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2006 Porsche Cayman Consumer Reviews

4.5
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amazing car

by from Naples FL on July 17, 2010

bought a 2006 CPO porsche cayman S. read every review i could find on the car, from every major magazine out there and all were glowing. the reliability was what sold me; clearly the car is beautiful ...
bought a 2006 CPO porsche cayman S. read every review i could find on the car, from every major magazine out there and all were glowing. the reliability was what sold me; clearly the car is beautiful but i was impressed with Consumer Reports giving it a Best Buy status with reliability on par with a Honda. Without ever test driving one, i purchased one from a Porsche dealer out of state and had it shipped. it is unbelievable how many preowned Porsche's are out there with absurdly low miles- mine was 4 years old with 13k miles. I have had it for a month and can truly say it far exceeded my expectations; i didnt think it would be as amazing as it is. The handling is sublime, drives like nothing i've driven in the past, and the quality of craftsmanship seems bulletproof. The comfort in the seats exceeds my Audi which is a great car, i cant fathom the Porsche driving position to be any better. I expect the dealer fees for service to be pricey, but, it only goes in once a year for such. Just had a tune up that ran around $550, but the CPO status took care of everything prior to purchase so it was a small maintenance visit - typical dealer maintenance visits i believe will run 1-2k typically from what i have read. cant recommend this car enough.
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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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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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Uses car for Just getting around

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amazing car

by from lake tahoe on February 28, 2011

amazing car, look forward everyday to driving it, i have the cayman s, difinetly go for the added horsepower, very fast car, at 4000rpm to 7000rpm the car is a missile, it handles so well in the turns...
amazing car, look forward everyday to driving it, i have the cayman s, difinetly go for the added horsepower, very fast car, at 4000rpm to 7000rpm the car is a missile, it handles so well in the turns, the interior is fantastic, seats are great, i am 6'4" and have room, on longer trips i put cruise control on and can stretch my legs, buy this car, you will not be dissapointed!
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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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Best handling car yet

by from North Vancouver BC on March 11, 2011

I still own my Boxter which I bought new in 1998 at that time I thhought it was by far the best handling car I've ever owned until I bought and drove my 2006 Cayman S overall dollar 4 $ it is the one ...
I still own my Boxter which I bought new in 1998 at that time I thhought it was by far the best handling car I've ever owned until I bought and drove my 2006 Cayman S overall dollar 4 $ it is the one the best value out there and relibility as well you just cannot beat this awsome package.. Keep on driving..
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Gorgeous and a performer

by from Kansas City, MO on October 26, 2010

The Porsche Cayman S is an amazing car for the money. The car was extremely reliable and she performed like a champ for the year and a half I owned her. I strongly suggest buying this car!
The Porsche Cayman S is an amazing car for the money. The car was extremely reliable and she performed like a champ for the year and a half I owned her. I strongly suggest buying 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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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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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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Uses car for Just getting around

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