2008 Porsche Cayman
There are 4 user reviews for the S trim shown below
- Love this car!! Very tight handling, powerful acceleration, crisp brakes--all-around high performnc
- Stiff ride
Just got my new Cayman S as a replacement for my Boxster. The Boxster is a fantastic car and the Cayman S is an upgrade in every way. The interior and exterior trip are exceptional. The cabin is very comfortable with better leg room than my Range Rover. The only down side for some will be that the ride is very stiff, which is a plus in terms of high-performance handling. The Bose stereo is superb, but the cup holders (which were lacking in the Boxster) are virtually useless. Of course, you buy this car for the performance with is spectacular. The car is probably too fast to really enjoy its capabilities outside of the track, but it passes, corners, and breaks with the very best out there. The engine sounds great and every aspect of the handling has that perfect linear feel--you get exactly what you ask for from the car in a very predictable way. The exterior finish is beautiful and overall quality is excellent....read morehide
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- Excellent fuel economy for this type of vechicle, 20/28m; looks are unique
- Options are pricey and can easily push this car into 911 price category.
If you buy this car intelligently, with only two or three must have options, you can keep you cash outlay to $60k - and for that kind of money this is an exceptional ride. Mid engine handling is second to none and although it may be a second slower than a 911, it outperforms overall. Customer service has also been excellent. Be prepared to get attention and unsolicited comments on its looks....read morehide
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- 911 looking body with only the price of Boxter
- great alternative for boxter, but still weak
Great car at a great price. The best part is that you can be an owner of new Porche with only about 5gran (boxter is not even one of P's). on top of that, it looks similar to 911. Handling is ok, but the engine is, youknow, as you can see it's not roaring.(don't expect too much with only 300hp). But overall, it's a nice purchase for those who have tight budget, and wanna have a porshe. Have fun...read morehide
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- It is made to be driven. Perfect car for daily use and track events.
- You have to appreciate the driving experience the car offers to justify the premium.
Despite Porsche's intentional handicapping of the Cayman by leaving out the limited slip differential, monkeying with a few gear ratios, and delivering "only" 295 HP in order to protect the Carrera's staus as king of the Porsche line-up, the mid-engine layout and weight savings nearly keep it on par with the base Carrera. Flash the ECU, slap on new exhasut and install an LSD... all for about $5000...and you have a car that lines up nicely against a Carrera S in terms of performance for a lot less money.
Equip the Cayman S with the same set of options as a BMW and the Beemer starts looking like an economy car. Again, you really have to want the feel the Porsche delivers to be able to justify the premium.
Poke around Caymanclub.net for answers to all your questions. (No affiliation)
Drive a Cayman S at a Track day and you will buy one. It convinced me....read morehide
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