Used Car of the Day: 2006 Porsche Cayman S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

As always, I try to pick used cars of the day that you, the B and B, would find interesting. Regardless of quality/price/mileage. But sometimes my biases show. The Acura RSXs that show up here are indicative of that. So, too, is today's pick -- a 2006 Porsche Cayman S.


I don't have much wheel time in Caymans and Boxsters, but the few times I've driven one, I've had one thought: "I could own this."

Don't worry, I probably won't be putting my hat into the ring for this one, though it does seem to be in good shape. Part of that is the $29,000 price tag -- I think I'd buy a new car first.

Then again, this car is said to be in "excellent" condition, and the mileage is a low 24,500. It's apparently never been driven in winter and has been garage kept.

The seller is the second owner and says the oil has been changed every 2K miles and there are no cosmetic concerns beyond minor paint chips.

There are some mods -- 19-inch HRE wheels, a short shifter, a modified intake and exhaust tip, and a pedal set are among them.

OEM options include bi-Xenon headlights, sport chrono, heated seats, and Bose audio.

Click here to see this car, which is located in New York.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Craiger Craiger on Nov 30, 2023

    As a happy (ish) owner of two 987s, I have to admit that the BRZ and Mustang Ecotech are reasonable new car alternatives for a 987 Cayman S.


    $29,000 is a pretty good price actually for this Croc.

  • Evan Evan on Dec 04, 2023

    Are these bigger inside than a 986? I don't fit in a 986 but would someday like to get my hands on a 987 or 981.

  • Bd2 Probably too late to do anything about it for the launch, but Kia should plan on doing an extensive refresh of the front fascia (the earlier, the better) as the design looks really ungainly.
  • Namesakeone Since I include SUVs and minivans as trucks, I really cannot think of a brand that is truly truckless. MG maybe?
  • Sobhuza Trooper Subaru, they were almost there with the BRAT. --On a lighter note, where the hell is my Cooper Works Mini truck?
  • Mike Evs do suck, though. I mean, they really do.
  • Steve Biro I don’t care what brand but it needs to be a compact two-door with an ICE, traditional parallel hybrid or both. A manual transmission option would be nice but I don’t expect it - especially with a hybrid. Don’t show me an EV.
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