Porsche Cayman S Long-Term Update: 30K in and It Still Cuts Like a Knife

2014 Porsche Cayman S LT Update

WHAT WE LIKE: What we like best is not its rousing engine note or its eagerness to turn or its excellent steering system or its near-perfect shifter. No, what we like best about our long-term Cayman S—now 75 percent of the way through its stay with us—is that a drive in it is an automotive palate cleanser. The Cayman S’s clarity of purpose and deliciously mechanical nature is the perfect salve for our enthusiast hearts after commuting in overwrought crossovers or whittling away hours of our lives in CVT-equipped econoboxes or driving any number of cars that, despite excellent performance, fail to connect with their drivers. Nothing that we’ve encountered in our 30,000 miles with the car has diminished the Cayman S’s place as our North Star of sports-car goodness. We have no proof of this, but we’re convinced that the word “love” has never appeared so many times in any of the logbooks of previous long-term cars. The most recent note in the book reads, “I wish this car’s odometer would stop working so that we might keep it forever.” READ MORE ››

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