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I’m looking at a car from a car dealer who sells a wide range of higher end cars (Aston, Range Rover etc). It’s one of those ‘large country house’ with extensive garage facilities! As they are not a Porsche specialist I suspect any queries about over-rev checks will be met with blank faces. Can anyone recommend where this check can be done & the likely cost?  I’m on the outskirts of Bristol. Car is a 2,7 manual. Thx in anticipation, Kevin. 

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https://www.porscheinspections.com/inspectmodels#cayman

 

Have a full inspection with these guys, or find a local porsche specialist who could do it.

 

Only really a concern if you suspect the car has been tracked. Whats the mileage, how many owners etc?

 

 

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10 hours ago, GlosRich said:

https://www.porscheinspections.com/inspectmodels#cayman

 

Have a full inspection with these guys, or find a local porsche specialist who could do it.

 

Only really a concern if you suspect the car has been tracked. Whats the mileage, how many owners

 

 

Hi Rich, its done 41k on a 65 plate (2016) and I believe has only had one owner so I'm guessing a motorway car. It does mean the major service will be due next year so I need to factor that into the £34k asking price. Non-OPC warranty so need to check the details, just unusual (or maybe not) to see one having covered those miles?

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Does seem like it was someones daily, and you would think with those miles, mostly motorway. Should have had a service in 2018 and be due a major in 2020?

 

Just check the disks and pads and tyres have reasonable life left in them and are good quality. Also at those miles, check for stone chipping front bumper, rear wings in front of the back wheels and the windscreen.

 

Being low and fast these cars get stone chipped.

 

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Is it the yellow one at Imola?

 

I think a friend of mine bought his BMW 325 Ci from there, and has been pleased with it.

 

With a high spec like that, it may have been a dealer car from new, so check how many owners it has had.

 

IMO they want a lot for that one, for the same money or less you could have an Approved used Cayman from an OPC with a 2 year comprehensive warranty.

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1 hour ago, GlosRich said:

Is it the yellow one at Imola?

 

I think a friend of mine bought his BMW 325 Ci from there, and has been pleased with it.

 

With a high spec like that, it may have been a dealer car from new, so check how many owners it has had.

 

IMO they want a lot for that one, for the same money or less you could have an Approved used Cayman from an OPC with a 2 year comprehensive warranty.

Yes Rich it’s the Imola one. It was £2k more last month or so but like you even with the price drop that feels like OPC pricing without the benefits. They’ve had it since January but I suspect yellow is a marmite colour for many. We’re in the same place on the discs / paint work, even with light use I’d suspect discs are near end of life unless they’ve already been changed. I reckon if it was priced around (below) £30k it would be worth a punt. The other thing I’m considering is that I’m a 10k miles a year user and as I’d likely run this for 3 to 4 years that’ll take it up to 70k to 80k miles! Not many Caymans with that mileage advertised! Cheers for replying. Kevin. 

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They're waiting for some one who wants yellow, and they are quite rare, so they will pay the price.

 

As you do 10k a year, you need to watch the value, as it will take a hit. 

 

Have you had a quote for a new one, if you ran it for 2 yrs, 20k miles, it may be cheaper, as they hold their value well. £42k new, and they retail at £35k at 3 years old, but trade in would obviously be less, maybe £30k, I'm guessing... cost you £12k over 2 years.

 

 

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Rich stop tempting me to look at the 718 😉.

 

Just noticed they've dropped the price again, do you think their monitoring our thread😄

 

I think you're right the mileage is the killer given my intended use, but,.....

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I think because your budget is so close to a new one, its worth a look, because if you buy something like the Imola one, inevitably there will be some repairs needed, and consumables like tyres, brakes, where as a new one, you could maybe run for 2 years with no expense other than one service, if you dont track it, or hammer the tyres and brakes too hard.

 

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