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Hi,

I am thinking of getting this car

 

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Porsche-Cayman-U2967

 

I bought from Ashgood my current 987.2 a few years back and I have been fairly happy. Probably not the best on the market but ok.

I have to see it but it seems to me a decent car (the one from the link).

 

Have you got any advice to spare? Something in particular to look at?

 

Cheers,

Andrea

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Get a 3.4 with Sports Chrono.

 

That is my recommendation.

 

Over and Out!

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Thanks,

any particular reason for this?

is there something in particular to have a look on this model?

 

when I got my 2.9, I wasn’t sure if to go for the S rather than the base, but to be honest, as I use it, I’m happy to have gone for the base. I just wouldn’t use the more powers…

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That 981 looks nice.
 

I’ve also got a 2.9, happy with the performance for what I need. It does have the chrono, never used the clock bit but the sport button makes a lovely difference to the throttle response. 
 

if I get another Porsche, the non negotiable for me would be the PSE. The extended leather also seems to uplift the interior feel, so I’d maybe look out for that too. 

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Hi Cito,

Looks like a lovely car, i did a simular swap last year, 3.4 gen 1 to 2.7 981 . No regreats, lacks bit of mid range torque but certainly pulls well when you push on up the rev range & pdk makes it a nice place to be when in a less spirited mood.Just my expereince. sure others will disagee, drive it  & decide for yourself.

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7 minutes ago, Porpaul said:

Hi Cito,

Looks like a lovely car, i did a simular swap last year, 3.4 gen 1 to 2.7 981 . No regreats, lacks bit of mid range torque but certainly pulls well when you push on up the rev range & pdk makes it a nice place to be when in a less spirited mood.Just my expereince. sure others will disagee, drive it  & decide for yourself.  Recommend checking interior fan is working, air-con works properly & that front condensors look ok also my drivers window switch was replaced under warranty as one touch stopped working . Good Luck.

 

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8 hours ago, Porpaul said:

Hi Cito,

Looks like a lovely car, i did a simular swap last year, 3.4 gen 1 to 2.7 981 . No regreats, lacks bit of mid range torque but certainly pulls well when you push on up the rev range & pdk makes it a nice place to be when in a less spirited mood.Just my expereince. sure others will disagee, drive it  & decide for yourself.


yes, I have no doubt about the performance. I don’t do track days and on the road the 2.9 is already “too much”.  I was just wondering if this model have got something in particular to look at. I saw your other post😊

 

thank you very much

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Hi Cito, good luck with the search for a 981.

If I was to offer one piece of advice it would be...if the car has Pirelli P Zero's on it, that perhaps are near end of life or even an older sidewall date, try to negotiate with the dealer to part fund a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres, into the deal.

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5 minutes ago, Montana said:

Hi Cito, good luck with the search for a 981.

If I was to offer one piece of advice it would be...if the car has Pirelli P Zero's on it, that perhaps are near end of life or even an older sidewall date, try to negotiate with the dealer to part fund a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres, into the deal.

Thank you very much!

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6 minutes ago, Montana said:

Hi Cito, good luck with the search for a 981.

If I was to offer one piece of advice it would be...if the car has Pirelli P Zero's on it, that perhaps are near end of life or even an older sidewall date, try to negotiate with the dealer to part fund a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres, into the deal.


is it because Pirelli p zero are stock tyres?

The car has got 48k miles, so I very doubt those are still stock tyres…

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37 minutes ago, Montana said:

Hi Cito, good luck with the search for a 981.

If I was to offer one piece of advice it would be...if the car has Pirelli P Zero's on it, that perhaps are near end of life or even an older sidewall date, try to negotiate with the dealer to part fund a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres, into the deal.


they said are more o less new Eagle F1

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Looks a lovely car at a fair price. 

 

I personally think its a little slim on spec as things like active suspension and pse are great options and i do use the chrono.

 

The 14 way seats are a bonus as the 2 way are just a bit cumbersome and low budget imo.

 

All that said its a good price and a fine looking car. 

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Good your happy with your purchase, looks lovely from the photos with a just the correct amount of options to keep you amused! Not far from you so might see you on the road at some point.

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11 minutes ago, Porpaul said:

Good your happy with your purchase, looks lovely from the photos with a just the correct amount of options to keep you amused! Not far from you so might see you on the road at some point.


just let me recognise you! 😉

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