Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Porsche Cayman coupe?
Porsche has a good reputation for durability and the Cayman seems to be a popular choice with long-term owners. This is, of course, a sports car, so it’s worth checking that all servicing has been carried out by a Porsche agent and according the specified schedule. Make sure oil changes have been carried out when they should have been.
Check the bodywork for any signs of damage or repair, and look for scuffs on the front wings and stone chips at the front of the car. Make sure those alloy wheels don't have any kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Porsche Cayman coupe?
A faulty electrical capacitor could have been installed the airbag fitted to Caymans manufactured between 23 June 2015 and 16 June 2016, and this might prevent it from working properly in a crash. Speak to a Porsche dealer for further information because they'll be able to tell you if your car needs to be checked over by a technician and have the capacitor changed.
The bonnet catch of some examples made from 5 May to 6 June 2014 could fail and allow the bonnet to open at speed. Find out from your local Porsche dealer if your car is affected by this; if so, it'll need to have part of the catch replaced and have new screws installed to secure everything.
Is a used Porsche Cayman coupe reliable?
The Cayman didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but its sibling car, the Boxster –which is similar under the skin – did. It finished in third place in the sports car category, with only minor interior trim, air conditioning and bodywork issues preventing it from scoring higher. Nearly all faults were fixed within a week and under warranty. Porsche as a brand finished in 23rd place out of 31 manufacturers in our most recent survey.