Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

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Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Friday 19th February
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Hasn't been a manual with buckets for nearly 4 months I think..

AAAndy

613 posts

216 months

Friday 19th February
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MitchW12 said:
That manual one seems to be priced a very optimistically. A fiver short of £40k for a car that does not have buckets, has covered 44k miles AND used to be a hire car. I thought that I recognised the number plate and it belonged to a sports car hire company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdgeupYhEw

(the other PDK car looks over priced too given how that the black sytner car sat around for c.4 months at £36K)


ajondyh

580 posts

88 months

Saturday 20th February
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AAAndy said:
That manual one seems to be priced a very optimistically. A fiver short of £40k for a car that does not have buckets, has covered 44k miles AND used to be a hire car. I thought that I recognised the number plate and it belonged to a sports car hire company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdgeupYhEw

(the other PDK car looks over priced too given how that the black sytner car sat around for c.4 months at £36K)
Are you a lurking buyer or do you already have one? I think those prices are quite reasonable from dealers. They may not be ultimate spec because if they were they'd be £45k plus

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th February
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AAAndy said:
MitchW12 said:
That manual one seems to be priced a very optimistically. A fiver short of £40k for a car that does not have buckets, has covered 44k miles AND used to be a hire car. I thought that I recognised the number plate and it belonged to a sports car hire company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdgeupYhEw

(the other PDK car looks over priced too given how that the black sytner car sat around for c.4 months at £36K)
Well spotted. So instead of 3 previous owners it's more like 3 owners plus 50 x don't give a fook part time owners. I'd say hire costs weren't cheap and lads hiring her will try to get their money's worth.

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th February
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Actually a friend that also watches the R market reminded me that ex hire company R was advertised last year - with the tag line “hire this car to try -before you buy”

Thought it was cheeky/strange back then.

AAAndy

613 posts

216 months

Saturday 20th February
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ajondyh said:
AAAndy said:
That manual one seems to be priced a very optimistically. A fiver short of £40k for a car that does not have buckets, has covered 44k miles AND used to be a hire car. I thought that I recognised the number plate and it belonged to a sports car hire company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdgeupYhEw

(the other PDK car looks over priced too given how that the black sytner car sat around for c.4 months at £36K)
Are you a lurking buyer or do you already have one? I think those prices are quite reasonable from dealers. They may not be ultimate spec because if they were they'd be £45k plus
Not sure about the accusation of lurking, I was hoping the info about the history of that particular car was contributing to the forum. However in response to the question.......

I am currently in the category of ‘looking to buy’. I’ve wanted an R since sitting in one at an OPC when they were first launched ( I still have the original book/brochure that they gave me that day). I just haven’t been in a position to buy until recently as I’ve needed something with 4 seats for family duties.

Some may think that is a fair price for a car that has spent a number of years as a hire car for weekend joy riders, and they may not care about the history. But regardless of price and ignoring that aspect, other potential buyers might be more interested in the history and that may affect their decision. So I wanted to share that info in case it was of interest to other potential purchasers.

Mark-ri571

135 posts

71 months

Saturday 20th February
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There is also the possibility that the manual car was a PEC car in view of its RE reg plate.

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th February
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Mark-ri571 said:
There is also the possibility that the manual car was a PEC car in view of its RE reg plate.
That car just keeps getting better and better...

Thank God his for this thread. I learnt a huge amount

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th February
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1 of only 100 manual Cayman R's - really?

"Last serviced on 17/05/2018 at 38,801 miles"

So it's already well past the 2 year interval and the dealer's not even getting it serviced before sale. Sellers are starting to take the piss. Signs of a wee bubble I think when premium prices being asked for potentially sub par stock.

Edited by Andyoz on Saturday 20th February 12:09

BrotherMouzone

2,676 posts

138 months

Saturday 20th February
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Andyoz said:
Actually a friend that also watches the R market reminded me that ex hire company R was advertised last year - with the tag line “hire this car to try -before you buy”

Thought it was cheeky/strange back then.
I remember that advert.

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th February
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BrotherMouzone said:
Andyoz said:
Actually a friend that also watches the R market reminded me that ex hire company R was advertised last year - with the tag line “hire this car to try -before you buy”

Thought it was cheeky/strange back then.
I remember that advert.
Yeah, was very weird...so you had to pay to test drive it AND they let the cat out of the bag that it's probably had a few rather interesting pilots!!

Who warms up hire cars...really?

MitchW12

23 posts

4 months

Saturday 20th February
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AAAndy said:
Not sure about the accusation of lurking, I was hoping the info about the history of that particular car was contributing to the forum. However in response to the question.......

I am currently in the category of ‘looking to buy’. I’ve wanted an R since sitting in one at an OPC when they were first launched ( I still have the original book/brochure that they gave me that day). I just haven’t been in a position to buy until recently as I’ve needed something with 4 seats for family duties.

Some may think that is a fair price for a car that has spent a number of years as a hire car for weekend joy riders, and they may not care about the history. But regardless of price and ignoring that aspect, other potential buyers might be more interested in the history and that may affect their decision. So I wanted to share that info in case it was of interest to other potential purchasers.
Good spot on it being an ex hire car and thanks for sharing.

Andyoz

1,809 posts

18 months

Thursday 25th February
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Did anyone spot the owner of the moon miles 997 GT3 (170k+) posting the service stamps in another PH thread...I see one 6 month period alone in 2012 where 20k miles was clocked up.. Food for thought hey?




Captain James T

615 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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This isn't one for me, but I enquired ages ago to my local dealer about an S or R to use a weekend toy and track car and was sent some details of one they have just bought. This would be too good to ruin as it's only done under 1700 miles, but it does tick the manual, bucket seats, sports exhaust, one-owner, Porsche history box. It's mental money in my opinion!

GT4P

4,100 posts

149 months

Friday 26th February
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Captain James T said:
This isn't one for me, but I enquired ages ago to my local dealer about an S or R to use a weekend toy and track car and was sent some details of one they have just bought. This would be too good to ruin as it's only done under 1700 miles, but it does tick the manual, bucket seats, sports exhaust, one-owner, Porsche history box. It's mental money in my opinion!
Where? How much?

MitchW12

23 posts

4 months

Friday 26th February
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Captain James T said:
This isn't one for me, but I enquired ages ago to my local dealer about an S or R to use a weekend toy and track car and was sent some details of one they have just bought. This would be too good to ruin as it's only done under 1700 miles, but it does tick the manual, bucket seats, sports exhaust, one-owner, Porsche history box. It's mental money in my opinion!
Don’t suppose you have a link for the vehicle? If not do you know where and how much?

Captain James T

615 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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I can't find a link, but it was Tonbridge and I think it was £50,000 so you'd need to be really keen!


bigmowley

1,041 posts

140 months

Friday 26th February
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Assuming the info is as posted then £50K sounds about right. It would need a perfect history and ideally a Porsche warranty but if a 20K miler is mid 40's then a nearly new one must be £50K.

Captain James T

615 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Friday 26th February
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Sounds about right to me price wise.
How long ago was this? Never saw it advertised?