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2008 Porsche Cayman User Reviews

2008 Porsche Cayman Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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m2tg writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman Base Review
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5

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When it first came out, fell in love with it. It just looks different. Just like a CAYMAN- love the POINTED front end!!! And it's very comfortable to drive.

Cons

More power...

m2tg
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Great Handling In Twisty Roads. — This car is so much fun to drive. It's as long as the 997 in terms of chassis but it's a two seater so when I am driving this on my way to Lake Tahoe, on those long winding and twisty roads, I feel like I am inside a rocket. The brakes are very powerful. Never a moment that I felt this car will oversteer. It's perfectly balanced. And the exhaust note lets out that hummimg sound that's music to my ears. This car wants to be driven, it's gears want to be played. That's why I mostly drive it going up in to Lake Tahoe where I can play with the gears which you can't do when you drive in a highway. And it's solidly built.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Scott writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman Base Review
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A true head turner.

Cons

No real down side except the cost.. if its not an issue then go for it.

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See It.. Drive It.. Love It! — Looks v-nice! Soundtrack is thrilling when you use the range up to red line @ 7000 rpm. Multi function steering wheel is a bit fiddly going through the menu. Sat Nav is good however its a bit low in the dash so as you have to look down a little too much to see it. Build quality.. external and frame seems sound.. interior is good, say 7 out of 10.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Richard writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 Review
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fast, fun, gorgeous, good value.

Cons

tyres wear down quickly

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Love It — Performance of this car is fantastic! the handling is great, it feels like it is glued to the road. when you brake it feels like your organs move it is that good! acceleration is from 0-60 in about 4.5 seconds, love it! the build quality is fantastic, it is a wonderful place to be, unfortunately the rear tyres wear down quite fast though. there are no squeaks or rattes at all. this car is possibly the best looking car ever, the suble grey stripes are so gorgeous! the car ranges from about 50K to about 60K and is well worth it because it is incredible fun to drive!

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Phillip writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 Review
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The black on black tuxedo stripe makes this an intimidating sleeper.

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I don't own it...and the NY City roads.

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Everything I Could Ask For In My 1st Drive Of A Porsche! — The power to weight ratio on this is bananas! Though it sits low to the ground it's as fun to drive as a rally car. I purposely drove towards the 360 degree on ramps to test the rail like quality of the suspension dynamics...and all I can say is God Bless 2nd gear in this monster. I was more impressed with this machine than the F360 Spyder I drove a couple of weeks ago. I MUST HAVE A CAYMAN OF MY OWN!!!!!

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Carlos writes:
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Everything!

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Could use more power on the track, for the street, it's perfect!

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Porsche Cayman, There Is No Substitute.... — Awesome daily driver and track car. Best balanced car out there! Styling is very sexy and unique for Porsche! Best car I have ever owned, and the most fun I have had in a sports car! Could use more power, but that can be modified, hopefully soon! :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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bland writes:
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respectable quality, lowest priced porsche coupe

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weak engine transmission gearing, some cheap interior appointments

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Without A Super Deal Get The 2009 Or Newer Cayman S — in order for a performance level driving experience, one needs to keep this small 2.7 liter engine "on the cams", this means maintaining RPM levels above 4000, other wise you will be disappointed. The 5 speed transmission gearing is designed to insure its off the line performance is no threat to any other Porsche.The shift linkage also requires slow precise shifts. vehicle is a fine driver but lacks any capabilities on the track. The base model radio is no better than a low end Korean cheapie.The rubber steering wheel is another low end piece of equipment unfitting a $50,000 dollar sports car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hookrx writes:
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Handling, practical, an absolute blast to drive

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cost of maintenance

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Best Car On The Road — Handling is phenomenal. Base 2.7 is plenty quick you just have to rev it. Gas mileage is 25 mpg combined. Extremely well built. Absolutely beautiful gets compliments every where. I drove it to Hiltion Head Island concours auto show and people looking at million dollar cars in the show were looking at my car in parking lot. Maintenance is expensive. Oil changes are 190.00 bucks even at independant mechanic. Car is practical for a 2 seater with good luggage space. Wife and me went to wedding a a week in NYC with 2 days worth of formal clothes and a weeks worth of other clothes with no problem.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bradley writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Review
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Sound Comfort

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Nothing

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Awsome — It has an amazing sound and the gears are smooth the clutch isn't heavy good steering is good but the fuel economy isn't the best thing in the world. Also it has very good looks and lines. Love the car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Wayne writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Review
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Fantastic performance and looks

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high road tax

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Cayman S Sport — This car is awesome!!! It's fast, handles fantastic, looks the bollox and you can fit luggage in it too!!!! Fuel ecconomy is acceptable considering what it is and how it gets driven. Great all rounder, altho later model has better emmissions so lower tax

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christopher writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 Review
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It's a sleeper. Stomped on an F430 a week ago!

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Brakes, fading, not strong enough.

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It's My Love! — Mine is turbo charged, sways, half a degree of negative camber. 411whp. Brakes are the downfall of this car. But the balance is incredible. But into it for over 100k, a lot of other cars to have out there for that kind of money. However, this one is a sleeper and that's what I love most about it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2007 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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2006 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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