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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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My Boxster has the SportPlus seats, which I vastly prefer to the 14-way Sport seats in my Cayman. That said, the seat choices are very personal, so just try them out and see what you think.

As for climate control, my Boxster has regular manual control, while the Cayman has the ACC. I find the ACC completely useless and wouldn't have spec'd it in a custom build. I do slightly prefer how it positions the switches, but in my opinion it's a complete waste of money. But to each his own ;)
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