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Do we know whether Porsche has improved the Gen 2 cars' interior detailing?

I'm not wondering about the appearance--I'm thinking about the tendency of the Cayman's plastic interior trim (and other parts as well, much discussed here in the Forum) to develop squeaky/rustley noisiness. Seems to me that much of this is due to the snap-on (that's not Snap-On) connection used all over the car to hold these pieces in place.

So, does anyone know for sure whether they've improved the interior structural detailing?
 

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I take your point; I don't have statistical proof of squeakiness. I readily retract the generalization.

I do also understand that the chassis are virtually the same, the motors new, the mirror/front-rear bumpers/lights tweaked, pdk, limited slip, etc.

But presumably Porsche has made many other less jazzy tweaks over the years. I'd like to know what they are, comprehensively. It's relevant to deciding whether to wait for the 98(?) Cayman, or to go Gen 2 now.

I do understand from several owners, many of whom have posted on this Forum, that interior squeakiness is an issue for some. So I am interested in whether they've changed the interior construction.

Has anyone some firsthand experience in this area to report?

Thanks.
 

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Thanks all. I've not driven a Gen 2; mine is an '06, and I agree with ul2fly; there's no cotton between me and the road. And there is no creaking going on; the body's stiff, stiff, stiff. But there is a certain amount of rustling and squeaking which I take to be the interior trim trembling or rubbing; it's variable depending upon temp. When the car is cold it's worse; after it's nice and warmed up it quiets down. I've removed the rear hatch liner and done some de-rustling in there (put fabric spacers between the male/female spring clip parts) which has helped, but I'm feeling like I should get into the rest of it with foam, tape, felt, etc; I love it when the car is working and not chirping.

If I've one other issue with the car it's that I'd like a little more compliance from the suspension for everyday driving. I know, suspension design is a trade-off, which PASM tries to mitigate. I've not seriously driven a PASM car yet, but I've a sense the result is mixed. Anyway, if I could eliminate the (relatively minor) creaking/rustling/squeaking, which is exacerbated by the stiff suspension, I'd be even more thrilled with what is so right a car in its fundamentals.
 
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