hey guys i love my 2014 cayman but the 911 bug is haunting me i am looking at a 2010 911 S could not afford any newer than 2010 but is the 911 mystery
worth the trade
worth the trade
You have to answer that. Driven both?
To me a Cayman/Boxster seems more like a sports car while a 911 feels like a fine Grand Touring car.
There is another way to look at it. The 911 most of us wanted is called 981 today. I seriously doubt somebody dream car description was "A Porsche with 4 seats". Most likely it was "A Porsche, best drivers car in the world". It's called 981(S) today...."if you always wanted a 911 and you buy the Cayman, you'll still be thinking that you want a 911..." He didn't push one car over the other but what he said resonated with me. In retrospect, he was right, I needed to get it out of my system. The Cayman is a great car but if you've always wanted a 911 - think long and hard about the choice.
Going from a base 981 Cayman to a 997.2S? That's a 40% HP jump, 1.6 secs faster to 60. That is a massive jump you will feel every single day. Is that important to you? You will feel that HP difference every time you hit the gas pedal.
I am part of 911 forums and BMW forums (both BMW forums are basically Porsche 911 fanboys that can't afford a Porsche and settle with an M3). If you asked this question on any forums but this one, the answer is buy a 911, is this really a serious question or OP is a troll.Going from a base 981 Cayman to a 997.2S? That's a 40% HP jump, 1.6 secs faster to 60. That is a massive jump you will feel every single day. Is that important to you? You will feel that HP difference every time you hit the gas pedal.
You asked this question on a 981 forum aka Cayman Club. Ask the same thing on a 911 forum. Then ask it on a BMW forum. What do you think the answers will be on those other forums? Maybe "buy a 911 and buy a M4"?
The only way to really get a reasonable and measured answer is to talk to people who have owned, and lived with, both (or similar) models or suggest that you try them both. Test drives mean nothing. Actually living with the cars, day in day out for years, is far different. I suggest you pay attention to the handful of respondents here who have lived with both models. To be fair, ask the same thing on a 911 forum. Pay attention to the answers from people who went from 987/981 cars to 997/991 cars and not so much to the fanboys there either. After all, if they have never owned a 987/981 but only 911s, then they have no basis of comparison either. If I were you, I would want a reasonable and measured response from people who have lived with both vehicles.
Good luck in whatever your decision might be.
No matter what it is, you are driving a Porsche. Just don't ask it on a BMW forum because they will tell you to buy a BMW
The agony of decisions. I have been thinking of a Carrera S compared to my Cayman S.
Base Carrera S: $98,900, 400 hp, 4.3 sec (0-60), 188 top speed.
Base Cayman S: $63,800, 325 hp, 4.7 sec (0-60), 175 top speed.
Is the extra performance worth an additional $35,100 base? Perhaps, if I could drive it unrestricted on the Autobahn, but not here.