Used Car of the Day: Is a $78K CPO Porsche 718 Cayman GTS Your Speed?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Sometimes, used-car prices cause one's eyes to pop. That is the case here, with this 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS. It's certified pre-owned, and at $78,000, it's not cheap.

The car is still under factory warranty, but not for long. However, the CPO warranty is good til 2025. There are 43K miles on the clock. The car has the sport SPASM suspension, Apple CarPlay, premium package with sport seats, heated steering wheel, and lane assist.

The owner is offering a winter wheel/tire set.

A reminder that this feature isn't an ad -- we're not trying to sell this car. But if we were, would you pay that price for a late-model CPO Cayman? Sound off below.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Nov 29, 2022

    Aren't toy cars by definition those with 2 seats?

    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 29, 2022

      I own an older 335i convertible that I think is a toy car but that has four seats.

  • FormerFF FormerFF on Nov 29, 2022

    The market for late model Porsche sports cars is nothing but strong now. Much of that is driven by the year plus wait for a new one, and in the 718's case, the changeover to the EV version in two or three years.

    The price on this car is not really out of line.

    • FormerFF FormerFF on Nov 29, 2022

      There's a very real possibility if you walked into a Porsche dealer today and asked about an allocation for a Cayman GTS you'd be told that they could not guarantee you'd get one before the switchover to the EV version, and you'd be asked to pay $15,000 additional dealer markup, on a car that starts at $90,000, and to which most buyers would add $10,000 or more in options.

      Porsches are not good values. The only reason to buy one is that you really like the way it drives. It will not be cheap to buy or maintain, but it will be fun to drive. If you're looking for something luxurious or low maintenance, a Porsche is not that.

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