I bought the cayman for it's good looks, handling, road feel, and overall performance. It is a weekend car for me. If you are interested in a Cayman and plan to track the car, I would recommend buying one built in 2009 or later due to the IMS issue and oil starvation issue, which can both result in engine failure.
2008 PORSCHE CAYMAN
Advice: Get a Cayman S. More power than a base Cayman and a better sound system. The automatic is great unless you plan on track daze. For a used S, watch out for engine oil leaks, aging water pumps and headlamp adjustment problems.
Car rides stiff and is quite noisy primarily due to poor cabin insulation and tire noise.
But, oh, does it handle and feel good! And the looks and comments from others about a car that is rarely seen on the road was quite unexpected.
If you can find one with less than 80,000 get it checked out thoroughly and go for it.
by ID S
2006 PORSCHE CAYMAN
Car handles amazingly, motor is incredible! This car had really low miles for its age and was very well taken care of. The interior of the car could use a bit more leg room, but I am 6'4" so it is something I have come to expect and deal with.
2014 PORSCHE CAYMAN
Using the Cayman S as a daily driver - has plenty of storage space, and has great performance. Even took it on a track and had a blast. Only complaint is the cup holders.
by Bob H