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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Cayman S/GTS - 981 Reply with quote

Anyone out there had/driven a 981 Cayman S and GTS? Thinking about this as a next step, assuming my 996 Turbo S gets sold.

Interested in view on the comparison - wallet says 'S' - everything else says 'GTS' !
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have added

PDK version
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much depends on what spec S you can find. The premium required for a GTS seems a lot to justify for the extra 15(?) bhp when a top spec S can be had for far less £££s.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry - I agree - however, there are not many top spec 'S's out there. Ones with sports chrono and PSE/PASM seem to be like hen's teeth!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd get a well-specced 'S' - they are out there but not many will all the bells and whistles. Jonttt will tell you to get the GTS Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two penneth,

I would love a GTS but I couldnt justify the extra cost.

Yes, if you love the bells and whistles but also consider mileage, somehow the GTS seem more mileage sensitive, i.e. you don't seem to see so many used with mileage as high as the S models.

Maybe they are more of a weekend warrior car for some?
That may be agood thing when buying but not such a good thing if you ntend to put many miles on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys - that ties with my head/wallet thinking - itching to get back into a Porsche but need the £££ from sale of the 996T to be able to move forward. Other piece of advice that I have had is that the leather seats in the S are a better choice than the alcantara in the GTS in terms of wear - some GTS's get the de-specced option of leather but quite rare
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went from a 996T to a 981CS 3 years ago. About to head off on our 4th euro trip in it, for which it makes a great choice. We've got a well spec'd car (PASM, PDK, chrono, sports+ seats, PTV, PDLS), the only things missing are PSE and DAB. The biggest thing I miss from the 996T is the torque. A fully loaded 981 (both boots full, tank full and two adults) does need ringing out (not a chore) on steep alpine climbs, but is a better tourer (our turbo had a Tubi exhaust). Try one, I think you'll like it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to look at a car tomorrow - do need the £££ from my sale though - I keep looking out of the window thinking that I am missing some nice hot days to take a run down to the coast....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
I'd get a well-specced 'S' - they are out there but not many will all the bells and whistles. Jonttt will tell you to get the GTS Rolling Eyes


Get a GTS Grin

In all seriousness a GTS will have a lower total cost of ownership than an S if you can tie up the capital, running costs are the same, desirability is a lot higher. This will be amplified by the fact the last NA Cayster in GTS sound is one of the best sounding cars that you buy for any price, I firmly believe it will always be sought after and the gap to an S in value will only widen.

The PSE on an S can be retrofitted but the GTS sounds even better Wink

Either way a great drivers car, what a summer to own one Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just purchased one coming from a 997.1S. Will feed back when I pick her up next week. Manual in Agate Grey. Having read Jon TT posts I'm expecting to be in for a treat.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just purchased one coming from a 997.1S. Will feed back when I pick her up next week. Manual in Agate Grey. Having read Jon TT posts I'm expecting to be in for a treat.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green

Need to sell my current car first!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Cayman GTS PDk Mr. Green

I also have a 997.1S which I have had for 4 years and loved. However it will be up for sale when I finally get it back from Hartech... Whilst it was there I fell in love with a bright yellow GTS and bought it...Only had it for just over a month but love it Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is lovely!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonnyBaddeley wrote:
That is lovely!


Yeah
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krispe wrote:
I have a Cayman GTS PDk Mr. Green

I also have a 997.1S which I have had for 4 years and loved. However it will be up for sale when I finally get it back from Hartech... Whilst it was there I fell in love with a bright yellow GTS and bought it...Only had it for just over a month but love it Cool


Another convert Thumb ...... the 981 GTS is and will be regarded as one of the best sports cars ever built Smile ......... especially given the Evo review of the 718 GTS just out (see my boxster journal for reference).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behave ! You are just making me feel worse that I have car lust and no £££ to go out and satisfy it just at the moment!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GTS would get my vote ....it’s everything a 911 should be ....plus it goes better and sounds tremendous ...better than the S.....

It’s only man logic ...if you bu6 the S , you will wish you had bought the GTS .....

Just look at the pic o& the yellow GTS Andri to find any argument against it ...?

‘You know it makes sense’......
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was originally looking at S's but ended up stretching to a GTS as it's the car I always wanted. I know it's just a 'well specced S' but it feels more special. I love the GTS interior, mine has the contrasting grey stitching and alcantara which definitely holds me more in place when cornering hard especially on track, (compared to my full leather 997 sport seats). I love all the black decals, dark tinted lights, wheels etc just make it look more aggressive. It sounds amazing too. On my recent Scotland North Coast 500 trip with 20 cars, it got loads of compliments from everyone that it looked (and sounded) just awesome. Cool

I've just added zunsport grills, 12mm wheel spacers and just ordered X73 anti-roll bars from Porsche, (my GTS has PASM not the X73 Sports Suspension).
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