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I’ve really come around on the 981 Porsche Cayman. For a while, I thought maybe they weren’t offering enough for the price and if you are going to spend the money you might as well just pay more for a 911, but they’ve grown on me. A big part of it was that the 718 was such a disappointment with the turbocharged flat-four and the awful sound it produces. Porsche knows this, otherwise the new GTS 4.0 probably never goes into production. Buyers want the great sounds in addition to everything Porsche has to offer.
Today’s car, a 2015 Cayman S up for sale in Miami, might have everything you are looking for in a 981. I know I’m awfully intrigued.
Always read everything. You never know what might be hiding in a mess of 1,000 words.
Today we have one of the cooler modern Porsches that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough in the 2016 Boxster Spyder. It was a GT car that wasn’t really a GT car technically but everyone raves about them and the prices they command back that up. Find one with lower miles and it’ll still bring around the original sticker price or above, which is actually more than what the brother GT4 commands. Today, we have a very cool example with just 6,600 miles on the odometer. However, this one has one major catch.
Always read. I can’t say that strongly enough when it comes to buying cars from private parties and even dealerships. I know everyone just looks at price and then everything else can be judged from that, but often a single sentence can throw everything into a mess if you aren’t careful. Just like we have today with this 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4.
At a quick glance, everything seems in order with this one. A little over 18,000 miles with an asking price of $90,000. I thought it was a little high, but it was probably in the ballpark. Then I saw a single line in the description…
As prices of Porsche 911s seem to be running away and value-for-money on used examples gets worse and worse, it only makes sense to maybe check out what the used Cayman market has to offer. I’ve said many times that I’m not a huge fan of the 718 unless it has a flat-six, so that means backing up to the 981 generation – where you can have all the flat-six you desire. Today’s car, a 2016 Cayman S up for sale in Miami, seems to check all the boxes if you want a really optioned 981 without spending crazy money.
I feel like I get déjà vu more often than not looking as so many cars, but usually write it off as a seeing similar cars and not seeing the actual same car that I thought I saw. You know what I mean. However, some cars as so unique that is it worth taking a few seconds to look back to make sure you actually aren’t crazy. Come to find out, I wasn’t crazy.
This 2012 Porsche Cayman R was featured by Carter exactly one year ago today and guess what? It is still for sale at the same dealership with the same mileage and exact same photos. Stale bread anyone?