Cayman 2.7 24V PDK

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Post by cornie_uk »

Hi

I am after some advice about buying a Porsche Cayman 2.7 24V PDK 2014, please. I have an Audi TT 2.0 Black edition 2014 at the moment and love it but I have dreamt of having Porsche since I can remember. But before I decide to make an impulse buy in this Lime Gold beauty I've seen I want to make sure it is the right thing to do.
Would people say these can be everyday cars or are the best just being a weekend car? I do roughly 8000 miles a year so not a great deal. I currently have a diesel as I use to do nearly 20000 miles a year. Being 10 years old would this be a concern? But it has only done 25500 miles so obvious jist been used occasionally.
I would love to go and buy this beauty but I don't want to regret it if it turns into a money pit.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

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Post by Wing Commander »

You know this is a Macan forum, right? ;)

I haven’t owned a Cayman, but can’t see 8,000 miles a year being a problem.

I have owned my 911 Carrera T since new, from April 2018. It’s my sole car and daily driver. Going strong at approaching 57,000.

You only live once! :)

Cheers,
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Post by cornie_uk »

So it is :lol:

Thank you, nice to see you drive a 911 daily, not jealous at all.... :mrgreen:

What engine is yours? What is your mpg like if you don't mind me asking.
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Post by SAC1 »

My son has a 2006 model Cayman S that he's owned for 3 yrs. He does about 7000 miles p.a. in it as a second car. It surprisingly spacious and very everyday useable / driveable. (He had a 911/997 previously). Overall it's been very reliable. Serving at all the prescribed intervals has been done by a Porsche specialist.

Go for it! :)
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Post by Col Lamb »

Have you driven one?

If not go into any OPC and take a look at buying a new one, blag a long test drive of one.

They are great cars but being mid engined they are a bit noisy.

Of all the Porsche’s that I have driven the best drive was a Cayman around the Porsche Experience Centre, especially on the skid pan.
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Post by FirstSeaLord »

Per the Col above. Suggest you drive one. Suspect you'll find it's night and day better than the Audi, and you'll then very definitely want one

They're not fiscally dangerous cars to buy. Just do research re spec, and suggest getting it inspected by a specialist before going ahead. There are loads out there. Plus the Porsche warranty is pretty good so maybe think about taking that out as well

And per the WC's comment: This is a Macan forum. There are loads of great Cayman catering forums out there to check out for useful advice

Wish you well with it all
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Post by FirstSeaLord »

And for no reason whatsoever here's a gratuitous pic of my mid engined baby that's related to the 987 Cayman which I think is the model that you're looking at

spyder.jpeg

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Post by Neil1911 »

Porsche build cars to be driven I think it'll be better driven daily than spending 50% of the time hooked up to a CTEK charger.
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Post by DJMCUK »

I had a 2012 TTS but only for a year when I tired of it and switched into a 2014 2.7 Cayman PDK with 13k miles on it in Nov 2015.

A far better all rounder, 35mpg average, screaming engine (no PSE) or relaxed cruiser, fantastic handling, my daily for 7 years at 7k a year until I retired. Now on 67k miles I've had few issues (both a/c contenders replaced, that's all).

If you can, find one with PASM to experience the ultimate Porsche sports car. I tried an S too, back in 2015, but the base engine is the sweet spot of the 981 range. Anything more is overkill and just willy waving (and license losing).
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Post by Skyway »

Neil1911 wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 9:36 pm Porsche build cars to be driven I think it'll be better driven daily than spending 50% of the time hooked up to a CTEK charger.
Depends on how many cars you’ve got and how much time you spend on the yacht 😁
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