I use my Cayman as my DD. I have two cars, but keep the Subaru at the ski house during the winter. I have read what seems like too many times that driving the car for short trips is, for lack of a fancy car term, not good. I guess I don't get it...it is a car for petes sake. Yes, it is a Porsche, but should it not still serve one of the purposes of a car, you know, transportation for the necessities of life. My office is only 4 miles away. My grocery stores and restaurants and most anything else is all within 2 miles - so most of my trips are less than 5-10 minutes. And I do frequent trips to the good ole 7-11 for Gatorades! Sooo, am I actually going to see the net effect of this several years down the road? Am I actually causing damage - and if so, why? Technical explanations would be appreciated! Thanks all - as Comic Book Guy would say, Best. Forum. Ever.