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  1. Hi, Can anyone recommend a good company/person for Porsche PPI in the Dorset area? Thanks in advance.
  2. Thanks - That looks close to perfect for me also saw that on Autotrader, there's also a good one at DoveHouse: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202109087142550?advertising-location=at_cars&radius=200&include-delivery-option=on&year-to=2013&postcode=da74tu&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&model=CAYMAN&make=PORSCHE&sort=datedesc&year-from=2009&maximum-mileage=80000&exclude-writeoff-categories=on&ulez-compliant=on&price-to=27500&page=1 In typical timing I found out yesterday that 2 large bills will be incoming shortly so the purchase will be held up for a couple of months... . I knew they were coming but was not expecting both at same time.. FFS..
  3. I think it just smacks of not giving it the love in one area means it might indicate a lack of care in others.. (assumption completely.) And corrosion at 33K, 6 years in? is this a sign of a hard life, or harshes weather, salt on road from more northern regions?
  4. Assume I have a hard limit of £25K - if the wrap is not good and it needs paint work... cant take that risk. 😞. I don't think.. I'm currently not super fussed about the extras but seems to be a common theme that generally people here see them as important.. and are happy to wait months in order to the right one to come up. I expect I may feel that way after owned one for a bit.. Right now, having never owned one the important things are: Reliability - no unexpected costs post purchase. a PPI should help with this. Nice to have: Heated Seats, SatNav, PCM, climate control, leather interior additional. This is a big purchase for me so you may have to excuse some excessive faffing.. Found the MOT history: Corroded pipes advisory from 2017-2019... perhaps not maintained as well as it could be..? Date tested27 August 2021 PASS Mileage49,669 miles Date tested10 September 2020 PASS Mileage49,278 miles Date tested10 September 2020 FAIL Mileage49,278 miles Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects): Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm Both (5.2.3 (e)) Date tested25 October 2019 PASS Mileage48,942 miles Repair as soon as possible (minor defects): Offside Rear Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of multiple lamps or light sources (4.7.1 (b) (i)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Nearside Rear Lower Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) Offside Rear Lower Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Nearside Front Lower Suspension rod pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement (5.3.4 (a) (i)) What are advisories? Date tested24 October 2019 FAIL Mileage48,942 miles Repair immediately (major defects): Nearside Front Headlamp aim too high (4.1.2 (a)) Offside Front Headlamp aim too high (4.1.2 (a)) Repair as soon as possible (minor defects): Offside Rear Registration plate lamp inoperative in the case of multiple lamps or light sources (4.7.1 (b) (i)) Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Nearside Rear Lower Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) Offside Rear Lower Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Nearside Front Lower Suspension rod pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Date tested6 November 2018 PASS View Mileage39,429 miles Date tested6 November 2018 FAIL Mileage39,429 miles Repair immediately (major defects): Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam (4.1.1 (a) (ii)) Date tested12 October 2017 PASS Mileage33,658 miles Advisory notice item(s) Nearside Rear Outer Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Offside Rear Outer Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Nearside Rear Inner Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Offside Rear Inner Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Nearside Brake pipe slightly corroded front to rear (3.6.B.2c) Offside Brake pipe slightly corroded front to rear (3.6.B.2c) Date tested12 October 2017 FAIL Mileage33,658 miles Reason(s) for failure Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a) Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3) Advisory notice item(s) Nearside Rear Outer Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Offside Rear Outer Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Nearside Rear Inner Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Offside Rear Inner Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c) Nearside Brake pipe slightly corroded front to rear (3.6.B.2c) Offside Brake pipe slightly corroded front to rear (3.6.B.2c) Date tested30 August 2016 PASS Mileage24,795 miles Advisory notice item(s) Offside Front Nail in tyre () Date tested17 July 2015 PASS Mileage15,118 miles Date tested31 October 2014 PASS Mileage11,833 miles Advisory notice item(s) Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
  5. I've been researching how to remove wraps as I had the same thought.. the green.. jesus... I agree white looks really nice too. That one has been up for sale for a while... (must see past the green, must see past the green!)
  6. Good question. FSH, (Colour, the alloys, overall looks)/Price. Lower mileage a plus, extended leather a plus (not essential). Chrono / SatNav are a bonus but not essential.. would like heated seats but not a deal breaker. PASM is not essential. So I guess I'm not overly fussy on spec more reliability, FSH, service history details. What do you think this is missing - what would be essential for you?
  7. What do you all think of this one? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202108226512890?maximum-mileage=70000&radius=1500&include-delivery-option=on&postcode=so151jl&year-from=2009&model=CAYMAN&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&sort=price-asc&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&year-to=2012&page=1
  8. insightful comments - I'm used to expecting sellers to hide stuff when selling cars, as often there are issues they want to cover up.. not something i could ever do, my cars always have been looked after as I don't want any comeback and its just a sh1tty thing to do for people's hard earned cash... But those were cheaper cars, so this view of making the car the best you can is very refreshing.. thanks all. So: What red flags would stop you buying one - what has made you walk away previously from a Cayman?
  9. Interesting.. Where there are a lot of mods looks like a lot of money spent on it in which case why spend the money just to sell it? Should I be cautious of modded Porsches? Not sure I could tell if the mods have done well too, I’m not a mechanic..
  10. I've still not found 'the one'... been a busy few weeks and still justifying my mid life crisis purchase to myself.. 😉 Even rethinking Gen1 vs Gen2 as spending £15-18K on a GEN1 sits better in my own mind but weighs this against slightly increased risk, TCO... Then Gen 2 engine has less issues (overall), likely to be newer etc.. i'm worried about making a mistake as this is a significant cash dump for me.. and follow up bills not going to make me more popular. (Yes - I'm faffing.) So 1) Would you expect 2nd hand market to drop in price in 3-6months when new cars become more available - would you wait? 2) Presume a Gen2; what are the top things you would look for in a 2009-2012 model, to reduce your risk of issues/high cost going forward. most around this age seem to be 45K-80K on the clock if that helps. thanks in advance for the knowledge and experience.
  11. Just had a quick look and think this is the one: www.caranalytics.co.uk? I can’t find an app for it, but website will do. Thanks for the tip!
  12. Very interesting... I usually do MOT history check online but what DVLA checks/Analytics did you do? I presume you called the places in the Service History book to check they had a record of the service.. I would not have thought of that.
  13. Yes - Still looking for the right one... Thanks for these will check them out..
  14. Thanks the Red + Black looks very nice, but I think I'll be going for a Gen 2... I think.
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