2010 Porsche Cayman
There are 3 user reviews for the Base trim shown below
- Good handeling and fuel economy
- Not enough HP for the price
Purchased As Used
This is definitely a fun car to drive around town, but not a track car by any means. Considering the price it would've been nice had porsche thrown in a bit more HP so it was able to compete with many of thelower end sports cars, but it's more than enough for my needs. If you are looking for fun car to drive, is unique enough to not be parked on every corner, and wont break the bank then this is the car for you....read morehide
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- Looks Great. Handles like nothing else. Versatility (daily driver/performance). Fun to drive.
- Forget about extras such radio, navigation, ipod - if these are priorities - better off with other.
Purchased As New
I have owned VW, Honda and Audi. I love the sportyness and luxury/tech combination of Audi. So I agonized over the Cayman purchase for weeks (visiting and revisiting dealer. I thought Porsche? no satelite radio, ipod, navigation there were - but much more mula). I drove the Cayman and Boxter S (no Cayman S left at local dealer). One of my fears was that I would buy the Base and then long for the S power (which adds about $10k to the price).
Well I bought the base, with minimal options other than Carrerra tires which the car already had)and Bluetooth (I use the phone alot in the car )-- and with a manual 6 speed BT was a requirement or so I thought because I don't even want to answer the phone now.
Have owned for only 3 months and have it as my second car (my other car is an A3 3.2 -- loaded). Well the Cayman, just keeps getting better and better the more I drive it. I figured out, you don't need navigation, satellite radio or really much else on a Porsche (that is what other cars are made for). I love how it drives, it surprises me quite often, how awesome it handles at low speeds and while "driving aggresively" around twisting country roads or city back roads. Accelaration is more than enough. I tried the Boxter S --just to see and yes, the S will give you much more power. I rationalized that Base Power - I liked, S Power I would rarely, use and thus I could live with the Base. I have no regrets - I love the drive. Contrary, to other reviewers I actually like the interior noise. Although not sure I would take the car on a highway trip more than a couple of hours (I would prefer my A3 with Navigation, better radio and satelite radio). For weekend rides -- it is pure fun. My work schedule is flexible, so as long as I am not stuck in one hour stop and go (which I rarely am) it is worth me wanting to drive it everyday (and giving up my other car all together (but I won't just yet).
The car looks great, I get nothing but compliments from freinds, family and complete strangers. Its a perfect balance -- and for my "first" Porsche -- it has exceeded my expectations. The customer care and contact from Porsche makes you feel like a million dollars.
Now I think I have experienced true "sports driving" - there is no substitute....read morehide
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- Solid Build Quality, Gas Mileage
- Compact but Comfortable Interior
Purchased As New
I love the handling of this car on twisty roads. It is very easy to go fast. Gobs of grip from the 19" Carrera S II wheels and a smooth linear naturally aspirated engine. The 2.9L engine provides plenty of power for public roads while returning great gas mileage (25-27 mpg) and 0-60mph times in the high 5.5-6.0 second range. If you need more speed, the go for the 3.4L. This is a sports luxury car, so it is not aggressive like the Evo X. However, the car just rides so smooth and the suspension and dampers feel like they are perfectly set up. The ride can be a little harsh when going slow (15-20mph) over bumpy roads, but gets smooth once going faster. Surprisingly, the car can handle speed bumps better than my BMW 328i.
The 6-speed manual is smooth and has relatively short shifts. Plenty of storage space can be found between the two trunks. However, there really is not much small pocket space for things like change, phones, CDs - it's not really a daily driver but could be. It is a good second car, but the performance makes me want to drive this on the weekdays and the other car for slugging passengers and cargo around.
Interior quality is high with lots of carpeting and leather. Standard seats are supportive. This car has many of the basis parts that the 911 has at half the price. It comes down to preference, performance (more power in 911, better handling in Cayman), and price.
Exterior styling is beautiful from some angles but a bit odd from the side. I have mixed feelings on the look of the bubble roof. I do wish these cars still had spare tires instead of the tire repair kit. However, many of these Porsches and BMW M cars don't come with spares. Odd that an RX-8 and 370z have them....read morehide
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