants, particularly on a brand new car without any blemishes (less prep required). Where are you located? That will matter as well ...
Thanks. - Just east of Cleveland
 

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Today is V260 Day (vehicle entry to body shop)! Only about 2.5 more months until delivery.
 

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Today is V260 Day (vehicle entry to body shop)! Only about 2.5 more months until delivery.
V260 for me also - Boxster - Mine scheduled to be at Dealer on 5/11

PS - Does the production process actually begin today? Does it really take a week to exit production?
 
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Based upon my experience and the experiences of others on this forum, your car should arrive about 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the printed schedule. They definitely build in some fudge time.
 

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Based upon my experience and the experiences of others on this forum, your car should arrive about 2 to 3 weeks ahead of the printed schedule. They definitely build in some fudge time.
I hope you’re right! My car entered the body shop on March 9th and is scheduled to arrive at the dealer on May 11. I would happily take delivery in April.
 
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I too would be very happy to take an earlier delivery but we need to hurry up and finish designing and building a garage! We had hoped for 8 May (our 42nd anniversary) but any date around then will be ideal.
 
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I too would be very happy to take an earlier delivery but we need to hurry up and finish designing and building a garage! We had hoped for 8 May (our 42nd anniversary) but any date around then will be ideal.
What a great anniversary present. I might have to try using my 718 delivery as an anniversary present as well. Our 28th is May 26. Not sure my wife will by that though. :laugh:
 
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What a great anniversary present. I might have to try using my 718 delivery as an anniversary present as well. Our 28th is May 26. Not sure my wife will by that though. :laugh:

Well, she received a new Volvo XC70 for our anniversary in 2016 so I think I am cool on this one!
 
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