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    Dont know how much credence you can afford an...

    Dont know how much credence you can afford an article written by a fictional character from the movie Fight Club...
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    TODAY From The Wall Street Journal: GM plans...

    TODAY
    From The Wall Street Journal:

    GM plans to launch 20 fully electric vehicles world-wide in the next four years, including plug-in models in the U.S. for the Chevy and Cadillac brands....
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    But there is a difference between a lookie-lou...

    I think it's fine if a Porsche dealership has a demo and lets customers drive it. Unfortunately most Porsche dealers let anyone drive any car on their lots. They just flip the key to the customer and...
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    I second what MLCayman and gcurnew just wrote.

    I second what MLCayman and gcurnew just wrote.
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    As CinciOH noted, it isnt all about track times....

    As CinciOH noted, it isnt all about track times. I will never track my Cayman. And I got the base because pure speed and 0-60 weren't my main concerns. You can only safely/sanely drive so fast on...
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    Then I would tell them no sell and be on my way.

    I arrived at a Chevy dealer in a Carrera GTS to arrange to try a C7 and they told me they never allow Corvette test drives. That was with a car that wasn't "sold out" before one has been built, so C8...
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    If I pull up in a 3 year old, paid off Cayman and...

    Even the dealership I have been buying Chevrolet and GMC's at for over 35 years won't let me test drive a Corvette... maybe they have seen me drive! <img...
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    How the C8 and 718 stack up: ...

    How the C8 and 718 stack up:

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/22/2020-chevy-corvette-stingray-comparison/

    And as far as pricing goes, its closest competitor is the Porsche 718 Cayman, which...
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    This stings: ...

    This stings:

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/10-cars-you-wont-believe-cost-more-than-a-base-c8-corvette/

    It's safe to say that our biggest disappointment with the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster...
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    Another positive GT4 Review ...

    Another positive GT4 Review

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/2020-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-155300135.html
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    Did they just Megatron-up a McLaren? Yes. But...

    Looks are subjective. Many think the Porsche looks like a Volkswagen. To each his own.[/QUOTE]

    Did they just Megatron-up a McLaren? Yes.
    But it's a fine imitation for 20% the cost.
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    Cant you just convert over to metal when the...

    There is a downside to PCCBs that is rarely mentioned: the potential negative impact on resale value. Once a PCCB-equipped vehicle accumulates a few years of use and starts to rack up some miles, a...
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    Perhaps this will prove worth your reading. From...

    In my opinion the carwow review had a number of errors showing both poor research and experience with the Boxster. I found it so disappointing that I didn't even bother to finish watching.[/QUOTE]
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    Yah, some are better at the review game than...

    In my opinion the carwow review had a number of errors showing both poor research and experience with the Boxster. I found it so disappointing that I didn't even bother to finish watching.[/QUOTE]
    ...
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    Positive Review here: ...

    Positive Review here:

    https://www.carscoops.com/2019/07/2020-porsche-boxster-is-great-value-for-money-no-matter-where-youre-from/amp/
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    Notice the headline in this article: ...

    Notice the headline in this article:

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28492729/2020-chevy-corvette-c8-mid-engine-opinion/

    OPINION
    I Still Have Questions about the C8 Corvette, but It Could...
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    Car & Driver compare the C8 specs to other...

    Car & Driver compare the C8 specs to other mid-engine sports cars including the 718

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28448822/2020-corvette-mid-engine-size-comparison/
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8 For those in...

    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8
    For those in in the RHD countries this might prove interesting:

    Quote:
    Additionally, this is the first Corvette that will be available in right-hand drive,...
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    Living in So Cal I was able to hit up the PECLA...

    Living in So Cal I was able to hit up the PECLA in Carson to really test drive a Porsche. Alas, no such opportunity to compare a C8.
    Although the dealer experience is much better at Porsche than...
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    Yes, never underestimate the ability of a dealer...

    Yes, never underestimate the ability of a dealer to turn people off of buying a car.
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    I had been thinking my future car was the Taycan....

    I had been thinking my future car was the Taycan. Now it may be the C8. Instead of removing 4 cylinders from my vehicle it looks like I will be adding 4!
    Still depends on the test drive though. I...
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    The initial pics of the C8 are straight fire. ...

    The initial pics of the C8 are straight fire.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g28410220/2020-chevy-corvette-c8-photos-info-gallery/
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    GT4 Review by Motor Trend ...

    GT4 Review by Motor Trend

    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/porsche/718-cayman/2020/2020-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-first-drive-review/
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    Here is Motor Trend first review ...

    Here is Motor Trend first review

    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/porsche/718-cayman/2020/2020-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-first-drive-review/
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    Here is the Car and Driver first drive. ...

    Here is the Car and Driver first drive.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28378422/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-spyder-drive/
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28378422/202...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28378422/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-spyder-drive/
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28378422/202...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28378422/2020-porsche-cayman-gt4-spyder-drive/
  28. Got my Martini livery through KI and I like how...

    Got my Martini livery through KI and I like how it came out.
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    Ask, and ye shall receive: ...

    Ask, and ye shall receive:

    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/porsche/cayman/107366/new-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-ride-review
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    I was told there was no risk from other drivers...

    I was told there was no risk from other drivers throwing out the butts. Because of the aerodynamics of the car the only reports they got (which sparked the recall) was debris thrown from the car's...
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    The dealer handled the recall for me and it took...

    The dealer handled the recall for me and it took about 1 hour. Evidently, the hazard was drivers throwing out cigarette butts. My 2 cents is anyone throwing butts out of their car deserve the...
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    Going back to the flat 6 for the base or S models...

    Going back to the flat 6 for the base or S models makes no sense. I can see it for limited production GT4 and Spyder though.

    We shall soon find out ...
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    I can definitely see in 15 to 20 years from now...

    I can definitely see in 15 to 20 years from now that the 718 will have a renaissance and stand out amongst the see of old Sixes. The only thing seemingly holding the 718 back for some is cylinder...
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    Comparison test with the new Supra. "I...

    Comparison test with the new Supra.

    "I wouldn’t have a go at you at all, if, having weighed them up, you came down Supra-side. But we really care about driving, don’t we? Not just handling, but...
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    I agree 100%, and I wouldn't be surprised to see...

    I agree 100%, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a class action lawsuit here in CA over it.
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    Here is there comparison test against the BMW Z4....

    Here is there comparison test against the BMW Z4. Spoiler Alert, PORSCHE wins again.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27751291/2019-bmw-z4-vs-2019-porsche-718-boxster/
  37. Thread: 718 hybrid news

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    And here is "confirmation" that the 718 is going...

    And here is "confirmation" that the 718 is going electric
    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2022-porsche-boxster-and-cayman-get-hybrid-and-ev-options
    ...
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    Here is another report on the 2022 718 going...

    Here is another report on the 2022 718 going electric

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2022-porsche-boxster-and-cayman-get-hybrid-and-ev-options
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    If Tesla told them not to use these cars for...

    The problem I have with this is that Tesla told them NOT to use those cars in a fleet in that fashion and they did it anyway because they wanted to be 'First' well guess what if you are the pioneers...
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    More bad press for Tesla....

    More bad press for Tesla.
    https://amp.businessinsider.com/tesla-criticized-in-times-square-billboards-by-shenma-zhuanche-2019-4
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    Somebody say something about news coverage? Oof ...

    Really??? I saw Forbes carried it along with all the usual suspect like CNN, Wired, MSNBC, etc. etc. Will FSD come as fast as Elon says? Who knows, but obviously it is coming and it is at least...
  42. Thread: 718 hybrid news

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    More Hybrid news: ...

    More Hybrid news:

    https://www.autoblog.com/amp/2019/04/23/porsche-718-cayman-boxster-hybrid-phev-ev/
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    Well this exploding Tesla is not at all reason...

    Well this exploding Tesla is not at all reason for concern.
    https://jalopnik.com/surveillance-video-of-tesla-exploding-in-shanghai-parki-1834211204
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    Supercar performance for 60K is very tempting,...

    Supercar performance for 60K is very tempting, and the maintenance costs are so much less, but credit to a poster on another forum for this take:

    "The one advantage that the Cayman still has is...
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    The interior is supposed to be an improvement...

    I am super pumped about the C8 but there is no way in hades I’d buy one from the first year or two of production. Way too many bugs to work out.

    Down the line, well, a lot of that will depend on...
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    But the engine will be behind the driver in the...

    But the engine will be behind the driver in the latest Corvette.
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    Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    It's a reality. A mid-engined Corvette. For purposes of discussion I am lumping the 981 and 718 together versus the new Corvette. If you had a do over and between 60K and 80K to burn, which dealer...
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    Chester is just trolling us. Everyone knows...

    Chester is just trolling us. Everyone knows Chester drives a Pontiac
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    Separate issues that have some cross-over. There...

    Separate issues that have some cross-over. There are different standards depending on the model year. Everything after 2004 has to be very low emissions here in California. So a car built in 1980...
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    The smog rules in Cali aren't so simple. Here is...

    The smog rules in Cali aren't so simple. Here is information for my neighbors:
    https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/vr/smogfaq
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