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> OT: Cayman Owners Roll Call, please check in here. 987, 987.2, 981, 718, GT4
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post Feb 26 2019, 07:19 PM
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I have a 2007 CS.

Bought it at 43k miles and in three summers it has 35k more.

1 set of front tires
3 sets of rear tires
1 front rim from hitting a turtle in the fog...still balances but I can feel it.
1 set of fuel rails
1 inside drivers door handle broken, but working
2 trips west to east San Diego, CA to Portsmouth, NH
24 states total
5-6 months in storage a year
??? nicks and bruises.

Mods (very loose use of the term so far):

PO put a clear engine cover on it. I like it.
Clear side lenses received this last xmas not installed
Weathertech mats
1/3 covered in clear bra

Yeah, I suck. It will be paid off shortly then funds for fun.

When I lost the fuel rail I realized I could have burned the thing up in glorious mid-engined fashion. I was able to diagnose the issue through the clear engine cover.

If that happened, I would have used the insurance money to get another 6cyl Cayman...an upgrade from the S.

When I die you will have to pry the keys to the 914, CS, and my Westy from my cold, dead hands.

Regular maintenance intervals by a friend who has run a private porsche shop for 20+ years and factory trained for 30. I think he likes that I DRIVE the thing.

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post Feb 26 2019, 07:36 PM
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Have had my 2007 Cayman for about 7 years. I'm retired, in my late 60's, and had planned more cross-country trips than have actually occurred - I've only put about 10k miles on it. It handles and accelerates great, but to be honest, it lacks the 914 exhilaration I experienced in the 15 years I drove my 74 914/2l. Very, very different driving experience. I've driven a lot of nice cars over the years, but nothing compares with what I felt driving my old 914.Attached Image
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post Feb 26 2019, 07:48 PM
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Yes, I've owned a 987.1 - 2007 Cayman S for about 3 yrs now. It is everything the press raved about when it came out. A GREAT car! It is not as raw as my 914, but is very capable and fast enough for me.
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As for Mods, I put on the center radiator, the mantis deep sump with 996 swirl pots and the underdrive pulley to reduce Power Steering heat issues.

It needed a new steering rack when I bought it (leaking) but otherwise, it has been very reliable.
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post Feb 27 2019, 04:25 PM
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2014 Cayman S

PDK; 20 inch Carrera wheels, clear front signal markers.

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post Feb 28 2019, 07:22 AM
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2006 Cayman S Purchased in 2008 with 26K and have 70K on it now. Use it as a track car and for autocrossing as well as spirited county drives. This car is simply amazing to drive! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

Options: 6 speed manual, sport chrono, sport bucket seats, Sport exhaust tips, Bose

Modifications: clear side markers, blacked out fog light trim, track tires (Cayman R springs, GT-3 control arms and sway bars after the picture was taken!)

Only issue has been power steering reservoir/return line leak last year. Major pain to fix that! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

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post Feb 28 2019, 08:20 AM
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S Sport Edition. Number 256 of 700 made. What a car....
Only alterations I have done are cosmetic. Changed some of the colour on the front P.U to black. Tinted the driving lights to amber and changed the colour of the wheel backs....
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post Feb 28 2019, 10:13 AM
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Big fan of the Cayman. Have had two Boxsters and love them, but could do without the rag top. When I sell my experimental airplane, I'll be in the market for a nice 2009 model in blue with a tan interior. PDK, of course.
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post Feb 28 2019, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE(jesse7flying @ Feb 28 2019, 08:13 AM) *

Big fan of the Cayman. Have had two Boxsters and love them, but could do without the rag top. When I sell my experimental airplane, I'll be in the market for a nice 2009 model in blue with a tan interior. PDK, of course.



987.2 is rare.....in Blue ever rarer. I looked for a year.

Good luck with your search.

Experimental Airplane...cool.
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post Feb 28 2019, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE(914_teener @ Feb 28 2019, 08:26 AM) *

987.2 is rare.....in Blue ever rarer. I looked for a year.

Good luck with your search.



It took me 9 months to find my first Cayman 09 S. It was a 14 month quest for a replacement.

Know exactly what you want - Be diligent in your search - Be patient - Be ready - Pounce - Enjoy your prize.

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post Mar 1 2019, 04:57 PM
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post Mar 1 2019, 06:47 PM
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Love them and want one.
Was in a shop recently where among many other Porsche race cars (4 914s) there were more than twenty race preped Caymans.......most were GT4s
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post Mar 1 2019, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE(914_teener @ Feb 26 2019, 12:23 PM) *

987.1 2006 Cayman S 6MT Lapis Blue. I too could not resist it in blue.

No PASM although I wish I had it sometimes depending what road I.m driving on. One thing I really love is the ECO mode for the air. Never have to mess with it.

No issues except some idler pullies ect. Normal maintenance stuff.

I don.t believe you can really drive on the street to test the envelope that this car is capable of. It is truly everything the 914 could have been in it's era




This brings a tear to my eye. I had the same year in the same color, also without PASM. Blew the engine due to oil starvation (a common issue with the M97 engine when driven HARD), but I still maintain that it was the best handling car I've ever driven. Lapis Blue FTW!!!
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post Mar 2 2019, 10:11 AM
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I have one too. Non S 2008. My favorite car ever, and I've had many.
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post Mar 2 2019, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Mar 1 2019, 07:47 PM) *

Love them and want one.
Was in a shop recently where among many other Porsche race cars (4 914s) there were more than twenty race preped Caymans.......most were GT4s


DeMan Motor Sports???
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post Mar 2 2019, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE(cuddy_k @ Mar 2 2019, 11:45 AM) *

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Mar 1 2019, 07:47 PM) *

Love them and want one.
Was in a shop recently where among many other Porsche race cars (4 914s) there were more than twenty race preped Caymans.......most were GT4s


DeMan Motor Sports???


Yes.
Known Rick for thirty years.
Great guy, dream business.
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post Mar 2 2019, 02:25 PM
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My two mid-engine mistresses - both 3.4 liter but completely different in character.

Cayman S, with 20 " sport techno wheels, PDK , sport exhaust, infotainment system, 14 way seats, some other minor options.

914 in process of returning to street hot rod after being track-only for 23 years.

Love them both.

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post Mar 5 2019, 03:51 PM
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post Mar 5 2019, 07:23 PM
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I'm actually on my third Cayman. First was a 2006 S, midnight blue metallic. Second was a 2012 R, dark blue metallic. Current is a '16 GT4, also dark blue metallic, which has turned out to be the rarest non-PTS paint color for these models.

Here are a couple of action shots. The GT4 is far faster at autocross, but surprisingly, not quite as entertaining.

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post Mar 5 2019, 08:02 PM
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Had a 987.2 Cayman S and liked it, but seemed to take more photos of my second Cayman, a GT4. In a 911 again as a daily, but wouldn't say no to another Cayman. Great cars, not good cars.

But if I was gonna do another, I'd have a hard time passing a 987 up. I really liked the styling and size.


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post Mar 6 2019, 08:29 PM
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I have a 2011 Cayman S bought used from Porsche. It has a PDK Sport Chrono Plus, Sat Navi with module, Infotainment Bose system, black leather interior with standard bucket seats. Non-PASM, no sport exhaust. Aftermarket 19-inch rims. Mileage when purchased was 16,800. As this was a CPO car, I got a 4 year 48k extended warranty as well. I was looking for a Cayman R, but when this came up locally, I grabbed it.


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