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Hey all,

 

Im looking to pop down to cridfords to see a cayman and was wondering what feedback people here have?

 

Have checked pistonheads and feedback is very mixed, though as we know pistonheads folks can sometimes lose it over the most basic thing, so thought id try asking in a model specific forum.

 

Thanks!

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On 09/01/2018 at 11:07, Ursicles said:

Hey all,

 

Im looking to pop down to cridfords to see a cayman and was wondering what feedback people here have?

 

Have checked pistonheads and feedback is very mixed, though as we know pistonheads folks can sometimes lose it over the most basic thing, so thought id try asking in a model specific forum.

 

Thanks!

Hi,

 

i bought my 987.2 CS from Cridfords April last year. 

 

Like you I read lots of mixed reviews, but found someone who had bought from them and spoke with him and felt much more comfortable. 

 

They’ve been around for 30 years and specialise in selling Porsche so they can’t be completely bad. 

 

I was happy with the sales service that I received from Jonathan, who is the MD, but I would never have guessed as he was ‘just another bloke’ and treated me as equally as anyone else that walks through his door even though I was buying at the ‘cheaper’ end of their stock list. 

 

There was no negotiating on price, but I got an additional 6 months of warranty and the Williams ceramic coating for ‘free’ (they now use Gtechnic coatings). 

 

They picked up and changed a number of items on the PDI that I didn’t notice and the collection experience was great with the sales manager spending half an hour or more taking me through the car and every button and pairing my phone with the PCM etc. 

 

Minor ‘niggles’:

the PDI changed the drivers door window regulator, which would have involved removing the door card and ‘membrane’. The door card gets wet from water ingress (eg after washing). My local indecent (RPM) is sorting this in a couple of weeks (at Cridfords cost), they think the old membrane was probably refitted, rather than a new one. 

 

The rear number plate plate had a screw loose because the mounting point thread was stripped, whoever fitted the Cridfords branded plate must have known they stripped the thread. The inserts are mere pence to change. 

 

No other issues and it’s been faultless in the past 9 months and 6k miles as my daily driver and a couple of long road trips to Scotland and Lancs. 

 

It’s been up on ramp at RPM and Ollie found no issues / obvious signs of accident damage. 

 

I have a service and an MOT in 2 weeks (doing it 2 months early whilst warranty remains and before March track day) at RPM - let’s see what it picks up. 

 

So far so good. Where are you based?

 

Jason

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Jason,

 

Thanks for such a good write up - really refreshing to read.

 

Speaking to them on the phone they have been really decent and true to their word, but i was thinking of getting OPC Guildford to inspect the car with a view to putting a porsche warranty on it after 90 days as its a 3.4S Gen 1 and reading some horror stories on the net about bore score and the prospect of the £10k rebuild scares me a little!

 

Im based in Kent, so not too far from them.

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A great place to buy a porsche i found was Ashgood Porsche as they are friendly and great price.....

 

 

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