You'll love everything about it - there's nothing it can't do
You won't want to get out, but some of the controls are fiddly
It has the latest high-tech driving aids, but whatevers in the boot is on show
It's a car you can count on: well built and reliable
Every last inch has been put to good use and you won't feel cramped
Plunder the options list if you want to feel posh
Put your foot to the floor in the Porsche Cayman and you could be forgiven for thinking you're in a fighter jet. The harder you push it, the better it responds. It's worth paying extra for the six-speed gearbox that's usually found in its more powerful sibling, the Cayman S: it catapults you forward just that little bit faster. There's also a five-speed auto, if you have a lazy left foot. It's so agile, you can dodge bullets in it, and the steering is as sharp as it gets. Investing in Porsche Active Suspension Management makes the car feel more forgiving on bumpy roads, without compromising how well it takes corners.
Sliding into the Porsche Cayman is a joy: there's plenty of space (albeit strictly for two), the visibility's great and the driver's seat is exquisitely comfy. Every inch of the car has been put to good use and there are all manner of clever places to stash stuff, including not one but two boots. Water and oil can be topped up via the boot, so no need to get your hands dirty. You get climate control and part-leather trim thrown in; luxuries such as sat-nav, better brakes and a more sumptuous interior cost extra.
Stick to the servicing schedule, however, and it'll last you a lifetime. There are so many high-tech driver aids its almost impossible to crash, but you get plenty of airbags just in case.
Only 10,000 of these get built in a year, so don't expect to snap one up tomorrow. The good news is you get most of your money back when you sell it and there will be a long queue of potential buyers at your door. Running one, unsurprisingly, isn't cheap.