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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 03:06 PM
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I think the RS4 has a very generic look to it. I've seen them on the road and they are "plain Janes". I really like the Porsche Cayman S or the 911 S. If your going for a "sports car" don't settle for a "sporty sedan".
I agree with this completely, you have to decide between sport and sporty. The cayman is sport, RS4, sporty. And the cayman is not fem at all. The dark charcoal is stunning.

I drive the sedans because I am over 50 and happy with very fast sporty (500E) but the 240Z is pure sport. I would go Cayman or 911 S in a heartbeat if I were going new/used again [I hate the 25-30% depreciation even on Porsche for first year ownership -- read this weeks Autoweek regarding their long term 911 Carrera S. $90,000 with a trade in after 52 weeks and 28K miles of $58,600]

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I agree that the Cayman is a far sportier car. I am a big fan of Porsche but I did not like the fit of the Cayman and as for me the styling just strikes me again as a little awkward. Plus here in California I see a Cayman in every corner it's become the poormans Porsche but I still must say it is porbably one of the better handling Porsche's I have driven in a long time.
I am debating with my Audi dealer because they are still trelling me they cannot get me the color I want. What are your thoughts about this? I do not see why they cannot custom order me the car I want? I am not settling for the silver one either.
Does Audi have a program similar to BMW where I can buy the car in Europe and drive it around there so they can ship it here as Used?
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I'm a big fan of the RS4- I had a 996 C4 cab, and currently drive an SL55 (lease up in a few months), and have a spot reserved for an RS4 cab with Sept delivery. I like the AWD, as I live in CO, wanted 4 seats, and a cabrio. That basically left me with the options of a 911 C4 cab or the RS4. (Or a Bentley CGT )

IMHO, the Cayman (haven't driven it) and RS4 are worlds apart. Cayman should handle better, Audi far more practical. Is AWD important for you? 4 seats?? If not, the Porsche is prob a more pure driver's car, but it's a very personal choice. I don't think you go wrong with either one-
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heh, heh....RS4 is a BEAUT! heh, heh......the 'others' mentioned pale in comparision! heh, heh.......
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Saw a yellow Cayman in the Home Depot parking lot (go figure). Beau-ti-mofk-ful. I can't believe there are those that dislike it.
I have a yellow Cayman for every day driving and a blood orange GT3RS for weekends and the track. Strangely enough, the Cayman gets a lot more attention at 1/3 the price. I have a friend with an RS4 and it's a bit nose heavy in my opinion. The Cayman, being mid engine, feels super light and responsive.
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At the end of the day, the RS4 is just an A4 with a bigger engine and some suspension mods.

The Cayman is much more car for the money.
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You might say I'm a bit of a fashion victim or a snob or whatever but if I was paying that kind of money for a car I'd expect to see a lot more than four rings on the bonnet even if it was better to drive than it's counterparts, which I don't think it is, M3, or will be, C63.
IMHO, Audis don't have the kudos to match their prices. Which isn't to say they're not good cars.
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^They fall apart fast, despite their great intial fit and finish. It is for a car affictionado who doesn't know or care how to turn a wrench.
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^They fall apart fast, despite their great intial fit and finish. It is for a car affictionado who doesn't know or care how to turn a wrench.
Shane, you don't like Porsches either.
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