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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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12 reader reviews for Porsche Cayman Coupe.
  • 2.7 2dr

    Tony Acharia Date: 28/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    So far this car is the most complete car I have driven. Its an entry level Porsche but has an accomplished drive and ride. In terms of actual handling and drive its very capable but the ride can get harsh if on a bumpy road. On the motorway or good A roads its excellent, whilst a spirited drive can still maintain a healthy 24MPG a easy going drive can produce a startling 34MPG!

    Its now done 20k miles, and since purchase has just been into the dealer for its 1st service and it has been the most relaible car I have ever driven.

    With two boots it can be very easy to live with - plenty of storage space for a trip and even whilst moving it was amazing how much could be stored in the car.

    Compared to the Boxster this is a much tighter ride which allows you to "feel" the road - on a track this car is completely at home and the grip and poise is amazing! I look forward to many more years of Porsche ownership!

  • 3.4 S 2dr

    Ben Lind Date: 28/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    To answer some of the criticisms leveled at this car:

    1. Buttons on dashboard are not confusing and the PCM is easy to use once you get used to it. 2. It could take more power but doesn't need a LSD for road use - if you think otherwise you're going too fast! I think more acceleration is needed, it needs to be sub 10 secs 0 to 100. 3. Running costs very good except fuel. I see between 14mpg and 17mpg although I don't wait around at the lights which could be most of the problem. It also seems to like oil having done about a litre in 6k miles. Hoping this will improve as engine beds in. 4. Door handles are cheap plastic but its not the end of the world.

    I enjoy my car very much, it is comfortable over long journeys and a blast on weekends. If you want a sports car and you have a budget in the 50k region then this is prob the best thing around.

  • 3.4 S 2dr

    Ken Murray , North Yorks . Date: 09/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I picked up my Cayman S from the factory in Stuttgart in February 2006 and, nine months - and 9000 miles - later, it is still fantastic. The ride and handling are superb and the acceleration is very good - use the upper rev range to make best use of the power band. It sounds just fantastic! The thing is though that you can drive this car to its limits and then tootle along at 25 mph in a village and it's superb in both envronments.

    Running costs are excellent. Okay so I've averaged 22 mpg but what other car could you buy and then sell for at least 70% of its original value three years later?

    My advice would be to chose your colour and spec carefully. I went for Atlas Grey with leather, sports seats, PCM, PASM, Sports Chrono, Climate and the 19" wheels. Sound Package plus is not a fantastic option though - the sound quality is not particularly good. It looks just fantastic though.

    It is a surprisingly practical car too - for two at least. Don't even think of comparing this car to an Audi TT - it's in a different league.

  • 3.4 S 2dr

    Graham Rix , Surrey . Date: 11/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Cayman is the most delightful, easy-to-drive car I've ever tried. At the wheel it feels like an extension of yourself. I usually drive a TT, so perhaps I'm easily impressed.

    I had, once, tried to persuade myself that the TT V6 was a half-price Porsche, but one test-drive of a Cayman, even before the salesman has swapped seats with you, clearly shows the error of that view (it's bye-bye TT now).

    The Cayman is a more intense, yet delicate, experience than a Boxster. However, the new 3.4 Boxster is £4000 cheaper, and it's generally identical to the Cayman, apart from its more expensive folding roof. Therefore the Cayman should be around £3000 less than the Boxster, or be fitted with an LSD and a 3.6 engine.

    Porsche is not making the Cayman as exciting as it could, so as not to take sales from the 911, but then BMW and Mercedes, which are making their cars as exciting as they can, still can't match the Cayman. So I guess the enthusiast with £50,000 to spend just has to buy one (and perhaps feel just a little irritated).

    Some of the fittings (such as the door handle, fog light surround and the standard non-leather interior) seem cheap. Otherwise, it's truly fabulous.

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