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Thinking about buying 06-08 cayman

Considering purchase of a Cayman of those years and would appreciate any input you can give out mechanical issues.

No doubt its a sporty, well handling Porsche.

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Depends on your intended use. Daily / regular driver or use for some Drivers Ed track days.
Look for a car with service history and oil change intervals. Get it inspected by an independent Porsche mechanic that knows what to look for in these cars.
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While that is possible, it depends on how the car is used. Heavy track use has been behind IMS failures with the 06-08 cars however, normal driving with occasional spirited street driving has proven to be quite safe from IMS failure. Everybody craps their pants with the IMS fear. Understand the problem and use of the car and weigh your risk accordingly.
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1. Locate the mechanic you will use.
2. Know the seller's motivation for selling.
3. See the maintenance records. Check the tire date of manufacture.
4. Get a pre-purchase inspection done. (You pay for the PPI, you choose the mechanic, you see a sample of the forms he uses to guide the inspection, seller gets a copy of the results too, you buy at the agreed upon price if there are no big issues found. Should include oil filter inspection.)
5. The IMS is good on 2006-2008 cars, not perfect but then what part is. If you do the clutch, plan to remove the seal from the IMS bearing at the same time.)
6. Enjoy the car, wonderful out in the open spaces and with your speed limits.
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