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High mileage cayman s

Rod100

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Hi
Am looking to become an owner soon and have seen a fully specced 2008 S with full porsche SH etc 1owner car but it has 133k miles on for under £15k

Would the high miles put any of you off? Has full porsche SH so thats why it caught my eye. If its been properly maintained what should i look out for?

Thanks

Rod
 
I too have been wondering about this. Instinctively want to go for low mileage just haven't got the funds.

What do people think of 50k+ gen 1 Caymans in terms of life left?
 
Some of the early cars have problems but that doesn't mean you shouldn't buy one, it just means you need to get it properly inspected by someone who knows what to look for - there are plenty of threads on the internet about issues such as IMS failure and bore scoring.
 
Rod100 said:
Hi
Am looking to become an owner soon and have seen a fully specced 2008 S with full porsche SH etc 1owner car but it has 133k miles on for under £15k

Would the high miles put any of you off? Has full porsche SH so thats why it caught my eye. If its been properly maintained what should i look out for?

Thanks

Rod

buy on condition, such higher mileages should still be great buys and should be good up to 200k before any major engine work is required
 
I would be very wary. 75% of these engines develop bore scoring +/- oval cylinders. Therefore a boroscope is absolutely essential.

At this mileage the ims will be fine as they usually fail by then.

I think you would be mad to consider buying one without having its cylinders inspected at the very least :thumb:
 
At that mileage I'd expect to see lots of evidence of replacement parts fitted.

Most engine wear happens on startup. If a car is started twice a day there is probably little difference in evident engine wear between 80k and 160k cars.

However its impossible for us to say from here... without seeing the car.

Get a good inspection (inc as above get the bores inspected by someone who knows what they are looking at), drive a low miler to compare it to.

Someone has depended on that car to do that mileage so hopefully hasn't skimped on fixing things. High milers can be bargains or a bag of bolts....
 
Hi

If it has been going up and down the motorway and has had the oil changed regularly then it will be a better bet than a car with half the mileage that has only done short journeys in town.

In my opinion and experience anyways.

Berni
 
Thanks for the advice. I contacted a local specialist who mentioned all those things, so if id want to take it to one for the boroscope check etc.

Cheers
 
ragpicker said:
I would be very wary. 75% of these engines develop bore scoring +/- oval cylinders. Therefore a boroscope is absolutely essential.

At this mileage the ims will be fine as they usually fail by then.

I think you would be mad to consider buying one without having its cylinders inspected at the very least :thumb:


75%!!!!!

Surely not. They'd be worthless, wouldn't they?
 
I know!

This is the word coming out of the prominent Independents.

Harteck reckon all M96 engines will develop oval bores at some point.

I've read several articles from here and the US stating 70-80% of M96 engines have scoring.

A good friend of mine also runs a good Indy and he corroborates this and says that approx 70% of the M96 engines he scopes are scored. This can range from scoring at 10k miles to 150k miles.

The thing is that you can still drive these cars for many more tens of thousands of miles until they need remedial work but the extent of the problem is worse than the IMS issue which is estimated to affect 5% of M96 engines.

Sad but apparently true![/i]
 
ragpicker said:
I know!

This is the word coming out of the prominent Independents.

Harteck reckon all M96 engines will develop oval bores at some point.

I've read several articles from here and the US stating 70-80% of M96 engines have scoring.

A good friend of mine also runs a good Indy and he corroborates this and says that approx 70% of the M96 engines he scopes are scored. This can range from scoring at 10k miles to 150k miles.

The thing is that you can still drive these cars for many more tens of thousands of miles until they need remedial work but the extent of the problem is worse than the IMS issue which is estimated to affect 5% of M96 engines.

Sad but apparently true![/i]

It's scary.

I'm about to spend more than I want to on a 997.2 because I'm wary of buying a 997.1.

I'm considering a gen 2 cayman, but I've always wanted a 911.
 
The garage I use don't see those kind of numbers and it's not as though they don't check for scoring.

I assume people who think they have problems are going to head to garages that specialise in rebuilding engines so presumably those garages will see more problem cars than most which might explain the numbers. Wouldn't a doctor expect to find most of his patients are ill?
:dont know:
 
Kev.K said:
It's scary.

I'm about to spend more than I want to on a 997.2 because I'm wary of buying a 997.1.

I'm considering a gen 2 cayman, but I've always wanted a 911.

The Gen 2 Cayman S doesn't suffer from bore scoring issues right?
 
StephenS1 said:
Kev.K said:
It's scary.

I'm about to spend more than I want to on a 997.2 because I'm wary of buying a 997.1.

I'm considering a gen 2 cayman, but I've always wanted a 911.

The Gen 2 Cayman S doesn't suffer from bore scoring issues right?


Not so far, from what I've read on forums anyway.
 

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