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Who knew it would be so hard to spend several hundred thousand dollars on a very niche car? In the latest episode of “Buying a new car is a miserable experience” we have the drama surrounding the new Porsche GT cars and people getting their feelings hurt over it. The short of it is select loyal customers are given allocations to new GT3 and GT4 RS cars only for them to be offered up on the used market for tens of thousands of dollars over what they paid after they took a few laps around the cul-de-sac. This leads to the salesman down at the dealership that sold the car to the owner texting threatening messages to the owner stating their relationship is over in the same style as 15-year-olds do when a member of the opposite sex is spending a little bit too much time at another person’s locker in between classes at the junior high school. I wish I was joking.
Today, we have a 2023 GT4 RS up for sale in California with actually a fair amount of miles on the odometer, a whole 717, for around $100,000 over what the sticker price was. Worth it to not deal with a dealer?
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.
I don’t want to start celebrating yet, but it looks like the prices Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 are starting to soften just a bit. Don’t get excited yet as they still are bringing right around sticker price plus tax, so it is an improvement over the previous $15,000 over instantly. I think we’ll see some more slow drops as mileage racks up and of course, GT4 RS examples start getting out, but it shows that these might not be a car that sells for over sticker price forever. They simply are making too many of these for them to be truly limited and now that it isn’t king of the Cayman hill, they’ll be softening.
Today, we have a wonderful paint-to-sample 2022 in Gulf Blue and a whole bunch of other options that someone paid a lot of money for.
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS models are finally starting to roll out and people can not get enough of them. Well, those who can afford them. Just to refresh, these had a starting price of just a tag over $150,000 and the sky is basically the limit in terms of options. Naturally, the Weissach Package adds a quick $13,250 and several other things you wouldn’t think would cost a bunch of money, but actually does. Then of course is the markup. On the secondary market, sure, you can expect that. However, a Porsche dealer retailing the car as new with just 18 miles? Wait until you see this asking price.
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…