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Old 01-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #21
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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)



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whos cayman? that is absolutely gorgeous...wow
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Another Cayman vote, of the two.

Another 993 vote, overall.

Why not a..... um.... well..... uh.......

*you already have a built engine, 3071 MSM. You already have an M3. You already have a built WRX*

Why could you possibly need another car?
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Because......why not
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whos cayman? that is absolutely gorgeous...wow
Jenn's...you've probably seen me post her car before-


Car in Kudzu by AnonymousNamelss, on Flickr


When the MSM owner decides on Porsche...there is little question to what you should do lol (The MSM still resides at home too) BTW for those who don't know their Porsche lineup, it's a Cayman R to be exact....and yes it is a fine piece of machinery...though I've never driven it more than in and out of the garage to wash it lol
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Another Cayman vote, of the two.

Another 993 vote, overall.

Why not a..... um.... well..... uh.......

*you already have a built engine, 3071 MSM. You already have an M3. You already have a built WRX*

Why could you possibly need another car?
I thought about this too, which is why I suggested a muscle car of some sort. There are TONS of finished project cars on craigslist, put up for sale because somebody has a new project or lost interest.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:50 PM   #26
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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.
Hmm the BMW is only about 200lbs heavier but it does have a little more HP
Oh I still have my miata, just don't need another convertible

I was wondering if the lack of an LSD in the Cayman would be an issue, detailed reading seems to indicate that some feel that it isnt others would prefer one. Time to go and drive a few I guess.

964 Singer-beautiful, but for around what 300K? it better be.
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I think they start in the 300's lol

And range all the way into the upper 500's
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I was cross shopping the same two vehicles, I happen to like the z4 m coupe looks but the fact that the coupe production numbers were so low has driven the cost up.
I decided to go with the caymen s, high build quality and materials used. Fun to drive as well.

Fortunately/unfortunately a couple days before I went to sign papers I wa browsing Craigslist and came across a 1975 911 s that had a wide body kit install, 930 turbo brakes and the twin plug 993/964 3.6 already installed. Paid 13k cash and the only real work I have had to do is replace the original brake master cylinder and general maintenanc( a lot of that with air-cooled Porsches).

I vote caymen! (or hopped-up air-cooled Porsche)
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Cayman S on slicks is FTD at our local CT autox every time.
Despite the lack of LSD?
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I've never driven it more than in and out of the garage to wash it lol
*whipping sound*

OP, a Porsche? You're so NW Portland. I'm trying to think of something similar for the same kind of money and I can't.

My friend just bought an '09 Corvette. Drove it once and I want one. They seem to be hit or miss for people. Worth a try, it was comfy and easy to drive. Easy to get in trouble too.
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Yeah right, I've actually purposely been avoiding driving it lol (long story, not for the internet).
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Cayman would be my choice.
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Hmm the BMW is only about 200lbs heavier but it does have a little more HP.
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I was cross shopping the same two vehicles, I happen to like the z4 m coupe looks but the fact that the coupe production numbers were so low has driven the cost up.
I decided to go with the caymen s, high build quality and materials used. Fun to drive as well.
You have owned an earlier M3 and currently own an E92. As a fellow 3-series owner, I think you owe it to yourself to try a Porsche.

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Fortunately/unfortunately a couple days before I went to sign papers I wa browsing Craigslist and came across a 1975 911 s that had a wide body kit install, 930 turbo brakes and the twin plug 993/964 3.6 already installed. Paid 13k cash and the only real work I have had to do is replace the original brake master cylinder and general maintenanc( a lot of that with air-cooled Porsches).
Have I already asked you to post pictures of that car?
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You have owned an earlier M3 and currently own an E92. As a fellow 3-series owner, I think you owe it to yourself to try a Porsche.



Have I already asked you to post pictures of that car?
I do believe you may have

Only decent shot I have currently, if it were a coupe I would have Paid more.


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EEwwwwwwwwwww Targa car. I can't stand those things lol.
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Haha... nice ninja edit Doppelganger.
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EEwwwwwwwwwww Targa car. I can't stand those things lol.

I waste money on them!!! It's got more in suspension, brakes and wheels than a lot of people have in their entire miata. Same goes for the engine alone. True the body kit is fugly and Targas are hideous, but the ***** performs.


If the op wants something raw get something with the air cooled 3.2 or 3.6 in it. Otherwise caymen.
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I do believe you may have

Only decent shot I have currently, if it were a coupe I would have Paid more.


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BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Ian- Yeah, it's just my personal preference when it comes to 911s. I'm sure the performance is really no different...besides, once you're sitting in it and driving the **** out of it, it's not like you're the one looking at it from the outside. I just can't get over the looks...much like the 986 Boxsters with the 996 front end.
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Ian- Yeah, it's just my personal preference when it comes to 911s. I'm sure the performance is really no different...besides, once you're sitting in it and driving the **** out of it, it's not like you're the one looking at it from the outside. I just can't get over the looks...much like the 986 Boxsters with the 996 front end.
I'm with you on the looks. Not only is it not very attractive the lights function horribly. It's part USA beach boys body kit and german folgers rear. So it's not even a complete kit.

I bought it as a future parts car for my 914 gt project( hence my bias towards the cayman), I've been enjoying as is for now.

The kind of people who typically like the looks drive trans ams and vw kit cars.
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