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I've searched the members list and found that there are 18 registered users of this forum from HK. Maybe some of you are no longer active on this board, but for those who are, let's join together and share some CS experience ! Please drop a note if you're interested !!
 

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I've searched the members list and found that there are 18 registered users of this forum from HK. Maybe some of you are no longer active on this board, but for those who are, let's join together and share some CS experience ! Please drop a note if you're interested !!
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Here's another owner from HK. Took delivery of Cobalt Blue CS in early June 07. Only options are 19" Carrera Classic wheels, 5mm spacer. No sport chrono, no PASM. I should have ordered PASM as the 19" wheel set up is rock hard on bumpy roads. I have only about 550 km on the clock as I travel less than 8 km per day to and from work. So far, I have encountered glass rattle sound, possibly from the rear hatch or small side glass on either side when I was lugging at 1200 - 1500 rpm in 1st or 2nd gear. Another problem is that the front hood needs to be slam shut, may be the lock mechanism is mis-aligned. Feul consumption is horrible, 12mpg to occasional best of 17mpg, because of short trip and congested traffic. There is another small problem : when I wash my car, I found water was accumulating at the gap between the lower right corner of the glass at rear hatch and the metal frame of the hatch itself. The gap seems to be larger than that on the lower left corner of the glass panel. Possibly, the glass panel was not glued properly. Other than that, the car feels terrific. I have never exceeded 4200 rpm which is a shame because the the sound of the engine at high rpm is fantastic.
 

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I've searched the members list and found that there are 18 registered users of this forum from HK. Maybe some of you are no longer active on this board, but for those who are, let's join together and share some CS experience ! Please drop a note if you're interested !!
Forgot to say mine is a manual. The stick shift felt oily, smooth with no mechanical feel. It is a very accurate box. But strangely, the shift has now lost its oily feel, it is still smooth and accurate but I can hear very minor mechanical sound when I shift into gears and feel some resistence. I alsways push the clutch pedal all the way down so this should not be the problem.
 

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JCWL,

FYI, the hood does not need to be slam shut.

Put the hood down gentally, then push on the Porsche badge. Sort of like a CPR.

Between 6000 and 7000 is scary fast :D
 

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Here's another owner from HK. Took delivery of Cobalt Blue CS in early June 07. Only options are 19" Carrera Classic wheels, 5mm spacer. No sport chrono, no PASM. I should have ordered PASM as the 19" wheel set up is rock hard on bumpy roads. I have only about 550 km on the clock as I travel less than 8 km per day to and from work. So far, I have encountered glass rattle sound, possibly from the rear hatch or small side glass on either side when I was lugging at 1200 - 1500 rpm in 1st or 2nd gear. Another problem is that the front hood needs to be slam shut, may be the lock mechanism is mis-aligned. Feul consumption is horrible, 12mpg to occasional best of 17mpg, because of short trip and congested traffic. There is another small problem : when I wash my car, I found water was accumulating at the gap between the lower right corner of the glass at rear hatch and the metal frame of the hatch itself. The gap seems to be larger than that on the lower left corner of the glass panel. Possibly, the glass panel was not glued properly. Other than that, the car feels terrific. I have never exceeded 4200 rpm which is a shame because the the sound of the engine at high rpm is fantastic.
I think they all pool some water between the glass and the metal. Looks like it may be a potential rust spot in the years ahead (if I still have it).

I'll be in HK next month so I'll be on the lookout for any Caymans. :)
 

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Another soon to be CS owner here too. I take delivery of mine on Saturday after 5 agonizing months of waiting.

I'm quite excited, but I have to say the comments above scare me - glass rattle, pooling water between glass and metal, poor fuel consumption - combined with the other threads on clutch problems and battery life, I am wondering whether I really made the right purchase. Call me old fashioned but for US$140K I expect a perfect car.

My trusty CLK has provided 6 years of trouble free driving, so much so that I have decided to keep it instead of selling it when the CS arrives.

Maybe all these worries will disappear when I finally get my hands on the new baby, which I hope will be the case.

Another question to my fellow HK owners - has anyone bought a radar detector? Happy to hear any views on whether its worth it in HK.
 

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Another soon to be CS owner here too. I take delivery of mine on Saturday after 5 agonizing months of waiting.

I'm quite excited, but I have to say the comments above scare me - glass rattle, pooling water between glass and metal, poor fuel consumption - combined with the other threads on clutch problems and battery life, I am wondering whether I really made the right purchase. Call me old fashioned but for US$140K I expect a perfect car.

My trusty CLK has provided 6 years of trouble free driving, so much so that I have decided to keep it instead of selling it when the CS arrives.

Maybe all these worries will disappear when I finally get my hands on the new baby, which I hope will be the case.

Another question to my fellow HK owners - has anyone bought a radar detector? Happy to hear any views on whether its worth it in HK.
I too used to have a CLK. But the CS is a completely different car from CLK. After you've driven the CS, you wouldn't want to go back to MB anymore. I bought a Escort 8500 X50 after picking up my CS. So far it's alright. I've heard from my friends that the accuracy of V1 and X50 in HK is quite similar. So you wouldn't go wrong with either one.
 

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I'll be in HK next month so I'll be on the lookout for any Caymans. :)
I was just in HK the last couple of weekends, and looked around. I saw a couple of Ferraris, at least 3 Carreras, a boatload of Bentleys and Rollers, and a Lambo, but not a Cayman in sight! Where were you all? Of course, I didn't venture out from Tsim Sha Tsui and Central.......
 

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I've searched the members list and found that there are 18 registered users of this forum from HK. Maybe some of you are no longer active on this board, but for those who are, let's join together and share some CS experience ! Please drop a note if you're interested !!
Just want to say Hi! I just got a stickshift 07 yellow CS recently. I know this post is like over 2 years ago. Anyway, I also want to know how many HK Cayman owners are still active too!
 

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Just want to say Hi! I just got a stickshift 07 yellow CS recently. I know this post is like over 2 years ago. Anyway, I also want to know how many HK Cayman owners are still active too!
Hi, CaymanS2,

This post is dead.I just stumbled on it when I was casually browsing this site. I've got a manual too and I am enjoying every minute of driving despite the small quality problems, so how do you find driving it ?
 

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Hi, CaymanS2,

This post is dead.I just stumbled on it when I was casually browsing this site. I've got a manual too and I am enjoying every minute of driving despite the small quality problems, so how do you find driving it ?
Hi JWCL,

I enjoy every minute driving the P-car. Steering, brake, throttle, shifter etc. everything feel so integrated and the car simply react to your input. I don't have PASM and running 19" Carerra S wheels, so it gets harsh on most of the road, just like yours. I also suffer from some rattle on the rear hatch, brought it in to Jebsen for repair but they couldn't get it fixed properly & simply ask me to live with it. I am not too sure if this should be the way from a million dollar car but it seems this is a common problem. Other than that I don't have any quality problem, what kinds of quality problem are u experiencing other than the rattling? Do you track your car in Zhuhai? Any mods?
 

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Hihi... Can I check in here? I have a 09 Boxster and have been enjoying it since day 1!!!
Hi watsons,

Feel free to chat! There are many Porsche in HK, but I don't think HK ppl bought it because of the driving experience, most of HK ppl love the P badge. It's not easy to find people who really love driving the Porsche so to own a Porsche. How's your 09? Is it a PDK? I test drove the PDK during Porsche Road Show and it's an amazing gearbox, very smooth downshift. What equipment do you have?
 

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Just wanted to say hi. I lived in Ma On Shan as an expat - my CS stayed back home though, and now that I'm back I'm glad I get to enjoy it.
 

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Is it really worth it in HK??

Dont get me wrong I know that there are some great twisty roads that hug the sides of the cliffs etc but then youre pretty much always stuck behind a double decker. Or youre in traffic and lets face it in a whole bunch of places the road surface quality isnt exactly brilliant.

Arent you just better off getting an autobox barge?
 

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Is it really worth it in HK??

Dont get me wrong I know that there are some great twisty roads that hug the sides of the cliffs etc but then youre pretty much always stuck behind a double decker. Or youre in traffic and lets face it in a whole bunch of places the road surface quality isnt exactly brilliant.

Arent you just better off getting an autobox barge?
Hi HBFC,

You raised a good question. Whether it's worth it or not is very subjective, but HK is one the cities with high density of sports car. You can see Porsche, Ferrari & Lamborghini quite often, so go figure!
 
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