Used Porsche Cayman (2005 - 2012) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 24 Dec 2010
5
The Cayman blends sublime handling, perfect balance and great performance to make one of the most perfect driver's cars around. Compared to the iconic 911, it's affordable and less intimidating to drive too.
Porsche Cayman (05-12)
Perfectly balanced, sublime to drive, superb performance, affordable prices, surprisingly practical
Miserly standard equipment levels, expensive options

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£7,083 - £26,680

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

5 out of 5

The Cayman blends sublime handling, perfect balance and great performance to make one of the most perfect driver's cars around. Compared to the iconic 911, it's affordable and less intimidating to drive too. The engine is actually mounted in the middle, so there's less weight over the back wheels, while seemingly endless amounts of grip and zero body roll means it flatters even novice performance car drivers.

The perfect driving position and neatly designed cabin add to the sporty feel plus it's even practical, with two useful luggage areas. In early 2009 it was revised with a minor facelift including new light clusters. More significantly, both engines were replaced with more powerful units, giving even stronger performance. An optional PDK twin-clutch automatic gearbox was also introduced.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

2.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Not much! But its easy to drive, PDK is great around the city.  

5 out of 5

Anthony McHale ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

 The 2 boots. Definitely enough room for weekend trip stuff but not much more. It is a coupe though so that’s hardly surprising.  

5 out of 5

Gareth Fowler ,   29 Jan 2013    ... read more

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