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This May Be The One

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Went by the local dealership with my wife to just "window shop" to maybe resurrect our on-again, off-again pursuit of a Porsche. I have been interested in a Cayman for a long time and have been trying to sell my purchasing agent on the idea. She loves our current car (MB SLK) and there hasn't been anything she's seen that has swayed her in my thinking. After I drove a 991.2 at the PEC I considered that maybe she would like it better so I thought we could stop in and see some cars and maybe ignite some interest. For her, the aesthetics are huge and she finds most Porsches to be clad in bland colors and doesn't find the black interiors that most have to be very appealing. But today we came upon a Cayman S with manual trans, chrono, in Carmine Red w/Boxster wheels. She actually dug it. Even liked the red calipers and the black interior was not a factor. This could be in the running but it has a couple of odd things in the build that I'm not sure are deal breakers but not sure if they are things I will regret not having. It's equipped with the Sports plus seats (good) but only two-way adjustment. Seems comfortable but a car of this price should have very adjustable seats. And then it has heated and ventilated seats but does not have dual zone climate control. I've read others complain of this non-thermostat air system but in a car that is not going to be a daily driver or used on long-distance trips, I'm unsure if this is going to make a difference. Am I being too picky or are these couple of things negligible? You guys who have cars specced with those options (or rather lack of), what do you think?
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I've spec'ed my last 3 P-cars with sports plus seats. They are very comfortable.I don't want or need 14 or 18 ways with all the motors. More is not always better. Only drawback is if you are going to frequently share the car with your wife, you won't have memory settings. But the manual fore and aft is quick. If you are overweight and/or have a bad back, the 14/18's may be needed.

I have spec-ed the dual zone climate control twice, but with the Boxster I skipped it. What I don't like about the dual zone is it always wants to blast the fan to get it to temp, even after going thru the menu to change it to the gentlest setting. But it is convenient to have a set temperature, I may end up missing it. These are small cars, and if you are mostly driving alone the dual zone is irrelevant.

Carmine Red and manual transmission, that is a great combination! I wouldn't let the seats and climate control stop you. Unless you want to wait a few months and order exactly what you want (IMHO always the best option).
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Congratulations! But then again, with a picture...
Gorgeous. It reminds me never to park my GR Boxster next to carmine red. I swear when it is by itself, guards red doesn't look as orange as the one behind your beauty. It just looks red.
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