2008 Porsche Cayman User Reviews

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    2008 Porsche Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1Review
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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!!!!!

    Pros: The black on black tuxedo stripe makes this an intimidating sleeper.

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

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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.

    Pros: Steering Feel, agile, easy to handle, adaptive dampers, sharp throttle response on sports mode,

    Cons: Boxster interior, pricing, added value options,

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    2008 Porsche Cayman BaseReview
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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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Porsche Cayman SReview
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    Race Car. — Parts and service are over priced. Fun to drive and to be seen driving. At age 63 I'm having difficulty getting in and out. This car is not a good choice for daily commuting, it needs to be garage kept and dusted daily.

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

    Pros: Good looking Porsche example. Great engine. Ride and handling best when tires are new and springy. Lots of after market accessaries available.

    Cons: A little too loud for my comfort, ride a little too rough and brake dust is excessive.

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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.)

    Pros: 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...

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Porsche Cayman Reviews

    The Best Sportscar On The Planet Today By mrhannan

    It was always my dream to own a porsche and I could not have imagined the experience would be even better than the dream. Every time I drive it, I want to keep on driving for miles as with a porsche... Read More

    2010 Porsche Cayman Reviews

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

    unexpectedly powerful, considering it had a flat 6. the quality is top notch, nothing needs repairs because of quality, however i recommend carbon ceramic brakes. the car is really fun to drive at spe... Read More

    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

    Cayman S, A Terrific Sports Car. By larsnichols

    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

    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

    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

    Great personal sports car, comfortable, fast, smooth and torque strong motor. Reasonable gas mileage, Great shape, be wary of all the bells & whistles, choose wisely... A noticed car on the streets, p... Read More

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