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Old 10-25-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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If Cayman S = ZL1

Hi guys,

If you were offered Porsche Cayman S 2014 for the same ZL1 price, which one would you go for?

Note: The Cayman is 3.4 PDK with Chrono sport package
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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Easy choice, Cayman S. That car is $70,000 with PDK and Sport Chrono Package.
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Easy choice in my opinion. The ZL1 is a hell of a car and you get a lot for your money, but the Cayman S is simply more. If the money was the same, the Cayman is the clear choice.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Depends on how many seats you need.

If you only want 2, then I'd be looking at a Vette.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #5
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Very subjective. I personally can't stand the way Porsches look. I've always felt that way, because they still look the same. Don't get me wrong I would love to drive a 911 Turbo but for that money I'd look at something else.

Its a great deal but then after awhile you'd want a 911. Caymans have never even registered on my car radar. Just do what makes you happy. If looking at it doesn't make you smile don't buy it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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The reason why Im asking is because our dear dealer here sells the Camaro SS for around 51K when the Cayman S base starts at 59K.

I was shouting in the GM Regional Representative face last week against these crazy prices. They are shooting their own feet and killing their market.

A friend of mine who owns a Camaro SS and was dying to have a ZL1, couldnt get it because it was reserved minutes before he made it to the show room.

The guy exploded there, sold his SS immediately and bought a Porsche Cayyane as he couldnt bear facing the Chevy dealer again.

I hope that GM listens to us.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #7
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ZL1, it's so much nicer, sounds so much better, and I would only get a muscle car but that's just me. I'd get a super car though like a lambo or ferrari... Stuff like that
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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Do you want power or finesse? Once you make that decision, picking the car is easy.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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German > US....Porsche for the win.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #10
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Definitely the ZL1
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ZL1...can't fit that tiny porsche
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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Not a fan of Porsche so I'd keep my ZL1. Also I wouldn't say that German > USA. Both countries make great cars
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Porsche. Then sell the thing and get a zl1 w/ mods
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Porsche. Then sell the thing and get a zl1 w/ mods
+1. Exactly what I would do.
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I would never want Porsche people to think I was one of them.
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German > US....Porsche for the win.
Yeah almost every review I see on the Porsche Cayman S, I hear the word perfect .. nice.. sweet
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I would never want Porsche people to think I was one of them.
Why?? Are they bi-sexual
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Depends on how many seats you need.

If you only want 2, then I'd be looking at a Vette.
So far I am using two seats. One for me sitting and the other is also for me stretching

If I got married, I will ask her to take a cab
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Never had a problem with the comfort or handling of most of the Porsche models, just don't like how they all look the same, except for the new 918 which I do like..
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ZL1, it's so much nicer, sounds so much better, and I would only get a muscle car but that's just me. I'd get a super car though like a lambo or ferrari... Stuff like that
There are many reasonable arguments for the ZL1 in this case. . . being, "nicer" is not one of them.
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A friend of mine who owns a Camaro SS and was dying to have a ZL1, couldnt get it because it was reserved minutes before he made it to the show room.

The guy exploded there, sold his SS immediately and bought a Porsche Cayyane as he couldnt bear facing the Chevy dealer again.

I hope that GM listens to us.
Your friend sounds like a whiny little baby. He probably doesn't deserve an adult-oriented performance car so the Porsche probably suits his rash and irrational behavior pattern better. So I guess things worked out for him.

Decide what you WANT, then get that. Adults are faced with hard decisions every day. This ain't one of them.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:20 PM   #22
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Your friend sounds like a whiny little baby. He probably doesn't deserve an adult-oriented performance car so the Porsche probably suits his rash and irrational behavior pattern better. So I guess things worked out for him.

Decide what you WANT, then get that. Adults are faced with hard decisions every day. This ain't one of them.
Camaro is an icon. I totally agree with you.

But we have one dealer who controls the whole market and GM loves watching only.

He is not offering the value for money. High prices and poor service

Madness have nothing to do with age whether adult or not. He will drive nuts at a certain stage
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i hear the Porsche is a great driving car, and the interior is awesome. if you ever get bored with the power though, not much you can do without spending a lot of money. And if you are going to own it long term, maintenance is going to be expensive.
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