We’ve just finished servicing this smart Porsche Cayman, owned by a devoted Porsche enthusiast from Oxfordshire. Having covered just under 50,000 miles from new, this 2007 Porsche Cayman was due an MOT, service and air conditioning re-gas, all of which was carried out here in our road car service workshop.
The Cayman was originally introduced to widespread acclaim, but one criticism often levelled at the car was that Stuttgart had put a so-called “glass ceiling” on the model’s performance, to keep the numbers lower than the flagship 911. Our view following some spirited test drives with Cayman-owning clients was that the Cayman had more than enough power for fast road use and that the mid-engined layout drove very comfortably with less power. The 2.7- and 2.9-litre versions we tried were a delight to drive and could be happily stretched to their maximum in cross-country motoring.
The Cayman S, GTS and the eventual introduction of the GT4 model gave the Cayman some real bite, with the GT4 being a 911 challenger in every sense. Dealer friends tell us that a lukewarm reception for new Caymans with the four-cylinder turbo engine has helped lift demand for the earlier six-cylinder versions, and this is further buoyed by the price differential to 911s with similar specification, which are often more than £20k dearer. If a Porsche badge is your thing, then the Cayman represents real value for money in today’s market.
Rising interest in six-cylinder Cayman models makes it all the more important to keep the service book stamped with proof of maintenance by specialist Porsche technicians. If you’re looking for a garage to service your Cayman, give us a call on 01295 750 514. If this is the year you will buy your first Cayman, do not ignore the smaller-engined models. They get the thumbs up from us.