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 at the specified time. Make sure oil changes have been carried out when they should have been. Check also the body work 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.
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 fifth place in the sports car section, with an excellent overall score of 80%. Only minor non-engine electrical issues prevented it from scoring higher and nearly all faults were fixed within a week. Porsche as a brand finished in 23rd place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent survey.