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Which one 2012-2016 Cayman(981) or 2017-current(718)?

 
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Which one 2012-2016 Cayman(981) or 2017-current(718)?

I know the 981 has 6 cylinder engine.

i know the 718 has the 4 cylinder turbo.

Assume both would be slightly used.

Some questions:

1 Do both throw you back in the seat with a solid start?

2 Any known issues with the 981 or 718?

3 Are the turbos less reliable/more prone to failure on the 718?

4 Any concerns on reliability with either model?

5 Anyone own both and have any feedback?

6 Is one more fun to drive than the other?
 
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151 views and no feedback? My local dealership has neither car in stock. Just a bunch of suvs, so any feedback would be helpful.
 
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:27 AM
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Drive both and see. There are plenty of threads elsewhere of people talking about flat6 vs turbo4. Beyond that cars are both still Porsche. If you prefer a little more torque and Apple CarPlay and don’t care about sound then 718 is a good car. If you want flat 6 sound and don’t mind previous gen steering ratio, etc etc also a good car. Personally sound is a big issue for me but everyone is different. Styling is subjective as well.

Best advice is test drive.
 
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Recent 718 base owner. From experience ( 12 p-cars ) the base 718 is quicker in every way over the 981 S. To get to the power in non turbo , it takes 4000 rpm. Only 2000 with turbo. So around town the 4 cylinder puts you in the seat. On the track the 981 is more engaging with rpm and sound As a daily, you’ll find the 718 more spirited. Hasn’t been reliability issues within this generation thus far. I use my 718 as a 2nd car daily driver, if that makes sense , with no regrets that it isn’t an S .
It has all the power one can use on the street and still be a grown up. So my vote is to go with the latest generation. As for sound and 4 cylinders, if any armchair experts give you any sh.... , you can tell them that you have 4 more Porsche cylinders than they do.
 
 
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