Stutopia Posted January 2, 2022 Share Posted January 2, 2022 Hi Gang I originally picked up the 981 because of a huge desire to try Porsche, a PDK and also the absence of a commute. In the next couple of months, my commute is going to go up from zero to quite a bit more. I absolutely love the 981, unless you've got a fridge to move or more than one passenger, it does everything in style; cruising motorway, smashing B roads and track play too. However, if I can't make it work with work, then I may have to switch to a two car setup. Something for the miles and something for the smiles. My brain says get a cheap MX5 and drive the wheels off it, for a very reasonable budget, but, having dipped my toe in Porsche ownership and falling in love with the 981, I really don't want to leave the marque. This means I'm thinking about 986 or 987 cayman (maybe even Boxster) or even a 996 - and making it a track toy. Is it just a matter of finding the right 987.2 - the "safe" bet? Or are the internet scare stories on 986/996/987.1 really not as bad as they make it sound - so I should be looking at them too? I read that the non-S's are better bets and they're more than quick enough for my talent. Is it just a question of getting the right pre-purchase inspection? Or waiting for a rebuilt one to pop up for sale? Last of all, can anyone let me know what the vehicle running costs of regularly tracking (10 or so days a year) one of these models is likely to be? As well as the bits that need upgrade for the punishment (oil coolers etc) of track life. Thanks in advance for any contributions or suggestions and HNY too. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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