Cayman GTS

Cayman GTS

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Richard718

43 posts

11 months

Tuesday 27th April
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WG said:
Dont know how much store people give WBAC valuations but their offer for my 2018 10,000 mile 2.5BGTS has gone UP by over £3K in the last month. Their offer this week is £50750 which I don't think is half bad ! (Incoming Spyder is prompting sale - intention is to trade in at OPC but documented WBAC offer can only help negotiations ?)

Has anyone sold to WBAC ? What are they like to deal with? and before you ask, they will have no excuse to knock down offer on condition of car - it has PPF on front valance and sills , a couple of minor stone chips on bonnet and has rarely been out in the rain it really is immaculate.
They are very transactional. They will be there with their clipboard and will mark down any scratch at all, but I have used them twice and each time the person has used their common sense when they see the car is good and is well looked after. Once they knocked off £150 each for four scratches (say) it meant the actual price was very low, so they "called their manager" and said they needed authorisation to up the price back to closer to the offer. Be prepared to walk away is all I can say. But it is very hassle free and I have no complaints. You have been offered a very good price on your car. I was quoted £56,950 yesterday on my obviously immaculate six month old Cayman GTS 4.0 with 1,200 miles.

Aandytvr1

117 posts

121 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Simo_UK said:
Uh oh, I feel we're balancing on the edge of a 4cl vs 6cl debate......RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Without a doubt the 2.5 is barking back with a blip , bark ,pop & a bang — Porsche know this as the prices are holding well ..

As said earlier and confirmed by others - it’s a quick one

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Back to the GTS4.0 - could I be ordering the closest to base spec ever??? Definitely manual; Like the Guards Red, standard silver wheels - standard seats are fine, no need for fancy stitching and extra alcantara - happy without LED headlights (have PDLS on the Spyder but not too fussed), can reverse without a camera - neither my Spyder or Macan had Bose and didn’t feel I missed it - so extras so far at dimming rear view mirror and possibly folding mirrors…. Rear model delete £0 and may go crazy and get Porsche painted black to tidy up the rear…

Am I crazy?????


Mr981

61 posts

30 months

Wednesday 28th April
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get X73 !

Lexington59

367 posts

32 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Trikster said:
Back to the GTS4.0 - could I be ordering the closest to base spec ever??? Definitely manual; Like the Guards Red, standard silver wheels - standard seats are fine, no need for fancy stitching and extra alcantara - happy without LED headlights (have PDLS on the Spyder but not too fussed), can reverse without a camera - neither my Spyder or Macan had Bose and didn’t feel I missed it - so extras so far at dimming rear view mirror and possibly folding mirrors…. Rear model delete £0 and may go crazy and get Porsche painted black to tidy up the rear…

Am I crazy?????
No - I'm led to believe parking sensors are now standard (at last) so maybe cruise for the average speed cameras, if you go on the motorway to any track days can be useful, but that's probably it.

Go for it!

Twinfan

8,265 posts

71 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Mr981 said:
get X73 !
Not an option on a 718...

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Lexington59 said:
No - I'm led to believe parking sensors are now standard (at last) so maybe cruise for the average speed cameras, if you go on the motorway to any track days can be useful, but that's probably it.

Go for it!
Funny, never liked cruise control, find it too stressful - adaptive cruise on the other hand blooming brilliant - but only with PDK

OPOGTS

996 posts

180 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Twinfan said:
Mr981 said:
get X73 !
Not an option on a 718...
I even did the reverse and opted for the -10mm PASM rather than the standard -20mm PASM on the GTS

Personally I find the -10mm quite near the edge of what I find acceptable in terms of firmness for an everyday road car and never put the dampers on.

Of course, each to their own on this, depends what you're using it for and prefer.

OPOGTS

996 posts

180 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Trikster said:
Back to the GTS4.0 - could I be ordering the closest to base spec ever??? Definitely manual; Like the Guards Red, standard silver wheels - standard seats are fine, no need for fancy stitching and extra alcantara - happy without LED headlights (have PDLS on the Spyder but not too fussed), can reverse without a camera - neither my Spyder or Macan had Bose and didn’t feel I missed it - so extras so far at dimming rear view mirror and possibly folding mirrors…. Rear model delete £0 and may go crazy and get Porsche painted black to tidy up the rear…

Am I crazy?????
Mine is quite generously spec'd. But as a bare minimum I'd spec climate control, BOSE and parking sensors (without camera).

Having had standard a/c on my previous GTS I found it an annoyance of having to constantly fiddle to maintain the temperature - on warm days it was a royal PITA.

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Wednesday 28th April
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OPOGTS said:
Mine is quite generously spec'd. But as a bare minimum I'd spec climate control, BOSE and parking sensors (without camera).

Having had standard a/c on my previous GTS I found it an annoyance of having to constantly fiddle to maintain the temperature - on warm days it was a royal PITA.
Ah yes, dual zone climate, forgot about that - so I may fail (still <£1k on options though) - sensors are standard now, still not convinced on Bose

On the flip side, our 987 Spyder, and our departed GT4, had the kitchen sinks thrown at them... think we got that the wrong way round....

oh, it'll be a daily when not doing the long m/way hauls - and a track day partner for the Spyder....

MG Ant

70 posts

90 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Trikster said:
Funny, never liked cruise control, find it too stressful - adaptive cruise on the other hand blooming brilliant - but only with PDK
I have cruise on 981C and A-cruise on mk 7.5 GTi ... both manual... and work fine. Why do you think auto is needed?

OPOGTS

996 posts

180 months

Wednesday 28th April
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Trikster said:
still not convinced on Bose
I've never owned a Porsche without BOSE to be fair, so I couldn't tell you if its much of an improvement. I just think it sounds great (but equally I'm not an audiophille either, just like to turn it to the max now and again!)

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Wednesday 28th April
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MG Ant said:
I have cruise on 981C and A-cruise on mk 7.5 GTi ... both manual... and work fine. Why do you think auto is needed?
Unfortunately it's a must have on the Porsche options list - adaptive cruise on a manual must be interesting (only had it on autos) you'd have to be on top of the gears, not making it the most relaxing drive I would think, as doesn't the car stall and judder when it slows right down to a stop? or scream the life out of the engine when accelerating if you're not?

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Wednesday 28th April
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This is my current thinking...

http://www.porsche-code.com/PN4ZZ7I8; only £884 in options...

Tempted with Aurum wheels... but then the centers aren't painted - but are Porsche getting soft... throwing in standard coloured wheel centers and parking sensors, whatever next????

Spenny64

24 posts

18 months

Wednesday 28th April
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[quote=Trikster]Back to the GTS4.0 - could I be ordering the closest to base spec ever??? Definitely manual; Like the Guards Red, standard silver wheels - standard seats are fine, no need for fancy stitching and extra alcantara - happy without LED headlights (have PDLS on the Spyder but not too fussed), can reverse without a camera - neither my Spyder or Macan had Bose and didn’t feel I missed it - so extras so far at dimming rear view mirror and possibly folding mirrors…. Rear model delete £0 and may go crazy and get Porsche painted black to tidy up the rear…

Am I crazy?????

No not crazy at all.
Don't know what non-BOSE sounds like, but believe me, the BOSE is nothing special in sound quality terms, well over rated.
I suspect the Burmeister is somewhat better but don't even know if option nowadays and even so very expensive. Its the engine you listen to most!
I have a Cayman 981GTS with BOSE and not that impressed or use it that much, but each to his own.
What I would say is that I had a courtesy Boxster 718 a while ago and it didn't have extended leather so the dash and surround looked a bit plasticky to me. Gave the whole car a cheaper feel to it.
Mine is Guards red, were silver wheels (although I had ppc satin black recently), standard sports seats and no extra stitching. Never feels like I need anything else. All personal choice of course, but if I was ordering a new GTS, I wouldn't go overboard either.


PhantomPH

3,915 posts

192 months

Thursday 29th April
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Trikster said:
Back to the GTS4.0 - could I be ordering the closest to base spec ever??? Definitely manual; Like the Guards Red, standard silver wheels - standard seats are fine, no need for fancy stitching and extra alcantara - happy without LED headlights (have PDLS on the Spyder but not too fussed), can reverse without a camera - neither my Spyder or Macan had Bose and didn’t feel I missed it - so extras so far at dimming rear view mirror and possibly folding mirrors…. Rear model delete £0 and may go crazy and get Porsche painted black to tidy up the rear…

Am I crazy?????
I tend to buy my Porsches at c.12m old (no idea why as the price is pretty much the same, but that's a whole other sanity check...) and I for sure would never buy your car at that spec...however the beauty of this is that there's loads of choice and you are specifying your car, so go for whatever you want, bud. smile

If you are going for a low spec because it's somehow a barge of honour, then that's daft - but if you really don't want anything other than the boxes ticked, you've paid your money and taken your choice.

I think what I'm saying is - if you do without something you want just to keep the spec down, you'd be nuts. Otherwise, have at it! smile

testdrive

2,805 posts

162 months

Thursday 29th April
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Not a lot wrong with the base spec really, and Guards really suits the car, it's not quite the same as buying a base spec S. Forget the dimming and folding mirrors and put that money towards the GTS interior pack or some leather on your dash. You can activate the rain sensor for free afterwards anyway.

Are the base headlights the 25w xenons ?

Edited by testdrive on Thursday 29th April 10:02

Trikster

691 posts

169 months

Thursday 29th April
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PhantomPH said:
I tend to buy my Porsches at c.12m old (no idea why as the price is pretty much the same, but that's a whole other sanity check...) and I for sure would never buy your car at that spec...however the beauty of this is that there's loads of choice and you are specifying your car, so go for whatever you want, bud. smile

If you are going for a low spec because it's somehow a barge of honour, then that's daft - but if you really don't want anything other than the boxes ticked, you've paid your money and taken your choice.

I think what I'm saying is - if you do without something you want just to keep the spec down, you'd be nuts. Otherwise, have at it! smile
No badge of honour, as you said it's what I want - they seem to have got better in speccing the standard cars since my first Porsche - not perfect by any means but few of the over priced options on the GTS appeal - it almost seems weird not throwing loads of money at the options list as I've done in the past - might tinker a bit between now and the spec getting locked down but can't see it adding too much, a grand at most.

PhantomPH

3,915 posts

192 months

Thursday 29th April
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Trikster said:
PhantomPH said:
I tend to buy my Porsches at c.12m old (no idea why as the price is pretty much the same, but that's a whole other sanity check...) and I for sure would never buy your car at that spec...however the beauty of this is that there's loads of choice and you are specifying your car, so go for whatever you want, bud. smile

If you are going for a low spec because it's somehow a barge of honour, then that's daft - but if you really don't want anything other than the boxes ticked, you've paid your money and taken your choice.

I think what I'm saying is - if you do without something you want just to keep the spec down, you'd be nuts. Otherwise, have at it! smile
No badge of honour, as you said it's what I want - they seem to have got better in speccing the standard cars since my first Porsche - not perfect by any means but few of the over priced options on the GTS appeal - it almost seems weird not throwing loads of money at the options list as I've done in the past - might tinker a bit between now and the spec getting locked down but can't see it adding too much, a grand at most.
If you don't mind me asking - what has the lead time been for you with the 4.0? Just from order to expected delivery. Heard big numbers like 9+ months.

WG

795 posts

93 months

Thursday 29th April
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re my earlier post re WBAC bid for my car. OPC have just exceeded the WBAC offer ! Prices do seem very firm at the moment!