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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Understandably cynical. However in this case, the sales manager knows more about Porsches - and the resale market over the past 25 years - than pretty much anyone on this forum.

    His point wasn't...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I would be skeptical, too, if I didn't know him well personally (long before he started selling Porsches). I view it as a comment from a knowledgable friend, a lifetime sports car and racing...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    If all new Cays/Boxsters are 6s - not just a special model - then with the older pool of 987/981s being 6s the 4s are rarer...and for those who appreciate the power and don't mind the sound, the T4s...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Talking with the sales manager of my local dealer yesterday - who says he pays zero attention on the internet to any Porsche chatter - he revealed that Caymans and Boxsters can no longer be ordered....
  5. Re: Cold/ Hot Tire Pressures Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

    Are you looking at the Simpson system, or from some other vendor?
    https://simpsonraceproducts.com/hybrid/hybrid-s-3-point-belt-compatible/
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Hmmm. No wailing engine sounds. :naughty:
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/mercedes-amg-just-broke-our-brains-with-the-m139-a-416-hp-4-cylinder-engine/ar-AACvjSW?ocid=spartandhp

    Porsche's response? "Umm, we have an engine twice...
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    Re: OBD Not Working

    Hss this scanner worked in the past on the Cayman? Before doing electrical/component troubleshooting, I'd check for bent pin(s) on the OBD port.
  9. Re: That Mysterious Slot between the PCM knobs....

    The SIM in your phone holds the number. Just like you can go to another country (if you have a phone that isn't locked to a carrier) and buy a SIM card and a phone number from a local carrier to use...
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    Re: 718 Documentary

    Unfortunately, not available in Canada...
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    S Model Re: 987.2 S Black Edition

    Very nice. I think the Black Edition is the most desirable 987.2 variant for a DD. If you're tracking regularly, the R would be more suitable. Both the BE and the R hold their value well.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    LOL...no, not a hybrid, but it's coming!
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I think the relatively low RPMs used in much of the video coming out of corners is a clue. Turbos make torque down low, NA Porsche engines don’t.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Can you elaborate on this? Was there something in Christophorus about the upcoming GT4/Spyder? Or is this the story titled 718 Cayman T and 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport? I can see the story names and...
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    Re: Is it buyer remorse or my OCD

    Yep, apps and interface on the '19 C43 are pretty good, and the bigger screen is awesome. Waze isn't usable in my neck of the woods, and the Merc voice control for calls is more than fine. Don't use...
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    Re: Is it buyer remorse or my OCD

    Not understanding the love for CarPlay. I'm a 32-year Apple/Mac user, and my wife has the latest version of every iPhone/Watch/earbuds. We have CarPlay in our new AMG, and after trying it for a...
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    Re: New 987.2 Cayman Owner

    Car looks great. Welcome.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I listened on my video editing suite...all sounding VERY much like a turbo 4-pot to these ears on this gear.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I’m starting to pack the van for my “I Told You It Would Be A Turbo 4” tour. First stop will be Rennlist, where “insiders” have been bleating for 18 months (although curiously not so much recently)...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Two things are obvious to me: that does not sound anything like a normally aspirated flat-6, and the body looks like a next-gen Spyder. Anything else is conjecture.
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Yep, we've seen the videos. And the few that have audio sound to my ears (and others) like turbo fours. Curiously, many of the videos have NO sound. For the past 16 months we've all been saying "we...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Exactly. No one from Porsche has said anything that I have seen other than they are working on "something special" or words to that effect. Could be an NA flat six, or could be something else...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    Ignore? No chance lol. You're the kind of thinker/innovator EVERYONE will want in their camp after the apocalypse.
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    lol. Because Carscoops says so? Until Porsche says so, this is all just internet jabber.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Many companies wind up facing bankruptcy as a result of making bad decisions. Porsche wisened up and changed it’s product strategy, and while it surely had help from the German government, it didn’t...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    It's a dinosaur organization that was bankrupt, and should have been left to die. It hadn't kept up with the market, made lousy products and bad union deals. While the 2009 bailout cost US taxpayers...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    The C7 has always been the performance bargain of the century. if early reviews of the C8 reveal any serious issues or mis-steps on Chevy's part, I wouldn't be surprised to see the last of the C7's -...
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    Re: Game of Thrones

    Even with virtually unlimited budgets, this is the best these people could come up with? Not only is TV writing lost, this abysmal series windup signals the death of the "shared" viewing experience....
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    That's one of the nicest exhaust "notes" I've heard recently.
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    Re: GT4 Prices coming down a little?

    You'd be laughing selling at $90k US...at today's mid-market rates that would be $121k Canadian. Actual conversion rates would depend on how your banking relationships are structured.
  31. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    Well you do need a very specific torque wrench and (ideally) a separate breaker bar, you need to get the wheels off the ground to do it properly, and if not using a multiplier some strength is...
  32. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    100% agree about the Spyder roof. It's a key element of the design philosophy of the car, and differentiates it from everything else out there. I'm in the camp that even the 987.2 Spyder roof isn't...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Yep. A 991 GT3 is certainly not a rare car...if a C8 can kick its butt for substantially less money, and it becomes the new premiere track toy, that will put pressure on the used GT3 market.
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    Re: 2019 A90 Toyota Supra

    As another performance car in the garage, fulfilling a different purpose than a pure sports car like a Cayman/Boxster, the Supra could find its niche. I just bought an AMG C43 to do backup duty to...
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    Re: 2019 A90 Toyota Supra

    Looks like Toyota has a winner in the stable. Yes, a manual gearbox would be nice, but even with the slushbox that's a pretty potent, well-priced machine.
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    I don't think there's a 6 coming to replace the T4; if there is at best it'll be a limited edition "swan song" car that won't impact the 718 T4 world (either new or used) much. If I'm wrong, and...
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    Re: GT4 Prices coming down a little?

    That's about the average high-side asking price, but a quick search on cars.com shows 13 GT4s at less than $90,000. Clearly a couple are salvage and/or have stories, but I'd say low $90's would be a...
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    Re: Game of Thrones

    Agreed. Lazy writing throughout, and characters performing personality u-turns. TV at it's best has turned to schlock. The creators should be ashamed, but have already moved on to other projects.
  39. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    For the last 18 months I couldn't understand why none of the Nurburgring "spy shots" of the "alleged" flat-6 718 GT4/Spyder/Touring came with sounds of the engine. Then it hit me. There's no sound...
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    Re: 2019 GTS Ordering Questions

    There really isn't any "rule of thumb." Discounts will vary depending on your location, how many build slots the dealer has available (or can trade for), whether you are doing a custom build, where...
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    Re: 2021 718...

    A Lamborghini Urraco on the same electric Box/Cay platform? That could be interesting....
  42. Re: What Reliability Improvements in 9A1 vs M97?

    See post #15.

    https://www.planet-9.com/981-cayman-and-boxster-problems-and-complaints/185377-cylinder-scoring.html
  43. Re: 2015 GTS issues and pricing-prospective owner

    You can get a T with carbon sport buckets, which includes rear seat delete.
  44. Re: 2015 GTS issues and pricing-prospective owner

    I had a 997.2 GTS with the 3.8 and a manual gearbox, and it was a great combination. Once I had driven a 991.2 I quickly realized that having torque down low transforms how one drives a 911 on the...
  45. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    I agree that most mainstream 911 buyers wouldn't consider ANY Cayman (although there are a bunch of folks here, myself included, who have purchased both Caymans and 911s over the years), but I would...
  46. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    I think there are a couple of reasons used GT3s are so plentiful. The 991s weren't that hard to get new, and speculators bought into the notion that because of their rarity they would would increase...
  47. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    Yes, AP (and perhaps others) said that...but that presumes that the next hi-perf version of the Cayman will be labelled a GT car. If it's not a GT, then anything is possible. No, GT3 owners don't...
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    If a 385hp GT4 doesn't make sense, and a 450hp one based in a GT3 engine unlikely, it it reasonable to expect Porsche would dust off the old 3.8, and start up a new production line with tooling etc.,...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    The JackPoint stands are an elegant solution. A bit pricey, but elegant.
  50. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    lol. May as well dream of 503hp. I think the chances of a Cayman and Boxster being released with 30hp more than a 2019 Carrera S are pretty remote. Not impossible, but about as likely as a GT2 RS...
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