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> OT: Cayman Owners Roll Call, please check in here. 987, 987.2, 981, 718, GT4
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post Mar 7 2019, 03:05 PM
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Love those wheels!
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post Mar 8 2019, 03:08 PM
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Nuther shot of mine.

Seems like I am enjoying this car a whole lot and no time to drive the 914.

So....as I am sorry to say that it was for sale and of a few weeks ago an offer came to me that I could not refuse. I am already regretting it but I think maybe sometime I will try and get a car either a six conversion or another Cayman. I will still hang out from time to time but I always wanted a six, just didn't think it would be this.

I'll be back.

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post Jul 6 2019, 04:48 AM
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Monday my headliner dropped. Apparently it is common due to the cheap foam used.
Worst part is that I am leaving, in the Cayman, for a trip to the Pittsburgh vintage grand prix for a week, then to Chattanooga, TN for a week.
I am off to an upholsterer Monday to see if I can have it properly fixed in time for the trip but most likely I will be rednecking a fix. FML.
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post Jul 7 2019, 03:49 AM
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Here is one I saw at the PEC in LA.
Liked the accenting.

My headliner is in good shape still. I.d do the same if it meant a chance to drive the car.



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post Jul 8 2019, 11:26 AM
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I guess everyone already knows that the 981 Caymans and the GT4 are/were built at the old Karmann factory in Osnabrück, where our beloved 914s were created.
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post Jul 28 2019, 04:41 PM
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Just got back from my third 3000+ mile trip in my Cayman.

Just shy of 3300 miles from NH to Pittsburgh, PA for the Vintage Grand Prix then down to Chattanooga, TN and another run on the Tail of the Dragon as well as the Cherohala Skyway amongst other great roads.

This is by far the best car my wife and I have owned for touring/spirited driving trips.
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post Jul 28 2019, 07:26 PM
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On my 2nd Cayman, a 2011 Cayman S (987.2), PDK/Sport Chrono w/355+hp Softronics Performance Tuning, 19" Turbo II wheels, Bi-Xenon Cornering lights, Bose Surround, PSM, clear side markers. Don't need a GTS or GT4 as this car is already way more than I'll ever need in performance - and looks. Very grateful to own the most perfect car on the road......had it 6 years, 80k mis. on it now - I drive it. Best quality car ever, wife drives a Lexus.......I spoil her - it pays off well...... ;-)

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post Feb 23 2020, 07:24 AM
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I'm considering purchasing a one owner 2006 Cayman S that has 36K miles. These cars seem like an absolute bargin right now. My only hesitation with purchasing it is the potential IMS and cylinder scoring issues. Is this an over blown topic or something to seriously consider.
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post Feb 23 2020, 07:34 AM
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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 23 2020, 07:24 AM) *

I'm considering purchasing a one owner 2006 Cayman S that has 36K miles. These cars seem like an absolute bargin right now. My only hesitation with purchasing it is the potential IMS and cylinder scoring issues. Is this an over blown topic or something to seriously consider.


If the IMS fails it will be quite costly, you will need to price the cost of upgrading the IMS in the cost of the car.
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post Feb 23 2020, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 23 2020, 05:24 AM) *

I'm considering purchasing a one owner 2006 Cayman S that has 36K miles. These cars seem like an absolute bargin right now. My only hesitation with purchasing it is the potential IMS and cylinder scoring issues. Is this an over blown topic or something to seriously consider.



It is. The IMS issues in an 987 is way overblown. The bore scoring is can be an issue in mostly cold climates when not warming the car up properly.

My 06 CS has 80k on it now. 30k is nothing on these cars. Do an thorough PPI with a shop that can inspect the cylinder bores. The IMS is a non servicable item with M97.21 engine but is more robust than the M96.

Otherwise get a 987.2, but they run about 15k more on average.

These cars are some of the best cars Porsche had built for the money and the grin factor is well worth it.

Good luck with your search.
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post Feb 23 2020, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE(914_teener @ Feb 23 2020, 09:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 23 2020, 05:24 AM) *

I'm considering purchasing a one owner 2006 Cayman S that has 36K miles. These cars seem like an absolute bargin right now. My only hesitation with purchasing it is the potential IMS and cylinder scoring issues. Is this an over blown topic or something to seriously consider.



It is. The IMS issues in an 987 is way overblown. The bore scoring is can be an issue in mostly cold climates when not warming the car up properly.

My 06 CS has 80k on it now. 30k is nothing on these cars. Do an thorough PPI with a shop that can inspect the cylinder bores. The IMS is a non servicable item with M97.21 engine but is more robust than the M96.

Otherwise get a 987.2, but they run about 15k more on average.

These cars are some of the best cars Porsche had built for the money and the grin factor is well worth it.

Good luck with your search.


Thanks for the feedback @914_teener I was actually considering a 987.2....but they’re hard to find with a manual at a fair price. I have an opportunity to buy a one owner 9K mile 2011 Cayman S in the color combo that I wanted, Silver / Black, with a manual.....but the owner wants $50K.
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post Feb 24 2020, 10:15 AM
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QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 23 2020, 06:39 PM) *

QUOTE(914_teener @ Feb 23 2020, 09:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Cal @ Feb 23 2020, 05:24 AM) *

I'm considering purchasing a one owner 2006 Cayman S that has 36K miles. These cars seem like an absolute bargin right now. My only hesitation with purchasing it is the potential IMS and cylinder scoring issues. Is this an over blown topic or something to seriously consider.



It is. The IMS issues in an 987 is way overblown. The bore scoring is can be an issue in mostly cold climates when not warming the car up properly.

My 06 CS has 80k on it now. 30k is nothing on these cars. Do an thorough PPI with a shop that can inspect the cylinder bores. The IMS is a non servicable item with M97.21 engine but is more robust than the M96.

Otherwise get a 987.2, but they run about 15k more on average.

These cars are some of the best cars Porsche had built for the money and the grin factor is well worth it.

Good luck with your search.


Thanks for the feedback @914_teener I was actually considering a 987.2....but they’re hard to find with a manual at a fair price. I have an opportunity to buy a one owner 9K mile 2011 Cayman S in the color combo that I wanted, Silver / Black, with a manual.....but the owner wants $50K.



I wouldn.t put that much of a premium on low miles...plently of 987.2 out there for less than 50k. MT as you have found out are hard to find in a 987.2.

Talk about unicorns, John has had a 2009 987.2 MT and then a Cayman R. To give you a price comparison, an R will go for an little north of 65k. You should be able to find a nice 987.2 for between 20k and 35k. Under 20k....987.1 which I think is a bargain.

Anything more than 50K you can get any 981 you like. The 718 value the bottom is dropping out with them as you might imagine why.

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post Feb 24 2020, 10:21 AM
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post Feb 24 2020, 11:31 AM
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When I dive into a corner I don.t worry about the IMS.

I wanted to make sure no one thinks it.s a 911.


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post Feb 24 2020, 09:38 PM
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I had a 2005 987 Boxster S. A great car but very different from a 914.


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post Feb 28 2020, 09:49 PM
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Here is my 2015 Cayman S - best driving car I ever owned......beats a 911 hands down in my view......
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Attached Image Here is my 2006 next to my black '74 2.0.
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Love that picture and the license plate.
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That is also a great looking garage. I have long admired the clever lift. Maybe I will see you when 151 thaws.
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