But it wasn't a Toyota...
I've been shopping for a 718 Cayman for about a year now, and know the market very well. You'll find 90% of the used base Caymans out there are black, silver or Agate grey. Most have between 10-15k miles on them as 2017s, and 5-10k miles on them as 2018s. They are loaded up with some of the silliest interior color combinations you've ever seen, and questionable options of the first owner. Regardless of year, mileage or original MSRP, they are going anywhere between $54 - $57k depending on where they are in the country. I've had alerts setup on all the major car buying sites and each time I click only to be disappointed by color, option or price. It's been frustrating, but I knew the right car would eventually pop up.
Fast forward to Black Friday and an alert for a 2018 Cayman at Ira Toyota in Tewksbury, MA. I used my handy VinAnalytics.com plugin to see the options and it looked like everything I could ever ask for (hardly any pre-owned base Caymans have PASM/PTV/Sport Chrono so I didn't care) and an original $75k sticker. The car was bought new 4 months ago from Herb Chambers and had 1500 miles on it when it was traded in at the Toyota dealer. One owner, no lien. This made me scratch my chin, but I called and spoke to the salesperson who said it was a lady in her 70s that traded in this car for a Corolla Hatchback and a Maserati with a similar interior at the sister Hyundai store. I had a friend go out and look at the car who said it was in showroom new condition and the factory warranty was good through July 2023. The GM was pretty straight forward and said he'd let it go out the door for $52,500 less Texas sales tax and registration fees. DONE.
Welp, the car was loaded up onto a trailer yesterday and is on its way to me here in Texas. I'm not sure what happened in this lady's life to trade in these two cars, but I'll definitely give it a good home. This is my first P-Car and I couldn't be more excited. Can't wait to get it! As an aside, Ira Toyota of Tewksbury was amazing to deal with and there was absolutely no BS during the entire process.
I know...cool story bro.