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The ultimate daily driver by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/18/2013. Trim: 2014 Porsche Cayman S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: After 110,000 miles in an '06 Cayman S, one look at the specs and one test drive caused me to place an order when I expected to keep driving the '06 for many years to come. The overall sense of design and quality is improved as are power, handling, and finishes. I never thought I'd buy a sports car without a manual transmission but the PDK is so much better than I can be, that it makes no sense to stay with a manual. The 06 was a marvelous daily driver and this is better although options are still pricy the quality is worth it. Biggest surprise is the fuel efficiency with 31MPG on a recent multi-state drive. Comfort and luggage space is adequate for 2 on long vacations.
Overall review: I've always driven a mid-engined sports car as a daily driver and this is the best to date at an affordable price considering both performance and quality. If price is an issue avoid the upgraded trim options, Burmester sound system, Sport Exhaust (though it does sound great), power seats and PDLS. Unless you are going to track it, skip the PASM, Sport-Chrono, and ceramic brakes. The price can be kept below $70K for an S. After just driving a Cayman S and a Carrera S on a track I prefer the Cayman for its superb handling.
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