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Old 03-14-2017, 09:31 AM   #21
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Do you prefer a powerful GT that can handle or a more dedicated sports car?

If A, get the M4. If B, get the 718. Both are great in their own way.
This.

They are different cars. IMO, if this is going to be your daily driver, get the M. If this is a fun/toy/weekend sunny weather car, buy the Cayman (though I'd say buy the Boxster at that point).
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #22
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:51 AM   #23
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That might be a harsh daily driver though. It's loud, stiff, and very non-traditional for a Jag. But I'm with you, I love those things. It has what might be the nastiest stock exhaust note I've ever heard. It makes my undies move.

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:45 AM   #24
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I'd go for a CPO 981 if you're doing a Cayman S. If you can find one....
+1 for CPO, you can get a slightly used Cayman GTS for around $65-75K. Unless you really want the new one, it's a better option.

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That might be a harsh daily driver though. It's loud, stiff, and very non-traditional for a Jag. But I'm with you, I love those things. It has what might be the nastiest stock exhaust note I've ever heard. It makes my undies move.
I test drove the Jaguar F-type 3x before buying the Boxster S. The sounds that the V8 makes. The deprecation is hitting hard on the F-types, you can pick up a slightly used V8 for mid 60's, MSRP of over $100K.
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+1 for CPO, you can get a slightly used Cayman GTS for around $65-75K. Unless you really want the new one, it's a better option.





I test drove the Jaguar F-type 3x before buying the Boxster S. The sounds that the V8 makes. The deprecation is hitting hard on the F-types, you can pick up a slightly used V8 for mid 60's, MSRP of over $100K.
The v8 sounds ok. (get to listen to it everyday) The V6 sound is a deal breaker. It's horrible. And good luck stowing anything more than a small weekend back for a beach trip in the boot. Coupe has more room but the cockpit area is also confined for a daily. I think it's the lack of practicality that causes them to drop so sharply. Fantastic looking car though. Very solid feeling chassis as well.
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An M3/4 is a very difficult car to beat for a daily driver that is a blast to drive. But the Cayman would be doable.
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The v8 sounds ok. (get to listen to it everyday) The V6 sound is a deal breaker. It's horrible. And good luck stowing anything more than a small weekend back for a beach trip in the boot. Coupe has more room but the cockpit area is also confined for a daily. I think it's the lack of practicality that causes them to drop so sharply. Fantastic looking car though. Very solid feeling chassis as well.
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An M3/4 is a very difficult car to beat for a daily driver that is a blast to drive. But the Cayman would be doable.
You bought a F-Type? I agree though, the V8 sounds awesome for a while but I'm sure it would get old with that thing barking in your face all day every day. Sometimes you just want a nice smooth ride to work and not a racecar. That's where the M, and the Porsche for that matter, shine.

OP, another option could (and should) be a CPO 991 911. More room, more power, and you don't have to explain to people why you didn't buy a 911.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #27
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My friend has an F-Type with the V8. Beautiful car but I never loved the sound. Aston styling with a straight-pipe Mustang soundtrack always seemed off to me.

104 dB under load doesn't suit the car...

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I think the spitting back-fire of the V8 would get obnoxious after a VERY short while. Great sounding engine, but that exhaust would need to be replaced with a quieter one for sure, unless you like that noise every day. That would drive my tinnitus nuts!
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I think the spitting back-fire of the V8 would get obnoxious after a VERY short while. Great sounding engine, but that exhaust would need to be replaced with a quieter one for sure, unless you like that noise every day. That would drive my tinnitus nuts!
This is exactly what Clarkson said, the V8 tone while awesome gets old fast, would prefer the V6.
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You bought a F-Type? I agree though, the V8 sounds awesome for a while but I'm sure it would get old with that thing barking in your face all day every day. Sometimes you just want a nice smooth ride to work and not a racecar. That's where the M, and the Porsche for that matter, shine.

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I think the spitting back-fire of the V8 would get obnoxious after a VERY short while. Great sounding engine, but that exhaust would need to be replaced with a quieter one for sure, unless you like that noise every day. That would drive my tinnitus nuts!
I should have clarified. The engine in my RRS is the same that comes in the V8 F-Type.

But the exhaust on the RRS is a little more civilized. MUCH less crackling when decelerating and not quite as obnoxious under load. But still sounds pretty good.
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Both Jaguar and Mercedes have newly developed straight sixes around the corner.

A 500hp I6 could be the finishing touch to perfect the F Type.
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A 500hp I6 could be the finishing touch to perfect the F Type.
Any 400+hp I6 is the finishing touch to make many vehicles perfect.
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Haha, fair point. Looking forward to seeing a new I6 make its way into the C43.
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Jag is my vote. That new exhaust gives me a chub everytime I hear one get going. Apparently the exhaust is made by the same company that makes the Ducati exhaust systems.
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The v8 sounds ok. (get to listen to it everyday) The V6 sound is a deal breaker. It's horrible. And good luck stowing anything more than a small weekend back for a beach trip in the boot. Coupe has more room but the cockpit area is also confined for a daily. I think it's the lack of practicality that causes them to drop so sharply. Fantastic looking car though. Very solid feeling chassis as well.
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There are a lot of reason I chose the Boxster over the F-type, the exhaust sounds great but is too loud most of the time. I was invited to the F-type launch party up in the windy mountains, that pop, crackle, and snap rumble the mountains, you can hear the echo, it sound like thunder but I can tell it'll get old quick. Lack of luggage space was another reason. My wife and I like to take weekend trips, the Boxster has space in the back and front. The F-type is also very stiff even in comfort mode. The Boxster can be stiff if you want it to be with PASM. Reliability was another reason, Jaguar is questionable. I've already own a 997 and know Porsches for the most part are very reliable.
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it seems for all the reviews, the Cayman S gets excellent grades for everything but the exhaust note now that is has a 4banger turbo.

the more reviews I watch and read the more i'm liking it...
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PDK?

To each his own, but a sports car like the Cayman S to me, begs for a manual. I can see the paddle shift thing suiting many cars, but in a very specialized sports car like the Cayman S, it just doesn't make sense to me.

Great choices either way. I don't think you can go wrong with either car.
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911 or Nissan GTR a little too expensive.
I kind of like the Jaguar F-Type, but doubt I'd get one.
Not a Mercedes or Audi fan.
Not really interested in any American cars.

So...it's kind of BMW or Porsche, lol.
The new Jags are ****ing awesome
This Hamann tuned F-Pace gives me a chubby

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New one looked like an amazing value to me. (saw on motorweek on pbs).

I guess it depends on what you want, but I would buy one over m if I did not care about interior room.

Def turning more heads if that matters to you.
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