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New Car Impressions
By Tech Guy on
2006 Porsche Cayman S 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)
I discovered a new white, brown leather Cayman S in the garage a couple of weeks ago; a gift from my wife to liven up a long commute which it does nicely. It has Bose, heated seats, power seats, all the stuff in the performance package plus and I have put on 610 lawfully driven miles so far with no surprises. The manual says take it easy (keep it under 4,200rpm) for 2,000 miles. That means 1,260 not very exciting miles ahead. After that I can tell it is going to be a sweet ride. Its initial fuel consumption is sky high but should improve. I had the 3M clear bra film installed. The car is tight, supple, loud, sticky, fast and driving it might be the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
It has decent storage. The engine sounds great if you like listening to the engine noise behind your head. The tires stick to the ground like glue. It is very nimble and has a supple suspension. It has a great clutch and shifter. The Bose stereo sounds amazing, even with all that noise happening. The fit and finish throughout is flawless.
It needs XM, more seat travel, the ground clearance is a constant concern - the air dams rub on very mild slopes, and it has poor rear visibility. This car needs a spare tire or run-flats or at least TPM. Routine maintenance should be included at this price point during the warranty period.