2013 Porsche 911: 20,000-Mile Milestone
November 15, 2013
A month ahead of schedule, our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 has hit the 20,000-mile mark. Evidently, piling up the miles on this sports car is no sweat. Yes, that cross-country road trip certainly helped. But that journey and just living with the car on a daily basis both highlight one of the 911's most endearing qualities: its split personality.
When you want it to be a ripping and ultra-rewarding sports car, it is more than happy to oblige with its muscular flat six, buttoned-down handling and superb steering and brakes. Yet when you have to trundle along with traffic or want to kick back and cruise up the coast, the 911 isn't some herky-jerky, stiff-riding thoroughbred. A comfortable driving position, relatively compact size, supportive seats and an athletic suspension that still takes the edge off the bumps make Porsche's icon a comfortable commuter and a pretty good touring car.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 20,110 miles