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Hey /o/,

Happy New Year my friends. I'm needing some of your advise. My wife is wanting a coupe as her new car and desu I have very little information about what the luxury car companies offer as face as coupes go.

My requirements:

1. Budget is 80k

2. Has to be luxury brand (professional reasons, this will be her DD)

3. Blind spot assist and xenon lighting a must.

I'm looking at the cayman but I'm worried it's viewed as a "fake porsche". Other options are the F type or 6 series. But what do you guys recommend. Had to be automatic since she can't into standard.
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>Buying an 80k car for someone who doesn't know shit about cars or what they want from one

Are you retarded, whipped or both
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>>14172094
>Xenon lighting
Half of econoboxes have xenon lighting now. What you're looking for is full LED lights.

I recommend the 6 series, my dad has a 2013(?) 650i and that thing is NICE.
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>>14172102
He doesn't even say that, maybe he's just offering advice.
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>>14172094
save yourself some money and get her a one series de-badged, she's going to wreck it anyway
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>>14172116
Yes, full LEDs. Currently have the bi-xenon LEDs and I don't want her to go back. It's a bit safer.

We will be going to the dealerships later this week, and all of them are in a row. She really liked the maserati ghibli but to me it's just a re-badged charger.

>>14172119
She's just wanting a two seater. She's always wanted one. Happy wife happy life.
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I'd say a mercedes CLS coupe

Other options

Audi s7
Range Rover(not a coupe but still good for the price
BMW 7 series
Lexus ls

If you want soomethign more sporty your options are
Corvette zo6
Mercedes sl roadster
BMW zm4
Porsche
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>>14172094
Must be some dank pussy if you are willing to pay 80k for a car she will have no appreciation for
Did you get a prenup anon?
Make sure you have the title, insurance, everything in your name so if she ever decides to leave you for Jamal you will get to keep the car
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>>14172138
>S7
>Range Rover
>7 series
>LS
Those aren't coupes
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Any idea what her colleagues drive?
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>>14172137
does the ghibli have anything to do with the charger?
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>>14172144
We both make roughly the same. Different professions but we own our own businesses. Thanks for the advice though.

>>14172165
Some of the electronics and interior parts are recycled from Dodge.

>>14172138
Half that list consists of land barges. She's wanting a coupe m8. 2 doors.

>>14172163
I know one drives an infinity coupe, the other drives a lexus, and her old partner drives a gran Tourismo. The men mostly drive 7 series, S class, etc.
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>>14172197

>gran Tourismo

i love that game
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>>14172208
Maserati GranTurismo* phone autotype
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>>14172197
this is all too depressing. just get the ghibli. she likes it, that's enough.
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>>14172215
Cayman is a good shout to be honest, it's a great car.

However, if you're more looking for the status symbol thing, then wait for the new SLC merc maybe? Though it's a folding hardtop rather than an all out coupe.
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>wants a coupe
>likes the ghibli
>ghibli is a sedan
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>>14172225
That was in 2014, but I think she would rather have a 5 series than it now.

>>14172253
That was from a few years ago but she liked the sound it made when you opened her up in the "S" mode.

>>14172245
SLC merc? And I'm liking the Cayman. It's decent for the price point and it gives her something to have fun in.
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>>14172269
>That was from a few years ago but she liked the sound it made when you opened her up in the "S" mode.

Ah, alright. See if she likes a flappy paddle gearbox, she might have more fun with it.
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>>14172269
so then get the 5 series. how hard is this? just leave her to it and nod at the right times. damn..
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>>14172269
>SLC merc?

They're killing off the SLK for good and rebranding it as the SLC, cause muh heritage. But to be honest it's a better looking car than the SLK ever was http://jalopnik.com/the-mercedes-benz-slc-is-back-to-kill-off-the-slk-in-20-1748243493

Though looking at it, it's not released until next year...

I'm guessing 2nd hand is a no go? Because I'm sure you could pick up a 991 Porsche 911 for 80k with only a few miles on the clock, won't have the poor mans Porsche stigma either.
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>>14172094
>I'm worried it's viewed as a "fake porsche"
>light, N/A straight six powered, mid-engine sports coupe
>from a company whose best selling car is a mid-size luxury crossover
>somehow fake
The Cayman is probably more "true" than the 911 (excluding the GT cars) at this point.
What's your business if one may ask?
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>>14172306
I was looking. They have a 911 4S for 80k but it's got a few miles and I can't lease it. Tbh I can't bring myself to buy any luxury vehicle, especially a porsche. I'm better the 25K I'm saving buying used will be quickly used in maintaining the car out of warranty.

>>14172306
That's the feedback I've been getting. People choosing the cayman over the 911.

Business is real estate related (brokerage).

>>14172290
So cayman it is?
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Too bad she needs to impress people or she could get a Challenger Hellcat.
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>>14172338
Actually I would love to get her a Snek but I'm pretty sure she would kill either herself or someone else. But the ability to drive it on the weekend isnt worth risking her safety.
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>>14172325
>So cayman it is?

Genuinely the best option for the money.
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>>14172350
Thank you for the help. I'll keep lurking in case someone has another suggestion but I had a feeling it was going to be a Cayman.
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> makes enough money to have 80k in spare cash
> doesn't know how to google
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>>14172378
Sometimes it's better to ask people personally that might know. Are you afraid of discussion, anon?
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>>14172378
>>14172392
I did google, which is why I narrowed it to the cayman, hence the photo. But it's always good to consult others if given the opportunity.
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>>14172392
you might have a point if he was asking on reddit, not 4chan (^:
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>>14172403
if i was a woman and my husband bought me a cayman, i'd be okay with that
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>>14172413
But would you put out more?
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>>14172094
What about a corvette
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Have you looked at an audi rs5? I test drove one a few weeks ago and it was pretty good. The 4.2 v8 had a nice little rumble to it and in comfort mode it was very well behaved. Performance wise it was petty good about the same straight line speed as a zl1 camaro and the handling was close to an m3 but with a little more understeer.

I was very impressed with the interior and it had a lot of assist features like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruse and auto brakes. With the awd it would make a great daily even in colder winter climates
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>>14172165
iirc the v6 block is straight from Chrysler as well
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/thread

Find a flaw.
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>>14173864
>Fat
>Slow
>Bad handling
>Bad acceleration
>Too much technology
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>>14173933
>Reliability
>Resale value
>Comfort
>Still faster than your Civic
>More technology than your Civic

Again, find a flaw.
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>>14174020
>Not IS 250
>Too many modes
>Sport mode, track mode, smart mode, stupid mode, Reddit mode etc.
>I don't have a Civic
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Just get her a Corvette Z06
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>>14174258
>>14173462
>>14173236
Just got back from the Porsche showroom. She loved the cayman S.
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Cayman is a better sports car than the 911. It will actually show you have good taste whereas the 911 is just a status car for plebs.
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>>14174283
Yeah I didn't like the 911 and the coupe starts at around 135K.

The salesman told me that in 2017 they're gimping the cayman and putting in a turbo 4 cylinder since too many people are opting for the naturally aspirated 6 cylinder in the current cayman. In 2017 the 911 will have the 6 cylinder only.
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>>14174307
The lowest base 911 is more expensive than the GT4. Which is just retarded. At that price, there is literally no reason to get the base 911 over the GT4.
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>>14174020
Things no one gives a shit about in a serious sports car.
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used ferarri
used maserati gran sport
bmw m3, m4
CLS benzo
jaguar f type
lexus rc-f
cadillac ats-v
/thread
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Ferarri F355 goes for $40,000 max. Costs like $5,000 a year max to maintain.
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>>14173864
>grille looks ugly
>pigfat
>worse than literally everything else mentioned in the thread
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>>14174454

The Top Gear review was pitiful.
>it's not an lfa
>it's not an lfa
>it's not an lfa
Fitting that it was in their last episode ever.
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>>14174472
Oh look, you were wrong twice.
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>>14172094

>professional reasons

Nigger I'm the VIce President of a Software company and I drive a 2000 LeSabre with precisely zero fucks given.
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>>14172338

Pretty much this. When I bought my SRT8 Challenger the boss always wanted me to take any VIP we had in town to dinner or whatever in my car. It always took the edge off and we'd have a nice conversation about cars, then they'd ask me to go balls deep in the throttle and we'd have a good laugh.
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>>14172094

Ever get cucked for "professional reasons"?
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Get a real drivers car, get a Mazda rx7 from the 90s. Best damn car ever. Also, sedans are hella fun, better than coupes imo. My sedan is truly a beast too.
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>>14174533
you're talking to an OP that clearly works in an industry where superficial branding is important for their clients. can you imagine the nightmare, constantly worrying about what other people perceive of you...? Sorry OP but you have a shallow life and wife. at least you're rich enough to just throw money at the problem, should be a good solution for a while
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>>14174605
Go to bed. You have class tomorrow.
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>>14174619

True. I mean, I have nicer cars, but I'm not going to daily an 87 Grand National with 20k miles.
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>>14174643
Oi I'm not a teenager, just because it's an Evo doesn't mean I'm douchy with it... Why are Evos so frowned upon anyways?
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>>14174533
>>14174619
>VP of a software company
Nobody in that industry gives a fuck how you dress. I have plenty of clients in that field and I always dress down for them since it's a comfort thing.

Attorneys, doctors, investing firms and most other professionals judge you based on your presentation.

You would only understand if I took you along for a business meeting. When people know you're wealthy they literally throw their money at you in the hopes you produce a return.

But alas I must remember the underlying autism of this board.
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>>14174656
>I fuck guys, but I'm not gay.
>Not everyone who fucks guys is gay.
Whatever m8
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>>14174680
What cars are good then? I'm looking to sell this anyways, and thinking about getting an Audi rs4 or rs6 b5
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>>14174674
why would i want people to know im wealthy unless i was a superficial bitch like your wife?
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>>14174680
What in the fuck
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>>14174689
no you're not, no one with an evo suddenly decides to sell it because some guy on the internet called you a faggot, grow the fuck up and stop lying on the internet for attention
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>>14174701
Audis are superior in every way however, snow, mud, and they are quite powerful for the price tag they have
Not the new shit, talking about real audis, and the 5 cylinder Audi engine is proabbly the best shit ever
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High key, id get her an e550 convertible or coupe. Those Mercedes are wonderful cars to drive and own
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Hey bud try a Mercedes slk, they're small coupes and kick ass in every way.
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>>14174718
Guy who called you a faggot, here.
Actually working on a 200 quattro avant project car.
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>>14174742
Im sure op doesn't want to look like a guy that fucks other guys.
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>>14174742
AMG version?
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>>14174786
Nice are you thinking of making more bhp out of it or are you gonna leave it stock. It's pretty slow stock, but just a bigger turbo and it'll be prefect. That 2.2 5 cylinder engine is very good
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>>14174810
Duh. The normal clk is pretty bad imo
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>>14172197
Did you make your own business? What do you do? No joke, I'd love to interview you, even over email, if you wouldn't mind. I know it's 4chan, but I actually have been meaning to start making blog posts of interviews with executives and entrepreneurs.

Oh, and Audi TT Quattro might be nice, but I don't know much about it.
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>>14174881
Rather not get into specifics. But my wife and I both own our own respective businesses.

>>14174697
No reason to be this mad.

>>14174718
Audi's look really boring though. But that's just personal preference.

>>14174729
I don't like the E series coupe. Would rather get a 6 series if I wanted a long coupe.
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F type no question
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>>14174816
Gonna be a rally car so im gonna squeeze way too much out of it and slap on the mandated restrictor plate.
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All y'all bitches got fucking trolled.

Get her a Lada. Done deal.
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>>14174958
Dude nice I would actually love to see the finished product. Are you trying to recreate the Audi sport Quattro rallye or die thing like that? Make it over 500hp and make it the same spec as a group B car, that'd be sick
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>>14174984
Its gonna look like an adidas box. And i want to make it as fast as the rally america scrutineers will allow.
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>>14175071
That's a really nice project that you got in your hands, really hope the best. Isn't rally America only limited to 300bhp though? It's not like open rally events in Europe, bring whatever you've got, even a 560hp lancia that could burst in flames really quickly
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>>14175107
Might be gotta glance over the rules some more. Footage makes the open class seem slow but im just getting it running at this point as i have 0 offroad seattime. I could always just lower the boost if anything.
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>>14175147
I suggest to just start around some trails to get experience, mt Washington is a really good driving place for testing out the car, but it's dangerous. Monte Carlo roads are worse, so if you ever want to get experience, Mt Washington is good, or some twisty rural road somewhere in the mountains would be a good experience. Also, start with the stock 200, add a roll cage and new suspension, and just enter the lowest group. That's the best way a man can learn. Best of luck
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>>14175309
Im in Broward County FL. But yeah i feel you.
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>>14172094
Cayman is hardly the only coupe in that price range, and may not be what your wife wants with regards to smoothness or ride, interior room and road noise.

For a professional vehicle and a DD for someone who's not a car person, a Mercedes E550 coupe or very lightly optioned BMW 640i would make more sense.
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I'm too lazy to look read thru the whole thread, but has anyone suggested he buy his wife a race car/ track car yet? Cause it is /o/ and /o/ is delightfully retarded.
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>>14175147
Hopefully you're still around and see this, but fyi you can't use an awd car your first time at a rally event. Must be 2wd, however it can either be fwd or rwd.
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>>14175739
Snek was actually suggested by OP, but he decided he didn't want to risk snekbite.
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>>14176981
>>14175739
>>14175636
OP here, she loved the Cayman when she test drove it and we will try the 6 series next.

The guy in the showroom said they're refreshing the Cayman in March. Will that product a body change or just internals?
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>>14177199
>>14176981
>>14175739
>>14175636
Here's the big change they're making "switching engines from naturally-aspirated flat sixes to small-displacement flat-four turbocharged units"
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>>14172245
I have cayman, get cayman. Cayman is best car.

Pic is related

Seriously though get one.
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>>14177199
Same guy that posted this >>14177217

They'll do a slight update to the body -- facelift, nothing major. And, they'll be changing the engine to a turbo 4 banger (still flat config -- flat is best). Other than that will be the same.
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>>14177217
They're ordering one with the black exterior and beige interior for us right now from another branch.

They will give it to us on consignment for a weekend.

I'm really wanting to get the 2016 over the 2017 because of the engine swap they're doing. Plus fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.

>>14177232
Wouldn't the flat 6 sound much better than the flat 4? If they do some noticeable facelifting (people I know will be looking for it) then the 2017 isn't a compromise from the 16 right?
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>>14177244
>I'm really wanting to get the 2016 over the 2017 because of the engine swap they're doing. Plus fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.

Honestly I would get the 6 cylinder (with porsche sports exhaust). People constantly ask me what I did to make it sound so good. The 4 sounds ok, but it won't howl the way mine does.

As for the facelift, some will notice, but its really not a huge deal I would think.

Having said that

>Fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.

Mines a '14 so it has the first iteration of that engine. I've put 30k miles on it, and literally have had zero issues. Do some digging and you'll find porsche unreliability is largely a myth. Porsche competes mainly in endurance racing just for the purpose of learning how to make things that go fast last.
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>>14177274
They really messed up with the Macan or whatever that new SUV is apparently. Something with the fuel lines.

So get the Cayman S or just the Cayman with the sports exhaust? I tried building one last night but that website is completely shit.
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>>14177244
>>14177274
I honestly can't imagine the flat 4 turbo being a bad engine, as anon said, their bad reliability is a long dispelled myth that ended with the 997.2. It's purely for EU emissions reasons that it's happening, and will probably be just as powerful and as free revving as the current flat 6.

That being said, there's no way it will sound as good.

>So get the Cayman S or just the Cayman with the sports exhaust?
Cayman S will have better resale/trade in options when it comes to that point, I would opt for a sports exhaust on the S too, it'll sound amazing.
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>>14177333
I just got off the phone with the sales guy. He said the new engine is good but it isn't a 6 cylinder.

>>14177274
>>14177333
So it seems, for the wife, we are going to order a Cayman with the sports exhaust on it. Going in later to hear the difference.
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>>14177373
proud of you senpai :')
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>>14177373
Enjoy. They're very nice cars.
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>>14177431
>>14177442
That's you guys for the legitimate advice and not just trolling
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>>14177281
>So get the Cayman S or just the Cayman with the sports exhaust?

Yeah exactly, I think the S comes standard, but I'm not sure.
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Me again (pic related)

>>14177373
>So it seems, for the wife, we are going to order a Cayman with the sports exhaust on it. Going in later to hear the difference.

Congrats duder. Your about to have a fantastic car.

If you're getting the 6 consider the base one since its for your wife. I'm biased, but I've heard from s owners that they think the base with PSE sounds better. If you plan on driving it (especially for the track) get the S. Also, make sure you get sport chrono, sport suspension (not PASM, the sport suspension is better). Seat coolers are nice too if you live in a hot place. Don't get burmeister (my old man had that on his old 911 and my Bose sound better). Carbon ceramics are good for resale, but otherwise they don't really brake any harder. They are good for track days, because they don't fade. But really they're just track jewelry.

I'll try and think of any other option related things I'd recommend throughout the day.
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>>14172403
You did well asking here for a car OP, don't listen to these jelly fags telling you to use google. Asking someone is really the best option you could ever get when it comes to buying a car which you don't know anything about.

I will suggest the Maserati GranTurismo.
The car will fit perfectly a woman (especially in red). It doesn't look as rough as the Cayman and just think of the first 3 words that come to your mind when you see someone with a GT.

About the price, it depends on the year generally, but I think 80k is more than enough for this car.
Good luck OP, hope you'll make the best choice.
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>>14177490
Are you in Texas??

>>14177475
It only comes standard on the Cayman G4
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>>14177499
Yessir, you too?
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>>14177522
I recognize that rooftop. You're in Dallas right? I live in that area in fact if you're where I think you're at
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haha thats funny. Its my old apartment -- the taylor. Just moved, still in the hood though.

Seems like Dallas has become pretty car centric lately.
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>>14177571
Yeah, my office is literally one intersection away from the galleria.
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>>14177587
>>14177571
dallas sux
-Ft. Worth
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>>14177598
So many stealth millionaires live there. We should do a meet up after I get the cayman but I'm hoping to meet the other porsche bro before then
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>>14172094
F-Type!
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>>14177598
>>14177617
>So many stealth millionaires live there.

This is very true. Dallas doesn't totally suck, but people are a lot more flash here (lots of peole living on credit beyond their means).

Anyway dude, shoot me an email ([email protected]). Thats my stealth email I don't have anything attached to, so doxxers/spammers/etc. eat your hearts out.

Send me an email if you ever wanna see my car or just grab a drink and just talk cars.
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>>14177703
Post stealth email with picture of Cayman so I don't dun goof'd
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>>14177732
[email protected]

Pic related with same cayman and tx af background
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>>14177598
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>>14177754
>sent ;^)
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