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Poll: Chevrolet Corvette C7 or Porsche Cayman S?
Old 06-03-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Poll: Chevrolet Corvette C7 or Porsche Cayman S?

Both cars offered have the same options and $ value, low 60's. Seems like a question few (car guys especially) would be in the fence about, thought I'd test the theory with a poll, and see which car this crowd might favor.

Other/neither was deliberately not an option.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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I still sy neither. I like sleepers.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Like almost everything, of course 'it depends'.

And I don't know that much about cars in that price range, but if I won a raffle draw, and had 3 seconds to choose A or B, I'd choose B (the Porsche). I would just think that a Porsche carries more cachet than a Corvette.

Of course if I actually did win either in a raffle, I'd probably sell either after a month or so - I think that's all I'd need to get it out of my system.

EDIT/ADD - that's kinda funny, the Title and the OP said nothing about a raffle - I just threw that in as I wasn't sure what the situation was where I'd be choosing between these cars, I submitted, then went to vote for the Porsche. It wasn't until after I voted that I saw that the poll itself has a separate title, and that has the raffle scenario in it.

Further edit - DW would definitely answer "the yellow one", but I see that's not a poll option (she wouldn't care who made it).

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Either would be fun. I'd probably enjoy driving the Porsche a bit more, and it might do better at resale time. But I'd bet the Corvette has a bigger trunk (useful for trips to Harbor Freight) and is probably easier to fit with a trailer hitch for hauling mulch and stuff.
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Never been much of a Corvette guy for street driving. I love Porsches, and own a 2006 911.

That being said...

I think the C7 is a huge step forward for the Corvette, and I'm glad to see them putting more emphasis on a better quality interior. As for the styling, I wish they'd been a bit more aggressive, but then I have styling issues with the new 911 also (I don't care for the bug-eyed headlights, nor the Panamera style console).

If I was looking for a car to take to the track, I'd get a Corvette in a heartbeat. There's no denying the Corvette has an outstanding dollar-to-performance ratio. The only thing I wish they would have done is give it a true dual-clutch transmission. Although it looks like they're installing a pretty good auto tranny in the Z06, per this article:

2015 Corvette Z06 8-Speed Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK | GM Authority

I figure you could get a C7 to the track, dump another $25k in mods in it, and get one hell of a track car that would rival almost anything out there.
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If I had been asked this in my 20's I would have gone with the Corvette because of the greater raw power. It will definitely beat the Porsche in a straight line race. Now however, i'd prefer the Porsche. It's more refined, more driveable. Yet it's still very fun to drive(i'd imagine). Also, the Porsche looks better IMO.
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Both are mid-life crisis/compensation cars. Neither would be my choice, but since that's not an option, put me down for a Porsche.
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Other/neither was deliberately not an option.
But neither is still an option. One can choose not to vote, though the poll does not register that. At my age, I prefer a luxury sedan over a sports car.

PS. Oops. Just saw "won a raffle". I will have to think about this. Hmm...
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Guess I am in the minority and would get the Corvette. But I am also a V8 fan, and the Corvette has a lot more power than the Porsche. I am more pro-American as well, so a Porsche does nothing for me. Not sure on repair costs, but I would bet the Porsche is more. The new Corvette is an absolute performance bargain.
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When/how do I claim my prize? After all, it says "You just won a raffle, ...". It doesn't say "Imagine you just won a raffle, ...".

A man should be good for his word, right? NW Indiana is not so far from me, I can come and pick it up (the Porsche) if that is best.

Midpack may need to recalculate his WR after handing out all these prizes!


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Guess I am in the minority and would get the Corvette. But I am also a V8 fan, and the Corvette has a lot more power than the Porsche. I am more pro-American as well, so a Porsche does nothing for me. Not sure on repair costs, but I would bet the Porsche is more. The new Corvette is an absolute performance bargain.
I voted Vette too.

Although I drive a German car as my "daily driver", I have always been a Corvette guy and hopefully will own another on of these days. German car maintenance (and repairs) are a bit over the top with high labor prices and parts cost.

I suppose if you can afford either car, you would not worry about upkeep cost.
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The only thing I wish they would have done is give it a true dual-clutch transmission. Although it looks like they're installing a pretty good auto tranny in the Z06, per this article:

2015 Corvette Z06 8-Speed Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK | GM Authority
I agree about a DSG instead of the automatic, but that 8 speed is supposedly quite nice. Time will tell on how well it holds up to over 600 ft-lbs of torque.
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I would pick the Corvette, however, both cars are great. This is a no lose scenario.
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Guess I am in the minority and would get the Corvette. But I am also a V8 fan, and the Corvette has a lot more power than the Porsche. I am more pro-American as well, so a Porsche does nothing for me. Not sure on repair costs, but I would bet the Porsche is more. The new Corvette is an absolute performance bargain.
+1. Nothing like the sound of a V8.
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Although it looks like they're installing a pretty good auto tranny in the Z06, per this article:

2015 Corvette Z06 8-Speed Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK | GM Authority
So GM finally came up with an answer to the Porsche PDK (introduced to consumers in 2008, in development in 2003)...
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But there's no right answer, it's all personal preference. That's what makes the world go 'round.

I couldn't fully exploit/appreciate what either car has to offer, but then 95% of their owners probably drive them like Buick's 99% of the time anyway.
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I picked the Corvette simply because I got to drive one (once, long ago) and loved it.
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If given the time, I'd check with a dealer to see which one I could move the quickest and invest the funds. Of course, I'd drive it for a few weeks unless that reduced it's value.

Now if I was in my 20's and had this opportunity while I was living in Germany!!!!!!!!!!
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My initial thought was a need a pure sports car and the Vette was the answer. The older Caymens were more of a luxury car with the Porsche nameplate, but I just read some reviews and I guess the 2013/2014 Caymans are a different animal..

Anyway now I'm torn (the poll is 14/14 right now). Still a Tesla can hold its own against a Cayman and loses to Vette so I'll go with the Vette.
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If given the time, I'd check with a dealer to see which one I could move the quickest and invest the funds. Of course, I'd drive it for a few weeks unless that reduced it's value.

Now if I was in my 20's and had this opportunity while I was living in Germany!!!!!!!!!!
I took overseas delivery of my Porsche 944 Turbo at the factory, with a nice tour and a ride in their rally car among others, and drove for a week or so in Germany and Switzerland. It was way better than renting a car! But with the break-in requirements I was only able to go to 5000 RPM, which was "only" 136 MPH, on the autobahn. A minor disappointment, since most of the time I was only comfortable at 100 MPH with the visibility and traffic. Past my 20's, but just before we had the kids.
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