Which 718 ?

Which 718 ?

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The Livster

Original Poster:

200 posts

61 months

Monday 26th August
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Considering a 718 , which one and why do you consider best?? Not looking for arguments just opinions thanks

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Monday 26th August
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GT4 would be the only one for me.

AJB88

4,212 posts

116 months

Monday 26th August
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define best? best for what?

track? GT4
fast road? GTS or GT4
best of value? S probably.
Noise? GT4 or a 981.

The Livster

Original Poster:

200 posts

61 months

Monday 26th August
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Will be 2nd car/ weekend car, no tracking , was thinking “s”

churchie2856

87 posts

135 months

Monday 26th August
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For a daily I’ve just ordered a 2.0 718 Cayman PDK with about 4K of options. It really depends what you want. I tried 718 2.0, 718 T and 718 S - all on extended test drives. All were very accomplished, but none was night and day better hence I went with the lowest cost option.

AJB88

4,212 posts

116 months

Monday 26th August
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what is your daily car? no point getting the 2.0T if your daily car is also a 2.0T etc.

if budget allows GTS, if not S I would say! or look at an older 981 S for the 3.4.

churchie2856

87 posts

135 months

Monday 26th August
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AJB88 said:
what is your daily car? no point getting the 2.0T if your daily car is also a 2.0T.
718 Cayman (2.0 T) will sit along side my Golf R (2.0 T) and Forester XT (2.0 T)

AJB88

4,212 posts

116 months

Monday 26th August
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churchie2856 said:
718 Cayman (2.0 T) will sit along side my Golf R (2.0 T) and Forester XT (2.0 T)
I meant the OP.

I went from MK3 Leon Cupra (2.0T 420PS) to a 981 Cayman S. I tried the 718 2.0T and 2.5T but didn't really excite me that much.

my 3.4 is now running race headers so it sounds insane.

hixster

298 posts

162 months

Monday 26th August
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New 6 cylinder one coming out next year, I’d wait for that. ( I am)

The Livster

Original Poster:

200 posts

61 months

Monday 26th August
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Thanks for the info guys. Probably won’t be buying till next May/June so just starting research now.
Will be first Porsche so not clued up on models yet hence the post.
Will have to start test driving the different models to see which suits. Any must have options ??

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Monday 26th August
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Climate, auto mirrors/wipers, parking sensors and heated seats.

churchie2856

87 posts

135 months

Monday 26th August
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Twinfan said:
Climate, auto mirrors/wipers, parking sensors and heated seats.
I went with those too, less the auto-wipers; have yet to find a car where that technology works well.

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Monday 26th August
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Auto wipers on my 981 are excellent - totally recommended. The system on my wife's Focus is OK but not as sensitive or flexible as the Porsche system.

AJB88

4,212 posts

116 months

Monday 26th August
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Don't know about the 718 but on the 981 if you don't have auto wipers like mine didn't you get somebody with PIWIS and it can be enabled (not sure about the non-s models but the S,GTS all came with the sensors installed whether you specced it or not)

FTW

242 posts

121 months

Monday 26th August
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Cayman T with audio delete, buckets, alcantara dash. Great second car.

jimbo761

170 posts

27 months

Monday 26th August
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Base with rear parking sensors, bigger fuel tank and cruise. That’s it, nothing else required, great car.

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Monday 26th August
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FTW said:
Cayman T with audio delete, buckets, alcantara dash. Great second car.
It would take a brave person to spec PCM delete given the likely effect on resale, but I like your style. That's exactly what I would order if I was interested in an F4T 718, plus I'd go for a manual gearbox.

rockin

6,798 posts

190 months

Monday 26th August
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Twinfan said:
...given the likely effect on resale.
Calm down dear.

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Monday 26th August
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I think it would limit your potential pool of buyers, hence it's likely to affect resale. Not just no nav, no music/DAB/reversing camera either.

I'd certainly spec a T that way, but not many other people would want it like that.

IMHO smile

FTW

242 posts

121 months

Monday 26th August
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Twinfan said:
It would take a brave person to spec PCM delete given the likely effect on resale, but I like your style. That's exactly what I would order if I was interested in an F4T 718, plus I'd go for a manual gearbox.
The PCM radio signal in my Cayman R is so st I don’t think it will be much different.

Does the entire 718 range now come with GPF so no more pops and bangs?