Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-06-2005, 12:37 AM
elau's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: MD.
Posts: 1,725
Cayman

No, it is not the tropical island. It's the new Porsche that will be on sales in the U.S. in '06. It really is an awesome looking car. Think I may have found my G35 replacement till I have $$ to buy the real mccoy

Have any of you seen it yet? If so, what your thoughts are?

__________________
95 R129
04 Infiniti G35.5 BS
10 X204
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-06-2005, 05:31 PM
Orkrist
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I think it looks awesome, especially that shot from the side. My only hope is that they are a little bigger inside than a Boxster. I can't really fit comfortably behind the wheel.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2005, 06:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: England
Posts: 1,841
Yeah I think the current car is the Cayman S, meaning there'll be a less powerful plain Cayman model later.

It's an interesting car and should make a rather nice alternative to an Audi TT, Nissan 350Z etc. (though presumably you'll need a fair bit more money too). Hmm Boxster or Cayman, Boxster or Cayman .

Russ
__________________
190E's:
2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall.jpghttp://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall2.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2005, 08:08 PM
diametricalbenz's Avatar
The Crowbar of Embriage
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,509
Let's hope the engineers left enough room in the fenders for turbos and intercoolers.
__________________
1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins 12V 4(A) 4.10 - 163K - For Sale
1974 240D 3.0L 4(M) - 250K -OM617.910 + 300D FW + Rajay turbo power!
1977 6.9 3(A) - 84k
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-07-2005, 09:32 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 140
I think it is going to be a winner. Love those Porsches.
__________________
Lawrence Coppari

2002 SLK32 AMG
2005 Acura TL
1987 328GTS
1986 944T
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-12-2006, 12:22 PM
Dee8go's Avatar
Senor User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 7,190
So, . . . ?

Any of you guys driven one since you last posted here? I talked to someone yesterday who has had one for about a month and loves it.
__________________
" The market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But, unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do."- Warren Buffett

OBK #55

1998 Lincoln Continental - Sold
Max 1984 300TD 285,000 miles - Sold
The Dee8gonator 1987 560SEC 196,000 miles - Sold
Orgasmatron - 2006 CLS500 90,000 miles
2002 C320 Wagon 122,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-12-2006, 01:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 254
I can't use it to tow my snowmobile trailer. What a piece of crap.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-13-2006, 08:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dee8go View Post
Any of you guys driven one since you last posted here? I talked to someone yesterday who has had one for about a month and loves it.
Have not driven one but have ridden with a student at Road Atlanta who had an S model. It is quite the car and very forgiving with reasonable speed. It was his first time on the track so he was pretty slow.

A fellow instructor was also on the track with one. I had to really push to overtake him with my 944 turbo that is nowhere near stock. He is a very good driver, probably better than I. Only way I could catch him was on the straights where my power advantage manifests itself.

When Car and Driver tested one at Road Atlanta, they did laps in the 1:44 range. That is very good for a street car. I suspect they had a factory "hot shoe" driving it.

Great car.
__________________
Lawrence Coppari

2002 SLK32 AMG
2005 Acura TL
1987 328GTS
1986 944T
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-13-2006, 09:12 AM
POS's Avatar
POS POS is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,506
The Caymen has been on US roads for about a year - I've seen a few of them.
__________________
- Brian


1989 500SEL Euro
1966 250SE Cabriolet
1958 BMW Isetta 600
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-13-2006, 03:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 254
I like the Cayman. It's a more classic Porsche in concept than the 911, which I think has become a bloated Americanized caricature of itself. Now if Porsche could actually produce one at a pricepoint that's more in line with the 350Z...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Zeus's Avatar
Moderating, Eh?
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,774
Why buy a 911 indeed.

Very nice looking car.
__________________
Chris
2007 E550 4Matic - 61,000 Km - Iridium Silver, black leather, Sport package, Premium 2 package
2007 GL450 4Matic - 62,000 Km - Obsidian Black Metallic, black leather, all options
1998 E430 - sold
1989 300E - 333,000 Km - sold
1977 280E - sold
1971 250 - retired


"And a frign hat. They gave me a hat at the annual benefits meeting. I said. how does this benefit me. I dont have anything from the company.. So they gave me a hat." - TheDon
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-13-2006, 04:29 PM
Jorn's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: TheFlyingDutchManInHollywood
Posts: 5,345
I did upset a friend of mine, who owns a '02 911 turbo, when I told him the Cayman was the perfect design for a 911. But I have to say the new 911 turbo doesn't look bad, a bid outdated maybe...

__________________
Black on Black 1979 300CD (sold), 1990 Black 300SE, Silver 1989 Volvo 780, 1988 300CE
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page