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The 2009 Porsche Cayman offers a somewhat stunted list of standard features. The options list is impressive but pricey.
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the number of options is dizzying

nifty upgrades
Kelley Blue Book

you don't have to check many on a Porsche order sheet to produce big price escalations
Car and Driver

Editors at TheCarConnection.com know that the 2009 Porsche Cayman is designed for performance first and foremost—but it would be nice to see a bit more in the features department.

Kelley Blue Book contends that both trims of the 2009 Porsche Cayman "are equipped to put the driver's needs first," which explains the lack of too many comfort and luxury features. In reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, complaints about the features generally focus more on what is absent from the standard features list than anything noticeably wrong with the features that are included. For example, Cars.com derides the fact that there's neither "an auxiliary input jack for connecting a portable music player" nor "satellite radio capability." They are also disappointed to find that there aren't "any steering-wheel audio controls" as a standard feature on the Cayman; Porsche offers them as an option, but Cars.com thinks that "they shouldn't be at this price." Edmunds lists the standard features on the base Cayman Porsche as "heated outside mirrors, a CD player, cruise control, a trip computer and full power accessories." To that roster, the Porsche Cayman S adds only an "upgraded sound system" and "variable-intermittent wipers," according to ConsumerGuide.

Compared to the standard features, the options list on the 2009 Porsche Cayman S receives a much more positive reception from reviewers. ConsumerGuide adds that the Preferred Package brings "heated seats" and a "Bose sound system," while stand-alone features include a "navigation system" and "automatic climate control." Edmunds proclaims "the number of options is dizzying, particularly in regards to customizing interior trim and styling selections." Cars.com once again steps in with some criticism, finding that the "optional automatic air conditioning system, for instance, has only one zone, not two." Car and Driver also mentions that, with the Porsche Cayman's options list, "you don't have to check many on a Porsche order sheet to produce big price escalations." Kelley Blue Book says "nifty upgrades start with the Sport Chrono Package that can keep track of your lap times, intensify throttle response and alter shift mapping of the Tiptronic S transmission," while "bi-xenon headlamps and four different kinds of 19-inch alloy wheels" are also available.


The 2009 Porsche Cayman offers a somewhat stunted list of standard features. The options list is impressive but pricey.

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