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Old 04-21-2022, 04:30 PM   #15
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:26 PM   #16
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Hoping to get mine on the road in the next couple of weeks after her winter slumber now that the frost heaves have subsidied. Just looking out the window at it in the last light of day, I can't wait.

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Old 04-21-2022, 11:32 PM   #17
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Yup.
I say, put a header & tune.
I don't drive mine in winter. I know it's not an exotic but at the time it's the second most expensive thing I've bought. 1st was the house.
I have a winter beater anyway.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:38 PM   #18
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My 16 is my commuter, driven all winter with AS3s unless it calls for a couple of inches of snow then itís the 04 WRX with snows. If I did not have the WRX I would have snows on the BRZ.
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Old 04-26-2022, 01:35 PM   #19
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Just took mine out after a brutal winter.
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Old 04-26-2022, 02:58 PM   #20
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Definitely agree with your thoughts here as well as with others. I, too, get the same feeling after the car sits for much of the winter. I tend to get it out only once a week or two weeks during the winter. As warmer days come around, I am now in it three to four days a week at least.

I NEVER forget how fun this car is to drive. Always a smile on my face. Always paying attention to the little details - the sounds, the shifts, the steering, the feel, all of it! It's just something that can't be explained to those who have never driven this car or others like it. I can never find the right way to explain that to my friends who chose more powerful and practical vehicles than I. So I don't bother trying to explain anymore. I just focus on driving and enjoying this car. To me... there's just nothing like it!
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:46 PM   #21
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I think my testosterone level fell reading this thread.

I need to go get in a bad fight.
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My summer tires go on this afternoon.

And of course it is snowing.
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My last two cars were a 981 Cayman S and a BMW M2. The BRZ has not left me wanting at all. In fact, I might enjoy it more. Sure, it’s not as fast, but it’s fun, and I get to really wring it out.
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My last two cars were a 981 Cayman S and a BMW M2. The BRZ has not left me wanting at all. In fact, I might enjoy it more. Sure, it’s not as fast, but it’s fun, and I get to really wring it out.
Yeah I always wonder or compare other cars, especially on the versus section on here, this is the first sports car I’ve ever owned, so sometimes you think the grass is greener. However this seems to be a common theme, especially from people who’ve owned more powerful and expensive cars.

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Funny because the Cayman is commonly thought of as the logical step up from the BRZ.
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One of the problems with the Cayman is that you really need to track it to enjoy it. You'll just get in too much trouble trying to enjoy it on a daily drive like you can with the BRZ.
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Old 05-02-2022, 10:22 AM   #27
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My summer tires go on this afternoon.

And of course it is snowing.
lol

That happens too much here (not from me though, I still have my winters on currently).

But perhaps this weekend i shall swap in the summers.
I believe we have past the peak of nth (where n > 1) winter here.
The weather future forecast has not called for any more snow.
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One of the problems with the Cayman is that you really need to track it to enjoy it. You'll just get in too much trouble trying to enjoy it on a daily drive like you can with the BRZ.

This is exactly it. It's probably the best driver's car I've ever driven, but it is so capable that it cannot be properly enjoyed on the street (at least, not legally).

They are also very expensive, everything from purchase price to consumables to mods is several multiples higher than an 86. One quick example: headers. For an 86, $700-1200. For a Cayman, $3000-5000. You're definitely paying that Porsche premium.
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