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Looking for 718 Porsche Cayman S

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Looks like a nice clean car. Love the car combo. If I am personally buying, I would go for manual though.
Wonder what is the warranty that is being offered and how much you have to pay for extending it??
Go for a test drive and post the details:)
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4 model yrs old selling for $70k. Brand new back then was $80k.

Lol.

Get a new one and if there is one sitting in dealer inventory lot right now, I think you can get 2-3% off at minimum
hrsslm wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 10:17 am
I have been researching 981 Cayman S for last little while. I saw this one pop at Pfaff. What are people's thoughts on the price and condition: https://pfaffporsche.com/inventory/cert ... ic+4236745

It has certain options that I absolutely need like PDK and Sports Chrono.
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If I were to get this car, what should I offer them? Mileage does seem higher than what I preferred. Hope it drops a bit more in the next few weeks :P

https://www.porschevancouver.ca/invento ... ic+2685429

Looks like the 2019 models are here but at a $20k premium above what I want to pay for one. lol
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hrsslm wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 10:17 am
I have been researching 981 Cayman S for last little while. I saw this one pop at Pfaff. What are people's thoughts on the price and condition: https://pfaffporsche.com/inventory/cert ... ic+4236745

It has certain options that I absolutely need like PDK and Sports Chrono.
On a 3 year lease, the residual is 50%. Aka $50K when the lease expires. Pfaff has $20K ($15K minimum) margin in this car. It’s a freaking joke. Absolutely you should buy a very slightly used 2017/2018 CS. I drove a 781 CS myself - and while I appreciated how much torque was on tap, it sounded terrible (about as bad as my F80). The sound and the 4 cylinder motor are deal breakers for me.
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Yea the P-cars are so overpriced in the used market I give up looking, plus driving them in the winter just doesn’t seem like a good idea (the Caymans and whatnot)...prefer the 981s as well, a 4 cyl Porsche just doesn’t sound right.
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Brand new 18 would be $109,000 (with the extended warranty pricing included). with 10K on the clock, dealer wants $103,000.

$95,000 + taxes would be my top end of the offering (in other words, you are looking for 7% discount off the $103,000)


bomber17 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:19 pm
If I were to get this car, what should I offer them? Mileage does seem higher than what I preferred. Hope it drops a bit more in the next few weeks :P

https://www.porschevancouver.ca/invento ... ic+2685429

Looks like the 2019 models are here but at a $20k premium above what I want to pay for one. lol
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Nov 6th, 2018 12:00 pm
It's hard to explain but it's more than just overtaking as that's just acceleration. It's the steering feel, the feeling of being planted to the ground when you accelerate and turn. The feeling of complete control of the car wherever you drive. It's just hard to say it. I would highly suggest driving a little sports car to get the feeling. Even a Miata can explain it a lot better than me. Haha
I agree. But you don't need to spend $100k to get that "planted" feeling.
30 y.o. well maintained E30 drives exactly as you explained.
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I agree with the last posts over the inflated price for 981.
I have been struggling with this question between 718 vs. 981. I cant get over the engine that sounds like an impreza and the rear design of the 718. It looks like there is no solution if you want a fairly priced 981 cayman.
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at least the sound can somewhat be fixed by having to change to a performance exhaust.



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booblehead wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 7:56 am
Brand new 18 would be $109,000 (with the extended warranty pricing included). with 10K on the clock, dealer wants $103,000.

$95,000 + taxes would be my top end of the offering (in other words, you are looking for 7% discount off the $103,000)
Dude, the dealers will not play ball like this. They offer $1000 or $2000 off. Maybe in January they will knock a few thousand off, but not $8000 off the price. You must not have been used Porsche shopping in years. The demand is still so high that they can charge absolutely insane prices.
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White Comet wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 1:40 am
Yea the P-cars are so overpriced in the used market I give up looking, plus driving them in the winter just doesn’t seem like a good idea (the Caymans and whatnot)...prefer the 981s as well, a 4 cyl Porsche just doesn’t sound right.
Cayman’s are fine to drive in winters, they are completely capable. The 4 cylinder and overpriced crap that is known as the Canadian Porsche market makes it unattainable to buy one unless you can just accept you’re overpaying by $25K plus for a 991 and $20K plus for a 997 or 981.
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If they want that kind of overpriced $ for an ordinary cayman, then op should buy new or simply forget the whole thing. Not worth that kind of $ (“S” costing > $100k)
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Nov 14th, 2018 5:36 pm
Dude, the dealers will not play ball like this. They offer $1000 or $2000 off. Maybe in January they will knock a few thousand off, but not $8000 off the price. You must not have been used Porsche shopping in years. The demand is still so high that they can charge absolutely insane prices.
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tcharged wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 10:59 pm
On a 3 year lease, the residual is 50%. Aka $50K when the lease expires. Pfaff has $20K ($15K minimum) margin in this car. It’s a freaking joke.
Perhaps the best strategy here is to find someone with a least coming to and end who is going to give it back, and buy it at their buyout (might involve taking over the lease a few months before expiry). Seems like one would save a lot compared to the insane used prices on these cars.
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booblehead wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 6:39 pm
If they want that kind of overpriced $ for an ordinary cayman, then op should buy new or simply forget the whole thing. Not worth that kind of $ (“S” costing > $100k)
I completely agree - they should just give up on the Porsche dream. I was just explaining that they do not negotiate. The sales manager at PCO said they discount less than $1200 on average on CPO 991’s as an example. Like wtf.
On examples with low options or weird interiors they will work with buyers, but high demand cars, forget it.
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tcharged wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 7:18 pm
I completely agree - they should just give up on the Porsche dream. I was just explaining that they do not negotiate. The sales manager at PCO said they discount less than $1200 on average on CPO 991’s as an example. Like wtf.
On examples with low options or weird interiors they will work with buyers, but high demand cars, forget it.
This guy understands the P car market. Here’s a tip. Don’t try to rationalize used car pricing on Porsche’s that are in demand cause there isn’t any.

That said if you own one the is in demand people always ask if you’re selling... I get that at every car meet.

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