Popular Post Meteor_CR Posted March 8, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted March 8, 2021 I thought it was time to join in and share my car having enjoyed reading through a lot of the information, stories and fanatical members cars section over the past months before and after finally finding the right car and taking the plunge! Although this is the first Porsche I have actually owned, it all came about from having enjoyed driving an ex-girlfriend's 987.1 2.7 for a few years. I remember how engaging that car was having always been used to mostly VAG products, being either front or 4WD and I fell in love with the agility and how the car seemed to pivot around the driver. I part exchanged my Mk7 Golf R DSG which I had enjoyed for 3 years or so, and did many fun road trips including multiple jaunts around N Wales, but the best of all being the NC500 back in 2018. It was the 2nd time doing it, the first having been a day with six of us sharing 3 different Caterhams which was another unforgettable experience. In the Golf we took 5 days and did it anto-clockwise, including taking in Skye and Rassay and it was honestly one of the best trips of my life. 7 of us in 4 hot-hatches, among roads, great weather and lots of banter!! As much as the Golf was perfect for the trip, I came away wishing for a bit more engagement in terms of a naturally aspirated engine, manual gearbox and rear driven. The search for a Cayman started there. Then came saving for a house purchase, and finally a couple of years later and bit more saving I was looking in anger at Gen 2 S' and the odd R, until I finally spotted this Meteor Grey Cayman R on Autotrader and became fixated on it. I had originally planned to keep the Golf and add the Cayman as a second car, but having become smitten with the R and figuring out the cost to add a the R parts to an S was prohibitive I decided to part-ex the Golf! Sad to see it go, but the R is quite the replacement!! I've had her around 3 months now, and despite despite cold weather and lockdown I am looking for any excuse to take her out. She's is not quite the perfect spec, in not having PSE or Chrono, but I will look to go for a Carnewal and retrofit at some point to make up for those areas. Needless to say I am totally smitten and can't wait to get to Wales or Scotland again to properly experience the brilliance of the chassis! Look forward to meeting some of you in the near future, and hope the the R Anniversary meet is still going ahead! Cheers Ian 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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