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    Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I'm looking at a "new" 2008 Cayman S that appears to be a leftover. Car has under 100 miles on it.

    Car has:

    - PSM.
    - CD changer.
    - Bose audio.
    - Preferred Plus Package.
    - Heated and powered seats.
    - Navigation.
    - Xenons.

    Dealer listed price is $52,999.

    How much, if any, do you think I can take off from that price?

    Alternately, I'm looking at an Audi TT-S as well, which is also listed at $52,800. I've been looking at this one for several months now and the dealer hasn't been able to move it. At this point, between the two cars, I might pick whichever is cheaper...


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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Be sure and verify the in service date. You may have less warranty than you think. Sometimes the dealers will "punch" the car before it is sold and that is when the warranty starts. In my case I lost over a month of warranty.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    What is MSRP? Has it been titled yet?

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Haven't talked to the dealer aside from confirming the vehicle is still available yet.

    Based purely on trying to configure a 2009 Cayman S from porscheusa.com based on the options listed on the dealer page, it would seem MSRP was around 70K, give or take.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I would say that buying a 70k car for 53k is a pretty great deal!

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I don't think you have much room. You can expect a maximum of $2k off.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Have you driven both cars? Perhaps a drive in one will decide for you. I know once I drove a Cayman, that's what I wanted!

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I test drove a leftover 08 about 2 weeks ago. The dealer was selling it for 47k & it had an msrp of 57k. They wouldn't budge on the price at all.

    My advice is test drive both vehicles & see which one u like better. Personally, there's nothing better to me than driving a Porsche. The handling on the Cayman is phenominal!

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Going to e-mail the dealer now.

    I know porscheusa.com is advertising a $538/month 36 month with ~$4000 due at signing lease ($2700 actual down payment + other fees) for a base Cayman MSRP'ing at ~52K.

    Think I'd be able to get a similar deal for the leftover 08 Cayman S? Maybe doing away with the down payment? I would consider that great.

    I think if it came down to a purchase instead of a lease, I would lean towards finding a cheaper 2006 or 2007 in the $30ks or $40ks. Honestly the only options I consider a necessity would be the xenon headlights.

    I've driven both cars (not this exact Cayman though), and the Porsche definitely is more fun to drive. The Audi has its perks too though, and does have AWD (I live in the northeast), and a (barely usable) rear seat. I thought the turbo lag was fun, but I can also see it getting annoying in the long term.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Quote Originally Posted by Farani View Post
    I test drove a leftover 08 about 2 weeks ago. The dealer was selling it for 47k & it had an msrp of 57k. They wouldn't budge on the price at all.

    My advice is test drive both vehicles & see which one u like better. Personally, there's nothing better to me than driving a Porsche. The handling on the Cayman is phenominal!
    You are talking about a left-over 2008 base Cayman. Probably can do a few thou better.
    Last edited by hpowders; 08-25-2009 at 04:09 PM.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    You are talking about a left-over 2008 base Cayman. Probably can do a few thou better.
    They refused to budge on it. It was a little ridiculous.

    The best deals around are used to be honest. Even with 10 grand off the MSRP, you drive it off the lot and you still lose 3 grand. The used Cayman I found was an absolute steal. It's not a CS, but I paid 20k less than MSRP, have 3 years of warranty left, and only 9000 miles on the Odometer.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Quote Originally Posted by Farani View Post
    They refused to budge on it. It was a little ridiculous.

    The best deals around are used to be honest. Even with 10 grand off the MSRP, you drive it off the lot and you still lose 3 grand. The used Cayman I found was an absolute steal. It's not a CS, but I paid 20k less than MSRP, have 3 years of warranty left, and only 9000 miles on the Odometer.
    I would think offering $45k on a $57k MSRP left-over 2008 base Cayman would be a fair deal for everybody. I would offer the dealer $45k with my phone number. He may call in a few weeks. You never know. Business can't be too good.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    20% off MSRP should be the starting point imo, but seeing as how I'm still Porscheless maybe I'm the wrong one to be dispensing advice

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    FYI, I got a 27% discount off MSRP on a 28 mile 08 Cayman demo ..

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I just bought an '08 Cayman S with 133 miles on it for a little over $22K off or 32%. MSRP was $69.6K with the warranty being punched in Feb-09. These deals are out there, but you may have to travel to get them. I would shoot for a discount around 30% given the climate and the actual worth of these cars.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Those are two great deals!

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    The leftover '08's around here (VA) were going for about 27% off at the end of July. I looked at them all it seems like. Do not think there are too many left now.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    On the verge of buying an 08 "S" MSRP 64,995.00 for 48,716.00, 25% off. Never titled but punched 7/08. Only option is Preferred Plus. Was hoping to squeeze them a bit more but they are seeming to want to stand firm.
    Others in this thread are talking 27 - 32% off...Did they carry a gun to the showroom??? I was thinking a 16,279 discount off MSRP was pretty good...
    Thoughts...

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    I'm really undecided at this point. I live in the Northeast, and if I didn't have to worry about snow at all, I'd definitely pick the Cayman. My heart says to go with the Porsche, my brain says the Audi for the utility of the AWD and midget rear seats. The lack of a real manual tranny is big minus for the Audi though.

    How well would the Cayman S do in snow if I put Blizzaks on it? Would it be drivable in piling snow (say... up to 6"?)? Howabout uphill (I have a somewhat long, but not too steep hill, on my commute)? Howabout driving in NYC?

    I've heard the MR makes it a better snow driver than your typical FR RWD car. Is this true?

    I do have another car, but alas, it is also RWD, and probably worse in the snow than the Cayman would be.

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    Re: Looking at a "new" leftover 2008 Cayman S

    Quote Originally Posted by 100500 View Post
    My heart says to go with the Porsche, my brain says the Audi for the utility of the AWD and midget rear seats. The lack of a real manual tranny is big minus for the Audi though.

    I do have another car, but alas, it is also RWD, and probably worse in the snow than the Cayman would be.
    You're toast. Go with your heart lest you fork down the $$ for the Audi and still salivate at every Cayman you see on the road -- thinking "And why didn't I get it?"

    Forget about winter driving. Replace the other RWD car with a (FWD, AWD) winter beater and keep the Cayman away from the slush. Win-win.

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