2008 Porsche Cayman User Reviews

2008 Porsche Cayman Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"gearbox" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FUN AND BEAUTIFUL

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! — It's cool, and I simply just love it. German cars are the best. There is nothing more to say. It is a very, very, very beautiful car!! I love Porsches! I love driving it, and this is the limited edition!

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

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great driving experience

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boot space

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Overall Sexy Car!! — Awesome car!!amzing driving experience,both on and off road.And its good looking too.drastic pick up,unbelievable motor sporting eperience.sexy looking tacometer and tubeless tyres make the ride feel good.best in class car.but no good milage.i just love the car.

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

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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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2010 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Nice Track Day Car, And Everyday Car, But I Strongly Recommend Carbon Ceramic Brakes, It Is Worth It By booodi

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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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The car has proved to be even better and a better "driver" than I had anticipated. Regrettably, I just do not have the opportunity to drive it enough to truly appreciate it's attributes. The handling ... Read More

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2007 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Easily The Best Sports Car Value On The Market. By dahlmb

The Cayman is nice looking from many angles, but not all. I never fails to collect compliments, if you are into that sort of thing. I guess that's got more to do with the Porsche brand, which I find s... Read More

Best Sports Car On The Market By Rflan

The car feels like it was custom made for the driver. Very safe handling, lots of power, shifts like butter. Outside of a Lambo, this is the nicest car I have ever driven. Long curvy country roads ... Read More

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2006 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Beautifully Engineered Piece Of German Art. By RegalMotors

I like almost everything about the car, bigger 3.4L engine, sport mode, sport chrono, heated leather seats, surprisingly large cargo space, rare exterior color, best looking wheels available for the t... Read More

The Hotter Younger Sister. By commotoed

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