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Well, after a brief interval back with Audi, I decided that I wanted to own a Porsche once more and, this week, ordered a 2019 Cayman GTS for delivery in the spring. The RS3 is a great car but I missed driving a Porsche. I was a little hesitant about the 4 cylinder engine but, decided that this was the best option for me at this time. I still love the 911 but wanted to get back into a 2 seater and the mid-engine layout was something I wanted to try. So, the RS3 will go on sale and I will be back to Porsche. This will be one more car in a long list of cars, including 4 Audi's, 4 Porsche's, 3 BMW's and a number of others.

So, I'll be lurking the forums here until the car is delivered. I look forward to joining the group once more and driving the Cayman come spring.
 

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Sounds like a nice change. The RS3 is a great package and nice sound but the 718 GTS is definitely a step up and more enjoyable through the curves.

I too am changing from an Audi RS model to 718 GTS :)
 

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Well, after a brief interval back with Audi, I decided that I wanted to own a Porsche once more and, this week, ordered a 2019 Cayman GTS for delivery in the spring. The RS3 is a great car but I missed driving a Porsche. I was a little hesitant about the 4 cylinder engine but, decided that this was the best option for me at this time. I still love the 911 but wanted to get back into a 2 seater and the mid-engine layout was something I wanted to try. So, the RS3 will go on sale and I will be back to Porsche. This will be one more car in a long list of cars, including 4 Audi's, 4 Porsche's, 3 BMW's and a number of others.

So, I'll be lurking the forums here until the car is delivered. I look forward to joining the group once more and driving the Cayman come spring.

Great choice. Congrats. What color did you order?
 

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Welcome back Michael! Since you left, I got a 991.2 and kept my 981. I hangout mostly in the Rennlist forums now though.

I just drove a 718 at PEC-ATL a couple weeks ago. I think it is a fantastic car. Initially I was down on the 718 because of the change to Turbo and 4 cylinders but I can tell you the car is just superb. It is very fast and handles remarkably well. You will be very happy. Congrats.
 

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Thanks guys. Congratulations subshooter, I still love the 911 platform but wanted something different. I ordered the Cayman in Midnight Blue Metallic, not my first choice but colors were limited and, having had a metallic black and an atlas gray 911, I looked for a different color. I had a few silver cars and the same for red. I wanted something a bit more subdued that the yellow and almost went with white but decided against that. That left blue. I would have preferred a graphite blue but not available other than special order. The car order won't be finalized until January when the allocation goes in so, if Porsche changes the palette, I might change that. This is the first time I have actually ordered from allocation, having purchased both in stock and CPO, so it's the first time I'm getting everything I want and not what someone else wanted.I am looking forward to the spring.


Great choice. Congrats. What color did you order?
 

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I recently received my 2019 Cayman in Night Blue Metallic. It is a striking color and have received a large number of enthusiastic and positive comments on it. The metllic is very pronounced, much more so, than what was in my 2016 Mahogany Metallic Cayman.
 

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I think you may also have a German Car Fetish. lol
Audi 100 ex wife
Audi Coupe
BMW 325e
BMW 525
BMW 528 new wife
BMW Z3 new wife
BMW M3
MB C32
Audi S4
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Welcome back Michael! Since you left, I got a 991.2 and kept my 981. I hangout mostly in the Rennlist forums now though.

I just drove a 718 at PEC-ATL a couple weeks ago. I think it is a fantastic car. Initially I was down on the 718 because of the change to Turbo and 4 cylinders but I can tell you the car is just superb. It is very fast and handles remarkably well. You will be very happy. Congrats.
I wondered where you went lol. I'm not a frequent visitor to Rennlist forums...while there's some serious tech knowledge there, it's overshadowed by an over-abundance of testosterone, unhealthy doses (IMO) of red-neckedness and plain disrespect for certain groups in society. Plus, it's poorly moderated. You always seemed to me a level-headed, thoughtful Porsche owner. Do you mostly lurk/read or are you actively posting as you once did here. Not trolling or poking; wondering how you deal with the numerous and vocal a-wholes in the Rennlist community?
 

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Well, after a brief interval back with Audi, I decided that I wanted to own a Porsche once more and, this week, ordered a 2019 Cayman GTS for delivery in the spring. The RS3 is a great car but I missed driving a Porsche. I was a little hesitant about the 4 cylinder engine but, decided that this was the best option for me at this time. I still love the 911 but wanted to get back into a 2 seater and the mid-engine layout was something I wanted to try. So, the RS3 will go on sale and I will be back to Porsche.
Well, howdy Michael. I, too ,recently sold my Audi RS3 and returned to Porsche having previously owned a C4S (Midnight Blue) and then a Guards Red 911 Turbo. I was in Cincinnati, visiting some of my boys, and found a deal I just couldn't say no to. It's a 2018 Sapphire Blue Cayman GTS, and I just got it back from being tinted and PPF'd. I look forward to learning more about it as I go but I am really, really loving the sound (better than everyone makes out IMO) and the cornering is simply fantastic (go kartish) and tons of fun, especially down here on the back roads of Tennessee. :)

My wife owned a Boxster S quite a while ago so she is also loving that I have embraced the mid-engine Porsche versus the 911 platform again. But they are all wonderful IMO and I'm glad to be back. Porsche ... there is NO substitute!! View attachment 204495 IMG_9721.jpg
 

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LOL, I do, adding to my list is an RS4, S4, Z4, M3 and 325i. Previously, mostly Japanese including 2 RX7's.. Conspicuously absent is MB.




I think you may also have a German Car Fetish. lol
Audi 100 ex wife
Audi Coupe
BMW 325e
BMW 525
BMW 528 new wife
BMW Z3 new wife
BMW M3
MB C32
Audi S4
Porsche 987 CS
Porsche 981 CS
 

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Hi Russ and congratulations again. Looking forward to your posts, car looks great. Wish Virginia allowed a darker tint on the windows.


Well, howdy Michael. I, too ,recently sold my Audi RS3 and returned to Porsche having previously owned a C4S (Midnight Blue) and then a Guards Red 911 Turbo. I was in Cincinnati, visiting some of my boys, and found a deal I just couldn't say no to. It's a 2018 Sapphire Blue Cayman GTS, and I just got it back from being tinted and PPF'd. I look forward to learning more about it as I go but I am really, really loving the sound (better than everyone makes out IMO) and the cornering is simply fantastic (go kartish) and tons of fun, especially down here on the back roads of Tennessee. :)

My wife owned a Boxster S quite a while ago so she is also loving that I have embraced the mid-engine Porsche versus the 911 platform again. But they are all wonderful IMO and I'm glad to be back. Porsche ... there is NO substitute!! View attachment 204495 View attachment 204497
 

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List of German cars owned (my wife and myself-our son and daughter-in-law have owned 6)

o 1962 VW (two door coupe while living in Greece 1968-70)
o 1985 Golf
o 1996 Jetta GLI
o 1996 GTI
o 1998 Audi A4
o 1998 Passat
o 2000 Audi S4
o 2003 Jetta GLI
o 2003 BMW M3
o 2004 Mini Cooper S
o 2006 Audi A3
o 2007 Audi A3
o 2008 Audi TT
o 2008 Porsche Cayman S
o 2011 Audi A3
o 2012 Porsche Cayman R
o 2013 VW CC
o 2014 Golf R
o 2014 Porsche Cayman Base
o 2015 Audi A3
o 2016 Porsche Cayman Base
o 2018 Audi A3
o 2019 Porsche Cayman Base
 

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That is quite.a list. I'm sure the German economy is grateful to both of us.



List of German cars owned (my wife and myself-our son and daughter-in-law have owned 6)

o 1962 VW (two door coupe while living in Greece 1968-70)
o 1985 Golf
o 1996 Jetta GLI
o 1996 GTI
o 1998 Audi A4
o 1998 Passat
o 2000 Audi S4
o 2003 Jetta GLI
o 2003 BMW M3
o 2004 Mini Cooper S
o 2006 Audi A3
o 2007 Audi A3
o 2008 Audi TT
o 2008 Porsche Cayman S
o 2011 Audi A3
o 2012 Porsche Cayman R
o 2013 VW CC
o 2014 Golf R
o 2014 Porsche Cayman Base
o 2015 Audi A3
o 2016 Porsche Cayman Base
o 2018 Audi A3
o 2019 Porsche Cayman Base
 

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It is a beautiful color. I was a little concerned that the black accents would not pop with the dark color, that's why I initially thought a lighter color would be preferable. I was also pretty sure that it would be as difficult as black to keep clean. Traditionally, I wash my cars twice a year whether they need it or not.


I recently received my 2019 Cayman in Night Blue Metallic. It is a striking color and have received a large number of enthusiastic and positive comments on it. The metllic is very pronounced, much more so, than what was in my 2016 Mahogany Metallic Cayman.
 
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