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Hello

After lurking for a while now this is my first post. Afterlooking for about eight months, I just acquired a 2014 981S. Originally, I wasfocused on 2011-12 pre-owned models but when 2014 models started to appear aspre-owned I expanded my search.

A few weeks ago I found a 2014 with 1,100 miles up in NewJersey. After looking it over, taking a test drive and engaging in a bit ofnegotiation we sealed the deal and I took possession on the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving. It is now back here in VA and I have attached a couple of photos.Equipment includes:

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  • Bi-Xenon? Headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Deletion of Model Designation
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Manual Transmission
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Power adjustable and heated side mirrors on door panels
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  • Power Sport Seats (14-way) with Memory Package
  • Power Steering Plus
  • Premium Package
  • Two-tone Leather Interior
  • Wheel Center Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
  • Wheels Painted in Platinum Satin
  • 20" Carrera S Wheels
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It has summer performance tires mounted right now so usewill be a bit limited through the winter. I hope to participate in some Auto-Xand get some track time come spring. In the meantime I will focus on a goodwheel/tire combo for those activities.

This is my first Porsche and my first new (relativelyspeaking) sports car since I bought a new 240Z back in 1972. As you can seefrom my signature block I have a couple of classics in the garage. I am amazedat the difference in the driving experience.

I look forward to participating in the forum in the future.


 

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Nice!!

Congrats. Are those the platinum or black satin finish wheels? Hard to tell from the pic.

Now go get clear side markers. :cheers:
 

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Sorry...My first post did not go too well. The list of options seem to have been dropped. So here is the list again.

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  • Bi-Xenon? Headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Deletion of Model Designation
  • Instrument Dials in White
  • Manual Transmission
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV)
  • Power adjustable and heated side mirrors on door panels

Hope it goes through OK this time.


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  • Power Steering Plus
  • Premium Package
  • Two-tone Leather Interior
  • Wheel Center Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
  • Wheels Painted in Platinum Satin
  • 20" Carrera S Wheels
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No worries. You'll figure out the forum eventually. The Cayman looks great!! I love the wheels... and the two-tone interiors really class up the joint. :)
 

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OK, now that I look like a total idiot I am now going to type out a few of the options.

6spd MT
PTV
PASM
20" Carrera S Wheels in Platinum Satin
Premium Package
Sport Seats w/ 14 way power
Two Tone Leather
Bi-xenon headlights
Model delete
 

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Welcome to the group, VaCat.

Looks like a good set of options and close to mine. Sure you will really enjoy the car once you can get it out in some warmer weather!
 

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Congrats! Looks great, love the two tone interior.
 

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Jim,
Great combo. Enjoy your first Porsche in good health. :cheers:
 

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Nice looking car. Not sure where in VA you are, or how long you've lived there, but as The Greasman used to say "That is sooooo NISCHE".
 

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Congrats! I am also currently in the market and saw this car! one of only 3 used Caymans S manuals with PTV in the country right now. I would have bought it if it wasn't on the opposite side of the country to me. Enjoy in good health! Beautiful car!
 

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VaCat,
Greetings from another Virginia guy and welcome....
Your car looks great. Congrats on the new ride.
Take her out to the Skyline Drive!!!!
 

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Would love a review from your perspective sometime. Congrats!
 

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looks very nice .... enjoy ... if you are down near Richmond -- shout out....
 

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Congrats and welcome. That is a gorgeous car and awfully dangerous to own in VA! I keep reading about jail time for speeders in Virginia. Makes me fear ever visiting the state! Best of luck with it.
 

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Hi All

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I forgot to mention that at 6’5” and 260 lbs this is one ofthe most comfortable sports cars I have ever driven. Last winter I went to theWash DC auto show and tried them all on for size…Vette, F Type Jag, miata…nonefit me very well. Porsche was not there…or perhaps I just missed them. It wasnot until last March that I drove a friend’s 2014 Cayman and was absolutelyamazed with the amount of room in the driver’s compartment and the overalldriving experience.

To all you VA guys, I am sure I will see you around. I hope tomake it to C&C in Great Falls soon if the weather cooperates.

Mid-Engine Fan—I was actually looking at 914-6’s for awhile.

SteveinNJ—I spent 3 great years @ Ft Dix (72-73 &74-76), I was driving my Z car back then.
 

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I like the interior color combination; never in a million years would have thought that a white interior would look so nice. Very nice!
Great looking car. Welcome.
 
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