Cayman GTS

Cayman GTS

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Trikster

691 posts

170 months

Thursday 29th April
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PhantomPH said:
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.
End of year - poss q1; waited 9 months plus for any new Porsche I've ordered for one reason or another....

PhantomPH

3,916 posts

193 months

Friday 30th April
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Trikster said:
PhantomPH said:
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.
End of year - poss q1; waited 9 months plus for any new Porsche I've ordered for one reason or another....
I think that's why I buy at 12 months old. I don't like waiting for anything once I've decided I want it. biggrin

Budweiser

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941 posts

152 months

Wednesday 12th May
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After 7 wonderful and enjoyable years of ownership I have sold my CGTS.

Apart from a problem with a couple of mounts which were dealt with under warranty the car has been totally reliable. I do tend to hang onto my cars, my last 911 lasted 9 years and was also very reliable and a joy to own.

I’ve been buying Porsche cars since the late 70s and loved them all but on balance the Cayman range are my favourite.

As a road car the 981 GTS is a truly great car. IMO. I hope the GT4 lives up to my expectations.


Twinfan

8,268 posts

72 months

Wednesday 12th May
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I also loved my 981 GTS but it was ultimately too soft for my tastes. The 718 GT4 is more focused but more compromised, so as long as you accept that you'll be fine smile

Good luck!

SennaCGTS

36 posts

43 months

Thursday 13th May
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Have just sold my 981 GTS PDK with buckets and x73, really great car but always had a yearning for a 911 so now into 991.1 GTS ownership.

Budweiser

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941 posts

152 months

Thursday 13th May
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Twinfan said:
I also loved my 981 GTS but it was ultimately too soft for my tastes. The 718 GT4 is more focused but more compromised, so as long as you accept that you'll be fine smile

Good luck!
Hoping the comfort seats will help lol. Now the waiting begins…..

Fezzaman

540 posts

161 months

Sunday 16th May
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Budweiser - is your old car the one that's just cropped up at GC Motors?

SennaGTS - have you seen the other thread in this sub-forum with the owner looking to change wheels on a newly acquired GTS (happens to have X73, buckets and PDK....pretty unicorn spec) guessing he's got your old car?

I don't know what to make of this market at the moment, I put some feelers out to traders and am told everything is 'up' and they don't really know if it's transient (summer and post-lockdown splurge) or here to stay. The 981 GTS seems to be closing the gap with the regular S all else being equal so it's tempting to bite the bullet sooner rather than later. But on the flip side, depending on circumstances, if you don't get much use over the summer and things calm down over winter, it's tempting to sit tight...

kilarney

465 posts

191 months

Sunday 16th May
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Fezzaman said:
I don't know what to make of this market at the moment, I put some feelers out to traders and am told everything is 'up' and they don't really know if it's transient (summer and post-lockdown splurge) or here to stay. The 981 GTS seems to be closing the gap with the regular S all else being equal so it's tempting to bite the bullet sooner rather than later. But on the flip side, depending on circumstances, if you don't get much use over the summer and things calm down over winter, it's tempting to sit tight...
Ive tried to guess this one. In the end I concluded prices may soften but not much if at all. My reasoning is prices will hold because

1/ Less new cars are being produced and this will stay due to the chip and EV upsurge
so the shift to Hybrid /EV starts before the ICE demand is satisfied
2/ Existing orders are being cancelled
3/ Newer cars are saddled with GPF,s
4/ Cars are much more expensive - funding EV development and emissions liabilities.
5/ Sweet spot cars ie last before GPF etc are getting squirrelled away
6/ EV,s only future will produce unaffordable cars for the masses dragging older cheaper and maintainable cars up

FWIW I have jumped in again at overs but of course I could be completely wrong

SennaCGTS

36 posts

43 months

Sunday 16th May
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Oh yes just spotted it that is indeed my old car, I wasn’t keen on the wheels either

Fezzaman

540 posts

161 months

Monday 17th May
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kilarney said:
Ive tried to guess this one. In the end I concluded prices may soften but not much if at all. My reasoning is prices will hold because

1/ Less new cars are being produced and this will stay due to the chip and EV upsurge
so the shift to Hybrid /EV starts before the ICE demand is satisfied
2/ Existing orders are being cancelled
3/ Newer cars are saddled with GPF,s
4/ Cars are much more expensive - funding EV development and emissions liabilities.
5/ Sweet spot cars ie last before GPF etc are getting squirrelled away
6/ EV,s only future will produce unaffordable cars for the masses dragging older cheaper and maintainable cars up

FWIW I have jumped in again at overs but of course I could be completely wrong
Interesting stuff, and I think I agree with all of it. Guess the element of timing comes in with which of these factors are more short-term rather than long-term fundamental drivers. It seems like if you want something more interesting/special, buy with a view to keep and drive forever and sod the price of entry and accept there may be a time where you won't be able to drive it anymore...

Some of the points are what Richard Parry-Jones alluded to here - https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news-e...

n12maser

442 posts

60 months

Saturday 12th June
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All, I'm pretty late to the party...but just put a deposit down on this 981 GTS yesterday and beyond excited to pick it up in a couple of weeks!

I already have an air-cooled 911 (993 Carrera) but have been looking for more modern pork with mid-engine and PDK...hoping they will complement each other nicely.

This car has x73 suspension, which from reading all the comments on both here and over on rennlist, became my no.1 option. Was also after GT Silver as I love how it changes in the light and is easy to keep looking clean. 18 way seats with memory are a nice bonus as my wife will also drive the car (no interest in 993!). Here's the link to the full spec and more pics, is it any one here's old car? https://www.paragongb.com/743/porsche-for-sale/por...


MrVert

3,807 posts

207 months

Saturday 12th June
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n12maser said:
All, I'm pretty late to the party...but just put a deposit down on this 981 GTS yesterday and beyond excited to pick it up in a couple of weeks!

I already have an air-cooled 911 (993 Carrera) but have been looking for more modern pork with mid-engine and PDK...hoping they will complement each other nicely.

This car has x73 suspension, which from reading all the comments on both here and over on rennlist, became my no.1 option. Was also after GT Silver as I love how it changes in the light and is easy to keep looking clean. 18 way seats with memory are a nice bonus as my wife will also drive the car (no interest in 993!). Here's the link to the full spec and more pics, is it any one here's old car? https://www.paragongb.com/743/porsche-for-sale/por...

You won’t regret it, that’s a great spec. They’re fantastic cars for the back roads, perfect size and power for me.

I also have the X73 suspension option on my Boxster GTS and I’m finding it superb. Really well judged ride / handling balance, the car turns in brilliantly, you’ll love it.



Maxym

1,307 posts

204 months

Saturday 12th June
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I had one for four years. Great cars. Great engine too, though you need to keep it spinning for real instant urge.

cossers

2,673 posts

108 months

Saturday 12th June
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Lovely car, still looks so well 8 years after launch, obv bias as I have a 981, very envious off the 993, would love one of them in my life, probably even more than my 981

TDT

3,010 posts

87 months

Saturday 12th June
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n12maser said:
All, I'm pretty late to the party...but just put a deposit down on this 981 GTS yesterday and beyond excited to pick it up in a couple of weeks!

I already have an air-cooled 911 (993 Carrera) but have been looking for more modern pork with mid-engine and PDK...hoping they will complement each other nicely.

This car has x73 suspension, which from reading all the comments on both here and over on rennlist, became my no.1 option. Was also after GT Silver as I love how it changes in the light and is easy to keep looking clean. 18 way seats with memory are a nice bonus as my wife will also drive the car (no interest in 993!). Here's the link to the full spec and more pics, is it any one here's old car? https://www.paragongb.com/743/porsche-for-sale/por...

Yep. That’s my old car mate. I was the first owner.
Factory order from New in 2014.

I ordered from Reading and also sold it back to them when changing to GT4. It then went to OPC Portsmouth, where is was bought by second owner who got in touch with me. He then sold to Ashgood few weeks back, and then went to Paragon I guess.

I covered about 22k in it as my daily in just about 2.5years. Mainly station, airport as I worked internationally and in the city’s, and obviously fun drives. Frikin’ loved it... proper weapon with PDK, PTV/LSD and X73.

Any Qs let me know. Second owner added some little bits i believe, GTS badges and carbon entry sills.
I ordered it debadged and it had standard entry stills.

Would love to see it again. Held its value well too.

Edited by TDT on Saturday 12th June 10:12

TDT

3,010 posts

87 months

Saturday 12th June
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Collection day 25 November 2014


Budweiser

Original Poster:

941 posts

152 months

Saturday 12th June
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[quote=Fezzaman]Budweiser - is your old car the one that's just cropped up at GC Motors?
Fezzaman
Sorry for the late reply. Yes that is my old car. Best trade deal I could get. GC Motors were very professional and true the their word. Car now sold, anyone on here?


n12maser

442 posts

60 months

Saturday 12th June
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TDT, well there you go!

Thank you for specing it so nicely...I remember all the great reviews coming in at the time and thinking one day I'll have to get my hands on one, let's hope people spec them up nicely smile

It would be great at some point to see the original order sheet. Had no idea it's got PTV, that's a nice surprise - was not listed on the ad, and I do intend to take the car on track.

TDT

3,010 posts

87 months

Saturday 12th June
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n12maser said:
TDT, well there you go!

Thank you for specing it so nicely...I remember all the great reviews coming in at the time and thinking one day I'll have to get my hands on one, let's hope people spec them up nicely smile

It would be great at some point to see the original order sheet. Had no idea it's got PTV, that's a nice surprise - was not listed on the ad, and I do intend to take the car on track.
Looks like Chris (second owner) also added leather steering wheel surround and leather door sills in addition to the GTS badging and carbon kick/scuff plates.

Interestingly I meant someone else 2 weeks ago that was about to buy it from Ashgoods, but for the fact that his wife was tired of silver cars…they ended up buying an Agate Grey GTS…

Have to admit looking at it, makes me want it back!! Haha. Enjoy in good health.

Edited by TDT on Saturday 12th June 17:37

n12maser

442 posts

60 months

Saturday 12th June
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haha...well I tried a few days ago to test drive the agate one at ashgood but deposit had just been taken so then this came up, and with the sports suspension was exactly what I was looking for. Everyone happy!