2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: 5,000 Miles in Ruleton, Kansas

April 12, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

If you read the last installment of our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet's journey to New York, then you noticed it hit 5,000 miles. Here's where it happened. I can't remember the name of this exit off Interstate 70. This road runs both north and south of the highway, and there's not a lick of pavement. Not many cars look this good on a desolate dirt road. My weather app told me that we were in Ruleton, Kansas. I think it was about 30 degrees.

The wind gusts were considerable when I popped out of the car for a quick shot in the evening light. I didn't linger, either, lest I get run over by a tractor or a steer. In any case, the 911 remained in tip-top health when it passed this milestone.

So far, I've seen only one other 911 on this road trip: It was a 996 Turbo convertible, and I spotted it, where else, just outside of Vegas. I suppose it's the weather that's keeping all the Porsche 911 owners off the road, but really, with a set of snow tires, the 991 generation at least is quite hardy.

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 5,066 miles

Comments

  • noburgers_ noburgers_ Posts:

    Even in a fun car, did you find the long flats boring? Any chance to drive too fast, or too many speed traps?

  • eriches eriches Posts:

    @ noburgers: I won't be in a hurry to get on I-70 (except for the fun part in Colorado) anytime soon. Not many speed traps, but many trucks and not enough twists and turns. Of course, the motivated driver will always find the closed-course sections. This

  • huisj huisj Posts:

    I think I found your exit. It looks like the road was actually paved at some point according to google street view. I wonder what happened. It also isn't exactly Ruleton, but actually about 70 miles past there. View Larger Map

  • huisj huisj Posts:

    Oops, link didn't work. Try this: http://goo.gl/maps/CaUhW

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    I think your weather app lied. The nearest junction I can find like that where I-70 is also labelled 40 is the Campas Road some 70 miles East of Ruleton. The exits around Ruleton all have the freeway over the minor roads. Your picture is the other way round.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    I think your weather app lied. The nearest junction I can find like that where I-70 is also labelled 40 is the Campas Road some 70 miles East of Ruleton. The exits around Ruleton all have the freeway over the minor roads. Your picture is the other way round.

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