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Few thoughts that might be helpful for those shopping or considering.

My cars are/were performance wise:
981 Base. PDK.
987 Base. Manual.

In short...really basic. Nothing fancy.

987 Wins:
-Steering. Still the best I've ever experienced in any car.
-Looks???? Something about the 987 to me is still sexier than the 981. It's very VERY close....but the 987 wins here with the nose and rear. 981 wins with the awesome side intakes.
-Rear visibility. What? How can this even be? 981 rear visibility is just downright poor compared to 987. Rear window in the 981 is like 14 times the size of the 987 and the 987 still wins.
-DIY work. Uh...yeah...anyone read the guide on how to get to motor on the 981? It's insane. Under 5 minutes in a 987. This is a landslide victory for 987 here.

981 Wins
-Refinement. Just a total grown-up car. Everything is buttoned down. Absolutely fantastic all around. Materials. Fit/Finish. Everything. I love the solid 'thunk' of the rear trunk unlocking via the key-fob.
-Chassis rigidness. (Is that a word?). The chassis in the 981 Cayman is STUNNING. Wait...let me type that again in all caps. STUNNING. It's like driving something made from a single block of titanium. Except lighter. And with a Porsche logo. Unreal experience that has been high-lighted by PASSENGERS during some over-excited driving. Really can't say enough here. Totally remarkable. I'd have to say single most amazing thing about the car.
-Not fair...but motor/PDK combo. Unreal. PDK is amazing. Makes me feel like less of a 'man'....but WOW it is really amazing in how well it works. I get the GT3 thing now. Buying Viagra to compensate. Extra strength.
-Stock exhaust note. Smokes the 987.
-Minor win in Tech for 981. Still seems like Porsche is working back in 1994 as far as tech options go.

There you go. For what it's worth. Hopefully helpful.
 

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Are you absolutely sure about the steering? I myself had never owned older Porsches, but there is an opinion that 987 steering was transferring more noise to the steering wheel, and 981 steering is filtering that out leaving just useful info. I just can say that 981 steering is fantastic compared to all other sports cars I have had. And super rigid chassis is part of the feeling.
 

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Yes. 100% sure. In the 987 it was like my hand was on the surface of the road while driving. With the 981...same idea...but wearing mittens. Two sets. Miss the 987 in this area.
 

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-Not fair...but motor/PDK combo. Unreal. PDK is amazing. Makes me feel like less of a 'man'....but WOW it is really amazing in how well it works. I get the GT3 thing now. Buying Viagra to compensate. .
I lol'd at this, thanks for the morning laugh!:hilarious:
 
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