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A dealer has a CPO Cayman S in good shape with under 7,000 miles. They want $39.9K. Checking KBB, it should be around $34ish but with CPO right at $40 (which seems like a big difference to me). I'm wondering what you guys think would be a good deal knowing that there are 2 years left of warranty if I can get them to CPO (they say it is "eligible." I've been through this before that I have to negotiate it in). Its already a 4 year old car, first year run car but it looks so nice, it has me considering it.

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It has:

435 - Sport Steering Wheel
XRP - 5mm Wheel Spacers
XCK - Rear Cnt.Cnsl in Aluminum Look
M6G - Stone Grey Floor Mats
680 - Bose Surround Sound System
573 - Automatic Climate Control
DAD - Gear Lever/Handbrake Alu./Lthr
407 - 19" Sport Design Wheel
342 - Heated Front Seats
P74 - Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
DAE - Exterior Package Aluminum Look
446 - Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
 

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I would try to knock it down to $36K or lower and skip CPO. There are better deals on extended warranty from 3rd party (search in forums). Depends on how much you will drive the car though.
 

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I would try to knock it down to $36K or lower and skip CPO. There are better deals on extended warranty from 3rd party (search in forums). Depends on how much you will drive the car though.
Everyone has their own opinion. I starkly disagree on the valude of a 3rd party verses Porsche CPO.

A CPO Porsche warranty means you bring it in for a problem, and presuming it's a non wear covered item, Porsche takes care of it. No paperwork, arguing, or negotiation, or reimbursement hassles.

Also, they will certify that it has no major bodywork, and prepare a report that you can get a copy of.... Plus they will do the fluids, and make sure you have tires with a certain percentage of tread, etc.

With the 19's PASM is desirable but not absolutely necessary.

I can't comment on price, as if it is the color you want, and optioned like you want, then keep searching but put in an offer you are comfortable with.

Good luck.
 

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A dealer has a CPO Cayman S in good shape with under 7,000 miles. They want $39.9K. Checking KBB, it should be around $34ish but with CPO right at $40 (which seems like a big difference to me). I'm wondering what you guys think would be a good deal knowing that there are 2 years left of warranty if I can get them to CPO (they say it is "eligible." I've been through this before that I have to negotiate it in). Its already a 4 year old car, first year run car but it looks so nice, it has me considering it.

Thoughts?

It has:

435 - Sport Steering Wheel
XRP - 5mm Wheel Spacers
XCK - Rear Cnt.Cnsl in Aluminum Look
M6G - Stone Grey Floor Mats
680 - Bose Surround Sound System
573 - Automatic Climate Control
DAD - Gear Lever/Handbrake Alu./Lthr
407 - 19" Sport Design Wheel
342 - Heated Front Seats
P74 - Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
DAE - Exterior Package Aluminum Look
446 - Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
This is a nice car. The price is a little high. I paid 38,600 for mine, but didn't get CPO with it. Mine had 16K on it, but also has navigation otherwise, the options are pretty similar.

I would try and establish the manufacturing date. The later '06s have some mechanical things sorted that the very first ones didn't.

Also, if you have dreams of running this car on a race track in driving events, you should read the complaints area of this site that concerns oiling and power steering problems at high G and high temps. There are some good fixes around for these things. If you're staying with street tires and driving on the street, these problems won't apply. The car is even good for long curvy exit ramps at warp speed but probably want to keep it at least one gear from red-line while doing that. High revs plus high G's seem to cause the problems.

These issues are sorted on '09 and newer Caymans, but they cost about twice as much as a good, used '06. I like the options on this car and I'd jump on it, personally.

I don't regret buying mine. I've done a ton of mods, but my car is track-worthy now and a lot of fun. If yours is a daily driver or weekend fun car, you'll love it. Just keep off the track/autocross circuits until you have some work done.

...or use your warranty to get a new engine when yours goes south. But the replacement will have the same issues. You need to attend to the fixes if you buy this. Non dealer mechanics are your best bet for help on this. This site is really helpful.

:cheers:
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition

7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
 

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Sounds like a nice car - I've had zero oil or engine problem with mine.

If the miles are that low it must of been stored a lot.

However, I do like pasm - with the 19's it is my preferred ride. Also, I do use 18's in the winter.
 

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Just to add a data point:

Bought my '06 CS on Dec. 1, 2010 private party sale (no CPO). 27k miles, paid $34k. Options include PCM2.1, sport steering wheel, 19" lobsterfork wheels, sport chrono, auto climate
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition

7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
 

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A friend of mine just bought a 06 Cayman S with a few nice options with 21K miles for 32K no CPO cars in very nice shape. I think 39K is little high. 08 are going for that.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition

7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition

7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
5/7/2011 $38,710 < Trending up as the improves. KBB shows that its worth more than last July's price, amazing. Good to know that the CS have done a great job maintaining value.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

Should have used a higher mileage as to track as most '06 are not in the 7k mile range. But this is what we started with last year and I'll have it keep it as a constant for price tracking purpose.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition


7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
5/7/2011 $38,710 < Trending up as the improves. KBB shows that its worth more than last July's price, amazing. Good to know that the CS have done a great job maintaining value.
6/6/2011 $38,015 < Price dipped slightly. Maybe it will stabilize at this price. Can it resume an uptrend coming into summer?
 

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dataxpress,

Most definitely, you will get the best prices during the winter months. From my observation, it seems that between Dec and March will probably get you the best deal. When you start seeing lots of snow storm on the weather channel, you get good deals.

Year over year pricing look very steady. There wasn't any depreciation between last year and this year. Maybe when the next gen come out, we'll see depreciation.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

Should have used a higher mileage as to track as most '06 are not in the 7k mile range. But this is what we started with last year and I'll have it keep it as a constant for price tracking purpose.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition


7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
5/7/2011 $38,710 < Trending up as the improves. KBB shows that its worth more than last July's price, amazing. Good to know that the CS have done a great job maintaining value.
6/6/2011 $38,015 < Price dipped slightly. Maybe it will stabilize at this price. Can it resume an uptrend coming into summer?
8/7/2011 $37,950 < Pricing remains stable for the past 2 months.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

Should have used a higher mileage as to track as most '06 are not in the 7k mile range. But this is what we started with last year and I'll have it keep it as a constant for price tracking purpose.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition


7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
5/7/2011 $38,710 < Trending up as the improves. KBB shows that its worth more than last July's price, amazing. Good to know that the CS have done a great job maintaining value.
6/6/2011 $38,015 < Price dipped slightly. Maybe it will stabilize at this price. Can it resume an uptrend coming into summer?
8/7/2011 $37,950 < Pricing remains stable for the past 2 months.
10/4/2011 $38,205 <Pricing is still holding tight.
 

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Using this thread to track Cayman pricing.

Should have used a higher mileage as to track as most '06 are not in the 7k mile range. But this is what we started with last year and I'll have it keep it as a constant for price tracking purpose.

2006 Porsche Cayman - Private Party Pricing Report - Kelley Blue Book

2006 Cayman S with 7,000 miles, 19" Wheels, Bose
Prices are for Private Party Excellent Condition


7/9/2010 $38,000
7/19/2010 $39,355 < Prices were heading up during the summer
12/15/2010 $36,240 < Went down significantly as we go into deep winter
1/25/2011 $35,535 < Continuing decline
3/11/2011 $35,710 < Price have stabilized. Might be a good time to purchase now or take a chance of price increasing.
4/5/2011 $37,235 < Prices are definitely going up as Spring arrives. If you are searching for a Cayman, you need to make your decision quickly before the prices go out of your range.
5/7/2011 $38,710 < Trending up as the improves. KBB shows that its worth more than last July's price, amazing. Good to know that the CS have done a great job maintaining value.
6/6/2011 $38,015 < Price dipped slightly. Maybe it will stabilize at this price. Can it resume an uptrend coming into summer?
8/7/2011 $37,950 < Pricing remains stable for the past 2 months.
10/4/2011 $38,205 <Pricing is still holding tight.
6/5/2012 $37,326 <A bit less than last June, but not by much
 
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