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Great car to drive by D rib speader on 06/16/2011. Trim: 2008 Porsche Cayman Base, Owned 2 years.
Pros: The handling is top notch. It is very noticeably more nimble compared to any past vehicle I have driven. The MPG is very good for a sports car giving around 27 on the freeway. I have been driving around NYC, so my avg has been 23. The car is stiffer than your average commuter which can be noticeable on streets with more uneven pavement. The torque and horsepower are very nice and clean. The car just feels powerful when you take off. Excellent power, even in 5th gear. I never need to downshift to pass people on the freeway - unlike past cars.
Cons: The factory radio could be a little better designed for a car of this luxury status. There are many vehicles with lower price tags that offer GPS, bluetooth, etc as standard options. For a Porsche, at least this model year, these were considered upgrades. There have been some complaints of noise in the back of the car - like a squeek. I noticed this initially, but after 3,000 miles, it has left. Be prepared to drive at least every 5 days because the battery will drain and die if not. The security and onboard computer place a large draw on the battery. I know many people use this as a second car. I didn't know about this until my battery died in the first 2 months of ownership.
Overall review: Overall, the car is very fun to drive and draws attention. The engine noise is right behind you and carries a low growl that is unbeatable. You feel as though you are part of a unique racing heritage when you drive. The car can be used as a daily commuter. Difficult to drive in snow without snow tires. Cons are just minor inconviences compared to other cars I have owned.
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