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    Why are these things so expensive?

    I was looking at my local dealer website and could not believe the price tage on some of these Caymans. 78k? What, why get a 911 for that. Is this what everyone else is selling these things for? I do fully realize price on these is very dependent on how you get them equiped but this still seems way high for this car.

    Re: Why are these things so expensive?

    You can easily make any Porsche model cost WAY more than the base price. My advice (unless money is no object) is to be very cautious and order only the most necessary items. Unless you're going to keep the car forever, a highly-optioned car is a very good way to lose alot of money (almost zero value on resale or trade-in).

    If I were buying a Cayman S, I would take std wheels (18"), no PASM, and very little in the way of options - maybe Sport Chrono, Sport seats, and Xenon lights...

    Re: Why are these things so expensive?

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    Grant said:
    You can easily make any Porsche model cost WAY more than the base price. My advice (unless money is no object) is to be very cautious and order only the most necessary items. Unless you're going to keep the car forever, a highly-optioned car is a very good way to lose alot of money (almost zero value on resale or trade-in).

    If I were buying a Cayman S, I would take std wheels (18"), no PASM, and very little in the way of options - maybe Sport Chrono, Sport seats, and Xenon lights...


    Amen...

    Re: Why are these things so expensive?

    The options cost the same on each model, basically, so to say it costs the same as a 911 is a bit off. $78K for a Cayman S is really stretching the options from my perspective, but someone who would want those options would also want them on a Carrera, thus maintaining the price differential. My nicely optioned Cayman S is coming in at $70K. I would rather have a Cayman S optioned the way I want it then a stripped base Carrera. A nicely optioned 997S would be worth the upgrade, but for similar options that would be about a $20K differential.

     
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