2009 Porsche Cayman

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(4.5) 8 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2009 Porsche Cayman. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • New headlights
  • Better distinguished from Boxster
  • Mileage improves
  • Dual-clutch automated-manual transmission

The Bad

  • Requires premium gas
2009 Porsche Cayman exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2009 Porsche Cayman

  • Slight exterior restyling
  • Larger base engine
  • S-level engine more powerful
  • New seven-speed transmission
  • Suspension refinements
  • LED taillights standard

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best entry level Porsche for the money

by Stan from New York, NY on September 22, 2017

Bought my 2009 Cayman used with about 70k on it. It a a base 2.9 engine, but it has plenty power to mach exelent chassi. Handling is very neutral with very nicely weighted steering feel, provided by ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great car for the corners......and date night!

by Shlow Moe from Denver co on August 7, 2017

As everyone that knows about Caymans says, the car is so perfectly balanced that in the corners the car drives better than most 911's. What is surprising tho is that during everyday driving, the cars ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Porsche Cayman currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 Porsche Cayman has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Porsche

Program Benefits

24-hour road side assistance, battery jump start, flat tire service, emergency fuel delivery, lockout service, replacement keys, extrication/winch service and trip interruption.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.
  • Eligibility

    Under 8 years / 100,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 111 point mechanical and visual inspection..

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cayman received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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