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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche Cayman (13-16) review.

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

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

CONS

Miserly standard equipment levels, expensive options

At a glance

New price £35,729 - £54,569
Used price £6,715 - £26,825
Used monthly cost £166 - £662
Fuel economy 25 - 31 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
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

Porsche Cayman rivals

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.

Porsche Cayman rivals