I think I will keep this car until I die.
March 10, 2019
Bought this 2014 Cayman S used (15,000 miles) 3 years ago. Other than a nail in a tire and 2 oil changes, it hasn't seen the inside of a shop. (now 35,000 miles) Bought it in Denver and drove it home to the Atlanta area and got 31 mpg. (23 mpg in city driving) Driving from Denver to Atlanta made me want to skip the hotels and sleep. The PDK has been flawless. If you feel like you must shift gears, use the paddle shifters. You can't possibly shift as well as the PDK. I haven't been to the track, but this car makes you want to. I feel it has a lot of potential that I haven't tested. I've had some back pain (and 2 back surgeries) while driving my wife's Acura, but none while driving this car. I have only 2 problems. It sits low, and the side bolsters on the seats makes it somewhat difficult to get into. The 2nd is the cost of routine maintenance. $260 for an oil change I am not looking forward to the next scheduled maintenance when they have to change the 2 air filters and the cabin air filter. I watched a YouTube video, and you have to take the engine compartment apart. One day I came out to the parking lot to find a handwritten note under the wiper. It said "beautiful car" with a smiley face.