Porsche 718 Cayman Owner’s Guide

The engine may be smaller than other models, but the Porche 718 Cayman is a complete package. The 718 badge may be new, however the Cayman has offered a fun, sporty ride since 2005. It’s one of the automaker’s entry-level vehicles, but compared to other makes there’s nothing standard about it. 

Want to know more about driving a Porsche 718 Cayman in Austin? Then let German Auto Center take you for a quick ride. 

The Porsche 718 Cayman Model Essentials

The 718 Cayman has classic Porsche styling from every angle and under the hood, but there’s always room for innovation. The latest Porsche 718 Cayman model has more power, more compression and more engine speed. Plus, it’s really nice to look at. 


Porsche enthusiasts are going to be divided on the performance aspect of the 718 Cayman for one reason. Porsche switched from a 6-cylinder to a flat-4-cylinder in the name of lower emissions and better efficiency. It’s also unique in that it’s a mid-engined car. One of the few gripes is the coarse sound of the engine. However, no one is complaining about how the low-seated Porsche 718 Cayman handles. Spoiler alert, it’s an extremely smooth and responsive sports car.

The newest Porsche 718 Cayman comes with the following performance specs: 

Porsche 718 Cayman Pricing

The 718 Cayman is proof that you can get a Porsche without completely breaking the bank. It’s by far one of Porsche’s most affordable models.

Tech Features

The engine isn’t the only thing being updated in the new Cayman. Porsche tends to put its technological focus on feature that enhance safety and drivability rather than entertainment gadgets. From their perspective, there’s no better entertainment than being behind the wheel of a Porsche 718 Cayman. 

The latest Porsche 718 Cayman model comes equipped with: 


Common Porsche 718 Cayman Maintenance in Austin

People who own a 2005 Cayman will tell you proper maintenance is key to keeping your sports car on the road. Porsche has outlined 20 maintenance measures that need to be taken over 150,000 miles. Starting at 7,500 miles: 

It’s our belief that no Porsche should have a standard maintenance plan. We can help you create a custom Porsche 718 Cayman maintenance plan that’s based on your unique vehicle and driving preferences. We also take the local driving conditions and Austin weather into consideration to make a plan that keeps your Cayman in top condition all year long. 

Porsche 718 Cayman Repair in Austin

The 718 tag may be new, but Caymans have been on the road for quite some time. It’s not plagued by many problems, but there are a few repairs that have come up over the years. A few that we’ve seen include:

The Porsche 718 Cayman has been involved in two recalls in 2019. The first is a cross member that can detach from the luggage compartment bracket. The second is more serious given that the airbags may not deploy properly in an accident.

German Auto Center is a premier provider of Porsche 718 Cayman service in Austin. Our techs have over 100 years of combined experience working on luxury sports cars, including Porsche models. Give us a call to schedule Porsche 718 Cayman maintenance, repairs or performance upgrades.

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