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Porsche Cayman S - The Ultimate Driver's Car
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)
The Cayman S is the most amazing sports car in it's class. As with all Porsches, it makes an ordinary driver extra-ordinary. The sheer brilliance is in it's handling and poise. You can push it and push it, knowing it could go even faster through that corner if you pushed it more. Beautifully balanced and elegant, yet raw and torquey when you slip a gear down and floor the throttle.
Very pactical to use, with decent boot front and rear boot sizes. Thirsty with fuel, especially when driven hard. Ride quality is a bit firm for touring but then it is a sports car, not a tourer. Exhaust could do with being louder - worth going for the sports exhaust.
Overall, a fantastic car. Jump in and go fast....with little set up time. Perfect.
Buy one if you can
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 22nd January '12)
Big decision to buy this car. Is it perfect? No. Would I do it again? Yes. Yes. Of course. This is a car which can be used everyday. My wife drives it on occasions and doesn't have any problems.
For me, every drive is a special occasion, but if used everyday then maybe this would lessen.I'm not sure.
I love the car despite its faults. Make that fault-I can only think of one! That is the ubiquitous oil consumption. Uses far too much especially when 'pressing on' and using the gears. Such a relatively simple and cheap fix, at the factory, for Porsche.
Why did it take so long to rectify, more importantly why can they still not publicly admit the issue?
The biggest worry is where to park when out and about!
The Cayman is a delight, handling comfort balance and power....mmm... think I would like more power, definitely.
It's not that thisPorsche underpowered, but once you get under the skin, and in the right place, you just want that bit more.
The Cayman demands to be driven, it is built to be driven on twisty-turny undulating roads, go to France, or better still Italy. There are more miles of the right roads there.
Pack your bags, there is plenty of room in this car for the needs of two people.
The Cayman is so sweet it can be driven every day, on the work run etc. But keep it special, for the romantic trips, the holidays then you will be rewarded with those memorable drives, the landmark trips. That what this car is about.
This is a Porsche, so whilst not described as cheap, running costs can be anticipated and planned for. My car has been ultra reliable.
My car is left hand drive and spends most of it's time in France. Sadly, I don't drive it as much as I would like to these days. For that reason I may well sell it soon.
Will I be getting another Porsche - you bet.
I don't think it will be a 911!
Red hot sporty number
PORSCHE CAYMAN 2.7 2dr Tiptronic S (Review date: 19th January '12)
I love my Cayman.
Perfect for posing, perfect for racing boy racers, makes an old lady feel special.
As for practicality it copes with the weekly shopping, but not my golf clubs. Who cares, I trade that for the buzz I get get every time I get behind the wheel.
Fantastic car, I love it. Life is for living, not regretting. Bring on 60!!!!
Cayman S, highly recommended, though ask re disc care on low miles
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 16th January '12)
Cayman S is a great car. I had the last of the gen 1 models and it was definitely a better can than the Boxster S I had before.
The only gripe I have re owning this car was the fact that over periods of low use (it was barely used for the last 3 months I owned it) the brake discs corroded. When I went to Porsche for a repair they told me this was common on all their vehicles and if the car wasn't used regularly then it should be covered for the duration.
Would have been handy to know this before - the replacements cost me well over £1K
Other than that, top car. Great resale value too.
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 17th September '11)
Would always go for the Cayman 'S' over the normal Cayman, and would also stick to manual as the Porsche PDK gearbox is a little slow to react.
They are pretty juicy and run best on high octane fuel, but 100% worth the cost. The Cayman 'S' is my first Porsche and it will not be my last.
Mine is used as a daily runner and is easy to drive whether on the motorway or around town. Acceleration is phenominal!!!
Cayman S Sport - Awesome and affordable
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S Sport 2dr (Review date: 8th September '11)
I've had my orange Cayman S Sport for 2 years now and can honestly say it never fails to bring a smile to my face. You can potter thro town or blast along twisty roads and the car takes everything in it's stride without effort. The handling is unreal, a recent Porsche Club track day at Silverstone confirmed the cars awesome drivability, managing to leave average 911s behind with only the faster GT3s beating it.
Running costs are not cheap, but compared to Audi or BMWs similar offerings they are more than acceptable, with the exception of the road tax (sorted with the Gen 2 versions). Insure is very reasonable for me at under £400
Being orange it never fails to turn heads and reactions are always positive from all ages
All in all, driving is believing!!
Some may find it firm, but the smiles make you forget that and luggage space is excellent, far better than the competion really.
Definitely an under developed model to allow the 911 to stay king. Certainly the best weekend car you can get, for play or trips away, but equally happy using daily.
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 15th August '11)
This is without doubt the best car I have ever owned - and I 've had 4 other Porsches, Jaguars, Mercedes, et al. Nothing can compare with the handling (it's so reassuring, balanced and secure) and the build quality (nary a ratlle or creak after 12,000 miles). The only way I can begin to criticise it is to ask myself - in what regard could it be better? And the only answer I can come up with is "if the road tax wasn't so high"
What other car can go from 30 to 171 in 6th gear? What other car can give 25 to 30 mpg even when you are getting a wriggle on? And what other car has that boot capacity (more than enough for a FORTNIGHT away (never mind a weekend).
Only Porsche could get away with LIMITING its development - if it got the more powerful engines of the 911, it would blow them away, sales-wise; as it is, why would you want a 911? The only thing you get is a smidgeon better acceleration because of the weight transfer, handling that can only compete due to electronics instead of inherent balance and less boot capacity. Work it out for yourself. Mine is going into the box with me - it will see me out!.
Who needs a 911?
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)
Fantastic. A sort of practical drivers car - I wish I'd got a white one (mine's silver) - but that's the only regret I have about what I consider to be a truly awesome modern classic.
It's got enough space to bring along a tent and all the bits you need for a weekend at Goodwood - so 5 stars on practicality.
More affordable than a 911, just as much fun.
Super fast and bloody fun!!!!
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S Black Edition 2dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)
PORSCHE CAYMAN 3.4 S 2dr PDK (Review date: 2nd July '11)