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Took delivery of my "new to me" 2018 Cayman on November 15th so I've just passed the two week mark. My wife and I took a small road trip of about an hour each way to meet my folks for a late Thanksgiving dinner Saturday night and our round trip mpg in the Cayman was 31.2! Moreover it was a gorgeous afternoon and evening for a drive on primarily 4 lane roads and we were able to average 55mph which is quick enough to know you are moving but not so fast you can't enjoy the drive and scenery.

I am really pleased with how efficient this car is considering it's performance. 0-60 in less than 4.5 seconds and also can get over 30mpg while being gorgeous to look at, fun to drive and really comfortable (seriously, I find the seats and driving position to be more comfortable for me than the Macan it replaced). What a time to be an automobile enthusiast when cars like these are readily available! Yes, I know they aren't cheap to purchase or service properly but the upside of ownership is tremendous for someone like me who just loves to drive.

Speaking of the Thanksgiving holidays, I was able to give two "exhibition" drives to friends who are real car nuts that I usually only see on holidays and both were pretty blown away by the Cayman. Friend 1 had been thinking of a 911 in a few years but after having driven the 718 he "gets" why the mid-engine cars are so good. He was already a Porsche fan and I wish him well whatever he decides but I could tell his drive had totally changed his way of thinking. Friend 2 has always been a Boxster fan but had no experience with the 718 cars. He went from "someday I'll get serious about looking" to "I will start looking for a 718 Boxster next week" and jokingly called me many names for making him fall in love and potentially open his wallet. I had a blast taking the car out with both of them and was glad to share some Porsche love.

Oh and neither had a problem with the way the car sounded. To their ears (and to mine) it sounds like a proper sports car; aggressive and exciting. What more can I say? I love my car and hopefully will have the chance to share it with a lot of other folks before it's all said and done. :D
 

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I'm at about the same exposure as you...a bit over 1 week with the 718 and I find it an amazing platform...really sweet.
I have an aircooled '83 Euro 911 that I've made into an SCRS at 2300 lbs and they really compliment each other in many ways.
I 'chose' the 718 as my modern daily driver over other Porsche's and could not be more pleased. Simple stats do not do this car justice and, in truth, simple stats have never been the measuring mark for the marque/Porsche .....it is the combined synergy of the vehicle than makes a Porsche...not a 0-60 time (altho it gets there plenty fast).
Really pleased with my purchase and doing my Karate Kid work out on a rainy day....
 

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@ 2 years 5 months (18,000 mi), base Cayman (with more than a few options).
It's just as exciting and enjoyable today as it was on day one.
 

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I'm at about the same exposure as you...a bit over 1 week with the 718 and I find it an amazing platform...really sweet.
I have an aircooled '83 Euro 911 that I've made into an SCRS at 2300 lbs and they really compliment each other in many ways.
I 'chose' the 718 as my modern daily driver over other Porsche's and could not be more pleased. Simple stats do not do this car justice and, in truth, simple stats have never been the measuring mark for the marque/Porsche .....it is the combined synergy of the vehicle than makes a Porsche...not a 0-60 time (altho it gets there plenty fast).
Really pleased with my purchase and doing my Karate Kid work out on a rainy day....
I daily mine to work most days also although I do have an older Lexus GX470 on hand as a third car for when I want or need it. I find pulling the SUV out of the garage at least once a week makes me appreciate the 718 that much more the next day. That being said, the 718 has got to be one of the best daily mid-engine cars ever made and it has made my commute that much more fun and enjoyable.
 

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I daily mine to work most days also although I do have an older Lexus GX470 on hand as a third car for when I want or need it. I find pulling the SUV out of the garage at least once a week makes me appreciate the 718 that much more the next day. That being said, the 718 has got to be one of the best daily mid-engine cars ever made and it has made my commute that much more fun and enjoyable.
The Toyota MR2s were pretty good in their day... :)
 
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