Wow, looks like Porsche has made some upgrades to the porsche cayman. The proportions have changed, and so have some lines. The new Cayman looks good, and I bet it’ll look stellar in person. The reality is, I still wouldn’t buy one, even though they’re a great value.
The Cayman is probably one of the best handling cars, but Porsche has always been held back. The problem is that if they put a 911 engine in a Cayman with upgraded brakes, it’s probably be the better car, for less money. It’s a serious brand and marketing problem.
If you really like the Cayman, I’d just say save the money and get an older 911 instead. But, if you’re absolutely determined to get a new Porsche, I would consider the Boxster S instead. It has all the ingredients that make Porsche awesome, and can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
I don’t usually approve of automatic transmissions in sports cars, but I could see someone buying the Boxster S with an automatic transmission and putting all season tires on it. The car would be a blast to drive, and isn’t about setting insane track times.
The new Porsche Boxster S is all about having fun. Sure, some people may giggle seeing you in a Boxster, but in reality, you’ll have the last laugh.