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5 out of 5 5.0
Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
Porsche Cayman (05-12) - rated 5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £35,729 - £54,569
Used price £6,235 - £26,050
Used monthly cost £156 - £650
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £330 - £580
Insurance group 42 - 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

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

CONS

Miserly standard equipment levels, expensive options

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Written by David Ross on

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.

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