Porsche Expert, Len Gilmore of German Auto Center, Reviews the Porsche Cayman

As a German automobile enthusiast, Porsche’s middle child, the Porsche Cayman is well worth a fresh look. Whether you historically drive a BMW, Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz, Audi, or Volkswagen, the Porsche Cayman will surprise you with its acceleration and balanced handling. Overall we give the second generation Porsche Cayman high marks in wow factor and at $68,000 bang for the buck. Porsche has increased the wheelbase of the Cayman by 2.4 inches creating more stability and balance.

At the same time the second generation Porsche Cayman is 100 pounds lighter than its older brother and now available in three models, the base model with a 2.7 liter flat six cylinder engine generating 275hp and 214ft-lbs of torque, the Cayman S powered by a 3.4 liter flat six cylinder engine producing 325hp and 273ft-lbs of torque, and the Cayman R, which uses the same engine as the Cayman S but is lighter, lower, meaner and built for pure racing. The Porsche Cayman is still available with the six-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed automatic transmission.

Whether you drive a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, or Volkswagen proper maintenance is paramount to keeping your vehicle on the road. It is important to note that each manufacturer publishes recommended service and maintenance intervals. These are recommendation based on normal operating and environmental conditions. It is equally important to recognize that these may vary based on how the vehicle is used and the geographic region where the vehicle resides.

Through the years, Porsche has changed the recommended service and maintenance intervals for most models. Please check your owner’s manual and contact a Porsche expert to keep your Porsche operating as it was designed.

The following is a summary of the recommended maintenance schedule as provided by Porsche for the Porsche Cayman. One area of note is the recommended service interval for oil changes. Due to extreme heat in places such as Texas, it’s strongly recommended to reduce the service internal to 7,500 miles.

Porsche Cayman 987
Engine Oil/Filter Every 7,500 miles, Mobil 1 0W/40
Spark Plugs 60,000 miles, or 4 years
Engine Air Filter 40,000 miles or 4 years
Fuel Filter In tank, not recommended to service
Coolant Flush Every 2 years
Brake Fluid Flush Every 2 years

Porsche Cayenne 955/957
Engine Oil/Filter Every 7,500 miles, Mobil 1 0W/40
Spark Plugs 40,000 miles, or 4 years
Engine Air Filter 40,000 miles or 4 years
Fuel Filter In tank, not recommended to service
Coolant Flush Every 2 years
Brake Fluid Flush Every 2 years

Most questions about regular maintenance can simply be answered by your Porsche repair expert. Overall the Porsche Cayman Bang for the buck from Porsche.

Whether you drive a Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Volkswagen or Audi, It is important to remember that today’s German performance vehicles will serve you for many miles and years to come. Follow these simple suggestions and listen to Austin’s Porsche, Mercedes Benz repair, BMW, Volkswagen and Audi service experts.

If you have any questions, simply come by and visit Austin German automobile repair experts and see us at German Auto Center and we will be happy to assist you. German Auto Center is an Austin Porsche repair expert servicing the Austin Community since 1979.

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