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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
the number of options is dizzying
you don't have to check many on a Porsche order sheet to produce big price escalations
Car and Driver
Kelley Blue Book
The standard features list isn't exactly extensive, but the available options offer a lot in the way of upgrades. Let those options get out of hand, however, and you'll quickly be looking at a bottom-line price that's well beyond the base of $51,400. Standard equipment includes cruise control, theft deterrence, air conditioning, leather seating surfaces, and a five-speaker sound system.
Kelley Blue Book notes that the 2010 Porsche Cayman's role as a sports car means the features "are equipped to put the driver's needs first." It's the absence of other generally available features that raises more reviewers' hackles. Cars.com, for example, points out the lack of either "an auxiliary input jack for connecting a portable music player" or "satellite radio capability," and they argue that steering-wheel-mounted audio controls shouldn't be optional at the Cayman's entry price.
Optional upgrades include a Bose Surround Sound system, a hands-free calling package with Bluetooth, and the Porsche Communications Management system, which includes a central source for navigation, audio, and communications. Several packages of options are also available that include more aggressively styled alloy wheels, a sport exhaust, dual zone automatic climate control, and a wide range of available trims and upholstery tones.
Edmunds calls the number of available options "dizzying," especially once you start customizing the interior. Cars.com also lobs some criticism at the upgrades, pointing out that that even the optional climate control system "has only one zone, not two." Car and Driver warns that "you don't have to check many on a Porsche order sheet to produce big price escalations," while Kelley Blue Book likes the "nifty upgrades" in the Sport Chrono Package, including equipment "that can keep track of your lap times, intensify throttle response and alter shift mapping of the Tiptronic S transmission."
The 2010 Porsche Cayman offers a relatively short list of standard features, while the more impressive options list can run the price up quickly.