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Had a little argue with a friend. Which car do you guys drives best, in the way of the car with the best handling
 

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Cayman, hands down. Yeah yeah, the 911 has more power and all that jazz. But from a driving/handling experience? It's the Cayman all day, every day.
 

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911 is a better all around car.
- but the Cayman S is more fun on track.

IMO Boxster/Cayman owners are the type of people who can't afford a 911 - sorry but that's how it is...
 

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Both of you are right.
The 911 is the better car. Period.
The cayman is a gap filler. It was just built to fill the gap between the boxter and the 911. That means it wasnt built as good as it could have been but just as good as it needed to be. Thats what gave it that poor image and what made it affordable to people not being able to afford the 911. If you want to know how good the concept of the cayman is, look at the CGT. Thats basically a cayman done right. Sounds funny, I know, but think about it.

So again it depends on what you want/need. You can for example beef up the cayman and run circles around 911s. If its not power and performance you're after, buy the cayman (The S is recommended tho).
 

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911 is a better all around car.
- but the Cayman S is more fun on track.

IMO Boxster/Cayman owners are the type of people who can't afford a 911 - sorry but that's how it is...
Imo 911 owners are the type of people who can`t afford a carrera gt :D
 

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I kind of like the looks of the Cayman. I was messing around one day, and test drove one to waste some time, and i was surprised. It is a very nice car, and seems pretty easy to live with everyday...

I wouldn't buy one new though... Used you can snag one easily in the 30k range...
 

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911 is a better all around car.
- but the Cayman S is more fun on track.

IMO Boxster/Cayman owners are the type of people who can't afford a 911 - sorry but that's how it is...
What about those who have had a 911 and traded for a Cayman?

That's like saying people who own LP640's only bought them because they couldn't afford a Reventon.... :D

And the original question is which car is the better handling car, and in that regard it's the Cayman.
 

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What about those who have had a 911 and traded for a Cayman?
Somebody did?!...

Well eighter they got broke or couldnt afford a CGT und tricked out a cayman.

:lol:

And the original question is which car is the better handling car, and in that regard it's the Cayman.
Depends on your definition of "better".

For me the answer would be:

Potentially: The cayman.

Factually: The 911.
 

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What about those who have had a 911 and traded for a Cayman?

That's like saying people who own LP640's only bought them because they couldn't afford a Reventon.... :D

And the original question is which car is the better handling car, and in that regard it's the Cayman.
No, No and No :)

I've never heard of people who have had a 911 and traded for a Cayman.
- Only because of the financial crisis maybe.

Yes, people who own LP640's only bought them because them couldn't afford a Reventón.
- including myself.

Porsche 911 - GT3 RS is the best handling car.
- Period...

:D
 

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you have to be a better driver to get the most of the 911... once you get there, 911 all the way... Cayman S is more fun because it's easier to tossed around:)
 

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For the weekend road course warrior, Cayman (better be an S model tho) all the way. Mid engine= better balance. And since bumped the hp up the Cayman S has really come alive.
 

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IMO Boxster/Cayman owners are the type of people who can't afford a 911 - sorry but that's how it is...
regardless of how you feel personally I find that to be a very ignorant statement to be made in public

as for trading down to a Cayman both Chris and I have a very good friend (who is on this board) who traded down and is very happy w the decision, he enjoys the handling in the Cayman much more than his 911 (which he also tracked.) His decision had nothing to do with financials as well.
 

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you have to be a better driver to get the most of the 911... once you get there, 911 all the way... Cayman S is more fun because it's easier to tossed around:)
exactly. the 911 is the true driver's car IMO. with the engine way out in back of the car, you need to know how to drive the car or you can easily lose the back end. i hear you really need to turn in slow, and accelerate out of the corners quickly thanks to the natural traction of a 911 since the weight is over the rear wheels.

as for the cayman, it has a lot of potential since it is or is close to a 50/50 weight distribution which is what handling is all about.

I have driven neither, but would imagine the cayman is much easier to toss around with ease while the 911 has true culture and charm for its unique driving experience, and the concentration it demands from the driver. I like to think of myself as a driver, and would choose the 911 to learn and eventually master its handling characteristics.
 

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I have owned/driven both. The Cayman is easier to drive for the inexperienced driver. 911 is more rewarding once you get the hang of it.
 

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911 is a better all around car.
- but the Cayman S is more fun on track.

IMO Boxster/Cayman owners are the type of people who can't afford a 911 - sorry but that's how it is...
I would buy a cayman S over any 997 anyday...and I am a former 996tt x50 owner.
if porsche gave the cayman S more hp...nobody would even buy a 997 including the rs.
mid engine balance > rear engine pendelum.

drove a cayman s when it first came out at msr. and drove my 996tt with mods right after..then drive a 996 gt3....the cayman was the most fun hands down.
 

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I would buy a cayman S over any 997 anyday...and I am a former 996tt x50 owner.
if porsche gave the cayman S more hp...nobody would even buy a 997 including the rs.
mid engine balance > rear engine pendelum.

drove a cayman s when it first came out at msr. and drove my 996tt with mods right after..then drive a 996 gt3....the cayman was the most fun hands down.
nice to hear for an aspiring cayman owner like myself!
 

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I also had a 911 and went to a Cayman S.

Other than a GT3, I don't believe I will own another 911—the feel from the driver's seat is completely different IMO. Cayman feels much more involving, better balanced, and tighter.

There is absolutely no debate about power though. I haven't driven the newer generation, but my 3.4 does not have the grunt that my 911 did. For those that crave power and speed, the 911 might suit your needs better. For me, all factors included, the Cayman is much more fun than the Carrera is.
 
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