2015 Porsche Cayman
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Fantastic value for the money

by from Connecticut on July 12, 2015

I read the "expert" review on this site for this car and I strongly recommend that if you are shopping for a two seater sports car, that you test drive it yourself and don't give too much wieght to hi...
I read the "expert" review on this site for this car and I strongly recommend that if you are shopping for a two seater sports car, that you test drive it yourself and don't give too much wieght to his review, especially about the streering feel. I own a 2015 Cayman with a manual transimission. It is not the S, GTS or GT4 model and I find it to have more than enough power (5.4 seconds 0-60) and plenty of torque to immediately accelerate at any speed smoothly and with great sound. It has a free-revving engine and the clutch and gearshift are the best feeling combination of any car I have drivien (41 years a driver). It is equally easy to drive around town as it is racing it on a track. Having never owned the previous generation Cayman I don't know how that steering felt, but I find the feedback on my car to be perfect - not jarring and not numb - just right, like Goldilock's pudding! Also, the interior is very nice; bordering on luxury even in its base form. The seating postion is low (though it can be adjusted higher) and the driving dynamic is just fabulous. The Cayman is so much fun to drive. It is by far the best car I have ever owned, which has been many. Becasue is is mid-engine, the Cayman is very well balanced and so driving through corners will give you great confidence behind the wheel. Want to go away for the weekend in the Cayman? No problem. It has a large "frunk" under the front hood and the back is a hatch. I can easily carry two large duffel bags and four large bags of groceries and still have room for more stuff. There is good storage in the passenger compartment too. If the price seems high, it is not. It is actually a huge bargain. The option list can increase the cost quickly, but with minimal options, you will have a brilliant car like no other. Insurance is comparable with any similar car; BMW, Lexus, etc. but the Cayman is so distinctive and special that it beats them hands down! It is a true sports car. Finally, the Cayman is very reliable and the service intervals are at 20,000 miles. It is quite simply a fantastic sports car you will enjoy every time your drive it. The only downside is that your cheeks may hurt from all your smiling. But don't take my word for it, go test drive one yourself, you will be glad you did!
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Excellent Performance

by from New Jersey on September 27, 2015

I purchased a 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS a month ago and am very pleased with it. The performance is excellent, and the build quality is superb. It is a 6-speed manual, and the gear shifter is very preci...
I purchased a 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS a month ago and am very pleased with it. The performance is excellent, and the build quality is superb. It is a 6-speed manual, and the gear shifter is very precise and has positive engagement / throws. The engine has more than adequate power and pulls well. The electromechanical steering has very good feel and weight to it; it does not seem to be a step back from the hydraulic steering of previous generations. My two favorite features are the automatic rev-matching on downshifts (in Sports Plus mode) and the Sports Exhaust. I had taken the car to the track recently and its handling is very good. Being a mid-engined car, it is very well balanced. When pushed hard, the Porsche Stability Management is non-intrusive but will step in to correct if the car slides too much or starts to spin. It is a car that you can drive everyday on the street and enjoy it as well as take it to the track. When driving sedately on the highway, it gave me 26 to 27 mpg.
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one of a kind

by from Bullhead City Arizona on July 2, 2016

I've owned Porsche 914's, 911's, A 912E & a prior 2008 base 5 speed Cayman. I just purchased a new 2016 Base Cayman PDK. This is probably the nicest, most engaging Porsche I've ever owned. As this is ...
I've owned Porsche 914's, 911's, A 912E & a prior 2008 base 5 speed Cayman. I just purchased a new 2016 Base Cayman PDK. This is probably the nicest, most engaging Porsche I've ever owned. As this is the last year for the flat six in the Cayman, I made the decision to not wait for the 718. I was not disappointed. The PDK is a fantastic transmission with lightning fast shifts at the perfect RPM's. The 2.7 liter six has that flat six 911 wail when pushed & has more than enough power for any street requirement. This thing handles twisty roads like a magnet to metal. In my view this is the most engaging sports car on the market. Save 15 to 50 grand over a base Carrera or upper trim Caymans & get a base Cayman with PDK
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