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Just pushed over 5K miles. Just epic. To date, I've had only two problems with the car - faulty board in the defrost buttons, and a bolt loose on a suspension sensor which put the car in limp mode. Both were repaired in 24 hrs. Unlike some here, I don't mind the sound system at all, and the lack of satnav I could care less - as some have mentioned, the nav in our phones is better. The only thing I actually miss is bluetooth.

The car otherwise is everything I dared dream - it's insanely fast, and as I've gotten totally used to the car's nuances, I've gotten even faster. It's to the point where I'm bored with my other fast toys - I have to push myself to drive the Cayman R. The 12C is better in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY. Which is tough for me to say, because I am a Porsche guy through and through. Hell, it's ground clearance is even better than the Porsche's

I do use the car as a daily driver. Take it to the office, to the grocery store, etc. I'm fortunate to work near the dealership, elsewise it'd be filthy! I love to push the car, and the road I live on is rather... aggressive.

BTW, if my 115# girlfriend has no problem with opening and closing the doors, um, quit your whining about the force required to close the doors.
 

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Couldnt agree more Hyper!, you will be overtaking me by the end of May,that is if your American miles are not smaller than our British ones,like your gallons!! :D
Same here with Porches,its unlikly i wil lever own one again!!
 

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MP4-12C is an incredible car. I agree that most journalists would stand to get much faster when they drive it more. It's a car that you learn how to tame, much like the original 911's (but it won't kill you!)
 

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Hyper, interesting comments about your behaviour regarding the rest of your garage.

I think I can relate to your view as a couple of years ago I reached my m/cycle utopia with 5 bikes, all very different, but defaulted to the one I enjoyed the most.......a FireBlade. So I sold them all, including the Blade and bought a do it all Ducati Multistrada 1200 - the biking equivalent of a ballistic daily car, so ballistic that a tyre can shred in 1000 miles on the road.

Trouble with the MP12 is I can't pick guests up from the airport with their oversized luggage and they won't USP it in advance........so maybe there is a case for a shooting brake MP12!!!!

Anyway I agree that more miles and familiarity enhance the MAC experience. I reached 3000 miles, but now have to wait 6 weeks or so to drive following hand surgery, then off for 3000 miles around the Alps, Dolomites and Italian Lakes.

It is an awesome mode of gentleman's transport as they say in Yorkshire:D

ps. Can your girlfriend strong arm you into submission?
 

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Truth be told, in regards to picking up people at the airport, I'm going to sell the Cayman R and my truck and get a Cayenne S - does the job of both, and saves some space and a few bucks. And no need for the turbo or GTS - the 12C has enough juice for all of them.

As for bikes, I went and checked out the Ducati Panigale yesterday. It's nice, but not too amazing. And the customer service experience has been AWFUL, particularly from the dealer. So maybe a 'busa might be in my future instead.

I'm off to the other side of the pond for a few weeks in Germany and Italy - have an Audi RS4 as a rental.
 

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Well done!!! I am at 1,500 miles in 7 weeks which is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but it is for me. I cant imagine the Cayman getting the nod when the 12C is an option. A boxster maybe since you get the topless option but that is about it.
 

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Yeah Falb, I'm thinking 911 Cab in the future. The backseat on the 991 is remarkably big, compared to the past iterations.
 

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HyperMac, do you have CCB's? I was wondering what your impressions are after that many miles regarding the brakes. Also, any issues scraping the nose with all of that driving? I drove my 996TT often and I had to replace the front because of driveway angles.
 

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Steel brakes - and now that I've learned the feel of the brakes coupled with the air brake... ooooh yeah, they are great. No fade, not a lot of brake dust, etc.

And while yes, I've scraped the nose a couple of times, it's on the bottom and I can't see it, so I don't care all that much. And I have THE worst driveway you can imagine.
 

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Steel brakes - and now that I've learned the feel of the brakes coupled with the air brake... ooooh yeah, they are great. No fade, not a lot of brake dust, etc.

And while yes, I've scraped the nose a couple of times, it's on the bottom and I can't see it, so I don't care all that much. And I have THE worst driveway you can imagine.
Excellent that you are enjoying it so much and have had minor problems after that many miles! Impressive your brakes are holding up so well. How about your tires will they need replacing soon or do you have quite a bit of tread left on them?
 

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Hell, it's ground clearance is even better than the Porsche's.
Good to hear. Getting my Cayman over the occassionally viscious UK speed bumps littering our urban roads in order to reach the 'interesting' little roads off the main highways has caused me a few heart in mouth scrapes as is.

Can just imagine the grimacing of those of you with carbon splitters on the front...
 
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