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Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Porsche Cayman S or BMW Z4M coupe (I am a 40 year old woman)

Been looking to add another vehicle. Looking for something fun and a little different. Doesnt need mega power and I would prefer something that runs most/all of the time. I am not in need of another project car. No more convertibles in the PNW
Never owned a Porsche, honestly I'd like a 993 just because it is air cooled or GT3 but thats either a 20 yr old car or more $$ than I care to spend right now
Like the idea of a 996 turbo but still a little too expensive
So Cayman seems like it should handle well but ride well enough for more than weekend blasts. Has enough power to fun.
The Z4M seems a bit more raw, has been a while since I have driven one. I love the S54 engine(had a previous M3) an it is the only Bangle design that I think kind of works. For some reason the prices on the coupe are like 10K over the roadster so that kind of sucks.
Which would you pick. or of course you can go the regular route and pick something completely different.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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BMW is ugly, heavy, and ugly. However, the Porsche is a Porsche. Why is this difficult?


EDIT: Or just buy a $3,000 miata, and turbo it.
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Cayman is more reliable.
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Someone owns a white cayman S at my work.. I cannot stop drooling over it. A z4m probably wouldn't get a second look
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This is okay. I can see the appeal.


This sorta makes my pants tight.
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Cayman.
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Caymen S vs Z4 M? Cayman S every time.

If you really want to go in a completely different direction you might want to look into a muscle car. I always kinda discounted them until my brother got a '73 Nova. He got his for $10K with fresh paint, a GM performance 350 crate motor (I think), nice wheels and tires, and a very nice interior.



What about a early NSX, or maybe a R33 Skyline?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:40 AM   #10
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Joke thread? If you cross-shop a Z4M and a Cayman, and you buy the BMW, you should probably just spend the money on a hetero life coach instead.
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1973 is when the Nova started to get ugly.

The Z4 does nothing for me, but the first time I saw a Cayman S, it was like the first time I saw *****.
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Cayman S on slicks is FTD at our local CT autox every time. Its pure sex. So is the guys daughter.

Moral of the story... Buy a Cayman S... Win... And have a hot daughter.
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Cayman- it's the real thing IMO.
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So far not one single vote for the BMW? You won't get a vote from me either. Cayman all the way.
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As much as I hate how the cayman looks and love how the bmw looks, the z4 is a big heavy pile and you'll hate it if you like miatas. I would go cayman. But honestly if I wanted a car that was fun as **** to drive and wasnt racing it, I'd shoot for then last of the air cooled 911s. Holy **** those things are fun to drive, let off the gas, over steer. get on the gas, over steer. hit the brakes, over steer. But its very controllable. And the one that I drove, actually has the brake pedal spaced to a point where you can left foot brake without crushing your *****, the first time you get in it and go to brake in anger you will get a foot full of fire wall between the brake and the gas where you thought the brake pedal should be.
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993. Didnt seem like you completely ruled it out so that would be my choice.

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Well...our stable kinda looks like this....so you tell me what you can infer from this...

(look in the garage..and look out in the street)


TheWhiteOne by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr


TheWhiteOne1 by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr


Eva - My Cayman R at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta 2012 by Jenn B 77, on Flickr


Any questions?
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Cayman all the way.

No question
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Well...our stable kinda looks like this....so you tell me what you can infer from this...

(look in the garage..and look out in the street)


TheWhiteOne by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr


TheWhiteOne1 by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr


Any questions?
Would use mouth upon.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #20
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Singer 964.
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