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  1. A quick & grateful acknowledgement to Julian987 for bringing this opportunity up…I work in the next door road to the Caterham Gatwick centre which rents out cars & today took out a 310R for a 120 mile trip round Kent (similar sub 5sec performance) - hadn’t realised they rented them as I regularly walked slowly by, until your post & I have been waiting for the rain to stop ever since. As everyone knows, a totally different driving & passenger experience to the CaymanR I went to & from the CG location nr Three Bridges. The caterham was a ‘standard’ and so boy was it a squeeze, huge fun 20-60mph & pretty competent on rough roads…felt similar to an Eliza 160 super sport I owned 20 years ago which was just too lary. The CaymanR feels more like a grownup Elise 135 in style, but of course more competent all round. After 120 miles in the 310R I am ready for an early night…in the CaymanR, after 120miles, I am ready for the next 120….
    2 points
  2. The S also has a thicker rear ARB I think, and the brake discs are thicker too. so, slightly less roll in corners and slightly ‘meatier’ brakes. But then the non-S would be slightly lighter so a ‘6 and two 3s’. but whether any of that would really be noticeable on normal roads…. 🤷‍♂️ i tired non-S and S, PDK (buttons) and manual. I’m glad I went S and manual. that said, if/when I change I’d probably go PDK (paddles) for convenience on real roads and quicker on track. But that’s more an age thing as my right hip becomes increasingly less mobile which makes heel & toe more challenging. 🙄 good luck with your search. 👍🏻
    2 points
  3. I believe it can vary, I know that some early Gen 2s can be on '58' plates. I don't know if the 3.4 and 2.9 were released at the same time for the Gen 2. For Gen 1 the 3.4 was released first and then the 2.7 a little later (I think!). I tend to just put '2009 onwards' in the search criteria and then look for the cues: 1. Rear lights are a different shape and the clear lens is at the bottom on the Gen 2 vs at the top in the Gen 1. Modded lights can cause confusion here though so also check: 2. Interior centre console is silver on the Gen 1, black on the Gen 2. I haven't seen any mods that could cause confusion here and I also don't think there are any 'Gen 1.5' 987 cars like I have seen on a very small number of 997s - M97 engine from the Gen 1 but with the black interior centre console from the Gen 2. 3. Headlights are different, but this is more subtle. Gen 2 has a more distinct '2 lamp' design than the Gen 1, but this isn't always that obvious unless you have trained your eye haha. Front fogs are different too with the lamps further outboard on the Gen 2 to make room for the small LED DRLs that the Gen 1 does without.
    1 point
  4. If the history was good enough, it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me but it would definitely need to be accounted for in the price, which I don't believe is the case here.
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  5. I think it's a strong price given the mileage and previous Sport prices. I'm also not sure how to interpret the ad; one lady owner or they just bought it from the previous owner, who was a lady!?! It also mentions some useful modern mods but only lists factory options. I guess it just means the media centre (on top of the gearstick and additional decals). For me it's the Cayman S decal that makes a Sport stand out. Granted it doesn't do that on a black example...
    1 point
  6. Goes to show it was deemed special when its, kind of, sold a day later. I predict that Silver one will still be for sale by end of year. I would go for this https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107205257483? and if well maintained then the mileage shouldn't be a turn off. One lady owner, looks immaculate, spec is outstanding, in your price range, best colour (I am biased!) ... whats not to like! (well maybe the shifter knob is a bit odd, but strike a deal on the cost to return that to the factory knob/boot one) ... thats the one! trust me 😄 If you don't know the Gen 1 Sport is a limited edition, you'll spy the badge above the glovebox.
    1 point
  7. 'Driver Focused' feature set. Love that. That is a beautiful example.
    1 point


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