Which used Porsche Cayman coupe should I buy?
The Cayman S was launched with a six-cylinder 291bhp 3.4-litre engine but, a year later, a 245bhp 2.7-litre version, called simply the Cayman, went on sale. There was also a limited-edition 299bhp 3.4-litre Sport edition.
A new range of engines was introduced in 2009, including a 262bhp 2.9-litre and an uprated 3.4-litre unit with 316bhp. Porsche also introduced its PDK twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox, which is smooth. In 2010, the PDK system's confusing steering wheel-mounted buttons were simplified, making it easier to use.
In reality, the 2.7-litre and 2.9-litre models are perfectly suited to most drivers. They offer plenty of pace but also help to keep running costs under control; the later 2.9 version, in particular, has reduced road tax costs.
The standard model comes with half-leather sports seats, climate control and stability control, while the S gets upgraded alloys and more aggressive bodywork detailing.
Our favourite Porsche Cayman 2.9