2009 Porsche Cayman
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A Car For One Purpose

by from Johnson City, TN on March 27, 2012

If you want a car that you can drive in a sporty fashion and get some time on the track, this is one of the best for the price. The Cayman S is worth the extra price compared to the Cayman if pulling ...
If you want a car that you can drive in a sporty fashion and get some time on the track, this is one of the best for the price. The Cayman S is worth the extra price compared to the Cayman if pulling G forces and "riding on rails" is what you desire while getting over 20 mpg. This is a car for a singular purpose and I love it!!!!!
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Does recommend this car!!

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2009 Porsche Cayman

by from Durham, NH on September 6, 2011

Wanna make commuting more enjoyable? The Porsche Cayman is an awesome sports car - fun to drive, good on gas and has eye popping style. Have you ever had someone drive up beside you to take a photo of...
Wanna make commuting more enjoyable? The Porsche Cayman is an awesome sports car - fun to drive, good on gas and has eye popping style. Have you ever had someone drive up beside you to take a photo of your car - with a Cayman you will!
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What a machina

by from TN on August 19, 2014

The 09 cayman is simply an incredible machine. I've had cars with almost twice the hp and Tq but the driving pleasure of the cayman is unparalleled. It's mid engine chassis balance is like few in the ...
The 09 cayman is simply an incredible machine. I've had cars with almost twice the hp and Tq but the driving pleasure of the cayman is unparalleled. It's mid engine chassis balance is like few in the world along with light weight. The shifter is smooth and the exotic sound from the perf exhaust raises goose bumps. I hope to keep this gem forever and pass it on to my son or daughter one day!
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Perfect Balance

by from Cortlandt, NY on November 8, 2013

I traded in my 2011 Audi TT for this 2009 Cayman because I wanted to feel like I was actually driving a car as opposed to a car driving me. I have the base 265hp model and it is everything that my wif...
I traded in my 2011 Audi TT for this 2009 Cayman because I wanted to feel like I was actually driving a car as opposed to a car driving me. I have the base 265hp model and it is everything that my wife and I could ask for. Excellent build quality, outstanding handling but most importantly the numbness that I felt in my Audi is no longer present. Fuel milage isn't quite as good as the TT, but I don't care as the performance is on a different level. If your tired of numb sport coupes and long for something that can give you smiles on the road as well as the track look into a Cayman. You won't be disappointed.
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Cayman Awesome Except for Blown Engines

by from North Carolina on December 3, 2011

I overextended and bought the dream car of my life. It would blow a large white plume of smoke on startup and the dealer claimed it was normal. However, if you google 'Cayman Engine Failure' you'll se...
I overextended and bought the dream car of my life. It would blow a large white plume of smoke on startup and the dealer claimed it was normal. However, if you google 'Cayman Engine Failure' you'll see that this is a common problem and many engines not only smoke but blow up. Don't take my word for it, do your research before you spend this much money on your dream car. Porsche will not support you.
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Does not recommend this car

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Well-Rounded, Everyday Sports Car

by from Los Angeles, CA on July 18, 2017

A surprisingly low-maintenance and convenient commuter car. Though obviously intended for more spirited driving, the suspension on the Cayman base is not as harsh as expected in daily, city driving. H...
A surprisingly low-maintenance and convenient commuter car. Though obviously intended for more spirited driving, the suspension on the Cayman base is not as harsh as expected in daily, city driving. Having 2 trunks and a slim pass-through from the rear hatch has allowed me to transport multiple, albeit smaller, odd-shaped items. While the sleek shape is highly attractive and occasionally garners unwanted attention, the price point gives the owner some confidence to leave the car in a parking lot or on the street with little worry. On weekends, the car is highly capable for mountain roads and road trips with its precise steering and excellent brake feel. The Cayman S will give more power, but with a stiffer suspension that could make daily commutes tiring. Overall, the amount of fun, the convenience (considering it is a 2-seater), and its price point make this car an excellent value.
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Best entry level Porsche for the money

by 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 ...
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 hydraulic power streering. Stock shifter felt a little sloppy, probably because of the milage. I switched it to oem Porsche short shifter, now it feels great. Interior is comfortable with plenty of small storage. My only gripe about the interior is that center console is easily scratched and plastic is peeling on some of the interior surfaces. Seat are very comfortable and "frunk" and rear hatch provide plently luggage storage.
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Great car for the corners......and date night!

by 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 ...
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 headroom and ease of getting in and out really make you appreciate the car. You expect the car to be fast, you expect the handling, and the comfort but the room for a 6'2 guy getting in and out everyday is really amazing. The car has also been very reliable and has not been in for much more than regular maintenance.
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