Curbside Outtake: 2006 Porsche Cayman S – Who Needs An SUV?

SUV’s and Crossovers have usually been promoted by their makers as “lifestyle” vehicles: the preferred choice of those who live active, healthy lives that are so enviable they can’t be contained by a traditional car.

Well, the owner of this Porsche disproves that notion with his refusal to compromise. His “lifestyle” is to drive the car he really wants and make his activities fit it. If they won’t fit in it, then on it works. I was tooling along one day recently when I got passed on the left by this inspirational site.

This 2006 model represents the second year for the Cayman, a hard-roof version of the mid-engine Boxster, which was a roadster-only model since 1996. I’ve never driven either, but I have read the buff books when they rave about the handling virtues of these cars. Some enthusiast magazine editors over the years have rated the Cayman as their top personal choice among attainable sports/performance cars, especially with the earlier naturally aspirated six cylinder models.

These are the only pictures I was able to get. A full CC on an early Cayman has never been done, as far as I can tell, and would be a worthy subject. Maybe I will run into this parked someday!

So, here’s a salute to all those who won’t compromise their automotive choices!

photographed July 10,2019 Houston, TX