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Porsche Cayman Coupe review

2005 - 2012 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 55.0

At a glance

Price new £35,519 - £53,969
Used prices £5,764 - £22,176
Road tax cost £415 - £735
Insurance group 42 - 46
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 352 - 436 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Perfectly balanced, sublime to drive, superb performance, affordable prices, surprisingly practical


Miserly standard equipment levels, expensive options

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Cayman blends sublime handling, perfect balance and great performance to make one of the most perfect driver’s cars around. Compared to the iconic 911, it’s affordable and less intimidating to drive too. The engine is actually mounted in the middle, so there’s less weight over the back wheels, while seemingly endless amounts of grip and zero body roll means it flatters even novice performance car drivers.

The perfect driving position and neatly designed cabin add to the sporty feel plus it’s even practical, with two useful luggage areas. In early 2009 it was revised with a minor facelift including new light clusters. More significantly, both engines were replaced with more powerful units, giving even stronger performance. An optional PDK twin-clutch automatic gearbox was also introduced.