Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

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MancTom
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Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by MancTom » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:43 pm

Having now sold my 4 month old Macan S for not being exciting enough, I am in need of info from those with owner experience of the Cayman S or GTS.
Tested a Jag F type 3.0 AWD 380ps today which sounded great and drove well. Test driving a 718 S on Friday but I’m a bit concerned with the engine sound track that will be on offer. Also how do they handle in bad weather with it only being RWD not AWD?
Any comments appreciated.


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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by Paul » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 pm

Comparing apples and oranges really. 4wd, front engined, 2 ton SUV VS perfectly balanced, mid-engined 2 seat sports car.
The sports car will win hands down every time handling-wise, wet or dry.
I loved my Cayman S (2008 vintage) and I love my current Macan GTS.
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by gtipirelli » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:20 pm

I have both a Macan and a 718 Cayman S. Apart from the obvious interior bits and pieces being familiar, that is where any comparison ends. My Cayman is my daily driver and has handled good and bad weather no different to any car I have ever had.

The handling is amazing and it is pretty quick. Economical on the motorway (it’s a PDK) and fun on a Sunday

The engine could sound better but the main sound you hear is road/tyre roar on concrete surfaces compared to most other cars. There is no soundproofing in the wheel wells

Let me know what else you would like to know
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by Macananon » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:32 pm

The FType is a grand tourer, the 718 a sports car. If you do a lot of motorway miles the Jag will be more comfortable, if it's just local stuffed you would enjoy the 718 more.


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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by Tim92gts » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:59 am

As Paul has said they're totally different.

The Macan is the best car I've ever had for driving to see the kids in France, quiet and fast when needed.

The 911, like a Cayman, is best for nipping round country lanes in a go karty sort of way.

In the snow and mud I use the Macan.
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:22 am

With respect guys, the OP was asking for users' experience of Cayman S or GTS. His Macan has already gone!
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by bennachie » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:28 pm

Went the other way. My Cayman S was magnificent in all areas (but it was a 981 and therefore had the 'proper' engine.)
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by VanB » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:26 pm

I had a Cayman S (981) before the Macan GTS and it was the best handling car I've ever owned despite being RWD. These cars are very precise, nimble and quick and it was never upset in the wet even when pushing on a bit. I don't like the sound much of the 4 pot engine but a friend of mine has a 718 GTS after having a 6 pot N/A and says that the extra torque more than makes up for the sound and couldn't be happier. HTH.
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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by MCS » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Would consider the GT4 if you could get one! Failing that wait for the new 6 cylinder 718 GTS....


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Re: Going from Macan s to Cayman s or gts.

Post by ScotMac » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:53 pm

I have found rear wheel drive sports cars (400bhp ish) require a bit of care / skill in the wet when driving fast.


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