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    How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    I'm considering trade my 03 2.7 for either a MY05 2.7 with a May or June deliver date or put a reservation down on the upcoming "Cayman", that should be available (or only announced?) on September this year (I'm from Europe).

    How many of you are holding on getting the 987 now and wait for the "Cayman"?

    If it looks like this computer modified image it will be a very good looking car.



    Steven

    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    HEY! Thats my composite drawing!!! I want percentages!!!

    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

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    DrPhil said:
    HEY! Thats my composite drawing!!! I want percentages!!!



    Yes it is And very good one I might add. Did you used the 997 as the base picture or the 987?

    Somehow I doubt they will design it like this one, very "997-like". It would steal a lot of clients from the 997 line.

    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    I'm holding out. After owning a 986 for 5 years I realized that I'm more a coupe than roadster guy. Sold my '99 a few months ago. I've been patiently waiting for a coupe version for years and can hold on a few more months.

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    Steven Martins said:
    I'm considering trade my 03 2.7 for either a MY05 2.7 with a May or June deliver date or put a reservation down on the upcoming "Cayman", that should be available (or only announced?) on September this year (I'm from Europe).

    How many of you are holding on getting the 987 now and wait for the "Cayman"?

    If it looks like this computer modified image it will be a very good looking car.

    Steven


    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    Quote:
    Steven Martins said:
    Quote:
    DrPhil said:
    HEY! Thats my composite drawing!!! I want percentages!!!



    Yes it is And very good one I might add. Did you used the 997 as the base picture or the 987?

    Somehow I doubt they will design it like this one, very "997-like". It would steal a lot of clients from the 997 line.



    Yes, it's actually just the roofline of a 997 photoshopped onto a 987.
    I do think it will look a lot like this for good reason.
    1) it will be the natural and most straightforward way of designing it
    2) It will keep the classic Porsche look
    3) It WILL cannibalize on potential 911-buyers. And (as I previously wrote in a very long debate about this very subject) I believe it's a sound business policy. It's better if potential Porsche customers have to choose between two Porsches than between a Porsche and another brand.

    There are still plenty of reasons for buying a 911 instead of a Cayman - and vice versa- depending on your preferences IMO.
    Only thing that might tip the scale is the awful name "Cayman".
    Big brass at Porsche: PLEASE stop smoking carpets and get a real name!!

    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    I was at my local Porsche dealer to see if there's any internal information about the Cayman yet but the only things that my sales person knows is what was published on magazines. No information from Porsche yet except that it will be available on September this year.

    He talked about the 3.4 engine with 300 HP but again this is what he has read so far.

    I really don't know if we'll see a car priced between the 2.7 and 3.2 or between the Boxster 3.2 and the 997 3.6.

    What is the general thinking about the Cayman? Priced higher than the 3.2 our between the 2.7 and 3.2?

    Re: How many are holding get a 987 and wait for the "Cayman"?

    As Porsche seems to price their offerings based on marketing and performance rather than actual cost to build, I would expect a coupe that will outperform the base 911 to be priced between the Boxster S and the base 911. I hope I am wrong, and will be pleasantly surprised, but I don't think so.

    I only hope that they eventually bring this engine to the Boxster as an upgrade to the S, as I am one of those who is not in the market for a coupe.

     
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