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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Cayman / Boxster GTS or Boxster Spyder Reply with quote


Looking for advice. I currently own a 981 Cayman, bought it new in 2014 for daily use for my other half and some weekend fun. Circumstances changed and the Cayman was retired from daily duties after a year and is now a weekend or holiday driver.

I am considering changing it for something else. I have driven both of the 718 Boxster S and Cayman S. While the 4T engines is much stronger than the 6 I personally miss the noise. I am looking at Cayman GTS but my OPC has come up with a Spyder at a reasonable deal. The only issue I am concerned with the Spyder is the sports suspension which is lower than the PASM equipped GTS.

Now the drive is the main thing for me, but I am not going to lie that I am looking to minimise my depreciation or even get some appreciation if that is possible.

Any views would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If depreciation is your priority then it would have to be the Speedster as long as you can live with the 'rag top' roof and lack of rear visibility. As you can't spec these with reversing sensors make sure it has the camera fitted otherwise it will be a 'Chuckle Bros' affair as you try to park it what

GTS will be a far better drive and the trade off is you'll lose a few in folding but then again sometimes enjoyment aint free.

Personally I'd bung in another 15 bags and buy a GT4 Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I can't do cabs as I get horrendous hay fever, but having spent the weekend bumbling around in my GT4 I have to agree with Zingari its a riot of a car and more than the sum of its parts. I can't think a 981 spyder is much less fun and quite rare so should be a safe place for your money.

Personally I quite like stiff cars as long as well damped and I don't find it a particularly hard ride and its a go kart of a chassis.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Thank you for the advice guys. I personally prefer a hard top but after a test drive in the Spyder it was a no brainer. The thoughts of value and residuals disappeared into the back ground.
I couldn't contain the smile and the deal was done! Just got to sort out the insurance and another few details.
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