2006 Porsche Cayman
1-10 of 14 reviews
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Build quality and design is superb

by from Acton, CA on September 10, 2017

Bought it with 40 k now has 77 k. It's far and away the best sports car I've ever owned. I've had several corvettes, 2 BMWs, 3 Porsches etc. this is the most satisfying and dare I say thrilling ca...
Bought it with 40 k now has 77 k. It's far and away the best sports car I've ever owned. I've had several corvettes, 2 BMWs, 3 Porsches etc. this is the most satisfying and dare I say thrilling car I've owned to date. The handeling, seats, build quality, rigidity is phenomenal! So far only an air oil separator, window regulator the only failures. I live in the mountains and this car sticks like glue with pilot sports cup n4s. Not a single squeak or rattle. What a great road car and I bought it 3 yrs ago for less than a new Honda Civic. And in all black it looks stunning. I get compliments every time I drive it. The 6 speed gearbox is fabulous. The oil changes are very simple to do and for $55 I do same every 4K miles. It even gets great fuel economy 22/28. Visibility when backing can be tricky otherwise a perfect 10.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

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Porsche Cayman s

by from Gallipolis ohio on July 25, 2017

Disappoint. Very tight unable to fit comfortable I'm 6 foot 230 pounds and no way. Very pretty body design. Not practical. Very costly. Unless u have thousands of old money laying around for possible ...
Disappoint. Very tight unable to fit comfortable I'm 6 foot 230 pounds and no way. Very pretty body design. Not practical. Very costly. Unless u have thousands of old money laying around for possible repair stay away. Used motors are going for 8k at dealer cost. Average motor around 1500.00 on normal car.
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Does not recommend this car

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Best Sports Car Value

by on July 5, 2017

Great car for the enthusiast! Mid Engine madness. Great style at substantially less than a 911. The feel and handling is completely different in a really good way.
Great car for the enthusiast! Mid Engine madness. Great style at substantially less than a 911. The feel and handling is completely different in a really good way.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

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worst car ever

by from boston mass on November 17, 2013

bought2006 cayman s cpo from dealer engine went 2000 miles later they had it 3 months then the clutch went after 200 miles on new engine then radio went out the amp went then the rearend had major ban...
bought2006 cayman s cpo from dealer engine went 2000 miles later they had it 3 months then the clutch went after 200 miles on new engine then radio went out the amp went then the rearend had major banging i got rid of it lost 4000 dollars but well worth it never agian
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Does not recommend this car

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My time

by from Washington DC on July 16, 2013

I always wanted a Porsche I was excited to see the cayman the next level. After the Carrera Porsche. Cars.com helped me find the car and the price I wanted to pay.
I always wanted a Porsche I was excited to see the cayman the next level. After the Carrera Porsche. Cars.com helped me find the car and the price I wanted to pay.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Great Car, Great Styling, Great Performance

by from Northern California on January 20, 2013

I recently bought a used Cayman S and I can tell you that I am thoroughly pleased with it performance, styling and comfort. I looked around for about a year and bought it through Cars.com. I contacted...
I recently bought a used Cayman S and I can tell you that I am thoroughly pleased with it performance, styling and comfort. I looked around for about a year and bought it through Cars.com. I contacted the seller first using the web, then called him. I live in N. California and flew down to the L.A. Airport and checked it out on the spot. After driving it and having him explain the issues, we went to his bank and paid off the balance of his note. Cars.com is a great tool, but you really have to do your due dilegance, because there are a lot of scammers out there. By far, this was the most informative site and I liked their wenb page formating. Searching using the filter options is better than any other auto website.
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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A superb sports car

by from Virginia Beach, VA on October 1, 2012

I have owned several sports cars (911, 356, RX-7, C5 Corvette), and the Cayman, especially in S form, is superior to all of them. It handles beautifully, is fast, good-looking, and will carry a surpri...
I have owned several sports cars (911, 356, RX-7, C5 Corvette), and the Cayman, especially in S form, is superior to all of them. It handles beautifully, is fast, good-looking, and will carry a surprising amount of cargo. It may be a bit expensive when new but, when purchased as a low-mileage used car, it is unbeatable.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Awesome Ride

by from Central FL on June 18, 2012

It was difficult to find a low-mileage example w/o paintwork. Finally located one with just 15,000 miles in CA. and shipped it to FL. Coming out of a Mini Cooper S, and having owned several factory Sl...
It was difficult to find a low-mileage example w/o paintwork. Finally located one with just 15,000 miles in CA. and shipped it to FL. Coming out of a Mini Cooper S, and having owned several factory Slantnose ( Cab and Coupe) I wasn't sure this car would compare. But, the mid-engine has super power, quality build and Sexy Nature rate this Ride at the Top. Handles like a dream....great Birthday Gift from my wonderful husband!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Fun on Wheels

by from DFW on January 2, 2012

Have owned several Porsche s over the years since a 914 new in 1970. This is a basic build S with 6 speed. Very fast and excellent handler. Like I had heard, the first year S are a bit firm ride for d...
Have owned several Porsche s over the years since a 914 new in 1970. This is a basic build S with 6 speed. Very fast and excellent handler. Like I had heard, the first year S are a bit firm ride for daily driving, agree. 06-07 sweet spot between price and condition right now.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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A good toy but not a daily driver

by from on April 10, 2011

A little over 17,000 miles and no issues to speak of. Just remember a battery maintainer in the winter or you'll drop about $600 for a new one every year. Also oil changes are only every 2 years or 20...
A little over 17,000 miles and no issues to speak of. Just remember a battery maintainer in the winter or you'll drop about $600 for a new one every year. Also oil changes are only every 2 years or 20,000 miles but they cost $300-600 depending on the service center. Lacks a little power at 5,000-14,000 feet above sea level; felt much more powerful when I lived on the east coast. Good car for the money.
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