Thanks!Nice roster of cars you have there. How does the S2K compare to the Coxster?
The pic with all the pink clouds is in a different spot than the others. They are both about an hour give or take west of the Springs. I'd be happy to show you where and shoot your GT-R when you've got it.wow I want to take the picture where you took the Porsche!
Lol silly I'm a pro photographer clintearhart.com I t looks stunningThanks!
The Coxster has a level of sophistication that the S2K doesn't. Interior wise it's obviously no contest, especially with my car having full leather interior. It also benefits from the true mid-ship engine placement compared to the Honda. You can feel the weight transfer and rotation motions so much more clearly in the Porsche than in the Honda. Much better sense of traction as well with the rear-bias weight distribution.
The direct shifter linkage in the Honda blows away the Cayman's, which is a cable setup by necessity in order to deal with the engine being in front of the transmission. The electric power assist in the Honda isn't that far behind the Cayman's hydraulic setup, despite what you typically read about EPS in reviews. The Honda is a smaller car, and is a bit easier to place on the road than the Cayman. The Cayman is much more practical with two storage areas, but it's a total PITA to work on with the mid-engine all surrounded by body work and frame. Finally, dropping the top on the Honda and rapping that motor out to 9,000 RPM gives a noise that's not found in many other vehicles. The Cayman's flat six at 7,000 RPM isn't too shabby either.
They are both truly wonderful solutions to the two seat sports car puzzle. You can definitely tell where the extra $30k MSRP goes in the Porsche, but driving in anger on a two lane back road, they're both very rewarding to the driver.
The pic with all the pink clouds is in a different spot than the others. They are both about an hour give or take west of the Springs. I'd be happy to show you where and shoot your GT-R when you've got it.
I'll definitely post impressions, but I seriously doubt I'll have a test drive given that Clint is my local dealer and he's sold out through forever.awesome set of cars!
can you post some impressions of the 2015 STi, in the event you get a chance to drive one before your delivery date?
i've been looking for a test drive at my local dealers, but most won't let you even test drive a used STi---given your comments in the other thread in comparison to e90 and e46 330s, i really want to test drive before committing to ordering a car. i'm also passively considering the F80 M3, but same issue: orders are full w/ people who have put money down sight unseen.
Thank you sir!Stunning pictures good sir!
Not sure how I missed your post here, but thanks for sharing your test drive impressions. :tup:i actually got a chance to take a 2015 STi for a pretty decent test drive this past sunday that included some highway, some fun circular on and off ramps, and some street driving.
a few random thoughts:
-power! unlike the 2009 i drove, this car did have significantly more power than my 330i---per the sales man, I didn't take it past 4k RPMs, but plenty of low end grunt---i haven't driven a turbo charged car before, but the pickup felt pretty linear (which may be a function of the sport mode vs sport #)
-freely revving engine--the engine seemed to rev easily (esp when compared to my 330i) when i blipped the throttle--in contrast to the slower revs i've experienced in FRS/BRZ's and in the 09 STi
-handling--very nimble, and much quicker steering than i'm used to. also, i would use the word "planted"---minimal body roll in a long, sweeper corner
-ride is stiff, but not harsh: again, comparing to my sport pkg 330i, which really rattles your teeth, the STi actually felt less harsh if that makes sense. busy for sure, but i wasn't cringing before every freeway expansion joint
-steering---good effort required, but not as much as my current car. i understand that "feel" is different from the turning effort, but i didn't really push the car hard enough to get a good sense of how much feedback the steering gives
-pretty high quality, although i'm on the skinny side, so i prefer the narrower seats of the BRZ/FRS.
i think i really want to get an STi now (i'll still test drive an M235i, but the F80 M3 is def out), but they weren't willing to move on price at all. i'm ok to wait until the initial demand dies down.
Thanks man. I sold the Cayman last weekend and it was surprisingly easy to do it given how little I was able to drive the car in the first place with where we live. It's definitely a pure driver's car, one that I'm sure I will miss when I look back on it.Nice cars. The Cayman S always interested me. Looking at your GR I actually kinda like those 5 spoke stock wheels now. I couldn't find a set of BBSs fast enough when I bought my '10.