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Hi Guys,

 

Looking to purchase my first Porsche. Have found a car local to me that I like but think it's a little overvalued and wanted some opinions. Link is below. I really want the Xenon lights so my options for cars are limited. I was thinking this should be around the £10-10.5K mark. The owner has had the car for about 10 years which is good, it is a three owner car. He states that the control arms were changed by Porsche in peas pottage about 4 years or so ago. Recent work included all new AC system, new computer, ignition barrel, window mechanism (driver), steering fluid change, service, new tyres (~1000 miles done since) but no mention of the clutch but I have asked.

 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909031806000

 

Would value your expert opinions!

 

Thanks

 

 

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@Khaa1329 ... Sorry but that's a fair price on first reading! ... 10-10.5k would be for a lower spec & nearer 100k miles... I think you'll be searching for a while... Just my opinion... 

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@Khaa1329

Xenon's aren't all they're cracked up to be! ... You'll find several on here have upgraded to LED... The Xenons on my CS were woefully inadequate... Upgrading to Nighteye LED is a relatively cheap mod.

 

The clutch on the CS doesn't last as long as on other cars (anecdotal reports) so if its on 85k miles & original clutch it'll be time to change imo... Have you gone online to get the MOT history from the .gov website to help warrant the recorded mileage?

 

 

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@Khaa1329 ... Here's a full MOT history for this car 😉

 

This vehicle's MOT expires soon

V777MMYPORSCHE CAYMAN

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ColourBlack

Fuel typePetrol

Date registered11 March 2006

MOT valid until23 September 2019

Get an MOT reminderwhen the vehicle's MOT is near its time for renewal.(Opens in a new Window) by email or text.

If you think the MOT expiry date or any of the vehicle details are wrong, contact DVSA.

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MOT history

Check mileage recorded at test, MOT expiry date, defects and advisories, and view test certificate

Date tested17 September 2018

PASS

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Mileage81,847 miles

MOT test number6882 0279 7023

Test location

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Expiry date23 September 2019

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))

Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))

Nearside Front Tyre has a cut but not deep enough to reach the ply or cords (5.2.3 (d) (i))

under trays fitted

 What are advisories?

The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018

Defects are now categorised according to their severity – dangerous, major, and minor. Find out more

Date tested12 September 2017

PASS

Mileage80,062 miles

MOT test number2472 1465 1802

Test location

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Expiry date23 September 2018

Advisory notice item(s)

Nearside Front Inner brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Offside Front Inner brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

Offside Rear Inner Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

under trays fitted

 What are advisories?

Date tested12 September 2017

FAIL

Mileage80,062 miles

MOT test number9296 2461 3060

Test location

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Reason(s) for failure

Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)

Advisory notice item(s)

Nearside Front Inner brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Offside Front Inner brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

Offside Rear Inner Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

under trays fitted

 What are failures and advisories?

Date tested24 September 2016

PASS

Mileage78,007 miles

MOT test number2212 2072 7227

Test location

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Expiry date23 September 2017

Advisory notice item(s)

both head lamp aims could be better

 What are advisories?

Date tested26 May 2015

PASS

Mileage73,979 miles

MOT test number1660 1694 5149

Test location

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Expiry date27 May 2016

Advisory notice item(s)

Under-trays fitted obscuring some underside components

Engine covers fitted obscuring some components in the engine bay

 What are advisories?

Date tested28 May 2014

PASS

Mileage71,428 miles

MOT test number4173 3884 4163

Test location

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Expiry date27 May 2015

Date tested27 May 2014

FAIL

Mileage71,426 miles

MOT test number6156 4794 4136

Test location

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Reason(s) for failure

Nearside Steering rack insecure (2.2.B.1a)

 What are failures?

Date tested2 April 2013

PASS

Mileage68,093 miles

MOT test number2658 0219 3057

Test location

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Expiry date1 April 2014

Advisory notice item(s)

Under-trays fitted obscuring some underside components

Engine covers fitted obscuring some components in the engine bay

 What are advisories?

Date tested20 February 2012

PASS

Mileage55,197 miles

MOT test number6950 3145 2012

Test location

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Expiry date1 March 2013

Advisory notice item(s)

Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

 What are advisories?

Date tested1 March 2011

PASS

Mileage44,298 miles

MOT test number1951 2086 1492

Test location

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Expiry date29 February 2012

Date tested23 September 2009

PASS

Mileage34,685 miles

MOT test number2901 4676 9222

Test location

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Expiry date22 September 2010

Date tested10 March 2009

PASS

Mileage29,834 miles

MOT test number2802 7936 9042

Test location

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Expiry date11 March 2010

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Thanks, I did check the MOT history and it seemed ok. 

 

Clutch replaced at 70000 miles so that’s good.

Interesting to hear about the Xenon, will take a look on the forums about the night angel LED

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8 minutes ago, Khaa1329 said:

Thanks, I did check the MOT history and it seemed ok. 

 

Clutch replaced at 70000 miles so that’s good.

Interesting to hear about the Xenon, will take a look on the forums about the night angel LED

The clutch has been replaced so imo 12k is a very reasonable price!

 

I'd wager that car would be up for sale on an Indi forecourt for around 13k :35_thinking:

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Just thought with the current market for used car sales it was a bit high. I will take a look at the car this weekend. 

 

Do auto dim mirrors come standard on this model?

 

Anything else I should be on the look out for?

 

Will ask for a fresh MOT.

 

 Thanks 

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1 minute ago, Khaa1329 said:

Just thought with the current market for used car sales it was a bit high. I will take a look at the car this weekend. 

 

Do auto dim mirrors come standard on this model?

 

Anything else I should be on the look out for?

 

Will ask for a fresh MOT.

 

 Thanks 

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Check the brake discs/pads... Also ask to have the car started from cold & check for noisy tappets & excessive smoke on start-up! If you notice ANY smoke once up to temp then walk away... Auto-dimming mirrors are an option but not as standard spec... Good luck fella 😉

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The advert reads like the seller is a trader from home.

 

Run it through a valuation tool like we buy any car or similar, to get an idea of the value, but they tend to have at least £2k on top for a retail sale.

 

Also can you live with the condition of the paintwork, its swirled to hell, look at all those buffer trails on the bonnet, reflecting in the sun!

 

 

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Fair price - not many caymans sub 10k so not sure about that online valuation. Scan through the adds and you’ll see the market holding above where this price is, not 9k so that online value seems way off. You could offer 9k but be prepared he/she will prob just stare blankly at you ha.

 

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There is a massive margin in the trade on Porsche's as they are more expensive to repair/parts etc. I reckon some dealers have £4k across them easily

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The price looks ok to me given the spec and assuming condition is ok.  It's in the cheaper tax bracket so will save you £200 or so each year. 

 

It's critical that you establish the oil consumption and trend if its a private sale (and obviously you need to be confident it's the truth!).  If a dealer, you might have some protection under the Sale of Goods Act against bore scoring but that will probably come down to the dealer himself covering it as many aftermarket warranties won't cover it.  Personally, unless I could have a borescooe inspecton I would only buy a Gen1 987S privately from a long term owner or from a very reputable dealer.

 

If you are ok with DIY, most other common age/mileage related issues can be sorted relatively cheaply but still expect to pay around £1k per year average (double if using a specialist).  Some parts are eye watering from Porsche, such as replacement auto dimming mirror lenses at around £350 each apparently.

 

Regarding the xenon headlights, my previous 2006 987 had these and I found them to be pretty good, certainly miles better than my 986 Boxster with the standard lights.  I would not buy a car without them.

 

 

 

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Online valuations like "we buy any car" etc etc are just for desperate people!!!

 

They'll make at least 3k on top ffs!!

 

If its not an "old shitter" on viewing, then imo 12k is reasonable... Just my opinion however...

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