Is it a good time to change my Boxster for a Cayman

Is it a good time to change my Boxster for a Cayman

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Chops45

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60 posts

174 months

Sunday 3rd November 2013
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Is it a good time to change my Boxster for a Cayman, I’ve seen a Cayman at my local OPC it is as near as dam it the spec I would choose if I were buying a new one.
It has only done 25 miles and has PDK. sports chrono, sports steering wheel as well as a few other options.
It’s priced at about £3000 under the list price I have a Boxster to PX
I would appreciate any comments.

BIRMA

3,205 posts

163 months

Sunday 3rd November 2013
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I tend to wait until the Boxster or Cayman cars are about four years old before I change to another one. That way you can buy one privately that generally has a good OPC history and a bit of OPC warranty for about half the price it was new, well at least that's what I do. For instance I bought a 2008 Boxster RS60 with PCCB's 25K miles with a year left on the OPC warranty. I've had it just over a year now and so far the £26K I paid for it seems to be an absolute bargain. I went down to an open day at my local OPC and saw a new 981 Cayman in glittery black, PSE and PCCB's it was £70K retail and I said to myself in about four years time I'll buy one like that for less than £30K and probably be able to sell my Boxster for a decent price, this idea of mine saves me quite a lot of money.

Radish

142 posts

97 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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If it 's the spec you would choose then go for it. The 981 Cayman is brilliant and there are times when you have to let your heart rule your head.

mrdemon

21,146 posts

234 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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are you sure you want the newer 981.

I was put off by them when I looked, much more Audi than sports car.
depends what you want I guess but you might find it a bit of a shock driving one.

dadofbud

574 posts

178 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Go for it, what's not to like.

nsm3

2,831 posts

165 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Not this again!

We get it, you (mrdemon) and cmoose don't like them, not even with bucket seats, pudding stick gearbox and the teensiest-weensiest wheels from the options list.

rigster2

125 posts

115 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Which model Boxster?

The new 981 cars drive brilliantly and the noise is simply divine, even without PSE.


WazzerM

8 posts

104 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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You might consider selling your Boxster to me and get more for it? (Spec / price depending of course hehe).

clarki

1,184 posts

188 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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Will you not miss the open top motoring experience?

Chops45

Original Poster:

60 posts

174 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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BIRMA said:
I tend to wait until the Boxster or Cayman cars are about four years old before I change to another one. That way you can buy one privately that generally has a good OPC history and a bit of OPC warranty for about half the price it was new, well at least that's what I do. For instance I bought a 2008 Boxster RS60 with PCCB's 25K miles with a year left on the OPC warranty. I've had it just over a year now and so far the £26K I paid for it seems to be an absolute bargain. I went down to an open day at my local OPC and saw a new 981 Cayman in glittery black, PSE and PCCB's it was £70K retail and I said to myself in about four years time I'll buy one like that for less than £30K and probably be able to sell my Boxster for a decent price, this idea of mine saves me quite a lot of money.
I have to agree in a kind of way, I bought (privately) my current 56 Boxster 2.7 when it was 4 months old with 1000 miles and saved £4000 from list price.

Chops45

Original Poster:

60 posts

174 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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mrdemon said:
are you sure you want the newer 981.

I was put off by them when I looked, much more Audi than sports car.
depends what you want I guess but you might find it a bit of a shock driving one.
I don’t see driving one as a shock, as I have been driving my Boxster for 6 years the only thing that would be different would be PDK gearbox.

mrdemon

21,146 posts

234 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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You are in for a shock then :-)

jredram

133 posts

100 months

Monday 4th November 2013
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There is no such thing as as good time to swap a Boxster for a Cayman. nono

Gouldian

88 posts

114 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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+1

juansolo

3,012 posts

247 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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BIRMA said:
I tend to wait until the Boxster or Cayman cars are about four years old before I change to another one. That way you can buy one privately that generally has a good OPC history and a bit of OPC warranty for about half the price it was new, well at least that's what I do. For instance I bought a 2008 Boxster RS60 with PCCB's 25K miles with a year left on the OPC warranty. I've had it just over a year now and so far the £26K I paid for it seems to be an absolute bargain. I went down to an open day at my local OPC and saw a new 981 Cayman in glittery black, PSE and PCCB's it was £70K retail and I said to myself in about four years time I'll buy one like that for less than £30K and probably be able to sell my Boxster for a decent price, this idea of mine saves me quite a lot of money.
With you on this. As soon as they hit 3 years old and need MOTing people don't seem to want them and you can bag a mint low milage car that's depreciated by 15-20k.

moe19

42 posts

111 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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juansolo said:
With you on this. As soon as they hit 3 years old and need MOTing people don't seem to want them and you can bag a mint low milage car that's depreciated by 15-20k.
No need to wait three years,
I just sold a four month old 981 CS and lost 12k

Ouch

pete.g

1,492 posts

175 months

Tuesday 5th November 2013
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moe19 said:
juansolo said:
With you on this. As soon as they hit 3 years old and need MOTing people don't seem to want them and you can bag a mint low milage car that's depreciated by 15-20k.
No need to wait three years,
I just sold a four month old 981 CS and lost 12k

Ouch
Ouch indeed.

I think you need to hold on to a new car for 5 or 6 years to flatten out depreciation. I'm looking at an Audi at the moment that's dropped £18k since it was new in March.

BIRMA

3,205 posts

163 months

Wednesday 6th November 2013
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I am sure most cash buyers do have the depreciation of this type of car at the forefront of their thinking unless you have money to burn of course. It's man maths I know but my study of the market did throw up the fact that these cars are about half price at the 4 year period. I figured out if I bought a car for say £26K run it for four years I should be able to get about £15K for it when it comes to sell so running costs aside I should only loose about £2.5K a year. So after the four year period I could buy a really high spec 981 Cayman or Boxster for say about £30K with about a £15K lump sum from the sale of my current Boxster.
OK there are people who have to have a new car and long may they buy new high spec ones, I'm quite happy to really enjoy the older one I have bought at half price.

ORD

16,826 posts

96 months

Wednesday 6th November 2013
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It amazes me how expensive the ex-demo cars can be - bairly any cheaper than as new (althought they are absurdly option-heavy, so I may be missing some of the discount).

Sure, they have only done 1000 or 1500 miles, but I cant imagine much worse treatment for a new car than sitting around for a few hours, getting ragged for 20 mins from cold...repeat, repeat, repeat.

Wouldnt you expect the car to have "aged" in over those 1500 miles as much as the average new car would age over 5-10,000 miles?

I agree re 3-4 year old cars(because I bought one) - it seems to be a decent compromise between two objectives: (1) A recent car with little a load of life left in it and (2) Avoiding the worst period of depreciation.

FrankCayman

2,023 posts

182 months

Wednesday 6th November 2013
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mrdemon said:
You are in for a shock then :-)
Yes...he will be amazed how brilliant a 981 is! Only my opinion of course. biggrin