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
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"power" 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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hookrx writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman Base Review
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Handling, practical, an absolute blast to drive

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cost of maintenance

hookrx
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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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Scott writes:
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A true head turner.

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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.

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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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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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Nazrin writes:
2008 Porsche Cayman S Review
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Steering Feel, agile, easy to handle, adaptive dampers, sharp throttle response on sports mode,

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Boxster interior, pricing, added value options,

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Another Boxster S? — On a first glimpse the Cayman S might look like a completely new machine as comapred to the 911s and the Boxster. But if you have ever driven the Porsche Boxter you realize that both cars share the same interiors. Everything just looks almost the same which is the first let down after forking in the extra dollars for the Cayman S. Despite the interiors, the Cayman S also shares the same mid engine design (and even engine) as comapred to the Boxster S which pretty makes it a coupe version of the original Boxster or Boxster S. When we look into engine performance, the Cayman S is on par with the Boxster S. Both cars share the same engine and engine layout making it almost impossible to make a distinction between the 2 when it comes to sheer performance. So it comes to no suprise that both cars are able to hit 0-60 mph in 5.1s. The only distinction in this category is that the Cayman S is able to top a speed of 171 mph and the Boxster S could only handle a speed of 169 mph (big difference huh?) On the plus side though, the Cayman S is still a pleasure to drive. One of the best things to notice about driving the car is its steering feel which makes you feel in total control even if you're taking a high speed hairpin. The suspension on the other hand managed to attain a nice balance of comfort and stiffness. As a bonus, the Cayman S comes with an adaptive damper system which makes the dampers stiffen up even more and also reduces the ride height which caters to a more aggresive and faster driving needs. As we come to the engine, the Cayman S gives the driver precise and sharp throttle response which further enchances the driving experience. This sharp throttle response can be further heightened which to activation of the car "Sports" mode which is designed to handle just this. Overall the Cayman S is still a wonderful machine to be driven The biggest downfall of the Cayman S is the pricing of this car. Even though the pricing of the Cayman S sits in between the Boxster and the 911, the car comes with various options that can bring the price of the car. Consumer will have to pay more to enjoy such options which include, 19" rims, ceramic brakes, metallic paintjobs, sports packages, adaptive damper systems etc. All this put together will just make the bridge between the Boxster and the 911 rather short. As a personal opinion, the Porsche 911 would seem like the better buy if you're willing to dish in the extra dollars into your budget.

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Michael writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Words Can't Describe How This Car Is — fast, comfy, easy to drive, looks amazing and i can still get my golf clubs in the boot

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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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2014 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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2010 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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2009 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Reincarnation For Ferrari Dino By stevepaa

Excellent car, but it is a 6 speed and does not fit for my daily hour stop and go commute. I use my 911 tip for that. So this car does not get out too much and I don't need it. Read More

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2007 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Everything Else, Other Than A Gt3, R8 Or 458 Etc, Will Be A Step Down By jhthornley

This is the best car I have ever driven. Even after 4+ years of owning it I smile every time I get in it. The steering feel is amazing. The brakes fantastic. The engine sound just right. I wish it had... Read More

Mine Lives And Drives In The Mountains. By Enthalpy

I would opt for the short throw manual transmission, although the regular manual is solid. The PDK Is supposedly superlative for a slush box. Every time I drive this car it makes me smile. Once yo... Read More

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2006 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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