Porsche cayman cars
The Porsche Cayman was often viewed as the ‘poor man’s 911’, but those in the know will wholeheartedly disagree. With its mid-engine setup and impressive power being sent straight to its rear wheels, there’s very little to dislike. Purchase or finance a used Porsche Cayman and have the most fun imaginable on the UK’s country roads.
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Porsche cayman Buying Guide
What types of used Porsche Cayman cars are there?
The Porsche Cayman first launched in 2006 and was a runaway hit. Its formula has remained the same, but Porsche is constantly tweaking its design and engines.
There are a few different versions, including the standard Cayman, Cayman Style Edition, Cayman S, Cayman GTS, Cayman GT4, and Cayman GT4 RS.
These are all very different models for different needs, which is what makes this two-seater sports car so versatile in the first place.
What features does the Porsche Cayman have?
The Cayman is like the 911 in many ways, and in terms of tech, it’s almost identical. You get a central display that runs Porsche’s reliable PCM infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you also benefit from leather or Race-Tex (basically Alcantara) on the seats and/or steering wheel.
If you’re buying a Cayman, chances are you enjoy the thrill of driving, which is where it comes into its own. Powering it is either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine, depending on the model you choose – both deliver smooth power and lots of torque.
They’re mated to either a manual or automatic gearbox, and from the chassis to the feel through the steering wheel, you know you’re in something special.
There’s not much else you’d rather be driving around the UK on a bright Sunday morning.
Is the Porsche Cayman reliable?
Overall, the Porsche Cayman is a very reliable used car, scoring well among owner reviews. This is thanks to Porsche’s incessant attention to detail and its tried-and-tested parts. Its engine is very fuel-efficient and is much more durable than you may think.
Safety is really strong too, thanks to an array of safety features, from front and rear parking sensors to cruise control and reversing cameras.
Despite being a sports car, you also get ISOFIX child points in some models.
How much does the Porsche Cayman cost to run?
Compared to other sports cars, the Porsche Cayman is relatively affordable to run and can even be used as a daily driver.
Running costs vary depending on the model and how it’s used, but owning one will be cheaper to run than a Ferrari alternative.
Costs include insurance, which will be high with the Cayman sitting in between insurance groups 42 and 50 – so the higher end.
Then, there are the other costs associated with car ownership such as road tax, regular maintenance, MOTs, fuel etc.
This will vary on how often the car is used and how well it’s looked after. Opt for a GT4 RS over a bog-standard Cayman, and you could be spending more every year on it.
Who is the Porsche Cayman suitable for?
The Cayman is the everyman’s sports car. It can do all you ask of it, at any point of the day, anywhere.
Whether you’re after a daily sports car to make your commute more exciting or a weekend speed machine to have some B-road fun, the Cayman is for you.
Want something more suited to summer? Choose the convertible Boxster to feel the wind in your hair (and maybe the odd drop of rain).
Should I buy a Porsche Cayman?
How much is a Porsche Cayman?
A brand-new Porsche Cayman (as of November 2023) costs between £51,800 and £125,499, but buy a used example online and you can have one for less than £40,000.
Which Porsche Cayman should I buy?
We’d recommend the Cayman S for most people because it’s sporty yet comfortable. If you’re after even more drive involvement, go for the GTS.
Is a Cayman as good as a 911?
This is totally subjective, but to simplify it, buy the Cayman if you want a nippy sports car for UK roads and choose the 911 if you want that plus more practicality, more power and up to four seats.
What’s the difference between a Boxster and a Cayman?
The main difference between the two is that the Cayman is a coupé and the Boxster is a convertible.
Do Porsche Caymans hold their value?
This depends on the model variant you choose. Some – such as the GT4 – are likely to hold their value more than a standard Cayman, for example.