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    considering cayman S, need info

    newbie here, hi to all

    i m considering cayman S. so i would like some info from the expert here

    first is my options
    standard leather seats
    guard red color
    porsche active suspension management (PASM)
    sport chrono
    bi xenon
    bose sound system
    sport shifter
    sport steering wheel
    park assist
    tire pressure management system
    standard black mat

    my question is whether the options I choose are worth it. Do I miss any good options? i will use the car to go to track occasionally (during weekend) and daily driver (that's what also make me choose cayman S over elise), that's why I dont choose the PCM as well as power seat, etc, to shave down the weight. that's why it looks pretty basic.

    I am also PROBABLY planning to chip the car, therefore would like to know if sport chrono is worth it as well as PASM. as I dont have GPS, so what features are included in Sport Chrono beside better throttle response for non PCM car? I heard that the personalized light, etc, only comes if the car comes with the PCM?

    I also want to upgrade to the RUF wheel on the 911 and would like to know how the car looks on a PASM. I dont like lowered car too much, but I would like the car to look low enough (good wheel gap) so it doesnt look jacked up. I know PASM lowered the car 10 mm than standard, but does it look lower enough?

    I also would like to know if the sports seat worth the option (I believe around $700ish additional) or the standard is good enough for tracking.

    color, i m thinking yellow or red or black. i m leaning towards the red (my personal choice), but i just want to know what people think of my other color options. which is a better color for the car? I like black also, but it's pain to keep it clean, thats why i prefer red. red or yellow or black in your opinion if these are the only options? definitely no silver or gray (too boring)

    question about the climate control. does the standard one come with the digital read out temp when you set up the AC? I want a digital read out temp when setting up the AC but could careless about auto climate control, unless the only way to get the digital read out temp via automatic climate control, then i have to have that option.

    2nd is how much over invoice can i get for cayman S? where is the best place to buy cayman? I am based in san diego, so preferably somewhere in California, but i can travel anywhere within USA to get the car.

    how long does it take to order the car (from putting order until delivery)?

    3rd, is european delivery worth the hassle to save few $$? i dont know how much is the euro delivery wholesale price, but i do know the USA invoice ( i read from about an article that tell story about euro delivery for bmw. it says even after including trip cost, it still cheaper than if buying it in states. i dont have problems waiting for the car to be ship to usa after drive it in euro.

    thanks for all the info

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    Sport chrono allows you to relax the PSM threshold without switching it off and would therefore be high on my list of priorities. Other than that, I would add autoclimate and sports seats (I find them comfier as well as much better at holding you in place).

    As for colour, go with what you like best - for me its Midnight Blue

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    I would definitely take sport seats, and drop the Bose or/and the park assistant, but thats me :P

    Here is my must-have option list:
    - xenon
    - sport chrono
    - pasm
    - sport seats

    if money is an issue, you can always add sport steering wheel, rims, and sport shifter later!

    As for the colour, pick what you like best...maybe red?

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    money is not an issue. sport steering wheel is cheap (only $250 which i heard is the best options as if you buy the more expensive one, it's thicker, etc), sport seats is just something i want to ask. as for rims, i am already eyeing the RUF wheel. I love this rims

    get one, powdercoat to chrome black. awesome

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    If you track the car, you may consider aftermarket coilovers instead of pasm...

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    euro delivery is NOT cheaper, it is an option that costs over $1K



    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    Gauss said:
    If you track the car, you may consider aftermarket coilovers instead of pasm...

    how much usually does it cost to get a comparable if not better aftermarket coilovers than pasm? > $2000 (cost of pasm is $2000)?

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    gameson said:
    Gauss said:
    If you track the car, you may consider aftermarket coilovers instead of pasm...

    how much usually does it cost to get a comparable if not better aftermarket coilovers than pasm? > $2000 (cost of pasm is $2000)?

    I think Bilstein PSS-9 (9-position adjustable) system is around $2,500...

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    PASM in europe is +- 1500 EUR, and bilstein, like Grant said, is around 2500$.

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    is bilstein better than PASM?

    Re: considering cayman S, need info

    You can just go for springs and save a ton of money over coilovers and get most of the benefit. I had H&Rs on my Boxster, and they worked great for the track.



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