Porsche Cayman

2012 Porsche Cayman

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  • (5.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,898$66,166
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 22-23
  • Engine: 265-hp, 2.9-liter H-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2012 Porsche Cayman

Our Take on the 2012 Porsche Cayman

Porsche's two-seat Cayman — and its roadster counterpart, the Boxster — compete with the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The Boxster is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.A Porsche SportDesign steering wheel is newly av... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Manual shifter feel
  • Price tag warrants more luxurious interior
  • Overhead stoplights can be hard to see

Notable Features

  • New lightweight Cayman R
  • Final model year for this generation
  • Mid-engine design
  • Choice of flat-six-cylinder engines
  • Front and rear cargo areas

2012 Porsche Cayman Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Car enthusiasts often deride mainstream, popular cars as "appliances," saying they don't offer any driving fun. In most cases they're right, but that doesn't mean those cars aren't what most people want. The 2012 Porsche Cayman R, on the other hand, is not an appliance; driving it is like piloting an oversized go-kart, and it offers one of the best blends of power and handli... Read full review for the 2012 Porsche Cayman

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 3 reviews

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Awesome ride

by PLO from Huntsville, AL on July 8, 2015

This is by far the best handling car I've ever had. It's really quick and looks amazing. The sports option is worth the extra money.

4 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Porsche Cayman Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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