Used Porsche Cayman 2016-present review

Category: Sports car

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Porsche Cayman coupe?

This is a very sporty car and will therefore have been used enthusiastically from time to time. Check the bodywork carefully for any signs of damage. Look at the alloy wheels closely for kerb damage, as repairs will be costly. 

The GTS 4.0 could be had with a less aggressive, more speedbump-friendly 10mm ride height reduction instead of the standard 20mm set-up. If you live in an area with lots of traffic calming measures, then this might be a worthwhile option to seek out.

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What are the most common problems with a used Porsche Cayman coupe?

Airbag

There have been two recalls related to airbags. The first applies to early cars made up until 16 June 2016, and the second relates to cars built between 22 November 2017 and 25 April 2018 for the sensors that form part of the system. Find out from a Porsche dealer if your car is affected by either of these recalls.

Fuel lines

An issue with the fuel lines in the engine compartment of Caymans made between 17 July 2019 and 15 January 2020. Contact your local Porsche dealer for further information.

Is a used Porsche Cayman coupe reliable?

Unfortunately, the 718 Cayman and its closely related sibling (the Boxster) were the least reliable entries in the sports, coupés and convertibles class acorrding to the latest What Car? Reliability Survey

Porsche as a brand finished in a disappointing 22nd place out of 31 manufacturers.