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I've now owned my CTR for almost 4 years from new, and was thinking of a change. I am considering a Porsche Cayman S. They seemed to of gone down in value and you can pickup a 5 year old one with under 40k miles for around £20000.

The only thing thats putting me off is the servicing costs and its age. It will cost £640 for a full service and £380 for a small one, then there's the parts which are pricey! saying that you only service a Porsche every 2 years or 18k miles. They seem quite reliable too. My mate once owned a 911 and had it serviced, with new belts and a clutch, and expansion bottle this cost him £4800 as they had to drop the engine.:facepalm:
 

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Porsches are nice, but spares, tyres etc are all expensive and I have a guess the insurance would be a lot dearer, if you do get one make sure you get a FSH, and servicing costs would be expensive, good luck with your choice. :D
 

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way way way more expensive than a 'normal' car to run. Be careful in what you buy too, must have HPI/FULL DEALER history, not specialist or agent etc.
 

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Thanks guys. The mpg is roughly the same as the CTR, and the insurance is about the same for me too. The only concern are the parts and keeping up Porsche service history. Performance wise 0-62 is only 0.5 seconds faster than the CTR. Not much in it really.
 

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What about something like a Nissan 370z, performance similar, except top speed but servicing cheaper etc also you can get a later model for the same money, or is it that you want a Porsche ? :D
 

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Looking for a proper sports car, thought the Porsche looked great. I must be going through a mid-life crisis or something.
 

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hmmm never really rated the looks of porche against something like a GTR or 350/370Z

they just got lazy in my opinion :worms:

Then, I'm not driving it right :)
 

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How about Lotus Europa, not as dear, same performance, better mpg, not as fast, do not know about service cost, but you could always ask on Lotus owners club. it all depends on how much you are willing to pay to run a sports car, I would certainly do my homework first as it is not just the cost of buying the car but running and reliability has to be an important factor, good luck. :D
 

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Do you have your heart set on a porsche? Servcing and parts will be extremely expensive and without a warranty you will probably end up getting shafted.

If it's what you want go for it but make sure you know the real costs you will be paying each year because a CTR is pennies in comparrison.
 

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I was thinking of getting a used Cayman S too. At that age thou they will need lots of extra parts to the servicing like timing belts or brake discs which could easily set you back £5000. Plus that age will be with Indy dealers so not much support.

I was looking at late gen II from Porsche dealers as they come with two years warrantee and very attractive finance especially with a new model out soon. I agree basic running costs similar if slightly more than a type R. Tax was a bracket higher. But all other expenses will be much more.

I would have had one but I decided to ignore all sense and order a BMW 1M Coupe instead. Oops.
 

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hmmm never really rated the looks of porche against something like a GTR or 350/370Z

they just got lazy in my opinion :worms:

Then, I'm not driving it right :)
A Porsche sounds a lot. A lot better. And Inside a 350Z its like Halfords. Inside a Cayman it's like a Bang & Olfsen dealer has mated with John Lewis.

The Cayman does look a bit feminine. But that didnt put me off!
 

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If your worried about running costs, then its sheer folly to consider purchasing a Porsche.

These cars were not built to be "run on the cheap".
 

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There are a lot of top end cars out there of 5 years old, that can be purchased for a reasonable price.
One only has to think ????? ----- WHY IS THAT THEN;).;)
 

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I think the Cayman is the best looking Porsche but wish the inside was a bit more exciting.

A mate of mine has an 05 Boxster (260 bhp version), it's been a good car for him so far but he rarely uses it as the MPG can be low 20s (despite being very well off he is extremely tight!). He always says that insurance is surprisingly cheap though. He did take it for a service at an independent Porsche specialist the other week and it cost him just over £1000 inc a replacement suspension spring - so yes pricey but if you buy a car like that you can obviously afford it!
 
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