986, 987, 718, and Cayman
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By Cuda911
#2779
OK, filling out more model lines in the forums! Here are my '07 and '14:
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By saabin
#4492
^ Nice collection.. Here's my '14 CS. I find myself driving it more than my turbo..

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By Fox_
#4521
I'm getting wayyyy ahead of myself here, but need something to motivate I guess.

What are the good, if any, buys in the Cayman market?

Is a Cayman livable as a sole DD?
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By saabin
#4578
^
Lots of good buys, really depends on if you want a 987 or 981 and what your budget is. The base 981 is a good value now that some really like.

I've owned both a base 987.1 and a 981CS. The 981 is (obviously) much better and refined..

You could DD a Cayman easily if you are a single guy w/ no kids OR you dont need a lot of space to haul stuff. Gets a little tougher if you are married w/ a family. I fall into the 2nd category, but it's not my only car so no concern.. but I do enjoy driving it as much as I can :D
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By N_Jay
#4586
What is the bottom dollar for a decent Cayman or Cayman S, assuming it needs to be reliable enough for club touring events and low-key autocrossing, and I don't mind turning a wrench?

At what point do you say "too cheap, must be a problem hiding in there"?
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By Cuda911
#4602
N_Jay wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:19 pm What is the bottom dollar for a decent Cayman or Cayman S, assuming it needs to be reliable enough for club touring events and low-key autocrossing, and I don't mind turning a wrench?

At what point do you say "too cheap, must be a problem hiding in there"?
You can find a good one for about 15 to 20k. An older higher-mileage one you can find for much less. Go for '09 or later, avoid the IMSB issue.
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By Fox_
#4655
saabin wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:07 pm ^
Lots of good buys, really depends on if you want a 987 or 981 and what your budget is. The base 981 is a good value now that some really like.

I've owned both a base 987.1 and a 981CS. The 981 is (obviously) much better and refined..

You could DD a Cayman easily if you are a single guy w/ no kids OR you dont need a lot of space to haul stuff. Gets a little tougher if you are married w/ a family. I fall into the 2nd category, but it's not my only car so no concern.. but I do enjoy driving it as much as I can :D
I would be after a 981.

There was a white 2014 in the showroom when I bought my Audi, wanted one since.
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By worf
#4667
How about a 987 and a 981 forum and not propagate rennlist insanity vis-a-vis its organization of non-911 forums? Else let’s just have convertible/cabriolet forum and coupe forum. :?:
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By N_Jay
#4693
Cuda911 wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:56 pm
N_Jay wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:19 pm What is the bottom dollar for a decent Cayman or Cayman S, assuming it needs to be reliable enough for club touring events and low-key autocrossing, and I don't mind turning a wrench?

At what point do you say "too cheap, must be a problem hiding in there"?
You can find a good one for about 15 to 20k. An older higher-mileage one you can find for much less. Go for '09 or later, avoid the IMSB issue.
Guessing 2021 right now as I start figuring out the rules around RMDs from an inherited IRA.
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By Cuda911
#4726
Alansglide wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:45 am That 14 red Cayman is a sharp looking car Mike.
Thx!
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By K964
#4738
Picked up this 14 Base Cayman as my track car. Just got tired of a dedicated track vehicle that required a trailer and tow vehicle. Found this 13k mile, 2 year CPO Car at my local dealer. First mid engine P car and to say Im impressed would be an understatement. Is it the fastest thing out there? Hell no. But man o man, nothing like driving a slow car fast. And giving fits to fast cars driven by mediocre drivers. Car is debadged at rear—-people ask me if it’s an S.... This is should have been the size of the 911 instead of the behemoth it has become.
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By Mark Dreyer
#5766
Trying out the new forum. After 10 years of tracking a dedicated track car with a track support company, I’ve gone full circle, selling the 986S “Boxzilla” and purchased this dual street/track 14 CS. It’s fun having a few more ponies to help keep up with all the bigger hp cars nowadays. The trackside motorhome makes for a comfortable trackside experience also.
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By JRMaroon
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2014 S with PDK. Fun car and need to drive it more.
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