2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera: A New Home

April 22, 2014

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera

When we last saw our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, it was being loaded onto a transport truck. The truck driver told us it would take two to four weeks to reach Pittsburgh, its final destination. Now, about four weeks later, the Porsche 911 has finally arrived.

Here's a note from its new owner, Tom:

"The car finally arrived yesterday. After going through Pennsylvania safety inspection and title work, my dealer washed and vacuumed the car and I took possession last evening. I've attached a photo of the car in front of its new garage. It could not be more different from the Porsche I sold last fall (1988 Targa 3.2L manual) but, boy, is it fun to drive. Thanks for your patience and help with this transaction. If you ever find yourself in Pittsburgh, I'm good for a beer."

I may just take him up on that beer one of these days. We all wish Tom well and hope he loves the car as much as we did.

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor

Comments

  • diigii diigii Posts:

    I hope the 911 does not meet a Pittsburgh citizen who thinks it's his/her civic duty to slash that convertible top while passing by.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    I always enjoy reading updates from your readers who purchase your vehicles. Thanks!

  • lmbvette lmbvette Posts:

    @diigii - Pittsburghers are nice people. You must be thinking of Cleveland. ;-)

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Good luck Tom. Lots of happy, safe miles. BTW - I hope you don't regret selling that '88. Values have been steadily increasing on those cars and your model, with the improved transmission, is leading the charge. You're right though... very different driving experience.

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    Agreed, I'm from Pittsburgh (or at least born there), nice people, nice city. Now, I have only one question... ARE YOU FREAKING MAD? A Convertible in Pittsburgh? Its either snowing or cloudy in PA! I live in North GA now where I can have my convertible top down most of the year.

  • Good luck to the dood but in all honesty I don't understand who in their right mind would buy an ex Edmunds car. What do most people look for in a used car? One owner, lovingly kept. What do u get buying from Edmunds? More abuse than a rental car from multiple drivers, most who apparently only know that they are close enough to a curb when they hit it. They did notice that the gear box was starting to become clunky. But of course did not take care of it...

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