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I bought my 2007 C4S 997 as a CPO almost two years ago (at 16,100 miles) . The time for 'scheduled maintenance needed' is ticking down and I've determined from the dealer that it has had two 'minor' maintenances but never a 'major' maintenance done. I changed the oil 6 months ago and checked the brakes which are fine. Car now has 24,500 miles on it. How necessary is it to bring my car into the dealer for the 'major' maintenance? Can I just have my local indy shop do some of them? Researching the scheduled maintenance book and online, it seems that what I need for major maintenance is: changing brake fluid replacing air filter replacing particle filter cleaning out radiator ducts changing spark plugs The indy dealer said the spark plug replacement is not necessary at 24,500 miles. Is this true? What about drive belt or anything else? Unfortunately, my nearest dealer is over an hour away and they did not do a very good job with some minor warranty work that was needed. I've heard they will charge about $1500 for the major maintenance but my local guy will be a lot cheaper. On the other hand, I don't want to damage my car if the above items seem a little to much for a local, non-Porsche maintenance guy to do... Any thoughts? general maintenance intervals.pdf
I posted recently about a 2007 Cayman I was looking at but I decided not to go for it after two different local shops warned against buying a 987.1 (I know there is plenty of debate over that in other posts). Regardless, I have decided to start looking at 2009+ Caymans. I've found a couple of cars that are basically the same price. One of them has 48K miles. The other has 68K miles but it is Certified Pre-owned which means it will effectively have a 2yr / 32K mi warranty (odometer + 50K, but they cap it at 100K). 68K is definitely more miles than I was initially looking for, but the CPO is certainly appealing. I will be using this car as my "daily driver". However, I don't drive a car every day. I make a few small trips here and there during the week to the store or restaurant and then once per week I drive about 100 miles round trip for work. So, at this point, I'm probably putting about 6k-7k miles per year on my car. So, I would basically get 2 years of warranty because there's no way I'll put 32K mi on the car in 2 years. Anyone have an opinion on this?