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EDITORS NOTEBOOK: 2008 Porsche Cayman S, Day 1

Read Joe Lorio’s comments on driving the 2008 Porsche Cayman S.

The steering in the Porsche Cayman/Boxster just might be the best in anything this side of a supercar. It’s a joy to use, even just wheeling out of the parking garage.

Of course, the Cayman S has other charms as well, particularly the unmistakable sound of Porsche’s flat six and the particular balance of its mid-engine layout.

Our test car’s interior was solid gray, with the lone exception of bright-yellow seatbelts. I couldn’t help wondering how much Porsche charges for that little novelty. The answer: $340. Yes, indeed. I almost have to admire Porsche’s screw-the-stupid-yuppie pricing for its decorative accessories.

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Buying Guide

2016 Porsche Cayman

Fair Market Price $54,418 Base Coupe
Motor Trend Rating
StarStarStarStarHalf-Star

EPA MPG:

20 City / 30 Hwy

Horse Power:

275 @ 7400

Torque:

213 @ 4500