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  • (4.7) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,108$44,184
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 245-hp, 2.7-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2008 Porsche Cayman

Our Take on the 2008 Porsche Cayman

Our Take

A few months after the Cayman S coupe hit dealerships in January 2006, Porsche unveiled a base Cayman. Both cars are based on Porsche's soft-top Boxster, one of the brand's most affordable models. Aimed at sports car enthusiasts, the Cayman S has a 295-horsepower flat-six, while the Cay... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Stiff ride on rough roads
  • Expected features MIA
  • Tiny sun visors
  • Pricey
  • Can't see mid-mounted engine

Notable Features

  • Mid-engine chassis
  • Horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
  • Six airbags
  • Optional dash-top stopwatch
  • Two decent-sized cargo areas


Our Expert Reviews

In the depths of winter, my happy memories of test-driving a 2008 Porsche Cayman help keep the chill away. If I really want to warm up, I just have to think about zipping around a closed track in a Cayman, courtesy of a member of my local Porsche Club (thanks, Dad!). First, I drove the car around the track, and then I rode along with a professional driver and found that my driving skills fell d... Read full review for the 2008 Porsche Cayman

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Cayman S 2008

by Heel and Toe is my MO from NY State on March 20, 2009

Eventhough the Porsche 911 has experienced longevity and worldwide success, the Cayman S is truly the modern sportscar. The German engineering behind the vehicle is very apparent and it is so good, it... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Porsche Cayman.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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