The best part about the Porsche Cayman S is most likely the handling. We know how much overused the "cornering like it's on rails" expression is, but trust us, it's the perfect way to describe how the Cayman drives. The engine howling right behind you, the precise steering telling you exactly where the front wheels point, the neck-snapping acceleration in "Sport Plus" mode and the phenomenal brakes, everything is near perfection in this car. So, as far as driving goes, you can't really go wrong with a Cayman S.
Honestly, it was pretty hard to find a weak spot on this car, and trust us we really tried. Still if we were to drive this Cayman S on a daily basis, there would probably be some annoying bits as well. The biggest gripe we had with it during our test drive was most likely its very low ground clearance. There wasn't a single speed-bump we encountered without the fear that we'll scrape the underside of the car. In other words, it's a pretty big responsibility to assume while driving a hardcore sports car.
As for the ugly bits about the Cayman S, well, it was only one actually. The mid-engine is very good for handling purposes, but it's also a nightmare as far as servicing goes. The only way to reach the engine is from underneath the car, while the oil and cooling fluids change nozzles are situated in the rear luggage compartment. This can only mean that you have to be extra careful when changing the oil, fearing that it will stain your trunk.Continue reading