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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: HELP on purchasing a Cayman S :) Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I’m new to the forum and new to Porsche’s. I’m from West Yorkshire, UK.

I was thinking of getting a Honda S2000 but now kind of looking at the Cayman S. I would like some advice and tips on:-

- Value? What are they work? Examples? Special/Limited Editions? Desirable most sought after colours?
- Which Shape/Cayman S to get? Gen 1 / Gen 2 ?
- What optional extras I should be looking for and what do they do?
- As well as this any common issues problems these cars have I should be looking for?
- Are the Engine belts chain or belt driven and how often do they need replacing?
- How often do these need servicing?

I have about £20k to spend. I love a proper driver’s cars and enjoy high spirited driving so I was thinking maybe the manual option would be the one to go for rather than PDK. Although PDK does probably have superfast gear changes? But manual would probably be more fun and I would have more control over the car?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the info you require is in this board. Read my thread as I recently got one. £20k buys a top end gen1 S, might get you a leggy gen2 S, but more likely a non S.

They are seriously decent cars, make no mistake. Read up on the engine issues the Gen1 are more prone too though. I'm not going to start yet another debate, you'll see a lot on these issues on the 987 and the 997.
Life's too short for cr4ppy cars, keep it German!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Thats the best advise i have Very Happy

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