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I'm thinking about selling my 2018 718 Cayman S and probably to Carmax. I purchased a 2-year 20k-mile prepaid maintenance plan when I purchased my car new for $920 and have not had a 2-year service yet. Is there a way to recoup the cost of the maintenance plan somehow? Can I get it refunded from Porsche NA or the dealer? Or perhaps transfer to another party?
 

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The best you will get is whatever you can negotiate with Carmax on the purchase price. No "do overs" in the car business.
 

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I'm thinking about selling my 2018 718 Cayman S and probably to Carmax. I purchased a 2-year 20k-mile prepaid maintenance plan when I purchased my car new for $920 and have not had a 2-year service yet. Is there a way to recoup the cost of the maintenance plan somehow? Can I get it refunded from Porsche NA or the dealer? Or perhaps transfer to another party?
It's my understanding the maintenance plan transfers with the car upon a sale. It's associated with the car in Porsche's records by VIN number. I imagine Carmax will assign a value to it when they make you an offer just like any other option. In the end, there's probably no way to know what you're getting for the maintenance plan over and above what you would've gotten without it. I think that's true no matter who you sell the car to.
 

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I know about this....
Bought my '07 from Carmax, 8k miles, as new. Only found out about the 4 year pre-paid maintenance when I took it to the dealer for a recall. Just like the warranty, it follows the car. Carmax knew nothing about it. Also had the Porsche battery maintainer in the frunk, which they never even mentioned....
Dealing with Carmax was a breeze and I paid about 35% off list. You should post how much they propose to give for your car.
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I confirm that the maintenance contract goes with the car, I got a 50k mi. pre-paid contract that the dealership never mentioned. (I also got transparent wrap for chip protection, that nobody mentioned).

CarMax gave me a pretty good written offer for my low mile Mustang GT (23k in 4 years), only $1k less than the dealer who serviced it (I guess Mustang GTs sold well).
 

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Ah I see... I've made a rookie mistake. The reason I asked is because I see some people using the verbiage "I can transfer my maintenance contract for $xxxx extra and it's worth $yyyy" when selling their used Porsche. (I can't find it anymore) That implied to me that these contracts are something that can be bought and sold after the fact. Perhaps they were saying that just to get extra cash out of the buyer.
 

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I confirm that the maintenance contract goes with the car, I got a 50k mi. pre-paid contract that the dealership never mentioned. (I also got transparent wrap for chip protection, that nobody mentioned).

CarMax gave me a pretty good written offer for my low mile Mustang GT (23k in 4 years), only $1k less than the dealer who serviced it (I guess Mustang GTs sold well).
I've had this happen to me as well, both as a buyer and as a seller. Once I bought a used Porsche only to learn later that the original owner purchased a prepaid maintenance package, and once I returned an Audi off lease with one last service yet to be performed for which I prepaid. (I opted for the prepaid maintenance package because the overall cost of the lease and maintenance was cheaper with the plan than without out it, even after leaving one service on the table. This was because they discounted the prepaid maintenance and the car had a higher residual with the plan than it was without it.)
 

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My friend’s father had a type 34 in the mid-1960s and my friend and I were occasionally allowed to take it out for a drive. A really great car and nobody knew what it was because it did not look like the regular Kharmann Ghia.
 

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My friend’s father had a type 34 in the mid-1960s and my friend and I were occasionally allowed to take it out for a drive. A really great car and nobody knew what it was because it did not look like the regular Kharmann Ghia.
I remember those... Didn't know what to make of them either (then)...
 

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My friend’s father had a type 34 in the mid-1960s and my friend and I were occasionally allowed to take it out for a drive. A really great car and nobody knew what it was because it did not look like the regular Kharmann Ghia.
I have always been captivated by the Type 34's unique styling. The closest I ever came to garaging one was showing up 20 minutes late for a test drive in 1978. Sadly, the potential/eventual buyer emerged from the car (grinning ear to ear) with a handful of cash...and off he went in that crown jewel.

The somewhat similar looking Type 34 probably explains the 1960 Corvair I acquired for DD duties in 1980. Oddly, that Corvair was one of the most reliable vehicles I ever owned. Then again, I had a pair of FIAT spiders in the garage at the same time, so reliability may have been relative.
 

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I recently sold my 718 Cayman to Carvanna. Shopped the car to CarMax, Carvanna and two Porsche dealers. The dealers were the lowest by a pretty big margin. Carvanna’s price was about $1k higher than CarMax so I went with them. Very simple and clean transaction and did not have to leave the house.

if you want to see something funny, try the KBB buy your car deal. They were $7k less than Carvanna. The dealer that worked up the KBB deal was a local Honda dealer.
 
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