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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    What a life to be a Porsche stylist! Work about 1 week a year changing a few curves and collect your check for the rest of the year.....
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by CADILLACSIXTEEN View Post
    Yeah, it looks just like every other Porsche ever made...
    It looks more like every Volkswagen Beetle ever made.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by ZR2BlaZeR2 View Post
    Agreed. I've always thought Porsches looked feminine with a bit of Kermit the Frog thrown in. Though I have to say they've strayed farther from the norm with this model than with anything previous. Meh... next.

    P.S. Its impossible to look at any Porsche and not see some VW Beetle in there, especially from the rear. I can't get past that.
    Its true.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    I like the fact that you still see the old Beetle resemblance. Especially people in Europe appreciate this 'gesamte' Volkswagen Beetle - Ferdinand Porsche - Adolf Hitler - Bayerische Bierkeller heritage...

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    WELL the company does have its Ties to VW design in the past.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    WELL the company does have its Ties to VW design in the past.
    Not to mention the fact that they're now the same company.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by ZR2BlaZeR2 View Post
    Agreed. I've always thought Porsches looked feminine with a bit of Kermit the Frog thrown in. Though I have to say they've strayed farther from the norm with this model than with anything previous. Meh... next.

    P.S. Its impossible to look at any Porsche and not see some VW Beetle in there, especially from the rear. I can't get past that.
    I agree... I think this one looks more like the Beetle and TT than ever!

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Just on CNN: Porsche's sales went up 28% first nine months of 2012, operating profit 23%.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Not to mention the fact that they're now the same company.
    yep... The Porsche Karmann Ghia


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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    I'm sick and tired of people saying that we put out 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've put out 12 albums that sound exactly the same.
    Interview with Jim Farber (February 27, 2000). "Pluggin' into AC/DC: Longtime rockers stay current with new 'Stiff Upper Lip'". New York Daily News.
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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Quote Originally Posted by 1.21 giggawatts View Post
    - Angus Young
    ^^ Reminds me of the quote from David Lee Roth when asked why he likes AC/DC (with whom Van Halen toured in their very early days):
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    Same goes for Porsche...

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Its nice, it for sure looks a bit more 'exotic' than the last gen, but as others have said, nothing really too new there.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Every time I see a Porsche I cant help but think glorified VW Beetle.
    I didn't go to math school, so I'm not going to do the math.

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    Cayman is a good car for a daughter in college; I prefer the 911

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    Re: LAIAS 2012: 2014 Porsche Cayman

    For the last 40 years the Porsche design staff has used a total of three seperate sheets of paper to design all the bodies.
    Chalk me up as a yawn.

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