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    Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Hello everyone! Just looking for opinions on the two cars. Both are CPO and has PDK.

    2009 Cayman
    16,361 miles
    Heated seats
    18" Cayman S II wheels
    Sounds plus package
    $44,000

    OR

    2011 Cayman
    14,882 miles
    SportDesign steering wheel
    Heated seats
    Convenience package
    $49,900


    Now the pros for the 2009 is obviously it's low mileage and price. The pros for the 2011 is that it is newer and with the CPO it pretty much has a longer warranty (at least 2 years longer than the 2009).

    I guess comparing the two, the main question is if the price difference worth it in the 2011 over the 2009? Also, are both decently priced or it could still be better?

    Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!


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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    The newer the better......and the warranty is worth it! I'd try to talk them down a bit but I'd shoot for the newer car.
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    I'd gun for the '11 as well. Warranty is the key here. If warranty expiration were equal, I'd lean toward lower mileage. Plus, you'll appreciate the convenience package.


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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    +1 for the convenience package and the newer the better.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Another vote for newer.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Thanks for the help. I'll see if they can come down further in price.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    neither... get an S... you'll thank me later

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Funny you said that because an "S" is actually a third option. It just got pushed over by those two because of the mileage and price. Also with CPO and PDK.

    2009 Cayman S
    28,400 miles
    Sport Chrono Package Plus
    19" Carrera S II wheels
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    $55,000


    If this had less miles, it would be a clear choice. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
    Funny you said that because an "S" is actually a third option. It just got pushed over by those two because of the mileage and price. Also with CPO and PDK.

    2009 Cayman S
    28,400 miles
    Sport Chrono Package Plus
    19" Carrera S II wheels
    Nav
    Bi-Xenon
    $55,000


    If this had less miles, it would be a clear choice. What do you guys think?
    I would go S and not worry about more miles. I've got over 55K on my '06 and no real issues. I think it's good for another 200K with me, no problem.

    I think the Gen 2 cars are even less likely to break. I like the motors much better. Just take care of it, especially if you have a nice garage to keep it in. Makes a difference. UV and interior heat is tough on everything rubber, plastic or painted over time. I drive mine a lot but I almost never keep it outdoors unless it's on the move.

    Happy Hunting!

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Now u r talking... but u can do better than that price wise. I think that a 987.2 would be best, so u r in the right arena now.

    What sites r u using to search?

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Thanks for the all the advice.

    I am just using cars.com to search, autotrader pretty much brings the same results. There seems to be a lack of used 2nd gen CS w/ PDK in my area (within 250 miles). There are a handful of Cayman but that is pretty much the only CS with PDK & CPO. There are a plenty of 1st gen CS but I really liked the PDK so thatis my number 1 option. I was hoping there would be more available due to the 2nd gen lease returns but I guess not.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    I took a slightly different view on mileage a year ago when I made my purchase.....I actually WANTED a car with a reasonable amount of mileage on the clock vs. a garage queen. My opinion is that these cars - and maybe cars in general - last longer when they are cared for AND driven regularly. Rubber seals, moving parts, etc. need to move, etc. I bought a 2007 car at the very beginning of 2011 with about 33,000 miles on the clock. Driven clearly but not excessively....just a thought. 20k - 30k miles on a 2009 car just means someone drove about 5,000 - 10,000 a year.
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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Hunting is fun, isn't it??!! It took me a year to find an acceptable trade - my
    '06CS for and '09 CS w/PDK (2,800 miles!).

    I gave up heated seats (my wife said, "What were you Thinking??!!), Bose (Mayer Hawthorne and Lana Del Rey sound good on standard Porsche system), and Climate Control (now I ask myself, "What were you thinking!")
    I gained PDK, NAV, less miles, warranty, different color and different color interior.

    You must be satisfied with the three color choices - color was important to me as #1 ( I only wanted Guards Red or Carerra White), then year, mileage, and options...although had I realized that Climate Control was not on this one I still think I would have pulled the trigger on this deal. I am just annoyed at my stupidity for not knowing CC was missing! I love this CS more than the '06!

    Enjoy the hunt and decision making!! Keep us informed...

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Do you mean automatic climate control or just climate control in general. I thought that all of these cars came standard with at least a manual climate control. Thanks for any clarification.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse1952 View Post
    Do you mean automatic climate control or just climate control in general. I thought that all of these cars came standard with at least a manual climate control. Thanks for any clarification.
    "Automatic" climate control...set a temp and the car does the rest whether it is heat or air. Mine has "manual" where I am fooling with the heat and fan speeds to get it right.

    It was my stupidity when I bought the car as I did not imagine that cars this expensive would have anything but "Auto" climate control...specially as my '06 CS had it!

    I now know it is easy to check when buying a CS - if the word 'AUTO" isn't written on a push button, then it is of the manual variety.

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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    If you can then a 2nd gen S is a great choice, and straight out of the box is a nice quick car.

    You can't go wrong with any of them, but if you test the power of the S over the base you may not want the base model.
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    Re: Which CPO Cayman would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssc5174 View Post
    I took a slightly different view on mileage a year ago when I made my purchase.....I actually WANTED a car with a reasonable amount of mileage on the clock vs. a garage queen. My opinion is that these cars - and maybe cars in general - last longer when they are cared for AND driven regularly. Rubber seals, moving parts, etc. need to move, etc. I bought a 2007 car at the very beginning of 2011 with about 33,000 miles on the clock. Driven clearly but not excessively....just a thought. 20k - 30k miles on a 2009 car just means someone drove about 5,000 - 10,000 a year.

    I also wanted a car that had been driven, better for all of the seals and bearings. only trade off is that the maintenance is sooner. I.E. Brakes, plugs, belt etc.
    I do plan on doing these myself though at a much reduced cost thanks to planet 9 and everyone here that has done a great article.

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