Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

2 Pages V  < 1 2  
Closed TopicStart new topic
> Porsche Cayman 2.7, A Porsche bargain?
Cayman 2.7
what do you think
Frozen [ 13 ] ** [34.21%]
Cool [ 17 ] ** [44.74%]
Lame [ 7 ] ** [18.42%]
Nissan Micra Cabrio Lame [ 1 ] ** [2.63%]
Total Votes: 38
  
Banglemobile
post Oct 28 2006, 11:14 AM
Post #21


Shift Noob
*

Group: Members
Posts: 17
Joined: 4-February 06
Member No.: 2,234



It's not cool, an RS version might be colder thou
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
350Z
post Oct 28 2006, 11:29 AM
Post #22


Efini
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,404
Joined: 8-October 04
From: Oxford
Member No.: 1,083
Car: 2005 Seat Leon Cupra R



QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 28 2006, 11:05 AM) *
Exactly. And in the eyes of the common people, just dropping the name Porsche is cool. No one cares which Porsche you drive, as long as it's a Porsche. Throw in some sleek, sexy coupe looks...and bingo automatic frozenness.

I don't think the average person would think that porsche is cool.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
moe
post Oct 28 2006, 11:45 AM
Post #23


Posting God
******

Group: Moderators
Posts: 11,365
Joined: 30-January 05
From: Dubai
Member No.: 1,451
Car: '13 Toyota 86



QUOTE(350Z @ Oct 28 2006, 10:29 PM) *
I don't think the average person would think that porsche is cool.


I remember going to a house party a couple of summers back. A friend-of-a-friend showed up in his bright red Porsche 944. He was hitting on a certain, easy and quite attractive blonde girl we all know...in a casual conversation, she asked him what he drove...he said a Porsche. Even to a girl that knew nothing about cars...dropping that name was money in the bank. Hooray for vain and superficial girls.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dr. Strangelove
post Oct 29 2006, 08:07 AM
Post #24


VTEC yo!
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,503
Joined: 3-March 06
From: Los Angeles
Member No.: 2,309
Car: 2007 Honda S2000



Normal people think the Boxter is lame. If they knew that this was simply a Boxter with a hard top they would say uncool. Though moe brings up a good point. Ill give you cool for both this and the S but not frozen.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
siefert
post Oct 29 2006, 07:11 PM
Post #25


Shift Noob
*

Group: Members
Posts: 13
Joined: 27-October 06
Member No.: 3,255



Picking up on girls doesnt make it cool....it makes it functional!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
clarkma5
post Oct 29 2006, 08:48 PM
Post #26


Talkin' the talk since 2003
******

Group: Admin
Posts: 28,271
Joined: 27-August 03
From: Seattle, WA
Member No.: 27
Car: 2004 VW GTI 1.8T



QUOTE(siefert @ Oct 29 2006, 07:11 PM) *
Picking up on girls doesnt make it cool....it makes it functional!

ahahahahaha awesome thumbs_up.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
moe
post Oct 29 2006, 10:53 PM
Post #27


Posting God
******

Group: Moderators
Posts: 11,365
Joined: 30-January 05
From: Dubai
Member No.: 1,451
Car: '13 Toyota 86



QUOTE(siefert @ Oct 30 2006, 06:11 AM) *
Picking up on girls doesnt make it cool....it makes it functional!


laugh.gif

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Oct 30 2006, 07:48 AM) *
ahahahahaha awesome thumbs_up.gif


Clarkma...may I suggest a Porsche for your next car...

But yeah seriously, my anecdote wasn't to say a Porsche automatically gets you laid, but was pointing to the badge kudos. Even someone with no knowledge in the automotive field, knows a Porsche is something special or cool.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
tune
post Nov 1 2006, 06:30 AM
Post #28


Lighting Consultant
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,668
Joined: 18-April 04
From: England
Member No.: 719
Car: '07 Fiat Bravo



I think most people with no car knowledge think the brand Porsche is cool. If they don't they probably have WW2 issues.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mr b00st
post Nov 18 2006, 08:15 PM
Post #29


That Frigging BMW Driver
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 6,727
Joined: 7-December 03
From: Raleigh, NC
Member No.: 222
Car: 1997 BMW 328i



not cool.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mitlov
post Sep 29 2008, 02:43 PM
Post #30


Halfabusa lover
*****

Group: Banned
Posts: 5,339
Joined: 4-March 05
From: Ashland, OR
Member No.: 1,525



Massive zombie bump.

Frozen. I adore the Cayman 2.7. I think it's super-cool because Porsche broke with "what the established Porsche-buying establishment demands" and just built a damn brilliant sports coupe. And that sort of "fuck expectations" approach is very cool, at least if you like iconoclasm.

* A lot of modern Porsche enthusiasts demand a rear-engine because the 911 is God's Gift, blah blah blah, tradition, blah blah blah, heritage, yadda yadda yadda. An engine fore of the rear axle and aft of the seats is best for handling, though, and that's where they stuck it. Damn heritage and image, the engine is going to go where it makes sense. That's cool.

* A lot of Porsche-driving douchebags demand big powerful engines so they can brag to their golfing buddies about how fast their car is. The Cayman's light, small engine delivers all the thrust the car needs for backroads playtime without caving to the "faster is better" bragging rights crowd. That's cool.

* A lot of modern Porsche owners demand high prices to protect the exclusivity of their toys. They don't want middle-class guys tooling around with the same badge that adorns their 911 Turbo. At less than $50k new, the Cayman 2.7 risks damaging that exclusivity but also gets the car into the hands of some real enthusiasts (especially once you start talking used Caymans). That's cool.

Some may say that I just described a "good car" instead of a "cool" car. It's true, I do think the Cayman 2.7 is a good car. But I think it's cool because Porsche didn't compromise its simple goodness to make it fall more in line with the brand's image.

P.S. Did I mention it's got sexy lines?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Razor
post Sep 29 2008, 03:13 PM
Post #31


IT SLIDES!
*****

Group: Moderators
Posts: 6,345
Joined: 5-February 07
From: Maine
Member No.: 3,670
Car: Volkswagen R32 Mk V



Isn't as much of a douchebag car as the Boxster, but it still gets an Uncool. Meh.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V  < 1 2
Closed TopicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd September 2017 - 02:37 PM